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    1. 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...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      July 29, 2015

      Selling time

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

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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,...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. June 8, 2015

      Surveillance is the best defence against a border-breaching virus

      Respiratory diseases have a Houdini-esque habit of escaping their neatly labelled boxes. Swine flu crossed from pigs...

    24. June 4, 2015

      Real estate and China dominate FDI flows

      Despite a slowdown in emerging markets and a commensurate decline in foreign direct investment flows across many...

    25. June 4, 2015

      Mers outbreak hits South Korea

      Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, which has killed more than 430 since the first case was reported in Saudi Arabia in...

    26. June 2, 2015

      Survey lays bare Japan-Korea antipathy

      The dire state of relations between east Asia’s two largest democracies has been laid bare by a new survey showing a...

    27. June 1, 2015

      Korea pension fund poised to invest $40bn overseas

      South Korea’s state-run National Pension Service (NPS) is poised to pour more than $40bn into overseas equities and...

    28. May 31, 2015

      South Korean retailers battle to bag duty-free licences

      South Korea’s top retailers are battling it out to open duty-free shops in downtown Seoul, as an influx of Chinese...

    29. May 13, 2015

      North Korea executes minister by anti-aircraft fire, says Seoul

      North Korea has executed its defence minister by anti-aircraft fire for crimes including falling asleep at a meeting in...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      May 11, 2015

      Praying for Buddhas birthday

      A young novice monk prays after having his head shaved by Buddhist monks during a ceremony entitled ‘Children Becoming...

    31. April 27, 2015

      Hyundai looks to placate investors with shareholder rights body

      Hyundai Motor has bowed to foreign investors’ requests for it to establish a board-level committee protecting outside...

    32. FT Photo Diary

      April 24, 2015

      Sitting protester

      An elderly woman sits on the ground as she is blocked by a barricade of policemen while marching down the street during...

    33. April 21, 2015

      South Korea PM offers to resign amid ‘war on corruption’

      South Korea’s prime minister has offered to resign after finding himself embroiled in the “war on corruption” he...

    34. FT Photo Diary

      April 17, 2015

      Sewol face-off

      A relative of the victims of South Korea’s Sewol ferry disaster is in a nose-to-nose stand-off with a policeman during...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      April 15, 2015

      Donating to Buddha

      A worker attaches the name tag of a Buddhist who made a donation to a lantern, for upcoming celebration of Buddha’s...

    36. March 27, 2015

      South Korea to join China-led development bank

      South Korea is to join the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank, becoming the latest US ally to defy Washington’s pleas...

    37. beyondbrics

      March 27, 2015

      Guest post: South Korea deepens business ties in the Middle East

      By Mohammad Al Tuwaijri, HSBC Over the last half century, the Middle East has been a cornerstone in South Korea’s rapid...

    38. March 19, 2015

      Asia meeting aims to calm tensions

      The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea will meet in Seoul this weekend for the first time in three...

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