PRE-MARKET JAPANESE AND SOUTH KOREAN STOCK NEWS: Hyundai Motor (005380 KS) union is to extend partial strikes to next week between December 11th-15th


Advantest (6857 JT)
- Co. may report FY 18 oper. profit of JPY 20bln amid strong overseas demand for semi-conductor testing equipment. (Nikkei)

Asahi (2502 JT)
- Co. is to increase prices by about 5% on 15 brands of wine from April. (Newswires)

SBI Holdings (8473 JT)
- Co. is to form a capital tie-up with crypto currency trading platform Huobi. (Newswires)

Skylark (3197 JT)
- Co. same-store sales fell 1.2% Y/Y during November. (Newswires)

Toshiba (6502 JT)
- Bain Capital says Toshiba and Western Digital (WDC) are close to a final settlement. (Sankei)

Apple suppliers / screen manufacturers
- Apple is seen likely to release another new iPhone with a liquid crystal display next year and plans 2 new handsets that contain organic light-emitting diode displays, according to sources. (Nikkei)

Other News
- Japanese listed companies reportedly look set to collectively increase annual dividend payments this fiscal year by 7% Y/Y. (Nikkei)
- Japan will include missile defence spending in the current year’s supplementary budget. (Nikkei)
- Japan is to tighten money-laundering guidelines. (Nikkei)
- Japan is moving closer towards an infrastructure deal with Bangladesh and has received preferential negotiating rights from the latter’s government regarding highways and other infrastructure. (Nikkei)



Daewoo Shipbuilding (042660 KS)
- Co. receives USD 480mln of ship orders. (Yonhap)

Hyundai Motor (005380 KS)
- Union is to extend partial strikes to next week between December 11th-15th. (Newswires)

KEPCO (015760 KS)
- Co. announces its President is to resign. (Nikkei)

Other News
- Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov says North Korea would like discussion with US regarding security guarantees. (Newswires)

07 Dec 2017 - 23:30- Research Sheet- Source: Newswires

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