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  • S.Korea-Market Factors to watch on Oct 11 Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 6:54 PM ET

    SEOUL, Oct 11- Following is a list of events in South Korea as well as news stories and press reports that may influence financial markets. TOP STORIES> Toyota recalls 7.4 mln vehicles over window switch. *The S&P 500 fell for a fourth day on Wednesday, weighed down by disappointing news from Chevron and Alcoa as the latest earnings season got under way.

  • 15 Surprising Global Technology Cities Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:33 PM ET
    Founder's House, an invitation-only incubator that opened in Copenhagen last year, is the stuff of entrepreneur dreams. Funding isn't required, but drive is. In return, founders get a startup-friendly environment where they can mingle with other entrepreneurs, each learning from the other's skills. The chief hurdles for the city are a general lack of venture capital and a lack of tax incentives like some other cities.

    As technology becomes more ubiquitous, more countries are wooing tech companies and startups to set up shop in their burgeoning tech centers.

  • BRATISLAVA, Oct 10- The Slovak government approved on Wednesday 121.2 million euros in state aid for 10 investors, including 19.8 million euros for the South Korean Samsung Electronics. It had originally sought 28 million euros, but the previous centre-right government snubbed this call this spring.

  • Samsung says to launch Galaxy S Mini phone in Europe Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 5:55 AM ET

    SEOUL, Oct 10- Samsung Electronics Co plans to unveil a smaller version of its popular Galaxy S III flagship smartphone in Europe on Thursday, the head of Samsung's mobile business said, raising competition against Apple Inc's.

  • *SK Hynix slides after peer Intel's downgrade. SEOUL, Oct 10- South Korean shares retreated, led by a slump for Samsung Electronics following brokerage downgrades of Intel that sparked a sell-off of U.S. technology firms overnight.

  • Seoul shares retreat on U.S. tech woes Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 2:13 AM ET

    SEOUL, Oct 10- South Korean shares slid on Wednesday, extending losses for the week, led by tech stocks after several brokerages downgraded Intel Corp.. Shares of tech giant Samsung Electronics fell 3.43 percent, pulling down the sector in a late-session slump. The Korea Composite Stock Price Index closed 1.56 percent lower at 1,948.22 points at 0601 GMT.

  • Samsung Elec shares lose 3 pct along with market decline Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 1:40 AM ET

    SEOUL, Oct 10- Shares in Samsung Electronics. were down more than 3 percent in Wednesday trading, as the wider market lost ground, dragged down by concerns about U.S. corporate earnings. Shares of Samsung Electronics, South Korea's most valuable stock, were down 3.06 percent at 1.33 million Korean won, underperforming the market's 1.4 percent fall as of 0533 GMT.

  • Seoul shares slide on earnings pessimism Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:45 PM ET

    *Samsung Electronics sags despite TV music deal. SEOUL, Oct 10- Seoul shares fell on Wednesday morning continuing a losing week, weighed by concerns about U.S. corporate earnings.

  • SEATTLE, Oct 9- Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer has signaled a new direction for the world's largest software company, pointing to hardware and online services as its future, taking a page from long-time rival Apple Inc.

  • S.Korea-Market Factors to watch on Oct 10 Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 7:04 PM ET

    SEOUL, Oct 10- Following is a list of events in South Korea as well as news stories and press reports that may influence financial markets. *Global equities and the euro fell on Tuesday on concerns over the U.S. earnings outlook and a stark warning from the IMF about global growth, while oil jumped on escalating tensions in the Middle East.

  • Oct 10- Samsung Electronics Co said on Wednesday it will become the first TV manufacturer to bring music streaming service Spotify to Internet-connected television sets, with the launch of a new application later this year.

  • Seoul shares edge down as large caps ease Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 2:55 AM ET

    SEOUL, Oct 9- South Korean stocks pared early gains to close slightly lower on Tuesday, with the benchmark index weighed down by heavyweights such as Samsung Electronics.

  • Seoul shares end slightly lower, led by large caps Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 2:08 AM ET

    SEOUL, Oct 9- South Korean stocks ended slightly lower on Tuesday, with the benchmark index weighed down by heavyweights such as Samsung Electronics and Hyundai Motor. The Korea Composite Stock Price Index finished down 0.14 percent at 1,979.04 points, trimming gains earlier in the day. The index also closed lower on Monday.

  • SEOUL, Oct 9- South Korean stocks rebounded on Tuesday morning, propped up by bellwether Samsung Electronics, which gained for a third straight day after better-than-expected earnings estimates.

  • Seoul shares rangebound; Samsung Elec slips Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:11 PM ET

    SEOUL, Oct 9- South Korean were rangebound in morning trade on Tuesday, weighed down by selling by foreign investors, with bellwether Samsung Electronics slipping 0.3 percent.

  • SEOUL, Oct 9- South Korean stocks are expected to extend losses on Tuesday, taking a cue from Wall Street, as investors brace themselves for disappointing corporate earnings and a slowing world economy.

  • *China's telecom gear makers pose potential risk- panel draft. WASHINGTON/ HONG KONG, Oct 8- China's top telecoms gear makers should be shut out of the U.S. market as potential Chinese state influence on them poses a security threat, the U.S. House of Representatives' Intelligence Committee said in a draft of a report to be released on Monday.

  • PRESS DIGEST - RUSSIA - Oct 8 Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 5:38 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Oct 8- The following are some of the leading stories in Russia's newspapers on Monday. -Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's sold 28 percent of all tablet computers in Russia in August, while Apple Inc..

  • WASHINGTON/ HONG KONG, Oct 8- China's top telecoms gear makers should be shut out of the U.S. market as potential Chinese state influence on them poses a security threat, the U.S. House of Representatives' Intelligence Committee said in a draft of a report to be released on Monday.