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    1. July 23, 2015

      Hyundai Motor to pay first interim dividend

      Hyundai Motor shares surged on Thursday in spite of its confirmation of a steep fall in quarterly profit, as the...

    2. 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...

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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. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. January 7, 2015

      Currency swings pose challenges for Asian groups

      Viewed from the South Korean port of Ulsan, home to the world’s largest shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries, it is...

    8. 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...

    9. 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’...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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,...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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 –...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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,...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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