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    1. February 10, 2016

      Seoul closes inter-Korean industrial park

      South Korea has suspended operations at a joint economic project with North Korea, in its latest move to put pressure...

    2. February 8, 2016

      Global funds retreat from South Korean shares

      North Korea’s missile launch, not long after its first hydrogen bomb test, may be the focus of attention on the Korean...

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    1. February 7, 2016

      ‘Crouching Tiger’, by Peter Navarro

      At the core of Peter Navarro’s book is the conceit that this is a kind of geopolitical detective story, each chapter...

    2. February 7, 2016

      Olaf Swantee, architect of EE’s 4G triumph, a deal and an exit

      Olaf Swantee cuts a slightly desolate figure in an otherwise empty Wembley Stadium, surrounded by flickering digital...

    3. February 5, 2016

      Asia’s surging household debt: how risky is it?

      Soaring household debt in Asia is one of the starkest legacies of the post-2008 low rates world order. If 10 years ago...

    4. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      Korea core inflation hits lowest level in a year

      The early signs of a slowdown in South Korea are coming thick and fast this week, as inflation slowed in the new year....

    5. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: will this month be better?

      For investors, that is. Monday saw a lot of PMI releases across Asia Pacific, with manufacturing trackers showing the...

    6. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: February off to positive start

      Following a tumultuous start to the year, Asian markets have started February on the front foot, and are higher in...

    7. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      Korean exports slump the most since 2009

      South Korea’s economic outlook for 2016 is off to a rough start, as exports contracted by the most in nearly...

    8. January 28, 2016

      The Brics are dead. Long live the Ticks

      The Brics are dead. Long live the Ticks. The Brics concept, based on the belief that the quartet of Brazil, Russia,...

    9. Fast FT

      January 27, 2016

      Apple’s Asian suppliers shrug off slowing iPhone sales

      On Tuesday Apple signalled that the iPhone would see its first ever decline in sales in the quarter to March – what is...

    10. Fast FT

      January 27, 2016

      Korean dept store sales slip at end of 2015

      Department store sales fell 5.7 per cent year-on-year in December, from a 1 per cent gain in November – a sign of...

    11. Fast FT

      January 26, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Markets mull another oil rebound

      US and European shares bounced higher on Tuesday as the price of oil recovered overnight and as Wall Street took...

    12. January 26, 2016

      Samsung SDI: run down

      To the visionary belong the spoils, to the manufacturer, it seems, less so. On Tuesday, shares in Samsung SDI, Korean...

    13. January 26, 2016

      South Korea export growth slows to trickle as China demand wanes

      The toll of a slowing China and cheap oil on global trade was highlighted on Tuesday when South Korea said exports...

    14. January 26, 2016

      China slowdown puts brakes on Hyundai

      Hyundai Motor reported its lowest annual profit in five years, with 2015 numbers dented by sluggish sales in China and...

    15. Fast FT

      January 26, 2016

      South Korea: neither one thing nor the other

      This week brings a set of major corporate earnings from South Korea, adding to the GDP data out this morning. Good not...

    16. January 22, 2016

      Barclays hires Lazard to sell Asia wealth business

      Barclays’ retreat from Asia is set to gather pace after it hired Lazard to advise on the planned sale of its wealth...

    17. January 22, 2016

      A passive response to the match fixers threatens fair play

      If you are a criminal looking for a moneymaking scheme, an easy option today is sports gambling. The betting market is...

    18. Fast FT

      January 22, 2016

      Barclays hopes for $500m for Asia wealth unit

      Barclays’ retreat from Asia is set to gather pace after it hired Lazard to advise on the planned sale of its wealth...

    19. Fast FT

      January 22, 2016

      Iranian oil tanker Serena heads to South Korea

      An Iranian oil supertanker named Serena is heading to South Korea, among the first to exit floating storage and head...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      January 22, 2016

      Dressed to impress

      A trained monkey wearing a Korean traditional costumes waits to be photographed with kindergarten students after a...

    21. FT Alphaville

      January 22, 2016

      China and traditional industrialisation-led development: the world was not enough

      Earlier this month at the annual meetings of the American Economic Association in San Francisco, Justin Yifu Lin argued...

    22. January 22, 2016

      Hyundai Heavy shuts factory making offshore oil rigs

      Hyundai Heavy Industries is to temporarily shut one of its two factories making offshore oil rigs, due to a dearth of...

    23. Fast FT

      January 21, 2016

      Barclays vows to stay 'bulge-bracket'

      Barclays has told staff that it aims to remain “a bulge-bracket investment bank” while outlining plans to cut up to...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      January 21, 2016

      Ice breaking training

      A group of soldiers affiliated with an Army unit under the Special Warfare Command sing a martial song after entering a...

    25. Fast FT

      January 21, 2016

      Global markets (ex-China) in relief rally

      There’s a notable absentee in what appears to be a global relief rally: China. Just hours after the the FTSE All-World...

    26. January 20, 2016

      MBA graduate uses computer games to help stroke victims

      Hoyoung Ban was never able to share the joy of graduation with his father, who died after suffering a stroke while he...

    27. January 20, 2016

      Derivative hedges set to add to China volatility

      Sharp falls in an important index of Chinese companies have raised fears that the need to hedge billions in linked...

    28. FT Alphaville

      January 19, 2016

      Prepare for the Post Pax-Americana era, says Citi

      Students of the Roman Empire will know all about Pax Romana. (Though, mind you, so will readers of Isaac Asimov’s...

    29. January 19, 2016

      South Korea plans criminal case against VW executive

      South Korea plans to file a criminal complaint against the head of Volkswagen and Audi’s local unit over the German...

    30. January 18, 2016

      South Korea plays down China slowdown fears

      South Korea has voiced confidence in China’s economic outlook, with the new finance minister saying he does not expect...

    31. January 18, 2016

      FT Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers 2016 open for submissions

      The Financial Times is pleased to announce the launch of the submission process for the third Innovative Lawyers report...

    32. January 17, 2016

      Shinzo Abe aims his next arrow at the global stage

      Shinzo Abe spent most of his first three years in office on the diplomatic back foot, but after some hard-won progress...

    33. January 17, 2016

      Foreign law firms rap South Korea over new bill

      South Korea has become embroiled in a diplomatic dispute with the US and the UK over planned restrictions on foreign...

    34. January 15, 2016

      Emerging markets offer original cultural voices

      In Colombian film-maker Ciro Guerra’s new movie Embrace of the Serpent , he intercuts the stories of parallel journeys...

    35. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      Cheil Worldwide shares rise on Publicis reports

      Shares in Cheil Worldwide, the ad agency which is part of the Samsung Group in South Korea, are up following reports...

    36. January 13, 2016

      Cartel fines in US and China rise to record levels

      Antitrust fines in the US and China surged last year to record levels, but could not buoy the rest of world, which saw...

    37. Fast FT

      January 13, 2016

      The future of China-fuelled luxury growth

      The Chinese luxury spending slowdown, in charts. Luxury retailers – from sellers of cognac to purveyors of silk...

    38. Tech blog

      January 12, 2016

      #techFT - 5G in focus for Europe

      5G is top of the agenda for a European Commission meeting with 10 telecoms chiefs, carmakers are at risk of becoming...

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