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  1. March 31, 2014

    S Korea payslips highlight investor chaebol worries

    Chey Tae-won may have spent nearly all of last year in prison for embezzlement, but that didn’t stop his fellow company...

  2. March 26, 2014

    Hyundai shifts back to growth with new China plant

    Hyundai Motor on Wednesday announced plans to build a new factory in China, signalling a return to capacity expansion after...

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  1. beyondbrics

    March 17, 2014

    Hyundai regrets (another) fuel-mileage exaggeration

    Oh no, Hyundai Motor has overstated its fuel-mileage figures again. This might be the last thing the South Korean carmaker...

  2. FT Alphaville

    January 23, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE UBS at Davos: ‘Maybe the world’s not so austere’: According to a white paper released...

  3. January 23, 2014

    Strong South Korean won and weak home demand hit Hyundai revenues

    Hyundai Motor reported its first quarterly revenue decline for more than four years yesterday, as the South Korean carmaker...

  4. January 20, 2014

    Hyundai to sponsor Tate Modern Turbine Hall exhibits

    Tate Modern has struck an 11-year multimillion-pound sponsorship deal with Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor, underlining the...

  5. January 2, 2014

    Stocks retreat as bulls pause for breath

    Thursday 21:10 GMT. World equities kicked off 2014 on a softer note as markets paused for breath following their recent...

  6. December 30, 2013

    Ssangyong revs up for growth drive

    Four years ago, as South Korean carmaker Ssangyong Motor teetered on the brink of insolvency, a court asked Lee Yoo-il – a...

  7. December 18, 2013

    Court ruling to push up wage bills for companies in South Korea

    By Song Jung-a in Seoul Companies in South Korea face a jump in wage bills after the supreme court ruled that regular...

  8. November 26, 2013

    Hyundai’s premium push with Genesis faces a global test

    By Song Jung-a and Simon Mundy in Seoul and Henry Foy in London Chung Mong-koo, Hyundai Motor’s chairman, brimmed with pride...

  9. November 12, 2013

    Hyundai looks to steer from quality woes

    Hyundai Motor is moving to shore up its reputation in the face of a series of recalls and quality issues that have tarnished...

  10. November 5, 2013

    South Korea sees technology as key to rejuvenation

    Some 65 years after the Republic of Korea was born amid a landscape of desperate poverty, its armed forces recently brought...

  11. November 4, 2013

    High-tech cars spark fears of auto patent wars

    An arms race between manufacturers to dominate the future market for green cars has sent patent activity to record highs and...

  12. October 31, 2013

    South Koreans speed ahead in sluggish Europe

    Bold, shiny and blue, the newly expanded European headquarters of Hyundai Motor opened for business in early October, the...

  13. October 24, 2013

    Hyundai earnings fuelled by emerging market sales

    Hyundai Motor posted a modest increase in quarterly earnings as strong sales in emerging markets including China and Brazil...

  14. beyondbrics

    October 22, 2013

    Hyundai recall: another dent

    It’s been a tough year so far for Hyundai Motor. Following the stronger won (eroding competitiveness) and labour problems,...

  15. October 2, 2013

    Hyundai replaces car cigarette lighters with USB ports in S Korea

    It looked hot enough to melt the steering-wheel or burn a hole in the passenger seat, but the familiar orange-red glow of...

  16. beyondbrics

    September 10, 2013

    New York headlines

    * Fresh China data point to economic rebound * Rise in India car sales considered unsustainable * Hyundai union approves...

  17. September 10, 2013

    Hyundai union approves wage deal to end strikes

    Hyundai Motor has reached a final agreement with its labour union to end a string of labour disruptions that have cost South...

  18. August 25, 2013

    Tata’s Indian business in freefall as global rivals rev up

    Cyrus Mistry could be forgiven for focusing attention on Tata Motors’ booming subsidiary Jaguar Land Rover at his first...

  19. August 22, 2013

    Kia output hurt by Saturday walkouts

    Kia Motors is facing production losses of hundreds of millions of dollars from a suspension of Saturday shifts at its South...

  20. August 20, 2013

    Hyundai braces for another day of strike action

    Hyundai Motor said it expected production losses of nearly $40m from a partial strike on Tuesday, as it braced for a second...

  21. August 14, 2013

    Hyundai union votes in favour of strike action

    Unions at Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors have voted in favour of strike action, raising the possibility of renewed...

  22. 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...

  23. July 25, 2013

    Output from new factory in China helps Hyundai Motor

    Hyundai Motor exceeded its revenue target in the second quarter helped by output from its new factory in China, but earnings...

  24. July 16, 2013

    Chaebol under fire amid South Korean scandals

    The audio file is uncomfortable listening. Uploaded on YouTube, it captured a young salesman at Namyang Dairy Products, one...

  25. July 15, 2013

    South Korean contract workers struggle for rights

    Two disgruntled contract workers at Hyundai Motor have become a cause célèbre for millions of South Korean temporary...

  26. July 10, 2013

    Discounting and the dark arts of car dealing on the rise

    Want a new car but not willing to pay the list price? No problem. Just ask the dealer to sell it to themselves, and then buy...

  27. July 2, 2013

    Seoul’s start-up generation

    Jay Mok’s family were shocked: 29 years old, recently married, a graduate from a top Seoul university with a good job at a...

  28. June 28, 2013

    Hyundai heeds rallying cry

    South Korea is not known for its motorsport pedigree. But its upstart carmaker Hyundai knows that if it wants to beat...

  29. beyondbrics

    June 27, 2013

    Kospi rebound: don't get carried away

    embed2 Are foreign investors returning to South Korea? A bit, but don’t get carried away. Korean investors had something to...

  30. June 27, 2013

    GM Korea workers to strike over wages

    Workers at GM Korea plan to strike next Thursday in a dispute over wages and production plans, at a time when the US...

  31. June 5, 2013

    South Korean groups to cut energy use after shortage warning

    South Korea’s biggest manufacturers plan to cut electricity consumption this summer amid fears of power shortages after a...

  32. May 29, 2013

    Korean anomalies: updating preferences

    Psst! Want to own the same company, with a better dividend yield, for less money? Recent market moves suggest someone has...

  33. May 8, 2013

    Japan overtakes S Korea in battle for automotive dominance

    Toyota’s Camry midsize saloon has dominated its competition for so long that another car of the year award, in a small...

  34. beyondbrics

    May 7, 2013

    South Korea: won worries

    Concerns over possible intervention by the South Korean authorities are growing as the Korean won neared it’s strongest...

  35. beyondbrics

    May 3, 2013

    Hyundai: time to abandon caution and push overseas?

    Hyundai Motor Group’s rise to prominence in the global autos market may have sparked alarm from Detroit to Wolfsburg – but...

  36. beyondbrics

    April 30, 2013

    S Korea IP: the effect of a weaker yen starts to show

    The weaker yen is slowly hampering South Korea’s growth momentum, with the country’s industrial output falling 2.6 per cent...

  37. beyondbrics

    April 26, 2013

    Hyundai pulls "offensive" ad - again

    Given that South Korea has one of the world’s highest suicide rates, one would expect its leading companies to treat the...

  38. April 25, 2013

    Hyundai quarterly profit falls 15%

    Hyundai Motor reported a 15 per cent drop in first-quarter net profit as the weaker yen and labour issues eroded the Korean...

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