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  1. April 16, 2014

    Search resumes for S Korea ferry victims

    Marine police on Thursday continued a desperate search for almost 300 people still missing after a ferry carrying 475...

  2. April 9, 2014

    Stocks extend gains after Fed minutes

    Wednesday 21:15 BST. US stocks extended early gains, Treasury bonds pared losses and the dollar retreated as market...

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  1. April 8, 2014

    Seoul finally steps up incentives

    A wave of confidence in South Korea has renewed local interest in launching new businesses. After a false start a decade...

  2. April 8, 2014

    Citigroup to close swath of South Korean retail branches

    Citigroup plans to close nearly 30 per cent of its retail branches in South Korea as its revenues and profits in the country...

  3. April 8, 2014

    Investors take $275bn bite out of big tech groups

    Stock market investors have just taken a $275bn bite out of the world’s largest publicly traded internet companies. The 14...

  4. April 6, 2014

    Diplomacy weighs on Tony Abbott’s Asia trade mission

    It was either an ambitious statement of intent or a blunder that will make Tony Abbott, Australia’s prime minister, a...

  5. beyondbrics

    April 6, 2014

    The week ahead, April 6 - 13

    It’s election week in EM. Hungary kicks off with parliamentary elections today, then on Monday the Indian electoral marathon...

  6. FT Photo Diary

    April 4, 2014

    Brothers in arms in Seoul

    Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images A member of the US 8th Army recieves assistance from his teammates following his bout in a...

  7. FT Photo Diary

    April 4, 2014

    Buddha’s birthday preparations

    Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters A man attaches prayer petitions, with names written on cards, to lotus lanterns in preparation for the...

  8. April 3, 2014

    Chinese ‘driving test tourists’ flock to South Korea

    The streets of Seoul are full of Chinese tourists drawn by South Korea’s lavish department stores, its glamorous pop stars –...

  9. March 31, 2014

    Samsung chiefs top Apple’s Tim Cook in pay

    As Samsung Electronics renews its long-running legal battle with Apple, its three co-chief executives can take comfort in...

  10. March 31, 2014

    Tensions rise as Koreas exchange military fire

    North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire on Monday in the most serious escalation in tensions on the Korean peninsula...

  11. March 31, 2014

    South Korea raises stakes in gamble for Chinese punters

    Jeju Island’s white beaches and volcanic landscape are a source of pride for South Koreans, but its roulette tables and slot...

  12. March 28, 2014

    Korea defector scandal heightens debate over intelligence agency

    A scandal surrounding the prosecution for espionage of a North Korean defector has shone a light on South Korea’s...

  13. March 28, 2014

    Overseas success of S Korean music and TV opens doors for fashion

    A stream of 15 stern, spindly Korean women stride on five-inch high heels through a blizzard of artificial snow, parading...

  14. FT Alphaville

    March 27, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian stocks posted sharp declines after the US hinted at more sanctions against Russia, and the Federal Reserve...

  15. March 26, 2014

    N Korea fires missiles in defiance of three-way summit

    SEOUL, March 26 – North Korea test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles on Wednesday, South Korea and the US said, a...

  16. March 23, 2014

    North Korea in fresh rocket launch

    SEOUL – North Korea launched short-range rockets into the sea off its east coast for a second straight day on Sunday – 16...

  17. March 21, 2014

    South Korea and Japan to hold summit

    The leaders of Japan, South Korea and the US will meet in the Netherlands next week, Seoul said on Friday, raising hopes of...

  18. FT Photo Diary

    March 20, 2014

    Waiting for water

    Ahn Young-joon/AP Kindergartners drink waters near a poster to mark the World Water Day, which falls on March 22, on...

  19. 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...

  20. March 13, 2014

    China concerns undermine global stocks

    Thursday 20:15 GMT. Global equities came under heavy pressure as further signs of a slowdown in China and renewed weakness...

  21. March 10, 2014

    N Korean leader Kim Jong Un elected to assembly by unanimous vote

    Kim Jong Un may have been implicated in crimes against humanity by a recent UN report, but he enjoys 100 per cent support...

  22. March 10, 2014

    China worries dent mood on Wall Street

    Monday 20:00 GMT. Fresh concerns over China and lingering uncertainty about Ukraine provided a “risk-off” backdrop for...

  23. FT Photo Diary

    March 6, 2014

    Cheering new recruits

    Jung Yeon-je/Reuters New South Korean military officers cheer during a joint commissioning ceremony for 5,860 officers from...

  24. March 6, 2014

    Asia’s currency rollercoaster creates winners and losers

    Hits and misses in Asia’s currency wars Mickey Mouse has emerged as one of the big beneficiaries of Abenomics but South...

  25. March 5, 2014

    Global rivals pull regional universities down rankings

    Top universities in the UK’s regions are sliding down the international league table as the US institutions cement their...

  26. March 3, 2014

    North Korea frees Australian missionary

    SEOUL, March 3 – North Korea freed an Australian missionary who had been jailed for promoting Christianity on Monday,...

  27. March 2, 2014

    Draw of foreign punters trumps Seoul’s gambling squeamishness

    South Koreans in search of a game of roulette must either leave the country or take a trip to the isolated mountain resort...

  28. February 20, 2014

    Korea family reunions raise hopes of thawing relations

    More than 300 members of families divided by the inter-Korean border were reunited on Thursday, in a rare meeting that has...

  29. FT Tech Hub

    February 20, 2014

    Message to Asian Chat Apps: u r worth LOTS

    Sirgoo Lee, chief executive of the South Korean mobile messaging company Kakao, chuckles when asked about Facebook’s...

  30. FT Photo Diary

    February 18, 2014

    Gyeongju relatives comfort one another

    Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters Relatives of victims who were killed when a resort building collapsed comfort each other in Gyeongju,...

  31. February 18, 2014

    US leaves South Korea in limbo over contested Dokdo Islands

    When John Kerry was asked in Seoul last week whether the contested Dokdo Islands were covered by the US-South Korea mutual...

  32. February 17, 2014

    South Korean politician jailed for 12 years for rebellion plot

    A South Korean court has sentenced a leftwing lawmaker to 12 years in prison for plotting an insurrection in support of...

  33. February 13, 2014

    Kerry takes a long and winding road to Asia

    You might be forgiven for thinking when John Kerry became US secretary of state a year ago that the top item in his inbox...

  34. February 11, 2014

    South Korea releases jailed executives

    South Korean courts have commuted the prison sentences for fraud of two of the country's most prominent businessmen,...

  35. February 6, 2014

    Obama walks into crossfire of Asian tensions

    US President Barack Obama has been drawn into the tense relations between Japan and South Korea, America’s two closest...

  36. February 5, 2014

    North and South Korea agree cross-border family reunions

    Seoul and Pyongyang have agreed to hold reunions later in February of family members separated since the Korean war, amid a...

  37. FT Photo Diary

    February 4, 2014

    Seoul at dusk

    Ed Jones/AFP Seoul at dusk on Tuesday, with the Han river flowing through the centre. The metropolitan area of the capital...

  38. Material World

    February 4, 2014

    New York beats London and Paris to become World's Fashion Capital

    Calling Bill de Blasio: Just in time for fashion week, New York has pulled off a surprise upset to be crowned “Top Global...

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