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    1. 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 uncertain...

    2. 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 network by...

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    1. South Korea

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    1. 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 year by...

    2. 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 pledging...

    3. 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 Korea...

    4. 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 bidders,...

    5. 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 uncommon...

    6. 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 effects...

    7. 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 20-somethings...

    8. 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 in...

    9. June 23, 2015

      Samsung heir apologises over Mers failings

      Lee Jae-yong, the presumed heir of Samsung Group, has issued a public apology for the role of a Samsung hospital in the...

    10. June 21, 2015

      Naval base divides South Korean holiday island

      Asia-Pacific power politics are wreaking havoc on business at Yeon Jeon-suk’s convenience store, at the main crossroads of a...

    11. June 18, 2015

      Seoul dating agency practices its version of Korean unification

      Han Seol-hyang blushes as she recounts her memories of teenage dating in Pyongyang. “Everything was in secret. It wasn’t all...

    12. June 18, 2015

      Elliott Associates: Samsung merger could cost investors $7bn

      US hedge fund Elliott has stepped up its campaign against a proposed merger of two Samsung Group units, a day before a court...

    13. June 18, 2015

      Singaporean teaching methods improve UK maths skills

      A scheme to help English schoolchildren improve their maths by copying Singaporean teaching methods has led to an...

    14. June 17, 2015

      South Korea to assess impact of forex rigging

      South Korea’s competition watchdog is probing whether local companies were adversely affected by the rigging of foreign...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      June 16, 2015

      Seoul fumigates

      South Korean workers wearing protective gear fumigate a theatre at the Sejong Culture Center in Seoul. South Korea...

    16. FT Photo Diary

      June 15, 2015

      Masked shopping

      Two women wearing face masks walk on a street in the popular Myeongdong shopping district in Seoul. South Korea reported on...

    17. June 15, 2015

      South Korea Mers death toll rises to 16

      The South Korean death toll from Middle East respiratory syndrome has risen to 16, as local authorities struggle to contain...

    18. June 12, 2015

      Hunt for returns forces funds into EM debt

      Record low and negative interest rates in developed economies are fuelling a ravenous search for yield that is forcing...

    19. June 12, 2015

      Hyundai puts brakes on production as sales slow

      Hyundai Motor and sister company Kia Motors are cutting production as a weakening yen and a heavy reliance on saloons weigh...

    20. June 11, 2015

      Contentious Samsung deal takes twist with share sale

      A battle over the succession at Samsung took a twist, when a key group business sold all its treasury stock to a friendly...

    21. FT Photo Diary

      June 11, 2015

      Masked affection

      A couple wearing masks to prevent contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) look at each other as they ride on an...

    22. FT Data

      June 11, 2015

      Datawatch: productivity growth

        Productivity growth during the crisis and recovery has varied greatly among the advanced economies. Productivity continued...

    23. June 11, 2015

      Bank of Korea cuts rates to record low as Mers virus fears rise

      The Bank of Korea has cut its benchmark interest rate to a record low in a pre-emptive move to minimise the adverse impact...

    24. June 10, 2015

      Emerging markets: Trading blow

      It was only five years ago, but it feels like a different era. Roger Agnelli, the then chief executive of Vale, the...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      June 10, 2015

      Precaution against MERS

      A South Korean man wearing a mask as a precaution against the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus walks by a Spiderman...

    26. June 10, 2015

      South Korea pushes to be new force in pharmaceuticals

      In a brightly lit sealed room at Celltrion's headquarters near Seoul, a man in white overalls and a hairnet squats next to a...

    27. June 9, 2015

      Schindler accuses Hyundai Elevator of cutting value by $1bn

      Schindler Elevator has accused Hyundai Elevator of destroying $1bn of corporate value over four years, in the latest...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      June 9, 2015

      Lessons in protection

      Elementary school students wear masks as a precaution against the MERS virus as they wait for a lesson to start at Midong...

    29. June 8, 2015

      Surveillance is the best defence against a border-breaching virus

      Respiratory diseases have a Houdini-esque habit of escaping their neatly labelled boxes. Swine flu crossed from pigs into...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      June 8, 2015

      Selfie protection

      Chinese tourists wearing face masks pose for a “selfie” at the Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday....

    31. June 8, 2015

      South Korea struggles to explain spread of Mers virus

      A sudden outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome in South Korea has put the spotlight back on a disease that had been...

    32. June 7, 2015

      South Korea working to boost demand

      South Korea’s finance minister has criticised leading world economies for not doing enough to counter a slump in global...

    33. June 5, 2015

      Activists’ neat Twist on investor rights

      “Please Sir, I want some more.” Oliver Twist’s request for extra gruel neatly sums up the reason for the sudden appearance...

    34. June 4, 2015

      Real estate and China dominate FDI flows

      Despite a slowdown in emerging markets and a commensurate decline in foreign direct investment flows across many developing...

    35. June 4, 2015

      Mers outbreak hits South Korea

      Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, which has killed more than 430 since the first case was reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012,...

    36. June 4, 2015

      Stocks undermined by bond volatility

      Thursday 21:00 BST. Renewed volatility in global government bond markets helped unsettle equity prices on both sides of the...

    37. June 3, 2015

      South Korea likely to take up arms in currency war

      The warning from Leon Trotsky that “you may not be interested in war but war is interested in you” might seem apt to Asian...

    38. June 3, 2015

      SoftBank pours $1bn into South Korean etailer

      SoftBank is ploughing $1bn into Coupang, a South Korean online retail group, as the Japanese group continues its aggressive...

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