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    1. October 23, 2014

      Hyundai Motor looks to placate investors with dividend boost

      Hyundai Motor has promised to consider increasing its dividend payout in spite of falling earnings, in an apparent attempt...

    2. October 23, 2014

      Hyundai Motor: at the crossroads?

      Sometimes an investment costs more than the price tag. Korea’s Hyundai Motor has discovered this to its sorrow. Last month...

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    1. October 14, 2014

      South Korean investors shift focus to small-caps

      South Korean investors are shifting focus, moving away from traditional manufacturing powerhouses such as Samsung...

    2. September 26, 2014

      Hyundai presses ahead with $10bn land deal despite opposition

      Hyundai Motor and two affiliates have revealed further details of a $10bn land deal that has fuelled industrial action and...

    3. September 23, 2014

      Hyundai Motors workers strike in protest over HQ price tag

      Workers at Hyundai Motor downed tools on Tuesday in protest at the South Korean group’s $10bn purchase of land for a new...

    4. September 18, 2014

      Hyundai moves: headquarter shifts and negative portents

      The negative investor reaction to Hyundai Motor’s decision to spend $10bn on a new corporate headquarters is a reminder of...

    5. September 18, 2014

      Hyundai shares slide on $10bn HQ purchase

      Spooked investors pushed Hyundai Motor shares down 10 per cent after it won a ferocious bidding war for a Won10.55tn ($10bn)...

    6. August 12, 2014

      South Korea investors eye long-awaited dividend windfall

      Investors in South Korea are eyeing a long-awaited windfall, as local companies – notorious for their insensitivity towards...

    7. beyondbrics

      August 1, 2014

      South Korea’s stock market on a roll as investors gripped by dividend fever

      South Korea’s benchmark Kospi index hit a three-year high this week on the prospect of rising dividends after the government...

    8. July 24, 2014

      Korea cash piles: won direction

      Are we in “economic democracy” yet? This was the 2012 campaign theme of Korean President Park Geun-hye – aimed at reforming...

    9. July 24, 2014

      Strong won weighs on South Korean exporters

      After a quarter in which South Korea’s currency rose to its strongest levels since 2008, a flurry of results statements...

    10. beyondbrics

      July 16, 2014

      Korean carmakers protest as Chile proposes diesel tax

      South Korean carmakers are up in arms over Chile’s proposed bill to impose an environment tax on diesel vehicles, which is...

    11. beyondbrics

      July 15, 2014

      South Korea eyes shifting corporate cash piles to consumers

      South Korean companies, notorious for their insensitivity towards shareholder value, may be incentivised to boost dividends....

    12. July 7, 2014

      Hyundai hit with lawsuit over fuel efficiency

      Hyundai Motor has been hit by a lawsuit in South Korea over an alleged misstatement of its vehicles’ fuel efficiency,...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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,...

    29. 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...

    30. beyondbrics

      September 10, 2013

      New York headlines

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

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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