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    1. FT Photo Diary

      January 26, 2015

      Supporting Iraq

      An Iraq fan waits in the rain for the start of the Asian Cup semi-final football match against South Korea at the Stadium...

    2. January 26, 2015

      Korea/Japan: won upmanship

      South Korea looks tantalisingly cheap. It is one of the few global markets trading on a single-digit multiple of next year’s...

    3. January 23, 2015

      South Korea’s falling growth imperils Park’s spending pledge

      Two years after Park Geun-hye, the president, took power promising to boost South Korean growth and living standards without...

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      January 21, 2015

      Cars

      Hyundai Motor Co. vehicles sit parked at a delivery center at the company’s factory in this aerial photograph taken in Asan,...

    5. January 18, 2015

      On strong foundations, UK looks to raise its game in robotics

      Race in robotics Inspecting the condition of the Bacton gas terminal on the east coast of England used to be a hazardous,...

    6. January 18, 2015

      British robot maps radiation at Fukushima

      Race in robotics A robot developed by a UK start-up is helping to locate hazardous radiation sources at the scene of the...

    7. January 16, 2015

      Hyundai wins reprieve with court ruling on wages

      Hyundai Motor has avoided extra payments to staff that could have run to hundreds of millions of dollars, after a Seoul...

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      January 15, 2015

      Oil price slump cleaves divisions between EM winners and losers

      The skidding prices of oil and other commodities are starting to cleave sharp divisions between those emerging market (EM)...

    9. January 15, 2015

      Carmakers hit the skids in Australia

      Australia’s big three car manufacturers are slashing prices and rolling out new models in an attempt to reverse an alarming...

    10. January 14, 2015

      Hong Kong protests dent Burberry sales growth

      Burberry sales were hit by the protests in Hong Kong, but the UK luxury goods group said underlying retail sales still rose...

    11. January 13, 2015

      Hyundai: whose business is it anyway?

      One of Hong Kong’s family-controlled business empires — Li Ka-shing’s — has just been simplified. Its main constituent...

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      January 13, 2015

      South Korea's Ssangyong feels heat of Russian sanctions

      The impact of US sanctions against Russia has rippled far beyond Moscow to the South Korean town of Pyeongtaek, home to...

    13. January 13, 2015

      Hyundai succession derailed by sale fail

      Hyundai Motor Group’s founding family has failed to sell a $1.25bn block of shares in affiliate Hyundai Glovis, thwarting...

    14. January 12, 2015

      South Korean cable TV group C&M put up for sale

      The private equity owners of South Korean cable television group C&M have instructed Goldman Sachs to begin soliciting...

    15. January 12, 2015

      Park Geun-hye open to summit with Kim Jong Un

      South Korean President Park Geun-hye has said she would be willing to take part in a summit with Pyongyang without...

    16. January 11, 2015

      Japan targets Southeast Asia in jostle for regional economic sway

      Japan is stepping up an economic charm offensive in Southeast Asia in the latest sign of rival efforts by leading powers to...

    17. January 8, 2015

      Samsung: less bad

      Doing a little better than expected is important, when that improvement saves you from stepping off a cliff. That image is...

    18. January 7, 2015

      Korean Air ‘nut rage’ executive charged

      The daughter of Korean Air’s chairman could face prison for an in-flight tantrum over a packet of nuts last month, after...

    19. January 6, 2015

      KRX to make sweeping derivatives reforms

      The Korea Exchange is to launch a new venue for trading equity, interest rate and renminbi currency futures as part of...

    20. January 6, 2015

      Google and Samsung unveil competing plans for smart TV software

      Google and Samsung sought to stake out their claims to dominate the market for software that powers internet-connected...

    21. January 5, 2015

      South Korean households pile up debt

      Song Mi-kyung, a 55-year-old South Korean resident of Incheon, recently took out bank loans of Won180m ($162,000) to buy a...

    22. December 29, 2014

      Coffee chains brew robust future in China

      From Best Buy to B&Q, many foreign brands and business models have struggled in China. But perhaps the least likely western...

    23. December 26, 2014

      US, Japan and South Korea to share intelligence on North Korea

      South Korea, the US and Japan will sign a trilateral intelligence-sharing agreement on Monday to better cope with North...

    24. December 24, 2014

      Uber chief indicted in South Korea

      Uber has suffered another blow in its aggressive expansion drive in Asia, after its chief executive was indicted in South...

    25. December 22, 2014

      Hyundai poaches BMW engineer in quality drive

      Hyundai Motor has hired BMW engineer Albert Biermann to develop performance cars and improve its product quality, as part of...

    26. December 22, 2014

      South Korea cuts growth forecasts

      South Korea has lowered its bullish growth forecasts for this year and next, citing weaker than expected domestic...

    27. December 19, 2014

      Seoul court orders leftist party to disband

      South Korea’s constitutional court has ordered the dissolution of a small leftwing political party accused of pro-North...

    28. December 18, 2014

      Asian IPOs end 2014 on a high

      Asia’s capital-raisers are finishing the year with a flourish. Just this week, Hong Kong priced the world’s biggest property...

    29. December 17, 2014

      Visteon to sell stake in air conditioning business for $3.6bn

      US auto parts maker Visteon has agreed to sell its stake in a South Korean joint venture for $3.6bn as it seeks to focus on...

    30. December 15, 2014

      Former Park aide stokes scandal in S Korea

      South Korean president Park Geun-hye is facing a political crisis amid allegations a former aide influenced important state...

    31. December 14, 2014

      Foreign websites click with South Korean shoppers

      Ahn Hee-jung is an avid user of overseas online shopping sites. Having splurged $6,000 on home appliances, the 31-year-old...

    32. FT Photo Diary

      December 12, 2014

      "Nut rage" inquest

      Cho Hyun-ah, who was head of cabin service at Korean Air and the oldest child of Korean Air chairman Cho Yang-ho, arrives...

    33. December 11, 2014

      Trade deal on IT teeters as China digs in

      A high-profile deal struck just weeks ago by China and the US to unlock negotiations to liberalise the trade in IT goods has...

    34. December 11, 2014

      Inditex shares up after strong recent sales rise

      Sales at Inditex have risen sharply in recent weeks, boosting investor hopes amid signs that a period of tough foreign...

    35. beyondbrics

      December 11, 2014

      The gender gap in Asia Pacific: shrinking but not enough

      The World Economic Forum’s 2014 Global Gender Gap Report, released last month, presented some interesting findings about...

    36. December 10, 2014

      BlackRock buys into South Korea’s Coupang

      BlackRock, the US asset manager, has led a $300m investment in Coupang, the South Korean online retail group, in the latest...

    37. December 8, 2014

      Chess moves to transform world politics

      Political analysts often use chess as a metaphor to describe world affairs. States and peoples move around the board...

    38. December 7, 2014

      N Korea denies being behind Sony attack

      The Pyongyang government’s state-run media said the cyber attack on Sony’s Hollywood studio may have been the work of...

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