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      North Korea hackers ‘world class’ reputation

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      Asian IPOs end 2014 on a high

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    1. FT Photo Diary

      December 12, 2014

      "Nut rage" inquest

      Cho Hyun-ah, who was head of cabin service at Korean Air and the oldest child of Korean Air chairman Cho Yang-ho, arrives...

    2. December 7, 2014

      N Korea denies being behind Sony attack

      The Pyongyang government’s state-run media said the cyber attack on Sony’s Hollywood studio may have been the work of...

    3. November 21, 2014

      Singapore to regulate taxi hailing apps

      Singapore has become one of the first Asian cities to regulate taxi-hailing apps, such as Uber, after it unveiled new rules...

    4. November 19, 2014

      S Korea searches soul after ferry disaster

      Hundreds of yellow ribbons still flutter in the square outside Seoul’s city hall, commemorating the sinking of the Sewol...

    5. November 19, 2014

      AmorePacific rides high on China beauty demand

      AmorePacific, South Korea’s biggest cosmetics company by sales, is riding high on booming Chinese demand amid the huge...

    6. FT Photo Diary

      November 18, 2014

      South Korean landing

      Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA South Korean marines participate in the annual ‘Hoguk’ exercise, in Pohang, some 360km southeast of...

    7. November 12, 2014

      Park under pressure to talk to Abe

      When Japan and South Korea played football in Seoul last year, something odd happened during the game. Instead of a Mexican...

    8. 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...

    9. November 10, 2014

      China and South Korea trade talks ‘settled’

      South Korea said on Monday it had “effectively settled” terms on a trade pact with China, and expected to confirm...

    10. November 10, 2014

      Xi and Abe hold landmark summit

      China and Japan took a significant step towards mending their abysmal relationship on Monday as President Xi Jinping and...

    11. October 31, 2014

      Samsung SDS prices IPO at top of range

      Samsung priced one public offering and launched a second one on Friday as the sprawling Korean group moved ahead with its...

    12. October 27, 2014

      Hüseyin Erkan to retire as chief executive of WFE

      The chief executive of the World Federation of Exchanges is to step down after only two years in a position intended to turn...

    13. October 17, 2014

      Japanese lawmakers visit controversial Yasukuni shrine

      Roughly 100 Japanese lawmakers visited the controversial Yasukuni shrine on Friday at the start of an autumn festival but...

    14. beyondbrics

      October 15, 2014

      Creeping financial regulation seen as threat to South Korea's ambitions

      The number of regulations governing South Korea’s financial sector has been creeping up, raising concern at the possible...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      October 14, 2014

      Ducks on Seokchon Lake

      Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters Ducks paddle past the giant inflatable Rubber Duck installation by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman...

    16. October 13, 2014

      Wall St slides as growth worries persist

      Monday 21:15 BST. Concerns over the health of the global economy continued to cast a dark shadow over financial markets,...

    17. October 12, 2014

      North and South Korea: best frenemies

      Choco pies are banned in North Korea to forestall ideological rot. The snacks became a currency of sorts after being offered...

    18. October 10, 2014

      Two Koreas exchange machinegun fire at border

      SEOUL – North Korea fired a machinegun round into South Korea on Friday, prompting the latter to retaliate with its own...

    19. October 6, 2014

      Samsung to spend $14.7bn on memory chip plant

      Samsung Electronics is to spend Won15.6tn ($14.7bn) building a new semiconductor plant in South Korea, the biggest single...

    20. October 2, 2014

      From machismo to moisturiser – Korean men get a makeover

      Lee Byung-chul, a 30-year-old South Korean man, starts each day with meticulous efforts to paint the perfect face. He...

    21. October 2, 2014

      S Korea’s traditional rent-free tenancies come under strain

      For decades, South Korean landlords have scorned monthly rent in favour of jeonse – a unique system under which tenants...

    22. October 1, 2014

      Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot, Asia Society, New York – review

      Nam June Paik, the Korean-born artist who died in 2006 at 74, was an electric poet, a joyful visionary who grasped early on...

    23. September 30, 2014

      Hopes rise of meeting between China’s President Xi and Japan’s Abe

      Japanese and Chinese diplomats are close to agreeing the first meeting between their nations’ leaders, in what would be a...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. September 18, 2014

      S&P 500 hits record high after Fed update

      Thursday 21:10 BST. US stocks hit record highs, shorter-dated Treasury bonds sold off and a rally for the dollar faltered as...

    27. beyondbrics

      September 15, 2014

      South Korea declares war on tobacco

      South Korea, which has one of the highest numbers of smokers per capita among member countries of the Organisation for...

    28. September 15, 2014

      Markets wary as Chinese data disappoint

      Monday 21:00 BST Global equity markets started the week on a cautious note as participants digested some disappointing...

    29. September 12, 2014

      Gangnam style: the fight to develop a slum in upmarket Seoul

      With its cramped shack dwellings and struggling elderly population, the settlement of Guryong sits oddly in Gangnam, the...

    30. September 5, 2014

      Seoul’s official architect Seung H-Sang on his capital vision

      Seung H-Sang chuckles as he passes a throng of Asian tourists posing for photos on a brightly painted staircase cutting...

    31. FT Photo Diary

      September 1, 2014

      Poodle preening

      Ed Jones/AFP A dog owner prepares her poodle backstage at a dog show in Seoul. Some 2,000 dogs took part in the three-day...

    32. August 28, 2014

      BBC Proms: Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Albert Hall, London – review

      Performing as part of this year’s Proms series of global orchestras, under the baton of Myung-Whun Chung, the Seoul...

    33. August 27, 2014

      South Korea probes banks over interest rates collusion

      South Korea’s competition watchdog is investigating the country’s four largest commercial banks over possible interest rates...

    34. August 24, 2014

      Samsung bets on smart homes to revive growth

      At the display store underneath Samsung Electronics’ headquarters in Seoul stand a refrigerator and washing machine that...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      August 19, 2014

      Anti-terror exercise in Seoul

      Lee Jin-man/AP South Korean special police officers enter a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, during an anti-terror...

    36. August 15, 2014

      Abe avoids visit to Yasukuni shrine

      More than 80 lawmakers from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling party visited Tokyo’s controversial Yasukuni war...

    37. FT Photo Diary

      August 14, 2014

      Pope Francis in Seoul

      Kim Hong-Ji/AFP Pope Francis attends a welcoming ceremony at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea ...

    38. August 14, 2014

      Pope Francis lands in Seoul for first Asia papal trip in 15 years

      Pope Francis has begun the first papal trip to Asia in 15 years, arriving in Seoul on Thursday in an effort to boost the...

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