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S.Korea-Market Factors to watch on Oct 11

SEOUL, Oct 11 (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 >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

MARKETS

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

>Samsung Elec sends KOSPI lower

MARKET SNAPSHOTS

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

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

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

* South Korean shares retreated, led by a slump in Samsung Electronics

following brokerage downgrades of Intel

that sparked a sell-off of U.S. technology firms overnight. 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.

> Superior Essex Communications LP

announced

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

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(Reporting by Daum Kim; Editing by Richard Pullin)

((daum.kim@thomsonreuters.com))

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