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S.Korea-Market Factors to watch on Oct 4

SEOUL, Oct 4 (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 >S.Korea c.bank switches tack to encourage growth >Google withdraws patent complaint against Apple

>Samsung allowed to sell Galaxy Tab in U.S.

MARKETS

> Won falls, bonds rally on rate cut hopes

> KOSPI flat; Samsung buoyed by US ruling

MARKET SNAPSHOTS

* Wall Street ended modestly higher on Wednesday on stronger-than-expected U.S. labour and service-sector data, but the Dow industrials were hobbled by a slide in Hewlett-Packard.

* Crude oil prices fell sharply on Wednesday as signs of a slowdown in China and Europe stoked worries about petroleum demand, while the dollar rose after better-than-expected news on the U.S. economy.

* South Korea markets were closed on Wednesday. On Tuesday, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd

rose 1.71 percent to its highest close in nearly five months ahead of quarterly results and after a favourable U.S. court ruling in its patent battle with Apple Inc.

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.

> LG Electronics Inc

said its Plasma Lighting System obtained a New Excellent Product certification from the Ministry of Knowledge Economy.

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(Reporting by Daum Kim; Editing by John Mair)

((daum.kim@thomsonreuters.com))

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