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    1. August 25, 2015

      South and North Korea in deal to ease tensions

      South and North Korea have reached a deal to calm a surge in military tensions, with Pyongyang suspending its...

    2. August 24, 2015

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    1. August 23, 2015

      Seoul rebukes Pyongyang as Korea crisis talks resume

      Seoul has accused Pyongyang of duplicity by strengthening its military posture this weekend even as negotiators from...

    2. August 21, 2015

      North Korea orders troops on to high alert

      Pyongyang has ordered troops and workers to assume a “quasi-war footing” after Thursday’s exchange of artillery fire...

    3. August 20, 2015

      North and South Korea exchange fire as tensions mount

      North Korea has fired artillery into South Korea for the first time since 2010, and threatened further action if a...

    4. August 20, 2015

      South Korea’s Park Geun-hye to attend China’s war commemorations

      South Korean President Park Geun-hye has accepted Beijing’s invitation to celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      August 19, 2015

      Seoul attack drill

      A South Korean armed policeman wears a gas mask during an anti-terror drill on the sidelines of South Korea-US joint...

    6. The World

      August 19, 2015

      The push for Korean harmony through a North-South orchestra

      In recent days North and South Korea have resurrected the practice of blasting threats and propaganda at each other...

    7. August 17, 2015

      SK Hynix considers $39bn investment after chairman pardoned

      South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix has said it is considering investing Won46tn ($39bn) in new factories following a...

    8. August 17, 2015

      Lotte feud renews spotlight on chaebol risk

      As South Korea marks the 70th anniversary of liberation from a bitterly remembered occupation by Japan, the...

    9. August 16, 2015

      Asia should focus more on the future than the past

      In Europe, the more time that passes from the terrible events of the second world war, the more the rancour diminishes...

    10. August 10, 2015

      South Korea says North laid mines that maimed its soldiers

      Seoul has accused North Korea of targeting its patrols of the demilitarised zone that divides the peninsula after a...

    11. August 6, 2015

      South Korea moves towards first online-only bank

      The race to set up South Korea’s first online-only bank is heating up with Korea Investment Holdings and Daum Kakao...

    12. August 6, 2015

      Elliott to sell shares in Samsung C&T

      Activist hedge fund Elliott Associates has agreed to sell the bulk of its shares in Samsung C&T to the company, after...

    13. August 5, 2015

      South Korea considers state control over school history textbooks

      South Korea’s government may take back control over school history textbooks from private publishers next month, the...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      August 4, 2015

      Swimming level

      A girl swims to escape a heat in front of a large cutout that raises awareness on water shortage, at the Han River Park...

    15. July 29, 2015

      Shares in Lotte affiliates rise on founder’s dismissal

      Manoeuvrings within South Korea’s leading business families rippled through its stock market again on Wednesday, when...

    16. FT Photo Diary

      July 29, 2015

      Selling time

      A watch and clock vendor sits in his shop in Seoul, South Korea.   ...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      July 29, 2015

      Swimming with sardines

      A diver performs with sardines as part of the summer events at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea. The aquarium...

    18. July 29, 2015

      LG Electronics misses forecasts as profits slump

      LG Electronics missed market forecasts on Wednesday as it said its earnings almost halved in the second quarter, with...

    19. FT Alphaville

      July 27, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      The world’s big energy groups have shelved $200bn of spending on new projects in a round of cost-cutting aimed at...

    20. FT Alphaville

      July 23, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      Greek MPs pass reforms Athens this morning approved key reforms demanded by eurozone creditors as a condition for...

    21. July 19, 2015

      Chaebol model at risk after Samsung’s narrow defeat of Elliott

      Even as Samsung’s founding family savours victory over US activist fund Elliott Associates, it is digesting new...

    22. July 19, 2015

      Shin Chang-jae, Kyobo Life Insurance CEO: births to fake deaths

      Back in 2000, Shin Chang-jae, the then newly-appointed chief executive of Kyobo Life Insurance, was delivering a speech...

    23. July 17, 2015

      Samsung: welcome to South Korea

      In the bible, when David fought Goliath, the little guy won. In South Korea, the little guy gets crushed. On Friday,...

    24. July 17, 2015

      Samsung’s founding family strengthens grip on group

      Samsung’s founding family strengthened its grip on the conglomerate on Friday when shareholders in a key business...

    25. July 15, 2015

      Samsung: The activist v the ‘owners’

      Two decades before the heart attack that ended his career, Samsung patriarch Lee Kun-hee set in motion the process that...

    26. FT Photo Diary

      July 8, 2015

      War games

      A US soldier wears a gas mask during a competition to test individual skills at a US Army base in Uijeongbu, north of...

    27. July 7, 2015

      Samsung profit falls for seventh consecutive quarter

      Samsung Electronics reported a seventh straight year-on-year fall in quarterly operating profit, reinforcing worries...

    28. July 1, 2015

      Court strikes down Elliott challenge to Samsung merger

      A Seoul court has rejected an appeal from US activist fund Elliott Associates to block the merger of two Samsung group...

    29. June 24, 2015

      South Korea aims for creative economy to end reliance on chaebol

      As a state-run programming contest gets under way in a modernist glass building close to Seoul, a few dozen...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      June 23, 2015

      MERS alert in Seoul

      Police officers wearing masks as a precaution against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) are reflected on windows...

    31. June 18, 2015

      Seoul dating agency practices its version of Korean unification

      Han Seol-hyang blushes as she recounts her memories of teenage dating in Pyongyang. “Everything was in secret. It...

    32. FT Photo Diary

      June 16, 2015

      Seoul fumigates

      South Korean workers wearing protective gear fumigate a theatre at the Sejong Culture Center in Seoul. South Korea...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      June 15, 2015

      Masked shopping

      Two women wearing face masks walk on a street in the popular Myeongdong shopping district in Seoul. South Korea...

    34. 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...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      June 11, 2015

      Masked affection

      A couple wearing masks to prevent contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) look at each other as they ride...

    36. FT Photo Diary

      June 10, 2015

      Precaution against MERS

      A South Korean man wearing a mask as a precaution against the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus walks by a...

    37. June 10, 2015

      South Korea pushes to be new force in pharmaceuticals

      In a brightly lit sealed room at Celltrion's headquarters near Seoul, a man in white overalls and a hairnet squats next...

    38. FT Photo Diary

      June 9, 2015

      Lessons in protection

      Elementary school students wear masks as a precaution against the MERS virus as they wait for a lesson to start at...

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