SEOUL, Jan 17 Following is a list of events in
South Korea as well as news stories and press reports that may
influence financial markets:
>Japan's Abe turns to SE Asia to counter China
>U.S. pushing for North Korean sanctions at UN
>Korea official wants to naturalise foreign athletes
>'Gangnam Style' top song prize at 'K-pop Grammys'
>RIM: users line up to try new BlackBerry10 platform
> Seoul shares at one-month low as techs weak again
> S.Korea won falls on yen short-covering
* World stock markets ended flat on Wednesday as strong
financial results lifted banking shares, though weak data from
Europe raised concerns about the global growth rate.
* Oil prices rose on Wednesday after an Algerian gas field
came under attack from Islamist militants and as data showed
crude stocks fell in the United States last week.
* South Korean shares closed at their lowest level since
Dec. 12 on Wednesday as jitters about weakening smartphone
demand hurt heavyweight Samsung Electronics and most technology
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.
> According to Korea Economic Daily, South Korean retailer
E-Land Group has bought all shares of K Swiss Inc for
200 billion won.
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