S.Korea-Market Factors to watch on Oct 11

SEOUL, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Following is a list of events inSouth Korea as well as news stories and press reports that mayinfluence financial markets.

TOP STORIES>Toyota recalls 7.4 mln vehicles over window switch

>European car market needs EU-led restructuring

>Central banks buy more stocks as bonds disappoint

>S.Korea KDIC raises $550 mln in upsized KEPCO sale

>Microsoft CEO sees company turning more like Apple


>S.Korea bonds up on BOK rate cut hopes;won falls

>Samsung Elec sends KOSPI lower


* The S&P 500 fell for a fourth day on Wednesday, weigheddown by disappointing news from Chevron and Alcoa as the latestearnings season got under way.

* Global shares fell for a third day on Wednesday ascorporate warnings of slower growth underscored concerns about asluggish world economy, while oil prices slipped despite worriesabout the security of Middle East crude supplies.

* Oil prices fell in volatile trade on Wednesday as ongoingconcerns about the economy and a weak kick-off to the earningsseason weighed on stock markets.

* South Korean shares retreated, led by a slump in SamsungElectronics

following brokerage downgrades of Intel

that sparked a sell-off of U.S. technology firmsovernight.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.

> Superior Essex Communications LP


that it completed construction of a power cable plant in theU.S. state of North Carolina.

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(Reporting by Daum Kim; Editing by Richard Pullin)


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