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    1. June 12, 2015

      Hyundai puts brakes on production as sales slow

      Hyundai Motor and sister company Kia Motors are cutting production as a weakening yen and a heavy reliance on saloons weigh...

    2. June 11, 2015

      Samsung: keeping it in the families

      Some eras last longer than they should. South Korea’s period of rule by corporate dynasty, characterised by intra-group...

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    1. June 2, 2015

      Export worries knock 10% off Hyundai Motor’s shares

      Hyundai Motor shares sank 10 per cent as a weakening yen and the carmaker’s heavy reliance on saloons weighed on global...

    2. April 27, 2015

      Hyundai looks to placate investors with shareholder rights body

      Hyundai Motor has bowed to foreign investors’ requests for it to establish a board-level committee protecting outside...

    3. April 10, 2015

      India’s car industry gets back on the road

      Fresh interest rate cuts and persistently low oil prices are set to put India’s battered auto industry back on the road to...

    4. beyondbrics

      March 19, 2015

      South Korean shareholders locked out by Super AGMs

      How many places can you be in at one time? South Korean shareholders say the obvious answer to this question is being...

    5. March 13, 2015

      Hyundai Motor faces up to investors’ ire

      After stewing for six months over Hyundai Motor Group’s controversial plans to spend $10bn on land for a new headquarters,...

    6. February 11, 2015

      Higher South Korea dividends fuel hopes for Kospi re-rating

      South Korean companies are moving to boost their notoriously low dividends, prodded by government and shareholder pressure...

    7. February 5, 2015

      Hyundai family revives sale of logistics unit stake

      Hyundai Motor’s controlling family has relaunched an effort to sell part of its controversial stake in a logistics...

    8. January 26, 2015

      Korea/Japan: won upmanship

      South Korea looks tantalisingly cheap. It is one of the few global markets trading on a single-digit multiple of next year’s...

    9. January 23, 2015

      Kia blames Russia for 54% profit fall

      Kia Motors has joined fellow South Korean carmakers in blaming Russia for a downturn in its financial performance, as it...

    10. January 22, 2015

      Higher Hyundai payout underwhelms investors

      Shares in Hyundai Motor fell on Thursday after investors shrugged off a promise to raise its dividend by more than 50 per...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      January 21, 2015

      Cars

      Hyundai Motor Co. vehicles sit parked at a delivery center at the company’s factory in this aerial photograph taken in Asan,...

    12. January 16, 2015

      Hyundai wins reprieve with court ruling on wages

      Hyundai Motor has avoided extra payments to staff that could have run to hundreds of millions of dollars, after a Seoul...

    13. January 13, 2015

      Hyundai: whose business is it anyway?

      One of Hong Kong’s family-controlled business empires — Li Ka-shing’s — has just been simplified. Its main constituent...

    14. beyondbrics

      January 13, 2015

      South Korea's Ssangyong feels heat of Russian sanctions

      The impact of US sanctions against Russia has rippled far beyond Moscow to the South Korean town of Pyeongtaek, home to...

    15. January 13, 2015

      Hyundai succession derailed by sale fail

      Hyundai Motor Group’s founding family has failed to sell a $1.25bn block of shares in affiliate Hyundai Glovis, thwarting...

    16. December 22, 2014

      Hyundai poaches BMW engineer in quality drive

      Hyundai Motor has hired BMW engineer Albert Biermann to develop performance cars and improve its product quality, as part of...

    17. Lex Live

      December 18, 2014

      BYD: latest to crash

      Chinese local brands are having a tough time. Bad timing for Daimler joint venture partner BAIC (which also has a joint...

    18. December 15, 2014

      Daimler has high hopes for China joint venture with BAIC

      When shares in Daimler’s China joint venture partner begin trading in Hong Kong later this week, the listing’s sponsors are...

    19. November 28, 2014

      Carmakers stuck in slow lane over fuel data and air pollution, say researchers

      Only eight car models in the UK met their official fuel consumption figures when checked by a company that says a lax...

    20. November 11, 2014

      Hyundai and Kia to buy back $616m in shares

      Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors have announced share buybacks worth Won670bn ($616m), in the South Korean carmakers’ latest...

    21. 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...

    22. November 4, 2014

      Indian car sales still stuck in slow lane

      A week after Diwali, the Hindu festival of light in India, streamers still hang from the ceiling of a small Maruti Suzuki...

    23. November 3, 2014

      Hyundai and Kia settle US mileage claims

      South Korean carmakers Hyundai and Kia have agreed to settle claims they overstated fuel economy statistics for almost 1.2m...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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)...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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....

    37. 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,...

    38. 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...

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