SEOUL, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Following is a list of events inSouth Korea as well as news stories and press reports that mayinfluence financial markets.
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* U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday, led by losses in technologyafter brokerage downgrades of Intel and other major companies asworries increased about third-quarter U.S. earnings.
* Global equities and the euro fell on Tuesday on concernsover the U.S. earnings outlook and a stark warning from the IMFabout global growth, while oil jumped on escalating tensions inthe Middle East.
* Oil prices jumped on Tuesday, reversing two sessions oflosses, as escalating turmoil on the border of Turkey and Syriaheightened concerns of a supply disruption in a tense MiddleEast.
* South Korean stocks pared early gains to close slightlylower on Tuesday, with the benchmark index weighed down byheavyweights such as Samsung Electronics
and HyundaiMotor.IN THE KOREAN PRESS
Following is a summary of local press reports translated byReuters. Reuters has not verified the content of these reportsand does not vouch for their accuracy.
> SK Telecom Co Ltd
signed a memorandum ofunderstanding with Bell Labs to conduct research on big dataplatform and next-generation technologies.
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(Reporting by Daum Kim; Editing by Eric Meijer)
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