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    2. August 22, 2016

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      August 18, 2016

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      Samsung Biologics is lining up a stock market debut that analysts say could raise Won2tn-Won3tn ($1.8bn-$2.7bn) in what...

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      Activist investors accelerate efforts to build influence in Asia

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      July 26, 2016

      Hyundai Motor profits drop for 10th straight quarter

      Hyundai Motor reported its tenth straight quarterly profit drop in the April-June period on waning demand for sedans...

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      South Korea’s high stakes missile deployment

      South Korea’s plan to deploy a US-built missile shield furnishes it with a crucial level of defence against Kim Jong...

    10. July 22, 2016

      VW suspends diesel car sales in South Korea

      Volkswagen is to suspend sales in South Korea of diesel vehicles caught up in the diesel emissions scandal, as the...

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      July 22, 2016

      Volkswagen Korea suspends sales of many diesel vehicles

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      Posco on Thursday reported an 88 per cent jump in second-quarter net profit as steel prices continued to rise on...

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      Hyundai Merchant Marine surges after joining shipping alliance

      Hyundai Merchant Marine, South Korea’s second-largest shipping company, saw a 24 per cent surge in its share price on...

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      Protest arrest

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      July 8, 2016

      US to deploy missile defence system in S Korea

      South Korea and the US have agreed to deploy an advanced missile defence system with the US military based in South...

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      Samsung defies naysayers with upbeat profit forecast

      Samsung Electronics on Thursday forecast its best quarterly profit in more than two years as the world’s largest...

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      June 28, 2016

      South Korea plans $17bn fiscal stimulus package

      South Korea is planning a Won20tn ($17bn) stimulus package including a Won10tn extra budget to boost sluggish economic...

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      June 28, 2016

      South Korea - When Brexit is worth $17bn

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      June 24, 2016

      Asia's central bankers talk tough amid market volatility

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    20. May 20, 2016

      South Korean author Han Kang on her novel ‘The Vegetarian’

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      May 20, 2016

      Anti-terror drill

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      Preparing for Buddha's birthday

      A South Korean worker attaches name cards with wishes of Buddhist followers to lotus lanterns ahead of the Buddha’s...

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      Welcoming honour guard ceremony

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    24. May 8, 2016

      North Korea leader promises to improve foreign relations

      Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s leader has promised to “improve and normalise” relations with countries that have been...

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      May 4, 2016

      Young monks play football

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    26. April 29, 2016

      Seoul singer’s tough gig: Australian who became a K-pop idol

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      April 26, 2016

      Hyundai Motors beats 1Q estimates despite EM slowdown

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      S Korea's largest shipper asks for debt restructuring

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      April 19, 2016

      Bank of Korea cuts GDP, inflation forecasts again

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      Exit poll applause

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      KB Financial takes controlling stake in Hyundai Securities

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    32. April 11, 2016

      North Korea spy colonel defects to South Korea

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    33. April 7, 2016

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      March 27, 2016

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