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    1. October 24, 2014

      Kia Motors blames strong won for earnings slowdown

      Kia Motors blamed a stronger South Korean won for a dip in third-quarter earnings, while following its affiliate Hyundai...

    2. September 30, 2014

      Hyundai reaches wage deal with union

      Hyundai Motor said it had reached a tentative wage deal with its labour union after months of negotiations, potentially...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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)...

    4. 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...

    5. March 2, 2014

      Carmakers look to turn corner at Geneva Motor Show

      Europe’s carmakers head to the Geneva Motor Show this week with sales rising for the first time in seven years. It might...

    6. January 2, 2014

      Hyundai and Kia brace for sluggish sales growth in 2014

      By Song Jung-a in Seoul Hyundai Motor and its affiliate Kia Motors are bracing for their weakest sales growth in more than a...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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,...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. May 30, 2013

      Hyundai: Changing the mould

      Snaking over 266 miles from Seoul to the port city of Busan, the Gyeongbu Expressway was one of the proudest achievements of...

    17. beyondbrics

      May 13, 2013

      Chart of the week: who's afraid of the weakening yen?

      Complaining about the effect of Japan’s monetary easing on the value of the yen is virtually de rigeur among the country’s...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. beyondbrics

      April 29, 2013

      Hyundai: one labour dispute resolved, but a few still remain

      After that ad, and a drop in profits, some good news for Hyundai. To the relief of many investors, the labour union has...

    22. 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...

    23. April 14, 2013

      Kia sets sights on top-five spot in UK

      A sea change in attitudes has seen Kia Motors position itself to become one of the top 10 largest car companies in Britain...

    24. beyondbrics

      April 4, 2013

      Hyundai plunges 5 per cent on recall

      A huge recall announcement on Thursday has come at a difficult time for Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor and its affiliate Kia...

    25. March 31, 2013

      GM urges Seoul to act over currency

      The chief executive of General Motors in South Korea has urged the new government to act against its rising currency, as...

    26. March 29, 2013

      Oil industry rejects US petrol rules

      The US Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new standards to cut pollution from road fuel that have been strongly...

    27. March 18, 2013

      Foreign carmakers face South Korean probe

      The head of South Korea’s car importers’ association has hit out at “witch-hunting” by competition authorities after BMW,...

    28. beyondbrics

      February 22, 2013

      GM spending pledge aims to soothe South Korea doubts

      General Motors’ South Korean subsidiary, acquired in 2002, has become one of the US company’s most successful foreign...

    29. beyondbrics

      February 14, 2013

      Korea leaves rates and passes forex buck to incoming government

      As expected, the Bank of Korea left its policy interest rate unchanged at 2.75 per cent a year on Thursday, citing the...

    30. February 14, 2013

      Soft economic data hit euro

      Thursday 21:10 GMT. Disappointing European economic data crimped optimism about global growth prospects and weighed on...

    31. February 13, 2013

      Stocks up on optimism over global economy

      Wednesday 21:05 GMT. Global stock indices edged higher as investor optimism over prospects for the global economy and...

    32. February 8, 2013

      China trade data boost market sentiment

      Friday 21:10 GMT. Markets ended a fairly volatile week in a positive mood, helped by stronger than expected China trade data...

    33. January 30, 2013

      Wall Street resumes declines after Fed

      Wednesday 21:30 GMT. Stocks on Wall Street fell from five-year highs, weighed on by news that the US economy had contracted...

    34. January 10, 2013

      Crisis has accelerated VW’s domination

      Volkswagen is sending an unmistakable statement of intent to other volume carmakers by embarking on a three-year, €50bn plan...

    35. beyondbrics

      January 2, 2013

      New York Headlines

      * Emerging stocks rise as BRICs head for bull market on U.S. Bill * Macau casinos end year on a high * Beijing land prices...

    36. January 2, 2013

      Hyundai and Kia warn of slower growth

      Hyundai Motor and its affiliate Kia Motors, which together rank fifth in global car sales, warned that this year would be...

    37. beyondbrics

      January 2, 2013

      London headlines

      * Asian stocks rise on US budget deal * Hyundai group sees slower growth * S Korea and Taiwan manufacturers show optimism *...

    38. December 28, 2012

      US budget impasse curbs Asia markets

      Friday 03:20 GMT. Asian markets were higher as Japanese shares extended gains to hit a high for 2012 on the back of a weaker...

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