S.Korea-Market Factors to watch on March 27

Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:06pm EDT

SEOUL, March 27 (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
>N.Korea says ready for combat as sanctions tighten 
>Japan, Australia to sanction N.Korean bank         
>Japan's NEC to sell mobile unit for 70-80 bln yen  
    
   MARKETS
>KOSPI up 0.3 pct as currency moves offset Cyprus   
>S.Korea won up for 2nd day on foreigners, banks    
    
   MARKET SNAPSHOTS
   * U.S. stocks rallied on Tuesday, with the Dow climbing more
than 100 points to another record close and the S&P 500 coming
within striking distance of its all-time closing high, as strong
data on home prices and manufacturing fed optimism about the
economy. 
   * Global equity markets and crude oil rose on Tuesday after
housing and manufacturing data added to evidence of an improving
U.S. economy and helped offset investor concerns about the
Cyprus bailout. 
   * Brent crude rallied late on Tuesday to settle up more than
$1 above $109 a barrel, after U.S. crude had surged to a
five-week high above $96 a barrel, lifted by stronger
manufacturing and housing data in the United States. 
   * South Korean shares edged up on Tuesday as automakers and
other exporters were supported by currency moves, offsetting
concerns over potential repercussions of the Cyprus bailout
scheme. 
    
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                       

 (Compiled by Daum Kim; Editing by Chris Gallagher)
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