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S.Korea-Market Factors to watch on Oct 10

SEOUL, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Following is a list of events inSouth Korea as well as news stories and press reports that mayinfluence financial markets.

TOP STORIES>North Korea says its rockets can hit U.S. mainland

>S.Korea's KDIC plans $235 mln KEPCO stake sale

>S.Korea, Japan to end expanded currency swap deal

MARKETS

>KOSPI edge down as large caps ease

>S.Korea won up in line with euro; bonds flat

MARKET SNAPSHOTS

* 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)

((daum.kim@thomsonreuters.com))

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