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    1. February 3, 2016

      Dollar hit by weak US service sector data

      Wednesday 21:00 GMT. The dollar took a hammering and shorter-term Treasury yields touched fresh three-month lows as a...

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      January 28, 2016

      Samsung profits sink 19% in 2015

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      January 26, 2016

      Hyundai Motor reports lowest profit in 5 years

      Hyundai Motor booked its lowest net profit in five years, pressured by a slowdown in China which overshadowed record...

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      January 26, 2016

      SK Hynix books record sales despite chip price fall

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    5. January 25, 2016

      Deutsche Bank S Korea employee jailed for role in market plunge

      A Seoul court has fined Deutsche Bank’s South Korean operation $1.3m and sentenced an employee to five years in prison,...

    6. January 20, 2016

      Hyundai Merchant Marine’s liquidity worries deepen

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    7. January 17, 2016

      Foreign law firms rap South Korea over new bill

      South Korea has become embroiled in a diplomatic dispute with the US and the UK over planned restrictions on foreign...

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      January 13, 2016

      North Korea no longer invited to Davos

      An invitation for a North Korean delegation, led by the communist state’s foreign minister, to attend the World...

    9. January 12, 2016

      Samsung reaches partial deal with sick ex-workers

      Samsung Electronics has agreed to subject its factories to independent inspectors — a significant concession to...

    10. January 8, 2016

      Seoul’s message to North: ‘Let us just love’

      Seoul’s military responded to North Korea’s latest nuclear test with a call for restraint — delivered by one of the...

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      January 6, 2016

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      January 6, 2016

      More details on North Korea's mini-H bomb

      North Korea has conducted its fourth nuclear test in a move that is likely to bring further diplomatic isolation and...

    13. December 30, 2015

      What Tokyo-Seoul ‘comfort women’ deal means for the region

      Japan and South Korea have agreed to settle the issue of wartime “comfort women” in a landmark deal that could...

    14. December 30, 2015

      Japan-Korea ‘comfort women’ deal fails to placate victims

      Hundreds of South Koreans held a sit-in on Wednesday in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul to protest against this...

    15. December 30, 2015

      Top aide to N Korea leader Kim Jong Un dies in car crash

      A high-ranking North Korean official in charge of relations with South Korea has died in a traffic accident, North...

    16. December 29, 2015

      Why it took hawkish Abe to bury the hatchet with Seoul

      Shinzo Abe has a reputation for being a nationalist and a hawk. Yet in striking a deal with South Korea over wartime...

    17. December 27, 2015

      Kim Beom-su, Kakao: Life of Brian

      Kim Beom-su, South Korea’s most successful internet entrepreneur, jokes that his life might have gone wrong if there...

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      December 22, 2015

      Sky high in Seoul

      South Korean workers are seen from a crane as they work on the 123rd floor during the framing completion ceremony of...

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      December 21, 2015

      S Korean president nominates new finance minister

      South Korea’s president Park Geun-hye has nominated a ruling party lawmaker as the country’s new finance minister, in a...

    20. December 17, 2015

      Japanese reporter cleared of defaming S Korea’s Park Geun-hye

      A South Korean court has cleared a Japanese journalist of defaming President Park Geun-hye, ending a criminal...

    21. December 15, 2015

      Temple siege intensifies South Korea rights debate

      Seoul’s intricate Buddhist temple of Jogyesa last week became the unlikely focus of a police siege, as hundreds of...

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      December 14, 2015

      FirstFT: the employees shut inside coffins

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    23. FT Photo Diary

      December 10, 2015

      Soldiers greet with a hi-five

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      #techFT - Samsung turns page on smartphones

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    25. November 15, 2015

      Scores detained after South Korea rally turns violent

      More than 50 protesters were detained after violence flared at the biggest protest against South Korea’s government in...

    26. November 9, 2015

      Rich nations assess plan to slash billions from coal investment

      The embattled coal industry is facing a fresh onslaught as rich nations consider a bold plan to scale back the billions...

    27. November 2, 2015

      Talks herald thaw in Japan-South Korea relations

      The leaders of South Korea and Japan on Monday held their first bilateral talks since May 2012, and agreed to push for...

    28. November 1, 2015

      S Korea, Japan and China agree to push for N Korea nuclear talks

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    29. October 30, 2015

      S Korea’s Lotte shares fall on $2.6bn chemicals deal

      Investors dumped shares in Lotte after the South Korean retail-focused conglomerate agreed to pay nearly Won3tn...

    30. October 28, 2015

      China, Japan and South Korea to resume annual trilateral summit

      Long-stalled summit talks between east Asia’s three main powers will resume on Sunday, South Korea said, after Chinese...

    31. October 27, 2015

      Former workers pressure Samsung over deadly illnesses

      Seated on a plastic mat near her wheelchair, Han Hye-kyoung cuts a frail figure during her quiet protest at the foot of...

    32. October 20, 2015

      Pyongyang allows South Koreans across border for family reunion

      Bearing chocolate biscuits, vitamin pills and winter clothing, nearly 400 elderly South Koreans on Tuesday entered the...

    33. October 15, 2015

      Start-up fate awaits South Korea’s middle-aged salarymen

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    34. October 7, 2015

      Chips drive Samsung third-quarter operating profit

      Shares in Samsung Electronics surged 8.7 per cent after the South Korean company’s third-quarter profit guidance...

    35. October 7, 2015

      Seoul enlists shops into drive to boost spending

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      September 29, 2015

      Umbrellas for Seoul's children

      Visitors walk under umbrellas on display over Cheonggye stream in Seoul, during a campaign to raise donations to help...

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      September 23, 2015

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