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  1. July 21, 2014

    Seoul’s city officials encouraged to take siestas

    Google, Nike and AOL may encourage its staff to take siestas, but in a first for South Korea, which is known for having some...

  2. July 21, 2014

    Setback for Uber as Seoul looks to ban driver-hailing app

    Seoul’s city government has launched an effort to ban Uber, dealing a blow to the Asian expansion drive of the $18bn...

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  1. beyondbrics

    July 16, 2014

    Korean carmakers protest as Chile proposes diesel tax

    South Korean carmakers are up in arms over Chile’s proposed bill to impose an environment tax on diesel vehicles, which is...

  2. beyondbrics

    July 14, 2014

    Private schools and plastic surgeons for S Korea's would-be TV announcers

    You might be awkward in the spotlight and less than attractive but that need not stop you from becoming a television star,...

  3. July 13, 2014

    Owen Mahoney of Nexon: a US geek at the helm of a Japanese game developer

    If a tech geek could design a dream CV, it would probably look a lot like Owen Mahoney’s. He earned spare cash as a teenager...

  4. July 11, 2014

    The Proms: global and diverse?

    It started with the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio in 1966. Until that point, the Proms, London’s annual...

  5. July 6, 2014

    Drugmakers warn on South Korea pricing policy

    International pharmaceutical companies have warned Seoul that they are holding back new medicines from the country’s market,...

  6. FT Photo Diary

    July 3, 2014

    Welcoming Xi Jinping

    Kim Hong-ji/AP Chinese President Xi Jinping greets children during a welcome ceremony at the Presidential Blue House in...

  7. beyondbrics

    July 2, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Macau passes Switzerland in wealth tables | Chinese gamblers have helped catapult Macau past the central...

  8. July 2, 2014

    Xi’s Seoul visit leaves Pyongyang in the cold

    China may count North Korea as its only treaty ally, but President Xi Jinping will on Thursday become the first Chinese...

  9. June 29, 2014

    North Korea fires missiles ahead of Xi’s visit to Seoul

    North Korea fired two missiles into the sea on Sunday in an apparent reaction to a slight by China, its main benefactor,...

  10. June 29, 2014

    South Korea’s rice farmers prepare for rough ride from free trade

    Lee Sang-gyu is a struggling rice farmer who fears his lot is about to get even worse as South Korea – with its long...

  11. June 27, 2014

    South Korea’s SAN Museum

    One million visitors a year make their way to Oak Valley, a purpose-built resort that’s a two-hour drive from the centre of...

  12. June 18, 2014

    Seoul mayor calls for relaxation of crackdown on public dissent

    The mayor of Seoul has urged South Korea’s government to scale back the heavy policing of protests in the capital,...

  13. FT Photo Diary

    June 6, 2014

    Memorial day South Korea

    AP Photo/Lee Jin-man A woman weeps in front of the gravestone of her relative who died during the 1950-53 Korean War on...

  14. June 5, 2014

    Election backlash over South Korea ferry disaster

    South Korea’s ruling New Frontier party defied bearish forecasts to gain seats in local elections, but its narrow defeat...

  15. May 26, 2014

    S Korea’s Kakao to merge with Daum

    Kakao Corp, operator of South Korea’s dominant mobile messaging service KakaoTalk, will merge with smaller listed internet...

  16. May 22, 2014

    The City dons a giant bowler hat to get ahead in the arts

    Next month a giant bowler hat will appear in Paternoster Square. The pop-up theatre, seating 212 people, will be the...

  17. May 21, 2014

    South Korean sect ends stand-off over Sewol ferry disaster

    A nine-day stand-off between South Korean law authorities and members of a religious cult ended peacefully on Wednesday,...

  18. May 16, 2014

    Markets stabilise following risk sell-off

    Friday 21:00 BST. A calmer mood prevailed in global markets as equities and peripheral eurozone government bonds stabilised...

  19. The World

    May 12, 2014

    Mind your language: N Korea's self-defeating propaganda

    By Simon Mundy in Seoul North Korea’s recent slurs against the presidents of the US and South Korea exemplify a...

  20. May 11, 2014

    Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee hospitalised after heart attack

    Lee Kun-hee, chairman of Samsung Electronics, has been admitted to hospital after a heart attack, in the latest health scare...

  21. FT Photo Diary

    May 8, 2014

    Ferry disaster protest in Seoul

    Kim Chul-Soo/EPA South Korean policemen nab student protesters during a rally against the government in Seoul on Wednesday ...

  22. May 2, 2014

    Dozens injured in Seoul subway crash

    Dozens of people were injured when a subway train crashed at a station in the centre of Seoul on Friday, raising fresh...

  23. April 29, 2014

    Global equities climb as earnings impress

    Tuesday 21.00 BST: US trading was buoyed by a slew of better corporate earnings as European equity markets stayed in...

  24. April 25, 2014

    Obama warns South Korea over treatment of US exporters

    US President Barack Obama used a visit to Seoul on Friday to issue an apparent warning to South Korea that its treatment of...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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 –...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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