February 13, 2013 / 11:07 PM / 5 years ago

S.Korea-Market Factors to watch on Feb 14

SEOUL, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Following is a list of events in
South Korea as well as news stories and press reports that may
influence financial markets:
>North Korea blast twice 2009 size-monitoring agency 
>N.Korea tells UN will not bow to nuclear resolution 
>Samsung Total halts oil purchases from Iran        
>G20 chair Russia backs G7 statement on forex       
>S.Koreans shrug off nuclear neighbour              

>KOSPI rally as exporters gain on firmer yen        
>S.Korea won up for 2nd day as dollar bets unwind   

   *  U.S. stocks drifted in light volume on Wednesday, ending
little changed, as investors remained cautious after the S&P 500
index briefly hit its highest intraday level since November
   * The yen ended a volatile trading session little changed on
Wednesday as concerns about currency wars and the fallout from
mixed messages from the G7 put added focus on a G20 meeting in
Moscow later in the week. 
   *  Brent crude oil prices rose slightly on Wednesday to close
near $119 a barrel and remain close to a nine-month high, though
gains were capped by a rise in U.S. crude oil inventories and as
the International Energy Agency (IEA) trimmed its demand
   * Seoul shares climbed to a three-week closing high on
Wednesday as a firmer Japanese yen helped exporters like Samsung
Electronics and as foreign investors extended their buying. 
   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. 
    >LG Electronics Inc unveiled on Wednesday the
design of its upcoming 5.5-inch smartphone, the Optimus G Pro.

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         
    Front Page       Asian companies     
    U.S. company News European companies  
    Forex news        Global Economy    
    Tech, Media and Telecoms                       

 (Compiled by Narae Kim; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)

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