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    1. 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 in...

    2. 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 wasn’t all...

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      June 16, 2015

      Seoul fumigates

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

    4. 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 reported on...

    5. 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 weigh...

    6. 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 on an...

    7. 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 Spiderman...

    8. 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 to a...

    9. 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 Midong...

    10. 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 into...

    11. 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 developing...

    12. 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 2012,...

    13. 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...

    14. 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 bonds in...

    15. 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 tourists...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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 a...

    20. 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 declared...

    21. 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 an...

    22. 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 birthday...

    23. 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 for...

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      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...

    25. 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 years, in...

    26. March 13, 2015

      Attack in S Korea prompts calls for vigilance

      Outside a Seoul police station on Friday, a few dozen elderly protesters gathered to voice their fury over the attack last...

    27. March 12, 2015

      Samsung to trade renminbi in S Korea

      Samsung Electronics has outlined plans to start trading renminbi in South Korea, giving a boost to the nascent local market...

    28. March 11, 2015

      ‘Nut rage’ flight attendant sues Korean Air

      A Korean Air flight attendant at the centre of an in-flight tantrum over a packet of nuts is suing the carrier and daughter...

    29. FT Photo Diary

      March 6, 2015

      Seoul rallies for Lippert

      A monk prays before anti-North Korea activists holding placards in support of Mark Lippert, US Ambassador to Seoul, during a...

    30. March 6, 2015

      Uber hits brakes on S Korea ride-sharing service

      Uber has suspended its ride-sharing service in South Korea, bowing to pressure from authorities considering a ban on the...

    31. March 5, 2015

      US ambassador suffers knife attack in South Korea

      The US ambassador to Seoul was attacked on Thursday by a knife-wielding assailant apparently motivated by anger at US-South...

    32. March 4, 2015

      Samsung: Ring the changes

      Deep inside the soaring glass towers of Samsung Electronics’ Seoul headquarters, Nam Myoung-woo and his fellow sound...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      March 2, 2015

      Korea exercises

      South Korean army soldiers move during their military exercise near the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas in Paju,...

    34. March 2, 2015

      US diplomat angers Seoul with comments on regional tension

      South Korean lawmakers have accused a top US diplomat of failing to understand their region’s history after she voiced...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      February 23, 2015

      Masked selfie

      A couple on bicycles in Seoul, South Korea, wear masks as the city is covered with thick haze caused by yellow dust. The...

    36. February 17, 2015

      China’s Anbang steps up buying spree with $1bn Tongyang deal

      Anbang Insurance Group, the Chinese financial company that recently acquired New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel, has continued...

    37. February 13, 2015

      Boris’s London tunnel vision raises questions on cost

      It has been done in Sydney and Seoul, Oslo and Madrid, and now Boris Johnson wants it done in London. But is the mayor’s...

    38. FT Photo Diary

      February 12, 2015

      Ice with a twist

      Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada perform during the pairs short programme in the ISU Four Continents figure skating...

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