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    1. October 28, 2014

      Wall Street firm ahead of Fed meeting

      Tuesday 20:00 GMT. US and European stocks regained their upward momentum as another round of mostly well-received earnings...

    2. October 26, 2014

      South Korea under pressure to pass anti-corruption bill

      The good times may be over for South Korea’s civil servants, as they closely watch the fate of a new anti-graft bill....

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    1. October 24, 2014

      Kia Motors blames strong won for earnings slowdown

      Kia Motors blamed a stronger South Korean won for a dip in third-quarter earnings, while following its affiliate Hyundai...

    2. October 23, 2014

      SK Hynix: winning the battle

      While everyone focuses on the big fight, sometimes the interesting action is outside the ring. So it is in mobile devices....

    3. October 23, 2014

      Hyundai Motor looks to placate investors with dividend boost

      Hyundai Motor has promised to consider increasing its dividend payout in spite of falling earnings, in an apparent attempt...

    4. October 22, 2014

      State funding disrupts South Korea’s start-up scene

      Park Sung-suh showed good timing by creating his Android-based software company in 2008, just as Google’s mobile operating...

    5. The A-List

      October 20, 2014

      In North Korea, Kim's 'discomfort' is ours as well

        Kim Jong Un during an inspection tour of a housing complex in Pyongyang on October 14 2014  © AFP PHOTO / Rodong Sinmun...

    6. 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...

    7. October 16, 2014

      South Korea’s ambitions in medical tourism

      South Korea’s demographic projections make for unsettling reading: with one of the world’s lowest birth rates, its...

    8. beyondbrics

      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...

    9. October 15, 2014

      Won shrugs off South Korean rate cut

      South Korea’s won shrugged off news of the country’s second rate cut in three months on Wednesday, as traders remained drawn...

    10. October 14, 2014

      South Korean investors shift focus to small-caps

      South Korean investors are shifting focus, moving away from traditional manufacturing powerhouses such as Samsung...

    11. 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...

    12. October 7, 2014

      Tepco and Chubu combine to buy fuel and build power plants

      Two of Japan’s biggest utilities will combine to buy fuel and build power plants, in a deal that could upset global gas...

    13. October 7, 2014

      North and South Korean ships exchange warning shots

      South and North Korean ships exchanged warning shots near a disputed maritime border on Tuesday, highlighting the countries’...

    14. October 6, 2014

      Oil hits lows as market chokes on oversupply

      Oil tankers have been charting some uncommon courses. An ever-expanding armada is ferrying US shale oil from the Gulf of...

    15. October 6, 2014

      Samsung: not such a big spender

      Chips are not cheap, whatever the saying may be. South Korea’s Samsung Electronics on Monday said it would invest nearly...

    16. 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...

    17. October 5, 2014

      Asian fund houses to grow at Europe’s expense

      Asian fund houses are poised to take market share from their western rivals following the introduction of pan-Asian fund...

    18. October 4, 2014

      Top North Korea officials make rare visit to South

      INCHEON, South Korea, October 4 – North Korea sent its highest level delegation to South Korea on Saturday and the two sides...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      October 3, 2014

      Going for gold in Incheon

      /Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters Kazakhstan’s Anton Pinchuk (blue) is almost lifted out of the ring by Iran’s Ali Mazaheri during...

    20. 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...

    21. beyondbrics

      October 2, 2014

      EM currencies: letting them slide

      And so the fall in emerging market currencies continues. Over the past month, the third episode of taper tantrum has pushed...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      October 1, 2014

      Diving ambition

      Tim Wimborne/Reuters South Korea’s Kim Yeongnam competes in the Men’s 1m Springboard diving final at the Munhak Park...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      October 1, 2014

      Armed Forces Day in South Korea

      Ahn Young-joon/AP South Korean army soldiers demonstrate their martial arts skills during the 66th anniversary of Armed...

    26. 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...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      September 25, 2014

      Incheon omnium

      Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters The pack races in the cycling track at the women’s omnium 25km point race at the Incheon International...

    28. September 25, 2014

      South Korea embezzlement probe highlights governance woes

      The chairman of one of South Korea’s powerful chaebol business groups is under investigation for embezzlement, in the latest...

    29. September 24, 2014

      New York Philharmonic/Gilbert, Avery Fisher Hall, New York – review

      After last week’s opening night gala consisting of a lightweight survey of Italian film music, the New York Philharmonic got...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      September 24, 2014

      Sepaktakraw strike at Asian games

      Issei Kato/Reuters South Korea’s Hong Seung-hyun (left) strikes the ball against Japan’s Toshitaka Naito during their men’s...

    31. September 24, 2014

      Samsung looks to steal China march on Apple

      Samsung Electronics’ new high-end smartphone will go on sale in China early next week, ahead of any other market except...

    32. September 24, 2014

      South Korea regulator appeals for private equity investment

      South Korea’s top financial regulator has urged foreign private equity funds to invest in the country, as the government...

    33. September 24, 2014

      The real tragedy is current western policy

      Sir, Martin Wolf (Comment, September 17) is too quick to give up on Russia. The fact is that in 1991 Russia went through the...

    34. beyondbrics

      September 22, 2014

      Fund Watch: EM healthcare is sole focus for Sectoral fund

      Unhealthy lifestyles are spreading through emerging market (EM) economies, as people adopt fast-food diets, work in...

    35. September 21, 2014

      S Korea’s private equity groups face tough sell

      For private equity groups the world over, the basic business model is to buy an asset, increase its value in the space of a...

    36. September 18, 2014

      South Korea to ramp up spending 5.7%

      South Korea’s government on Thursday unveiled a plan to increase state spending by 5.7 per cent next year, as part of...

    37. September 18, 2014

      Hyundai shares slide on $10bn HQ purchase

      Spooked investors pushed Hyundai Motor shares down 10 per cent after it won a ferocious bidding war for a Won10.55tn ($10bn)...

    38. 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...

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