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    1. October 17, 2014

      Japanese lawmakers visit controversial Yasukuni shrine

      Roughly 100 Japanese lawmakers visited the controversial Yasukuni shrine on Friday at the start of an autumn festival but...

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      October 15, 2014

      Creeping financial regulation seen as threat to South Korea's ambitions

      The number of regulations governing South Korea’s financial sector has been creeping up, raising concern at the possible...

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    1. FT Photo Diary

      October 14, 2014

      Ducks on Seokchon Lake

      Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters Ducks paddle past the giant inflatable Rubber Duck installation by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman...

    2. October 13, 2014

      Wall St slides as growth worries persist

      Monday 21:15 BST. Concerns over the health of the global economy continued to cast a dark shadow over financial markets,...

    3. October 12, 2014

      North and South Korea: best frenemies

      Choco pies are banned in North Korea to forestall ideological rot. The snacks became a currency of sorts after being offered...

    4. October 10, 2014

      Two Koreas exchange machinegun fire at border

      SEOUL – North Korea fired a machinegun round into South Korea on Friday, prompting the latter to retaliate with its own...

    5. October 6, 2014

      Samsung to spend $14.7bn on memory chip plant

      Samsung Electronics is to spend Won15.6tn ($14.7bn) building a new semiconductor plant in South Korea, the biggest single...

    6. October 2, 2014

      From machismo to moisturiser – Korean men get a makeover

      Lee Byung-chul, a 30-year-old South Korean man, starts each day with meticulous efforts to paint the perfect face. He...

    7. October 2, 2014

      S Korea’s traditional rent-free tenancies come under strain

      For decades, South Korean landlords have scorned monthly rent in favour of jeonse – a unique system under which tenants...

    8. October 1, 2014

      Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot, Asia Society, New York – review

      Nam June Paik, the Korean-born artist who died in 2006 at 74, was an electric poet, a joyful visionary who grasped early on...

    9. September 30, 2014

      Hopes rise of meeting between China’s President Xi and Japan’s Abe

      Japanese and Chinese diplomats are close to agreeing the first meeting between their nations’ leaders, in what would be a...

    10. September 26, 2014

      Hyundai presses ahead with $10bn land deal despite opposition

      Hyundai Motor and two affiliates have revealed further details of a $10bn land deal that has fuelled industrial action and...

    11. September 23, 2014

      Hyundai Motors workers strike in protest over HQ price tag

      Workers at Hyundai Motor downed tools on Tuesday in protest at the South Korean group’s $10bn purchase of land for a new...

    12. September 18, 2014

      S&P 500 hits record high after Fed update

      Thursday 21:10 BST. US stocks hit record highs, shorter-dated Treasury bonds sold off and a rally for the dollar faltered as...

    13. beyondbrics

      September 15, 2014

      South Korea declares war on tobacco

      South Korea, which has one of the highest numbers of smokers per capita among member countries of the Organisation for...

    14. September 15, 2014

      Markets wary as Chinese data disappoint

      Monday 21:00 BST Global equity markets started the week on a cautious note as participants digested some disappointing...

    15. September 12, 2014

      Gangnam style: the fight to develop a slum in upmarket Seoul

      With its cramped shack dwellings and struggling elderly population, the settlement of Guryong sits oddly in Gangnam, the...

    16. September 5, 2014

      Seoul’s official architect Seung H-Sang on his capital vision

      Seung H-Sang chuckles as he passes a throng of Asian tourists posing for photos on a brightly painted staircase cutting...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      September 1, 2014

      Poodle preening

      Ed Jones/AFP A dog owner prepares her poodle backstage at a dog show in Seoul. Some 2,000 dogs took part in the three-day...

    18. August 28, 2014

      BBC Proms: Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Albert Hall, London – review

      Performing as part of this year’s Proms series of global orchestras, under the baton of Myung-Whun Chung, the Seoul...

    19. August 27, 2014

      South Korea probes banks over interest rates collusion

      South Korea’s competition watchdog is investigating the country’s four largest commercial banks over possible interest rates...

    20. August 24, 2014

      Samsung bets on smart homes to revive growth

      At the display store underneath Samsung Electronics’ headquarters in Seoul stand a refrigerator and washing machine that...

    21. FT Photo Diary

      August 19, 2014

      Anti-terror exercise in Seoul

      Lee Jin-man/AP South Korean special police officers enter a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, during an anti-terror...

    22. August 15, 2014

      Abe avoids visit to Yasukuni shrine

      More than 80 lawmakers from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling party visited Tokyo’s controversial Yasukuni war...

    23. FT Photo Diary

      August 14, 2014

      Pope Francis in Seoul

      Kim Hong-Ji/AFP Pope Francis attends a welcoming ceremony at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea ...

    24. August 14, 2014

      Pope Francis lands in Seoul for first Asia papal trip in 15 years

      Pope Francis has begun the first papal trip to Asia in 15 years, arriving in Seoul on Thursday in an effort to boost the...

    25. August 7, 2014

      China tightens censorship on mobile messaging apps

      China tightened censorship on mobile messaging apps on Thursday with stiff rules aimed at limiting dissent, while it...

    26. FT Photo Diary

      August 1, 2014

      South korean fountain games

      Ed Jones/AFP Children play in a fountain to beat the heat in central Seoul on Friday. South Korea’s state weather agency...

    27. July 31, 2014

      S Korea’s Park boosted by surprise by-election win

      South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye has received a much-needed boost from parliamentary by-elections, with the ruling...

    28. July 30, 2014

      Robust US GDP drives up Treasury yields

      Wednesday 21:00 BST. US stocks had a choppy session while Treasury bond yields and the dollar rose as markets digested the...

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      July 28, 2014

      South Korea's webtoons: going global

      Lee Eun-Seok woke up in the middle of the debris and looked for survivors but it was no use. Seoul had already turned into a...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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,...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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,...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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