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    1. 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 Sewol...

    2. 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 Abe....

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

    2. 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 fears...

    3. 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 US...

    4. 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 impact...

    5. 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 drawn...

    6. 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 bank...

    7. 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 pad...

    8. 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 rates...

    9. 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 spur...

    10. 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 points to...

    11. 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, as US...

    12. 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...

    13. 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 traded...

    14. 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 a...

    15. 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, and...

    16. 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 to buy...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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 trades...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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 London and...

    24. January 23, 2014

      South Korea records fastest economic growth in 3 years

      In the southern port city of Busan in South Korea, so many families are sprucing up their homes that local interior...

    25. January 6, 2014

      Park Geun-hye warns South Korean companies on weaker yen

      By Song Jung-a in Seoul Park Geun-hye, South Korea’s president, has stressed the need to rebalance Asia’s fourth-largest...

    26. December 17, 2013

      South Korean banks struggle to gain a foothold abroad

      By Song Jung-a in Seoul South Korean banks have every incentive to expand overseas: the government is supportive and...

    27. October 25, 2013

      Doubts cloud strong South Korea growth

      South Korea’s economy grew 3.3 per cent in the third quarter from a year earlier, the fastest rate for nearly two years,...

    28. beyondbrics

      October 10, 2013

      Bank of Korea: postive, but wary of the US fiscal impasse

      Kim Choong-soo: still optimistic At a time of growing external uncertainties, economic projections seem a touch meaningless....

    29. October 8, 2013

      Japan current account underwhelms

      Japan’s run of uncertain economic data has continued, with its current account surplus undershooting forecasts. The lower...

    30. September 30, 2013

      Industrial production weakens in Japan

      There are quivers from Asia again after data showed that industrial production contracted in Japan and that Chinese...

    31. September 29, 2013

      US mining equipment makers clash with miners over financing plan

      Caterpillar has said the US mining equipment industry faces over $500m in potential lost sales if US miners succeed in...

    32. beyondbrics

      August 8, 2013

      New York headlines

      * China trade shows signs of recovery * Asian stocks still in the doldrums; China data looms * China fines milk formula...

    33. beyondbrics

      August 8, 2013

      Bank of Korea: better times ahead

      The Bank of Korea held rates steady on Thursday at 2.5 per cent – the third hold in a row. So far, all as expected. But the...

    34. beyondbrics

      July 30, 2013

      South Korean industry: animal spirits still restrained

      South Korea’s new president Park Geun-hye is full of promises to boost the services sector, but for now her government is...

    35. July 25, 2013

      South Korea records strongest economic growth in two years

      South Korea’s economy recorded its strongest quarterly growth for more than two years in the three months through June, as...

    36. beyondbrics

      July 12, 2013

      N Korea: murky but growing

      Is North Korea’s economy doomed? Perhaps not. The communist state seems to have found a way for survival, despite its...

    37. July 9, 2013

      Inside Business: Seoul braces for a slowdown

      Asia is bracing for harder times once again. “The oxygen is getting thinner,” noted Frederic Neumann, HSBC’s Asian regional...

    38. beyondbrics

      June 27, 2013

      S Korea economy: looking up

      South Korea’s government gave its own policies a vote of confidence on Thursday as it raised its annual growth forecast from...

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