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    1. August 13, 2015

      Calm returns as China seeks to ease anxiety

      Thursday 21:00 BST. Calmer conditions prevailed in the markets after the People’s Bank of China sought to soothe some...

    2. July 23, 2015

      South Korea growth falls to 2-year low

      Falling exports, drought and a high-profile virus outbreak pulled South Korea’s economic growth down to its slowest...

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      Although President Park remains relatively popular, South Korea and its squabbling pol...
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    1. July 9, 2015

      Bank of Korea lowers GDP growth forecast

      South Korea’s central bank has again cut the country’s growth forecast for the year as the impact of an outbreak of...

    2. June 17, 2015

      South Korea to assess impact of forex rigging

      South Korea’s competition watchdog is probing whether local companies were adversely affected by the rigging of foreign...

    3. June 11, 2015

      Bank of Korea cuts rates to record low as Mers virus fears rise

      The Bank of Korea has cut its benchmark interest rate to a record low in a pre-emptive move to minimise the adverse...

    4. June 7, 2015

      South Korea working to boost demand

      South Korea’s finance minister has criticised leading world economies for not doing enough to counter a slump in global...

    5. June 3, 2015

      South Korea likely to take up arms in currency war

      The warning from Leon Trotsky that “you may not be interested in war but war is interested in you” might seem apt to...

    6. May 18, 2015

      Korea’s central bank: which way next?

      Most central bankers know what it is like to make critical interest rate decisions when the economic data are balanced,...

    7. April 9, 2015

      Bank of Korea calls for fiscal measures to stimulate economy

      South Korea’s central bank governor has called on the government to take fiscal measures to stimulate the economy,...

    8. April 1, 2015

      Gloomy data fuel fears for South Korea’s economy

      South Korea’s economy hit a snag in March as exports fell the most in two years and inflation hit a 16-year low, adding...

    9. March 12, 2015

      South Korea cuts rates to record low

      South Korea has become the latest entrant to the global easing party, cutting its policy interest rate 25 basis points...

    10. March 12, 2015

      Dollar’s pause helps Wall Street to rally

      Thursday 20:00 GMT. A pause in the dollar’s stellar advance helped underpin a solid rebound on Wall Street following...

    11. January 23, 2015

      South Korea’s falling growth imperils Park’s spending pledge

      Two years after Park Geun-hye, the president, took power promising to boost South Korean growth and living standards...

    12. January 15, 2015

      Asia’s central bankers lean towards looser policy

      For the past few years Asian central bankers have faced a quandary — keep rates at record lows and stoke a potentially...

    13. January 5, 2015

      South Korean households pile up debt

      Song Mi-kyung, a 55-year-old South Korean resident of Incheon, recently took out bank loans of Won180m ($162,000) to...

    14. November 19, 2014

      S Korea searches soul after ferry disaster

      Hundreds of yellow ribbons still flutter in the square outside Seoul’s city hall, commemorating the sinking of the...

    15. November 14, 2014

      Yen weakness puts Korean won under pressure

      The yen sank to a fresh seven-year low against the dollar on Friday as uncertainty surrounded the government of Shinzo...

    16. November 12, 2014

      Stumbling won may give Japan an advantage

      The Bank of Korea delivers its latest policy decision on Thursday and analysts think the monetary guardian will leave...

    17. November 12, 2014

      Won volatile after weak jobs data

      The South Korean won went on a volatile run on Wednesday, tracking weak jobs data from its domestic market and renewed...

    18. November 7, 2014

      Wall Street slips off highs after US jobs report

      Friday 21.00 GMT Wall Street equity indices were flat while the dollar edged back from four-year highs after October’s...

    19. November 6, 2014

      South Korean won slides to 14-month low

      The won dropped to a 14-month low on Thursday amid rising expectations that South Korea will intervene to cushion the...

    20. October 15, 2014

      Won shrugs off South Korean rate cut

      South Korea’s won shrugged off news of the country’s second rate cut in three months on Wednesday, as traders remained...

    21. beyondbrics

      August 27, 2014

      South Korea leads in ditching bank branches

      A surge in the popularity of automated banking services in South Korea has slashed the number of people who still use...

    22. August 18, 2014

      Dubai and South Korea sign joint investments deal

      Dubai and South Korea are teaming up to fund joint investments as the emirate cements its role as the business launch...

    23. August 14, 2014

      South Korea won shrugs off rate cut with rally

      The South Korean won strengthened against the dollar on Thursday, despite the country’s central bank cutting interest...

    24. August 14, 2014

      South Korea looks to revive growth with rate cut

      The Bank of Korea has cut the country’s interest rate for the first time in 15 months, bowing to government pressure to...

    25. August 13, 2014

      Euro feeling the weight of investor gloom

      There’s a lot of central bank action in store for Thursday. The Bank of Korea is expected to cut rates by 25 basis...

    26. June 12, 2014

      Wall St hit by Iraq worries and soft data

      Thursday 21:00 BST. A rising tide of risk aversion left equities under pressure and top-tier government bonds higher,...

    27. May 9, 2014

      Canada unemployment rises

      Americas Canada: Almost 30,000 people lost their jobs in April, according to Statistics Canada – a drop that will feed...

    28. May 9, 2014

      Dow ends at record but caution prevails

      Friday 21:15 BST. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the week at a record high, even as broader equity indices...

    29. April 24, 2014

      Wall St edges up as Apple results please

      Thursday 21:00 BST. Global equities saw extremely volatile trading after a tug-of-war developed in the markets between...

    30. April 24, 2014

      South Korea posts strong first quarter

      South Korea posted its strongest quarterly growth in three years, helped by robust exports and construction investment,...

    31. beyondbrics

      April 9, 2014

      The rise of the Korean won: more than just macro

      Falling unemployment, improving exports and a rush back into emerging markets assets gave investors plenty of reasons...

    32. April 9, 2014

      South Korean won climbs to six-year peak

      The South Korean won rose to a six-year high on Wednesday, buoyed by strong portfolio inflows, falling unemployment and...

    33. April 9, 2014

      Stocks extend gains after Fed minutes

      Wednesday 21:15 BST. US stocks extended early gains, Treasury bonds pared losses and the dollar retreated as market...

    34. beyondbrics

      March 24, 2014

      S Korea opens gold exchange in bid to boost transparency

      South Korea’s stock exchange opened a gold trading platform on Monday with the hope of boosting transparency of gold...

    35. March 19, 2014

      S Korea regulators launch probe into China banks’ operations

      South Korean financial authorities have launched an inspection of three Chinese banks' operations in the country, amid...

    36. March 3, 2014

      Bank of Korea veteran Lee Ju-yeol returns as governor

      South Korea’s president has nominated a Bank of Korea veteran as the institution’s next governor, a move welcomed by...

    37. February 13, 2014

      Wall Street regains upward momentum

      Thursday 21:05 GMT. US stocks resumed their upward momentum as bullish investors brushed off a disappointing batch of...

    38. beyondbrics

      February 9, 2014

      The week ahead: Feb 10-14

      The week ahead in emerging markets: Syrian peace talks, a Brics scientific conference, Islamic financiers meet in...

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