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    1. July 30, 2015

      Samsung’s results show stark divergence of fortunes for units

      Even as the mobile business of Samsung Electronics has battled to reverse falling sales in a fiercely competitive...

    2. July 29, 2015

      Shares in Lotte affiliates rise on founder’s dismissal

      Manoeuvrings within South Korea’s leading business families rippled through its stock market again on Wednesday, when...

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    1. FT Photo Diary

      July 29, 2015

      Selling time

      A watch and clock vendor sits in his shop in Seoul, South Korea.   ...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      July 29, 2015

      Swimming with sardines

      A diver performs with sardines as part of the summer events at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea. The aquarium...

    3. July 28, 2015

      Fresh hurdle for Samsung group merger

      The controversial merger of Samsung C&T with Cheil Industries faces a new potential obstacle, with a plunge in their...

    4. July 27, 2015

      S Korea releases last suspected Mers victim from quarantine

      South Korea has lifted the quarantine on the last person suspected of having the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome...

    5. FT Alphaville

      July 27, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      The world’s big energy groups have shelved $200bn of spending on new projects in a round of cost-cutting aimed at...

    6. July 26, 2015

      South Korea pension scheme eyes hedge funds

      South Korea’s national pension fund is to make its first foray into hedge funds next year with an $870m investment into...

    7. July 23, 2015

      Huge deals fuel Asian VC boom

      Venture capital investments in Asia soared in the second quarter of this year, reaching more than half the level of the...

    8. July 23, 2015

      Hyundai offers $230m olive branch as slump continues

      Hyundai Motor’s unexpected $230m dividend payout to shareholders is the latest olive branch to investors who have...

    9. July 23, 2015

      Japan receives more tourists than it sends abroad

      A weaker yen, a boom in cruise holidays and a surge of Chinese shopaholics have pushed Japan across a historic...

    10. July 23, 2015

      South Korea growth falls to 2-year low

      Falling exports, drought and a high-profile virus outbreak pulled South Korea’s economic growth down to its slowest...

    11. July 21, 2015

      Emerging market unemployment rises sharply

      Unemployment across emerging markets has risen sharply this year, reversing a six-year slide, even as it has continued...

    12. July 21, 2015

      Emerging market unemployment rises sharply

      Unemployment across emerging markets has risen sharply this year, reversing a six-year slide, even as it has continued...

    13. July 19, 2015

      Chaebol model at risk after Samsung’s narrow defeat of Elliott

      Even as Samsung’s founding family savours victory over US activist fund Elliott Associates, it is digesting new...

    14. July 19, 2015

      Shin Chang-jae, Kyobo Life Insurance CEO: births to fake deaths

      Back in 2000, Shin Chang-jae, the then newly-appointed chief executive of Kyobo Life Insurance, was delivering a speech...

    15. July 19, 2015

      Deal reached on cuts to global IT tariffs

      The US, China and the EU are expected to sign up this week to what would be the biggest tariff agreement struck at the...

    16. July 19, 2015

      Foreign managers too pricey for South Korean pension fund

      South Korea’s national pension fund has been criticised by a senior member of a government-backed financial services...

    17. July 17, 2015

      Samsung: welcome to South Korea

      In the bible, when David fought Goliath, the little guy won. In South Korea, the little guy gets crushed. On Friday,...

    18. July 16, 2015

      South Korea orders retrial of former spy chief Won Sei-hoon

      South Korea’s Supreme Court has ordered the retrial of the country’s former spy chief, who was jailed in February, in a...

    19. July 16, 2015

      Samsung mobilises 5,000 staff ahead of merger vote

      Samsung C&T has taken the unusual step of allowing its 5,000 domestic employees to view the names and addresses of...

    20. July 16, 2015

      AmorePacific taps growing US taste for natural beauty products

      AmorePacific of South Korea is stepping up expansion in the US as it seeks to tap growing demand for high-end beauty...

    21. July 15, 2015

      Samsung: The activist v the ‘owners’

      Two decades before the heart attack that ended his career, Samsung patriarch Lee Kun-hee set in motion the process that...

    22. beyondbrics

      July 15, 2015

      Heterogeneity in emerging markets calls for selective approach

      Investing by acronym is popular. It is a trend that has been around for a long time, but the creation of the Brics...

    23. July 13, 2015

      S Korea pension fund in spotlight ahead of Samsung vote

      South Korea’s $422bn National Pension Service is poised to make one of the most high-pressure interventions in its...

    24. July 9, 2015

      Strong sales in Asia lifts profits at Fast Retailing

      Fast Retailing said on Thursday that a sharp rise in profits in the nine months to May had been buoyed by strong sales...

    25. July 9, 2015

      El Niño hits Asian and African cereal production

      Adverse weather conditions and the effect of El Niño is hitting key cereal production in Africa and Asia, although...

    26. July 7, 2015

      Private equity firms battle to buy Tesco’s South Korea unit

      Buyout firm KKR has rejoined the shortlist of five bidders for Tesco’s South Korean unit after sweetening its bid to...

    27. July 7, 2015

      South Korean coffee boom goes international

      At the Ullabong coffee shop in South Korea’s Gyeongsangnam-do province, every latte comes with a foul-mouthed insult...

    28. July 6, 2015

      Taiwan’s precarious balance

      Superficially, Taiwan looks stable, calm, even a little boring. Its people are mostly prosperous, with gross domestic...

    29. July 3, 2015

      Korea’s wonky won defies convention

      A rise in US interest rates, when it finally comes, will be terrible news for emerging market currencies. In an...

    30. July 1, 2015

      Jeb Bush cashes in on family’s fundraising network

      Jeb Bush, the former Republican Florida governor running for president, has tapped into his family’s fundraising...

    31. June 30, 2015

      Greenhouse gas pledges bolster hopes for global deal

      The US and three big emerging market countries have bolstered hopes for a global deal to combat climate change this...

    32. June 30, 2015

      Samsung steps up investor charm offensive ahead of merger vote

      Two Samsung group companies involved in a proposed merger sought to win over doubtful investors on Tuesday, while...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      June 29, 2015

      War games

      South Korean marines aim their machine guns after they landed on the beach during a landing exercise in Taean, South...

    34. June 25, 2015

      Private equity lines up for Tesco’s South Korean unit Homeplus

      The sale of Tesco’s South Korean unit, valued at more than $7bn, has drawn offers from as many as eight preliminary...

    35. June 25, 2015

      South Korean game makers go mobile

      The daily commute can be an epic battle for many South Koreans. In the most wired country in the world, it is not...

    36. June 24, 2015

      South Korea to spend $9bn to counter Mers impact

      South Korea will draw up a Won10tn ($9bn) supplementary budget to help its already struggling economy cope with the...

    37. June 24, 2015

      South Korea aims for creative economy to end reliance on chaebol

      As a state-run programming contest gets under way in a modernist glass building close to Seoul, a few dozen...

    38. FT Photo Diary

      June 23, 2015

      MERS alert in Seoul

      Police officers wearing masks as a precaution against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) are reflected on windows...

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