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  1. 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...

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    August 27, 2014

    South Korea leads in ditching bank branches

    A surge in the popularity of automated banking services in South Korea has slashed the number of people who still use bank...

  3. August 25, 2014

    South Koreans alarmed by prospect of extinction by 2750

    In the year 2621, in the northwestern province of Gyeonggi-do, the last South Korean will enter the world – according to an...

  4. 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...

  5. August 18, 2014

    Dubai and South Korea sign joint investments deal

    Dubai and South Korea are teaming up to fund joint investments as the emirate cements its role as the business launch pad...

  6. August 18, 2014

    Global exchanges line up for KRX stake

    US exchange operator CME Group, Deutsche Börse of Germany and Standard & Poor’s have expressed interest in buying a stake in...

  7. August 15, 2014

    Refining exposure to emerging markets

    Earlier this year I increased the notional fund’s investments in emerging markets. After a couple of years of...

  8. August 15, 2014

    Asahi retraction reignites Japan debate over wartime brutality

    In 1982, when a Japanese man claiming to be a former wartime labour administrator admitted he had helped kidnap hundreds of...

  9. FT Photo Diary

    August 15, 2014

    Waiting for the Pope

    Lee Jin-man/Reuters A woman holds a picture of Pope Francis while waiting for holy mass at a stadium at Daejeon, South...

  10. 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...

  11. August 14, 2014

    South Korea won shrugs off rate cut with rally

    The South Korean won strengthened against the dollar on Thursday, despite the country’s central bank cutting interest rates...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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...

  14. August 14, 2014

    South Korea looks to revive growth with rate cut

    The Bank of Korea has cut the country’s interest rate for the first time in 15 months, bowing to government pressure to spur...

  15. August 13, 2014

    The problem of Scotland

    I assume and hope that Scotland will vote to maintain the union on September 18. I am, however, sceptical of the barrage of...

  16. August 12, 2014

    South Korea investors eye long-awaited dividend windfall

    Investors in South Korea are eyeing a long-awaited windfall, as local companies – notorious for their insensitivity towards...

  17. August 12, 2014

    South Korea to double daily stock trading limit

    South Korea plans to expand the daily price movement limit on stocks traded on the main board for the first time in nearly...

  18. August 8, 2014

    Conscript’s alleged murder prompts soul-searching in South Korea

    South Korea’s entire 640,000-strong military suspended normal duties on Friday for lectures on human rights, amid national...

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    August 7, 2014

    Guest post: Japan chases China in Latin America

    By Eric Farnsworth, Council of the Americas Expanding global economic engagement is an important but underappreciated...

  20. August 7, 2014

    Pantech calls for help as big South Korean rivals dominate

    For a company seeking to restore confidence in its prospects, the message to mobile operators this week from Pantech, the...

  21. August 6, 2014

    Moscow kickback set to squeeze western airlines

    Russia is mulling retaliatory measures against international sanctions imposed on it over the Ukraine crisis – including a...

  22. August 5, 2014

    Huffington Post to launch Arabic-language edition

    The Huffington Post is teaming up with the former head of Al Jazeera to launch an Arabic-language edition targeting a...

  23. August 4, 2014

    Nickel rises as stockpile concerns recede

    Nickel bounced from a one-month low on Monday as analysts said concerns about rising stockpiles outside China had been...

  24. August 1, 2014

    Singapore to increase investment in China

    Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund has signalled its confidence in China’s structural reforms by increasing its allocation to...

  25. July 31, 2014

    Merlin Entertainments warns unrest will hit Thai earnings

    Political unrest in Thailand damaged Merlin Entertainments’ two Bangkok attractions and will suppress revenues for the rest...

  26. July 31, 2014

    Naver numbers disappoint amid Line IPO talk

    Naver, South Korea’s biggest internet company by sales, disappointed the market with its second-quarter results amid...

  27. July 31, 2014

    Loose global monetary policies undercut Asia volatility contracts

    The impact on equity markets of loose monetary policy from central banks across the world is undercutting attempts in Asia...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. July 25, 2014

    Seoul moves to unlock corporate cash reserves

    South Korea’s government has promised new tax measures aimed at unlocking billions of dollars in corporate cash reserves, in...

  32. July 24, 2014

    Korea cash piles: won direction

    Are we in “economic democracy” yet? This was the 2012 campaign theme of Korean President Park Geun-hye – aimed at reforming...

  33. July 22, 2014

    S Korea police identify decayed body as fugitive ferry owner

    The body of a fugitive businessman sought over April’s tragic ferry sinking was found last month in southern South Korea,...

  34. July 21, 2014

    Asean: Long on optimism

    When online travel search company Skyscanner wanted to expand in Asia, its management decided not to try China first, even...

  35. 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...

  36. FT Photo Diary

    July 18, 2014

    Boryeong Mud Festival

    Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters Tourists play in the mud during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong, South Korea....

  37. FT Photo Diary

    July 18, 2014

    World fencing championships Kazan

    Grigory Dukor/Reuters Russia’s Sofiya Velikaya (R) and Lee Ra-jin of South Korea compete during their women’s sabre...

  38. 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...

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