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      South Korea’s exports and imports both fell in May, with an unexpectedly severe contraction of outbound shipments...

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    1. Fast FT

      May 30, 2016

      The banks where the commodities rout will hurt most

      When it comes to souring commodity-related loans putting pressure on banks, the credit ratings of lenders in Singapore,...

    2. Fast FT

      May 30, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: A solid lead

      Asian markets look set to follow Wall Street higher after the S&P 500 rose on Friday, rounding out its best weekly...

    3. beyondbrics

      May 26, 2016

      Iran shifts tactics to lock in global energy allies

      Iran’s new approach to building energy allies is being revealed as the former powerhouse staggers back onto the global...

    4. May 25, 2016

      Obama’s pivot to Asia remains unfinished

      Barack Obama’s “pivot to Asia” was always well founded. The world’s gravity is shifting eastward and it makes sense for...

    5. May 25, 2016

      South Korea equities: we won more

      South Korean companies make a lot of great products. One thing they do not make is happy shareholders. Never mind that...

    6. May 22, 2016

      South Korea economy pays price for China slowdown and cheap oil

      When Park Geun-hye, South Korea’s president, visited Tehran this month, the size of the commercial delegation was a...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      May 20, 2016

      Anti-terror drill

      South Korean policemen take part in an anti-terror and security drill at a mall in Seoul, South Korea   ...

    8. May 18, 2016

      North Korea makes public its paranoia over China

      To North Koreans, their country’s relationship with China was “forged in blood in the victorious war to liberate the...

    9. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      Singapore export contraction moderated in April

      Singapore’s exports fell again last month, but at almost half their previous rate of contraction. Non-oil exports fell...

    10. May 16, 2016

      South Korea to fine Nissan over emissions data

      South Korea’s environment ministry said on Monday that it will fine Nissan Won330m ($280,000) and file a criminal...

    11. May 13, 2016

      South Korea pushes for developed market status

      An impending decision on whether or not China’s $6.1tn onshore equity markets should start to be included in the...

    12. May 12, 2016

      Asia risks repeating Europe’s errors

      I was in Seoul the other day. In London politicians were arguing about whether Britain should sue for divorce from its...

    13. May 10, 2016

      Alarm bells ring for EM currency investors

      Investors in emerging market currencies would be well advised to take their well-worn tin hats out of the loft for a...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      May 10, 2016

      Welcoming honour guard ceremony

      Wearing traditional military uniform, a member of a South Korean military honour guard, salutes before a welcoming...

    15. May 8, 2016

      North Korea leader promises to improve foreign relations

      Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s leader has promised to “improve and normalise” relations with countries that have been...

    16. May 5, 2016

      Reckitt chief says sorry to South Korea over deadly disinfectants

      Reckitt Benckiser’s chief executive apologised on Thursday for the sale of deadly disinfectants that have been linked...

    17. FT Data

      May 5, 2016

      Datawatch: female teachers and male principals

      About two in three teachers in secondary schools are female in the OECD countries, but they account for less than half...

    18. Fast FT

      May 5, 2016

      Payrolls and holidays keep lid on most markets

      European and US equity gauges are firmer, rallying off three week lows, as easing growth concerns help boost oil...

    19. May 4, 2016

      Calls for Reckitt Benckiser boycott in South Korea

      South Korean supermarket chain Lotte Mart has stopped stocking Reckitt Benckiser products amid a growing public...

    20. Fast FT

      May 3, 2016

      South Korea inflation steady in April

      There’s still plenty of uncertainty about the robustness of the outlook for South Korea this year, but in the meantime,...

    21. Fast FT

      May 2, 2016

      S Korea manufacturing decline hits pause in April

      South Korea’s manufacturing industry ended a three-month stretch of contraction in April, but inflationary pressures...

    22. April 29, 2016

      US adds China, Germany and Japan to new currency watchlist

      The US Treasury has placed China, Germany and Japan on a new currency watchlist, warning that all three faced extra...

    23. April 29, 2016

      Seoul singer’s tough gig: Australian who became a K-pop idol

      When Henry Prince Mak arrived in South Korea in 2014 his new employer told him to close his eyes. Uneasy but eager to...

    24. April 29, 2016

      China’s white collar wages outstrip Japan, Korea

      The salaries of senior company managers in China have overtaken those of counterparts in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan...

    25. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      Korean industrial production slips in March

      Industrial output in South Korea took a turn for the worse last month, falling at its fastest pace in more than a year....

    26. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      Markets: Aussie tumbles; Apple cored

      Stocks are mixed and bond yields lower as sentiment is hit by poorly-received results from Apple, amid tentative...

    27. April 27, 2016

      LG Display sees quarterly profit slide 99%

      A slump in display panel prices has contributed to a 99 per cent year-on-year fall in first quarter net profit at LG...

    28. April 26, 2016

      South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy returns to profit

      Hyundai Heavy Industries returned to profit in the first three months of this year after nine straight quarters of...

    29. April 24, 2016

      North Korea fires submarine-launched missile

      SEOUL, April 24 — North Korea said on Sunday it had conducted a submarine-launched ballistic missile test supervised by...

    30. FT Alphaville

      April 21, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Thursday, - Why the big banks can’t imagine their own deaths. - Chris Arnade on Brady Bonds, Elon Musk and...

    31. Fast FT

      April 20, 2016

      WPP continues global push with Turkish acquisition

      WPP is continuing its strategy of buying local companies in key growth markets, with the world’s largest advertising...

    32. FT Photo Diary

      April 15, 2016

      Candlelight vigil

      A high school student holds a candle to pay her respect to the victims of the sunken ferry Sewol during a ceremony on...

    33. April 15, 2016

      North Korea tests latest missile but South says it has failed

      North Korea on Friday fired what is believed to be a new medium-range missile off its east coast in its latest show of...

    34. Fast FT

      April 15, 2016

      Korean unemployment recovers in March

      Some respite for South Korea as the unemployment rate pulled back in March from its highest level in six years. Last...

    35. FT Data

      April 14, 2016

      Lithium price on the rise

      Commodities prices are generally falling but lithium spot price tripled in the past year, driven by demand for...

    36. April 14, 2016

      Blow for South Korea ruling party in elections

      South Korea’s ruling party lost its slim parliamentary majority in general elections, delivering a fresh setback to...

    37. Fast FT

      April 13, 2016

      China's dollar-denominated exports up 11.5% in March

      Much as with renminbi-based trade, China’s dollar-denominated exports popped higher in March as shipments to major...

    38. April 12, 2016

      China awash with Korean Wave fever

      A new South Korean soap opera dealing with a military romance between a soldier and surgeon is sweeping across Asia,...

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