S.Korea-Market Factors to watch on Dec 24

Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:09pm EST

SEOUL, Dec 24 (Reuters) - Following is a list of events in
South Korea as well as news stories and press reports that may
influence financial markets:
    
    TOP STORIES
>RIM shares slump as service revenue set to fall    
>S.Korea household debt burden eases but worrisome  
>Apple presses for Samsung sale ban in appeal filing 
>Italy Fincantieri $1.2 bln bid to buy shipbuilder  
>Asian buyers to deepen Iranian crude import cuts   
>US agency rejects Apple 'pinch-to-zoom' patent     
>"Gangnam Style" in line for UK dictionary inclusion 
    

   MARKETS
>KOSPI post first weekly loss in 5 weeks            
>S.Korea won flat, trapped between exporters and U.S 

    
    MARKET SNAPSHOTS
    *  U.S. stocks finished lower on Friday after a Republican
plan to avoid the "fiscal cliff" failed to gain sufficient
support on Thursday night, draining hopes that a deal would be
reached before 2013. 
    *  Global stock markets skidded on Friday, and the euro and
oil futures also slipped as a new setback in talks to avert a
U.S. fiscal crisis and weak data out of Europe put investors on
edge. 
    *  Oil prices fell more than 1 percent on Friday, eroding
this week's earlier gains after Republican lawmakers in the
United States withheld support for a proposal to avert the
so-called fiscal cliff. 
    *  Seoul shares ended down on Friday to post their first
weekly loss in five weeks after U.S. House Speaker John Boehner
abandoned his "fiscal cliff" plan, muddying the outlook for a
deal to avert harsh spending cuts and tax hikes. 
    
    IN THE KOREAN PRESS
    Following is a summary of local press reports translated by
Reuters. Reuters has not verified the content of these reports
and does not vouch for their accuracy.
    
    > Hyundai Motors Co announced on Sunday that it
launched the all-new Santa Fe in China, expanding into its
luxury SUV market.   
     
Latest KR stock report     Latest money report    
Latest stocks           KR press digest     
KR main diary         KR IPO diary   
Global Markets report Oil Markets report  
New York Stocks             
Emerging markets report 
    
    DIARIES & DATA:   
    U.S. earnings diary       
    European diary       
    Asia Macro         
   
    TOP NEWS
    Front Page         Asian companies  
    U.S. company News European companies  
    Forex news          Global Economy  
    Tech, Media and Telecoms 
($1 = 1072.5000 Korean won)

 (Compiled by Narae Kim; Editing by Eric Meijer)
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