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    1. 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...

    2. 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,...

    3. 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...

    4. 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,...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. February 24, 2015

      Benetton family receives bids for World Duty Free

      Italy’s Benetton family, the majority owners of World Duty Free, has received several offers for their majority stake in the...

    13. FT Photo Diary

      February 23, 2015

      Masked selfie

      A couple on bicycles in Seoul, South Korea, wear masks as the city is covered with thick haze caused by yellow dust. The...

    14. beyondbrics

      February 20, 2015

      Guest post: Korea threatened by Japan-led deflation

      By Ronald Man, HSBC The Japanese yen has lost almost 50 per cent of its value against the US dollar since late 2012. Few...

    15. February 17, 2015

      China’s Anbang steps up buying spree with $1bn Tongyang deal

      Anbang Insurance Group, the Chinese financial company that recently acquired New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel, has continued...

    16. February 13, 2015

      Obama has bumbled into the right Syria policy

      Messaging matters, and US President Barack Obama’s painfully public vacillation on what to do with Syria’s Bashar al-Assad...

    17. February 12, 2015

      Hong Kong’s Chow Tai Fook to invest $2.6bn in South Korean casino

      Chow Tai Fook Enterprises of Hong Kong plans to invest $2.6bn in a casino project in Incheon in South Korea, which is...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      February 12, 2015

      Ice with a twist

      Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada perform during the pairs short programme in the ISU Four Continents figure skating...

    19. February 12, 2015

      Korean Air heiress found guilty in ‘nut rage’ case

      Cho Hyun-ah, the Korean Air executive who lost her temper over a bag of macadamia nuts, is set to spend the next year eating...

    20. February 12, 2015

      Qualcomm faces South Korea antitrust probe

      South Korean competition authorities are investigating Qualcomm in the wake of the US chip designer’s record Rmb6.1bn...

    21. February 11, 2015

      Higher South Korea dividends fuel hopes for Kospi re-rating

      South Korean companies are moving to boost their notoriously low dividends, prodded by government and shareholder pressure...

    22. February 9, 2015

      S Korea ex-spy chief jailed for election smears

      The former head of South Korea’s spy service has been sentenced to three years in prison over a secret online drive by...

    23. February 5, 2015

      Hyundai family revives sale of logistics unit stake

      Hyundai Motor’s controlling family has relaunched an effort to sell part of its controversial stake in a logistics...

    24. beyondbrics

      February 3, 2015

      Guest post: Chinese millennials have money, will travel

      By Sammy Suzuki, AllianceBernstein China’s millennials are better educated and more affluent than their elders. They also...

    25. February 2, 2015

      K-pop’s production line for Gangnam Style wannabes

      At a rented theatre on a Saturday night in Seoul, 20 self-conscious young talents stand awkwardly, some of them in tears, in...

    26. January 30, 2015

      Football scores in sports-mad Australia

      For years it has languished in the shadow of rugby, Australian rules football and cricket. But soccer is on the march Down...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      January 29, 2015

      Anti-terrorist preparations

      South Korean firefighters wearing protective gear take care of a mock victim during an exercise against a possible terrorist...

    28. January 29, 2015

      Samsung Electronics’ mobile revenues fall

      Samsung Electronics’ revenue from mobile devices fell a fifth last year, as the South Korean tech giant revealed a sharp...

    29. January 27, 2015

      Peppa Pig looks to become global star with revenues set to double

      Peppa Pig has cemented her status as an unlikely cultural icon, with the cartoon character’s distributor saying that...

    30. January 27, 2015

      Fears grow for freedom of expression in South Korea

      As political turmoil gripped South Korea in 1948, with a Soviet-backed regime to the north plotting infiltration and...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. FT Photo Diary

      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,...

    35. 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...

    36. 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,...

    37. 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...

    38. beyondbrics

      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)...

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