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  1. March 19, 2014

    S Korea regulators launch probe into China banks’ operations

    South Korean financial authorities have launched an inspection of three Chinese banks' operations in the country, amid...

  2. May 3, 2011

    Doubts cast on Asia’s sprint to domination

    Prominent voices are beginning to challenge a widespread belief that Asia is set on an immutable course to global economic...

  1. FT Alphaville

    March 19, 2010

    Kim Jong-il has no patience for botched financial reform

    Treasury secretaries and finance ministers around the world ought to thank their lucky stars they didn’t have to defend...

  2. January 4, 2010

    Chinese put pressure on market leaders

    At Hyundai Heavy Industries' newest shipyard in Kunsan on the west coast of South Korea, there is no sign of the downturn in...

  3. January 3, 2010

    Chinese put pressure on market leaders

    At Hyundai Heavy Industries’ newest shipyard in Kunsan on the west coast of South Korea, there is no sign of the downturn in...

  4. April 21, 2009

    Asian EMs see glimmer of hope

    The outlook for share, currency and bond markets in emerging Asia is “less bleak” than for those in other regions, the Asian...

  5. March 31, 2009

    ADB halves outlook for Asian growth

    The Asian Development Bank on Tuesday halved its 2009 growth forecast for developing countries in Asia, warning that an...

  6. December 11, 2008

    ADB cuts Asia growth forecasts for 2009

    Asian countries must raise their fiscal expenditure in order to prevent a more pronounced slowdown next year, the Asian...

  7. November 18, 2008

    Local currency bonds start to feel the pinch

    Emerging east Asian local currency bond markets have stood up well to the credit turmoil but have grown more slowly than...

  8. July 23, 2008

    ADB calls for rise in rates to fight inflation

    Asian central banks were warned yesterday that they will need to raise interest rates if they are to contain inflation. The...

  9. July 22, 2008

    ADB tells Asian banks to act on inflation

    Asian central banks were warned on Tuesday that they will need to raise interest rates more quickly if they are to contain...

  10. May 20, 2008

    Testing time for east Asia bonds

    East Asia’s immature local currency bond market could be facing its most difficult year since the Asian financial crisis a...

  11. May 20, 2008

    Testing time for east Asia bonds

    East Asia's immature local currency bond market could be facing its most difficult year since the Asian financial crisis a...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. January 16, 2007

    Observer: An ounce of prevention for Chan

    Observer notes that this month, as Margaret Chan moves into her new office in Geneva as director-general of the World Health...

  15. January 15, 2007

    An ounce of prevention for Chan

    Observer notes that this month, as Margaret Chan moves into her new office in Geneva as director-general of the World Health...

  16. November 8, 2006

    Bird flu expert gets top WHO job

    Margaret Chan, a bird flu expert and former Hong Kong health director, on Wednesday became the first Chinese national to run...

  17. November 7, 2006

    WHO shortlist for director-general

    Candidates from Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Kuwait and Spain were yesterday shortlisted from an initial slate of 11 aspirants...

  18. November 2, 2006

    Seoul favours engagement in security reshuffle

    South Korea's president reshuffled his top security team yesterday, appointing Song Min-soon, a fierce advocate of...

  19. November 2, 2006

    Roh reshuffles security team

    South Korea's president reshuffled his security team yesterday, appointing Song Min-soon, a fierce advocate of engagement...

  20. November 1, 2006

    S Korea’s Roh reshuffles security team

    South Korea’s president on Wednesday reshuffled his top security team, appointing Song Min-soon, a fierce advocate of...

  21. October 26, 2006

    Top Seoul official to resign after nuclear test

    South Korea's top official on North Korea offered to resign yesterday, saying the government's policy of engaging its...

  22. October 25, 2006

    S Korean minister tenders resignation

    South Korea’s top official on North Korea suddenly tendered his resignation on Wednesday, saying the government’s policy of...

  23. October 23, 2006

    WHO ponders the who question, not what and why

    Midnight, 20 October 2008, Geneva: As reports show sharply rising numbers of patients dying from influenza in south-east...

  24. October 22, 2006

    WHO ponders the who question, not what and why

    Midnight, 20 October 2008, Geneva: As reports show sharply rising numbers of patients dying from influenza in south-east...

  25. October 11, 2006

    Clouds over Seoul's 'sunshine policy'

    For almost a decade South Korea has tried to embrace its errant northern neighbour, sending to Pyongyang everything from...

  26. October 10, 2006

    Clouds over Seoul’s ‘sunshine policy’

    For almost a decade South Korea has tried to embrace its errant northern neighbour, sending to Pyongyang everything from...

  27. September 4, 2006

    WEEK AHEAD

    MONDAY 4 European tour for Roh Roh Moo-hyun (below), South Korean president, visits Greece on the first leg of a European...

  28. August 21, 2006

    Frontrunner to head WHO outlines reform

    Julio Frenk, Mexico's health minister, kicked off his race to lead the World Health Organisation by declaring that the...

  29. July 13, 2006

    Missile tests cloud Seoul's 'sunshine policy'

    The chances of North Korea responding to complaints about its provocative missile tests dimmed yesterday when Pyongyang...

  30. July 7, 2006

    Seoul suspends aid for Pyongyang

    South Korea will continue with its "sunshine policy" of engaging North Korea through economic projects but will suspend all...

  31. July 6, 2006

    S Korea suspends humanitarian aid to North

    South Korea will suspend humanitarian aid to North Korea indefinitely although it will continue engaging the North through...

  32. June 29, 2006

    North Korea faces choice between food and missiles

    North Korea could again face severe food shortages, analysts and aid agencies warned yesterday, after South Korea took the...

  33. June 28, 2006

    N Korea faces choice between food and arms

    North Korea could again face severe food shortages, analysts and aid agencies warned on Wednesday, after South Korea took...

  34. June 9, 2006

    Mother to meet son abducted by Pyongyang 30 years ago

    North Korea yesterday admitted that a South Korean man abducted three decades ago was alive and said he would be allowed to...

  35. June 8, 2006

    N Korea reveals missing abductee is alive

    North Korea on Thursday admitted that a South Korean man abducted three decades ago was alive and said he would be allowed...

  36. May 23, 2006

    WHO in turmoil after sudden death of leader

    The sudden death yesterday of Lee Jong-wook, director-general of the World Health Organisation, threw the WHO into turmoil...

  37. May 22, 2006

    WHO in turmoil after leader dies

    The World Health Organisation was thrown into turmoil on Monday by the sudden death of Lee Jong-wook, its director-general....

  38. April 28, 2006

    Hyundai Motor chairman arrested

    Chung Mong-koo, chairman of Hyundai Motor, was in custody on Friday night after the courts issued a warrant for his arrest...

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