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  1. December 29, 2011

    Kim Jong-eun appears before Pyongyang crowds

    North Korea’s army fired artillery salutes while trains and ships blared their horns to conclude a two-day memorial service...

  2. April 28, 2010

    S Korean president calls for reform of prosecutors

    Lee Myung-bak, South Korea's president, is demanding an overhaul of the country's prosecutorial system, as a corruption...

  1. April 27, 2010

    S Korea leader calls for reform of prosecutors

    Lee Myung-bak, South Korea’s president, is demanding an overhaul of the country’s prosecutorial system, as a widening...

  2. June 2, 2009

    North Korea raises missile test fears

    North Korea has told its merchant seamen not to venture into several sectors of the Yellow Sea for the next two months,...

  3. March 8, 2009

    Conservatism pays off for South Korea

    South Korea’s state-run pension fund made small gains on its Won236,000bn (£106bn, €120bn, $150bn) of assets last year as it...

  4. July 17, 2008

    Former Samsung chief guilty of tax evasion

    Lee Kun-hee, former Samsung chairman, was yesterday found guilty of evading Won45.6bn ($45m) in taxes but was allowed to...

  5. July 17, 2008

    Former Samsung chief guilty of tax evasion

    Lee Kun-hee, former Samsung chairman, was yesterday found guilty of evading Won45.6bn ($45m) in taxes but was allowed to...

  6. July 11, 2008

    Samsung prosecutor calls for jail term

    South Korea's special prosecutor yesterday demanded a seven-year prison sentence for Lee Kun-hee, the former chairman of...

  7. July 10, 2008

    Samsung prosecutor demands jail for Lee

    South Korea’s special prosecutor on Thursday demanded a seven-year prison sentence for Lee Kun-hee, the former chairman of...

  8. April 18, 2008

    Succession question faces Samsung with biggest test

    Samsung Group is facing one of its biggest challenges. Yesterday South Korea's largest conglomerate found itself confronted...

  9. April 18, 2008

    Samsung chairman charged over tax

    Lee Kun-hee, chairman of Samsung Group, was yesterday charged with tax evasion and breach of trust but cleared of a more...

  10. April 18, 2008

    Samsung chairman charged over tax

    Lee Kun-hee, chairman of Samsung Group, was yesterday charged with tax evasion and breach of trust but cleared of a more...

  11. April 17, 2008

    Samsung faces one of its biggest challenges

    Samsung Group is facing one of its biggest challenges. On Thursday, South Korea’s largest conglomerate found itself...

  12. April 17, 2008

    Samsung chairman indicted by prosecutor

    Lee Kun-hee, the chairman of Samsung Group, was on Thursday charged with tax evasion and breach of trust but was cleared of...

  13. April 3, 2008

    Samsung wife in fund questioning

    Hong Ra-hee, the wife of Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee, was yesterday summoned for questioning over allegations that she...

  14. March 6, 2008

    Seoul bribes allegations cast cloud over poll

    South Korea’s new president, Lee Myung-bak, is under growing pressure generated by a series of corruption scandals ahead of...

  15. February 29, 2008

    Samsung head's son quizzed in probe

    Lee Jae-yong, the son and heir apparent of the chairman of Samsung, was yesterday summoned for questioning over allegations...

  16. February 8, 2008

    S Korea scandal adds to pop art cachet

    A deepening probe into Samsung, South Korea’s biggest conglomerate, has put Roy Lichtenstein, the late US pop artist, in...

  17. February 5, 2008

    Observer: Friends indeed

    These days Iran seems to be sorely in need of friends - even old buddies China and Russia have put their names to a new...

  18. January 15, 2008

    Samsung offices raided in bribery inquiry

    Special investigators yesterday raided the offices of Lee Kun-hee, chairman ofSamsung, and the homes of some executives as...

  19. January 14, 2008

    Samsung headquarters raided in bribery probe

    Special investigators raided the headquarters building of Samsung on Tuesday as part of a bribery investigation. The move...

  20. November 30, 2007

    Prosecutors raid Samsung unit’s offices

    South Korean state prosecutors on Friday stepped up their investigation into allegations of corruption at Samsung Group with...

  21. November 28, 2007

    Samsung's ripples start to spread

    This week was supposed to be one of celebration for Samsung, as the South Korean group marks 20 years under the leadership...

  22. November 28, 2007

    Samsung's ripples start to spread

    This week was supposed to be one of celebration for Samsung, as the South Korean group marks 20 years under the leadership...

  23. November 27, 2007

    Samsung’s ripples start to spread

    This week was supposed to be one of celebration for Samsung, as the South Korean group marks 20 years under the leadership...

  24. November 27, 2007

    S Korean banks aim to set off a ‘big bang’

    Ten years ago this month, South Korea’s banking sector was in turmoil as overstretched companies defaulted on their loans,...

  25. November 27, 2007

    S Korean banks seek to spark a big bang

    Ten years ago this month, South Korea's banking sector was in turmoil as overstretched companies defaulted on their loans,...

  26. November 27, 2007

    S Korean banks aim to set off a 'big bang'

    Ten years ago this month, South Korea's banking sector was in turmoil as overstretched companies defaulted on their loans,...

  27. November 27, 2007

    Samsung insider adds detail to bribery claims

    A former lawyer at Samsung Group, whose allegations of bribery prompted fresh investigations into South Korea's largest...

  28. November 26, 2007

    Seoul watchdog to rule soon over Lone Star's control of KEB

    South Korea's financial regulator is set to decide within the next month whether Lone Star, the US private equity fund, is...

  29. November 21, 2007

    Regulator to probe Samsung slush fund allegations

    South Korea's Financial Supervisory Service said yesterday that it would launch a probe into allegations that Woori Bank...

  30. November 20, 2007

    Regulator to probe Samsung slush fund claims

    South Korea’s Financial Supervisory Service said on Tuesday that it would investigate claims that Woori Bank opened illegal...

  31. November 13, 2007

    Politicians call for Samsung special probe

    Three political parties, which together represent a majority of South Korea’s parliament, plan to submit legislation on...

  32. November 10, 2007

    Spectre of corruption returns to haunt S Korea

    Throughout the 40-odd years of South Korea's industrialisation, the fastest way to get ahead in politics or business has...

  33. November 5, 2007

    Samsung accused of using slush funds

    Samsung ’s legal affairs team on Monday urged prosecutors to investigate allegations that South Korea’s biggest conglomerate...

  34. October 23, 2007

    S Korea pledges financial shake-up

    South Korea’s financial regulator has pledged to reduce on-site inspections of financial companies and allow banks to trade...

  35. September 12, 2007

    Kookmin looking to take on HSBC in KEB fight

    HSBC’s bid to buy Korea Exchange Bank, already under regulatory pressure, could face a challenge from Kookmin Bank, South...

  36. September 10, 2007

    KEB deal faces fresh hurdle

    South Korea’s financial regulator is investigating Lone Star’s legitimacy to be the major shareholder of Korea Exchange...

  37. April 13, 2007

    North Korea replaces prime minister

    The North Korean premier, Pak Pong-ju, has been replaced by another technocrat, the country’s official news agency reported...

  38. October 11, 2006

    N Korea warns against US pressure

    Whether North Korea holds a second nuclear test or not will depend on US policy toward the country, a senior official in...

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