S.Korea-Market Factors to watch on Feb 4

Sun Feb 3, 2013 6:07pm EST

SEOUL, Feb 4 (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
>Declining Jan car sales sink European upturn hopes 
>Daimler seeks China impetus with BAIC Motor stake  
>South Korea Jan data underlines recovery doubts    
>Samsung Elec chairman wins $4 bln court feud       
>Korea becomes the red flag for Asia's currency war 
    
   MARKETS
>KOSPI extend falls after China PMI data;auto gains 
>SKorea won falls to 3-mth low on worry over FX curb 
    
   MARKET SNAPSHOTS
   * U.S. stocks rose to five-year highs on Friday, with the Dow
closing above 14,000 for the first time since October 2007,
after jobs and manufacturing data showed the economy's recovery
remains on track. 
   * Major world stock markets climbed to their highest in
nearly two years on Friday, helped by manufacturing and
employment data indicating the global economic recovery is on
track. 
   * Brent crude rose to a four-month peak on Friday, with
traders citing optimism about the global economic recovery,
while Brent's premium over U.S. oil futures widened nearly $1 a
barrel in heavy spread trading. 
   * South Korean shares extended falls on Friday after choppy
trade, weighed down by China factory data that signalled the
rebound in the world's second-biggest economy is shallower than
hoped.    
    
    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. 
    
    >SK Chemicals Co Ltd and Japanese company Teijin
 agreed to set up a joint venture to produce super
engineering plastic Poly Phenylene Sulfide (PPS).
    
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    
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 (Compiled by Daum Kim; Editing by Richard Pullin)
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