S.Korea-Market Factors to watch on Jan 2

Tue Jan 1, 2013 6:13pm EST

SEOUL, Jan 2 (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
>S.Korea Nov industrial output up 3rd month in row  
>N.Korea seeks an end to confrontation with South   
>Federal team joins probe of fatal Oregon bus crash 
   
             
   MARKETS
>KOSPI ends higher, up 9.4 percent in 2012          
>Won gains for 5th session, ends 2012 up 7.6pct     
    
    
   MARKET SNAPSHOTS
    * U.S. stocks closed out 2012 with their strongest day in
more than a month, putting the S&P 500 up 13.4 percent for the
year, as lawmakers in Washington closed in on a resolution to
the "fiscal cliff" negotiations. 
    * Wall Street rallied on Monday and global equities finished
their best year in the last three as U.S. lawmakers closed in on
a deal to avoid a budget crisis that many fear could cripple the
world economy in 2013. 
    *  Brent crude rose on Monday, closing 2012 up for the
fourth straight year after geopolitical threats to production
offset worries about flagging oil demand. 
    * South Korean shares finished the year higher on Friday,
boosted by heavyweight Samsung Electronics, in a thin trading
session despite the unresolved U.S. fiscal negotiations and the
slide of automakers. 
   
    
   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.
    
   > Ssangyong Motors Co Ltd unveiled two special
models of the Korando C to commemorate 100,000 sales around the
globe.
    
   > According to SK Group on Tuesday, SK and Hyundai
Group will establish a supply chain management
subsidiary in Hong Kong in mid-January. 

        
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