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S.Korea-Market Factors to watch on Oct 5

Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 6:48 PM ET

SEOUL, Oct 5 (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 >Samsung's record profit run to end in Q4

>AT&T to sell Nokia's latest Lumias,Samsung camera

>Sept foreign net investment in S.Korea bonds

>Hyundai Sept car sales recover after strikes end

>S.Korea's S-Oil looks to expand berth

MARKETS

>Won slips amid global growth worries; bond

>KOSPI inches lower on global gloom

MARKET SNAPSHOTS

* The S&P 500 extended gains to a fourth day on Thursday, putting it on the cusp of a new five-year high if Friday's jobs report shows encouraging signs for the labor market.

* The euro hit a two-week high against the dollar on Thursday and global shares gained after the head of the European Central Bank reiterated a commitment to preserve the euro.

* Oil prices jumped 4 percent on Thursday as inflamed Middle East tensions stoked supply fears and U.S. gasoline futures rallied following a fire at the largest operating refinery in the United States.

* South Korean shares dipped on Thursday as concerns about the weak global economy dampened investor confidence.

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.

> Nexen Tire Corp

, South Korea's third largest tire maker, will hold a building completion ceremony for establishing its new factory in Changnyeong on Oct. 12.

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(Reporting by Jane Chung; Editing by Richard Pullin)

((jane.chung@thomsonreuters.com))

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