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  1. 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...

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    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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. beyondbrics

    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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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,...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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,...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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,...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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,...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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,...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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