SEOUL, Dec 10 Following is a list of events in
South Korea as well as news stories and press reports that may
influence financial markets.
>Pretty boys give S.Korean cosmetics Asian appeal
>No quick dividend seen for Siemens' Osram listing
>Apple to return some Mac production to US in 2013
>US likely to extend Iran sanction waivers-sources
>Apple, Samsung spar in court, ruling to come
>S.Korea won up on foreign inflows,intervention
>KOSPI closes up, Samsung Elec hits lifetime high
* The Dow and the S&P 500 advanced modestly on Friday,
although another sell-off in Apple depressed technology shares
and kept the Nasdaq negative, overshadowing a sharply
better-than-expected jobs report.
* Global shares rose modestly on Friday after a surprisingly
strong U.S. jobs report for November was tempered by a drop in
American consumer sentiment amid a lack of progress in talks to
avert the "fiscal cliff".
* Oil prices were little changed on Friday after data
showing U.S. job growth offset statements by U.S. Republican
lawmaker John Boehner indicating deadlock in talks to avert a
U.S. budget crisis.
* South Korean shares posted modest gains on Friday as
market heavyweight Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
reached a new lifetime high on positive earnings outlooks and
strong foreign appetite for local tech shares.
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 Motor Co announced that Equus took
first place in the luxury car segment in Strategic Vision's
Total Value Awards in the United States.
> SK Group inked a strategic alliance agreement
with private equity firm Carlyle Group LP to expand its
> Hanwha Solarone Co Ltd signed a supply contract
to provide 155MW of solar modules in South Africa.
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