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    1. FT Photo Diary

      April 15, 2015

      Donating to Buddha

      A worker attaches the name tag of a Buddhist who made a donation to a lantern, for upcoming celebration of Buddha’s birthday...

    2. April 15, 2015

      IEA warns of ‘murkier’ oil outlook

      The rebalancing of the global oil market may still be in its early stage with the outlook “only getting murkier”, according...

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    1. South Korea

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    1. April 12, 2015

      South Korea resource drive undone by scandal

      Just a few years after he helped the government spearhead a bold overseas investment drive, Sung Wan-jong was found hanging...

    2. April 9, 2015

      US warns of ‘increasingly unbalanced’ global economy

      The US Treasury has stepped up calls for big economies, including the euro area and Japan, to boost demand as it warned the...

    3. April 9, 2015

      Bank of Korea calls for fiscal measures to stimulate economy

      South Korea’s central bank governor has called on the government to take fiscal measures to stimulate the economy, citing...

    4. April 9, 2015

      Japan in long battle over war apology

      Japan risks forgetting the lessons of its militarist past if prime minister Shinzo Abe tampers with history, according to...

    5. April 8, 2015

      Japan’s annual coal benchmark influence on the wane

      Japan’s annual supply agreements, which run from April, the start of the country’s financial year, remain one of the most...

    6. April 6, 2015

      China cannot believe its luck over new investment bank

      The Chinese government can scarcely believe its own luck. Heaping Asian insult upon Capitol Hill injury, last week Benjamin...

    7. April 6, 2015

      Seoul still under attack over Sewol ferry tragedy

      Almost a year on from the Sewol ferry disaster that shook South Korea, 52 relatives of the dead had their heads shaved in...

    8. April 1, 2015

      Gloomy data fuel fears for South Korea’s economy

      South Korea’s economy hit a snag in March as exports fell the most in two years and inflation hit a 16-year low, adding to...

    9. April 1, 2015

      China-led AIIB attracts rush of applicants

      Almost 50 countries are poised to join China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as founding members, after the deadline...

    10. March 31, 2015

      The nightmare of a Korean cold war thaw

      Amid all the talk of a new cold war, it is easy to forget that there are parts of the world where the cold war never ended....

    11. March 31, 2015

      Taiwan applies to join China-led AIIB

      Taiwan has applied to join Beijing’s newly created Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, in a test of how China’s political...

    12. March 28, 2015

      Australia to join China-led bank despite US opposition

      Australia plans to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, it said on Sunday, reversing a previous decision to stay...

    13. March 27, 2015

      South Korea to join China-led development bank

      South Korea is to join the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank, becoming the latest US ally to defy Washington’s pleas for...

    14. March 26, 2015

      South Korea in balancing act on household debt

      South Korea’s government is fighting to address the dangers of the nation’s fast-rising household debt burden — even as...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      March 25, 2015

      Shooting the shooters

      A photographer takes pictures of South Korean army soldiers involved in a US/South Korea live-fire military exercise at a...

    16. The World

      March 25, 2015

      The flaws in the geopolitical case for the TPP

      As the Trans-Pacific Partnership does or doesn’t approach completion, arguments for and against have had another airing,...

    17. March 25, 2015

      China’s tourists head for Japan, S Korea and Russia

      China’s masses of globetrotting tourists are changing their habits amid currency shifts, evolving fashions and upheavals in...

    18. March 23, 2015

      South Korea charts its way past the big beasts of the Pacific

      In a fight between whales, South Koreans sometimes remark mournfully, the shrimp’s back is broken. The saying is often used...

    19. March 19, 2015

      Asia meeting aims to calm tensions

      The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea will meet in Seoul this weekend for the first time in three years, in...

    20. March 19, 2015

      LG Chem and rivals tip bright future for OLED lighting

      LG Chem is leading a charge by South Korean and Japanese companies to grab a bigger share of the nascent and potentially...

    21. March 16, 2015

      Australia shifts stance on China-led development bank

      Australia may overturn its opposition to joining the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank after the UK opted to...

    22. March 12, 2015

      Samsung to trade renminbi in S Korea

      Samsung Electronics has outlined plans to start trading renminbi in South Korea, giving a boost to the nascent local market...

    23. March 12, 2015

      Asian central banks in rate cut rush

      Asian central bank watchers are having a tough time deciding where to look. On Thursday, South Korea became the latest to...

    24. March 12, 2015

      South Korea cuts rates to record low

      South Korea has become the latest entrant to the global easing party, cutting its policy interest rate 25 basis points to a...

    25. March 12, 2015

      Dollar’s pause helps Wall Street to rally

      Thursday 20:00 GMT. A pause in the dollar’s stellar advance helped underpin a solid rebound on Wall Street following two...

    26. FT Photo Diary

      March 6, 2015

      Seoul rallies for Lippert

      A monk prays before anti-North Korea activists holding placards in support of Mark Lippert, US Ambassador to Seoul, during a...

    27. March 6, 2015

      Uber hits brakes on S Korea ride-sharing service

      Uber has suspended its ride-sharing service in South Korea, bowing to pressure from authorities considering a ban on the...

    28. March 5, 2015

      US ambassador suffers knife attack in South Korea

      The US ambassador to Seoul was attacked on Thursday by a knife-wielding assailant apparently motivated by anger at US-South...

    29. FT Photo Diary

      March 3, 2015

      A mass wedding

      Couples from around the world watch a musical in a mass wedding ceremony at the Cheong Shim Peace World Center in Gapyeong,...

    30. March 3, 2015

      Iran hit by Indian crude purchase cuts

      The amount of Iranian oil stored on tankers is rising. At 4.4m tonnes, or close to 37m barrels, this is the most — aside...

    31. FT Photo Diary

      March 2, 2015

      Korea exercises

      South Korean army soldiers move during their military exercise near the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas in Paju,...

    32. March 2, 2015

      Off-roaders reach new peaks as market shifts

      What do Jaguar, Bentley and Rolls-Royce have in common? They are all British marques, they are all owned by foreign...

    33. March 2, 2015

      US diplomat angers Seoul with comments on regional tension

      South Korean lawmakers have accused a top US diplomat of failing to understand their region’s history after she voiced...

    34. March 1, 2015

      Vietnam opens door to hard money and soft power

      The tale of a Vietnamese transgender entrepreneur’s adventures has become the country’s biggest film hit — and sparked...

    35. February 26, 2015

      Shinzo Abe stance on war anniversary risks reigniting regional tensions

      Japan’s war record still resonates across region Shinzo Abe has signalled he wants his forthcoming statement marking the...

    36. February 26, 2015

      South Korea toughens up on chaebol law-breakers

      The prison sentence handed down this month to the daughter of Korean Air’s chairman for an onboard tantrum over the serving...

    37. February 25, 2015

      Hospira and Celltrion launch biosimilars

      Pharmaceuticals groups Hospira and Celltrion are to launch cut-price versions of a blockbuster anti-inflammatory drug across...

    38. February 24, 2015

      Low oil price forces South Korean shipbuilders to cut costs

      The plunging price of oil is forcing South Korean shipbuilders to take tough restructuring measures as a drop in offshore...

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