SEOUL, Jan 25 Following is a list of events in
South Korea as well as news stories and press reports that may
influence financial markets:
>Apple's China dilemma: market share or cachet?
>US say N.Korean threat is "needlessly provocative"
>US investors sour on Apple,buying Samsung is tricky
>Apple shares slide on disappointing iPhone sales
>N.Korea to target U.S. with nuclear, rocket tests
>Hyundai posts surprise profit drop
>Seoul shares fall as Hyundai profit drop weighs
>S.Korea won slides on Apple, N.Korea nuke threat
* The smallest of gains gave the Standard & Poor's 500 its
seventh straight winning day on Thursday, but the index failed
to hold above the 1,500 line, restrained by Apple's worst day in
more than four years.
* World equity and commodity markets rose on Thursday on
encouraging economic data, but a steep sell-off in Apple shares
that wiped out about $50 billion of its market value threatened
to snuff a six-day streak of gains in U.S. stocks.
* Oil prices rose in heavy trade on Thursday, buoyed by
strong economic data from China, the eurozone and the United
States, with U.S. crude prices getting an extra boost from
expectations that the vital Seaway pipeline could resume full
capacity operation within a week.
* South Korean shares eased on Thursday as auto stocks were
dragged lower by Hyundai Motor's surprise quarterly
profit fall and tech shares dropped on Apple Inc's
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 data released by the North American market
research company (NPD), Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
was the biggest seller in the U.S. TV market for a seventh
straight year in 2012.
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