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    1. FT Photo Diary

      August 28, 2015

      US-Korean exercises

      An KUH-1 Surion helicopters hover during the South Korea and U.S. joint military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill...

    2. August 27, 2015

      Tesco eyes $844m dividend from Homeplus to cut sale price

      Tesco plans to receive a Won1tn ($844m) dividend from its Korean business as a way to cut the asking price for Homeplus...

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    1. FT Photo Diary

      August 24, 2015

      Anger towards North Korea

      An anti-North Korean activist holds a defaced North Korean flag as he stands on the Unification Bridge that leads to...

    2. August 24, 2015

      European industrial groups hit by push to renewable energy

      After years of painstaking development, Siemens was triumphant in 2011 when its new H-class gas turbine, the world’s...

    3. August 24, 2015

      aA Design Museum, Seoul

      Where 408-11, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu WiFi Yes Plug sockets Yes Espresso Won5,000 ($4.20) Open Noon to midnight (from 11am...

    4. August 24, 2015

      Workaholic South Koreans to take more time off

      Park Hee-jung, a 34-year-old pharmaceutical researcher, took an 11-day holiday in May to travel to Croatia and Bosnia...

    5. August 21, 2015

      Buyout teams compete for Tesco’s Korea business

      Three private equity consortiums are poised to submit final bids in the £4bn auction for Tesco’s Korean business....

    6. August 21, 2015

      China’s woes are overplayed — it’s an opportunity

      It’s easy to be despondent about investing in emerging markets generally, and Asia in particular. The investment...

    7. August 21, 2015

      North Korea orders troops on to high alert

      Pyongyang has ordered troops and workers to assume a “quasi-war footing” after Thursday’s exchange of artillery fire...

    8. August 20, 2015

      North and South Korea exchange fire as tensions mount

      North Korea has fired artillery into South Korea for the first time since 2010, and threatened further action if a...

    9. August 20, 2015

      South Korea’s Park Geun-hye to attend China’s war commemorations

      South Korean President Park Geun-hye has accepted Beijing’s invitation to celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of...

    10. August 20, 2015

      China export woes mirrored across Asia

      If Asia really is in the midst of a new currency war, then the hard part will be identifying any winners. A number of...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      August 19, 2015

      Apple watch

      North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gives field guidance to the Taedonggang Combined Fruit Farm in this photo released by...

    12. The World

      August 19, 2015

      The push for Korean harmony through a North-South orchestra

      In recent days North and South Korea have resurrected the practice of blasting threats and propaganda at each other...

    13. August 19, 2015

      Rivals tighten squeeze on South Korea Inc

      As gloom deepens in corporate Korea, manufacturers are struggling to prop up slumping earnings and sliding market share...

    14. August 17, 2015

      Lotte feud renews spotlight on chaebol risk

      As South Korea marks the 70th anniversary of liberation from a bitterly remembered occupation by Japan, the...

    15. August 17, 2015

      Companies feel effect of Tianjin blasts as $625m of cars wrecked

      Companies including Toyota and John Deere have suspended operations near Tianjin in northern China, widening the...

    16. August 17, 2015

      S Korea grapples with legal contradiction presented by ‘chaebols’

      While other countries fret over banks that are too big to fail, South Korea is grappling with the concept of...

    17. August 17, 2015

      Norway fund excludes four Asian groups over palm oil links

      Norway’s $870bn oil fund excluded four of Asia’s biggest companies because of concerns over severe environmental damage...

    18. August 16, 2015

      Asia should focus more on the future than the past

      In Europe, the more time that passes from the terrible events of the second world war, the more the rancour diminishes...

    19. August 15, 2015

      Emperor Akihito expresses remorse for Japan’s wartime actions

      Emperor Akihito has expressed “deep remorse” for Japan’s wartime actions, marking the 70th anniversary of the end of...

    20. August 14, 2015

      Renminbi fallout threatens Asian neighbours

      Beijing’s surprise decision to let the renminbi tumble at its fastest rate for 20 years ruffled feathers across...

    21. beyondbrics

      August 14, 2015

      Book review: Cracking The Emerging Markets Enigma

      How do you classify the countries known as emerging markets (EM)? That question has become more relevant since the FT...

    22. August 14, 2015

      Shinzo Abe upholds Japan war apology but shifts context sharply

      Shinzo Abe on Friday declined to issue his own clear apology for Japan’s wartime actions, as the prime minister...

    23. FT Alphaville

      August 14, 2015

      Opening Quote: Fusing a bright future

      Sign up for the full Opening Quote email here From small acorns grow mighty oaks– Sometimes. First Light Fusion, a...

    24. August 13, 2015

      Leading South Korean tycoon granted presidential pardon

      South Korea’s president has ordered the release from prison of a prominent tycoon who embezzled more than $40m from...

    25. August 12, 2015

      Abe to reflect former apologies over war

      Shinzo Abe is likely to reuse crucial phrases from past Japanese apologies for the second world war on Friday’s 70th...

    26. August 12, 2015

      Gold bulls energised by currency war

      Another batch of central bank policy decisions will take place on Thursday. It will be particularly interesting to see...

    27. August 11, 2015

      Asia: History lessons feed rival nationalisms

      When the Chinese Communist party’s Eighth Route Army marched into Wuxiang county in 1937, one of its commanders asked...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      August 11, 2015

      On guard

      A North Korean soldier keeps watch on the south at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone (DMZ)...

    29. August 10, 2015

      China’s delusions of regional hegemony

      The corollary of the decline of the west is not the rise of Asia. It is the erosion of Asia, at least as an idea, as...

    30. August 9, 2015

      Movers & shakers: August 10

      • Intermediate Capital Group, the €20bn specialist credit manager, has hired Adam Goodman as a managing director for...

    31. August 7, 2015

      Samsung C&T buyback requests fail to derail deal

      Samsung C&T will spend Won670bn ($576m) buying back shares from dissenting shareholders, in one of the final steps...

    32. August 6, 2015

      South Korea moves towards first online-only bank

      The race to set up South Korea’s first online-only bank is heating up with Korea Investment Holdings and Daum Kakao...

    33. August 5, 2015

      South Korea considers state control over school history textbooks

      South Korea’s government may take back control over school history textbooks from private publishers next month, the...

    34. FT Photo Diary

      August 4, 2015

      Swimming level

      A girl swims to escape a heat in front of a large cutout that raises awareness on water shortage, at the Han River Park...

    35. August 3, 2015

      China’s answer to Airbnb raises $300m

      China’s answer to Airbnb, the apartment-sharing app, has raised $300m in a funding round that values it at more than...

    36. August 3, 2015

      S Korea hits record first-half current account surplus of $52.4bn

      Low oil prices drove South Korea to a record current account surplus in the first half of the year in spite of falling...

    37. August 2, 2015

      South Korea seeks to boost investment in foreign equities

      South Korea is seeking to push through tax changes aimed at encouraging savers to invest in foreign assets, the latest...

    38. 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...

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