October 14, 2012 / 11:02 PM / 5 years ago

S.Korea-Market Factors to watch on Oct 15

SEOUL, Oct 15 (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   
>S.Korea Sept import prices fall most in 30 months  
>Motor racing-Vettel leads Red Bull one-two         
>US Grain Exports-Corn,wheat sales slump            
           
    MARKETS
>KOSPI ends flat after seesaw session               
>South Korea won rises as risk appetite returns     

    MARKET SNAPSHOTS
    * U.S. stocks wrapped up their worst week in four months,
led lower on Friday by financial shares as results from Wells
Fargo and JPMorgan ignited concerns about shrinking profit
margins for big lenders. 
    * Gains in the euro were checked by uncertainty over whether
and when Spain would request help with its finances. 
    * Brent crude prices fell more than $1 a barrel on Friday,
outpacing losses on U.S. crude and deflating the spread between
the two contracts after it hit the widest level in a year this
week. 
    * South Korean shares ended flat on Friday after an opening
rise faltered in the face of relentless foreign selling. 
     
    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.
    
    > Samsung Heavy Industries Co Ltd said it will
construct a large-scale wind farm in Jeju in partnership with
Korea Southern Power Co Ltd.  
        
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             Asia stock outlook 
Emerging markets report 
    

 (Reporting by Daum Kim; Editing by John Mair)

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