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      South Korea gaming groups struggle to fend off China

      South Korea’s computer games industry is facing a crisis as online software makers struggle to compete with...

    2. August 24, 2016

      Samsung’s new Galaxy Note outsells supply

      Samsung Electronics has had to delay the launch of its new premium smartphone Galaxy Note7 in some markets with...

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    2. South Korea

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    1. August 24, 2016

      North Korea displays weapons advances with submarine missile launch

      North Korea has conducted its most successful submarine-launched ballistic missile test to date, in a display of its...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      August 23, 2016

      Anti-Terror Drill in South Korea

      A rescue member (C) in full protective gear stands amongst South Korean soldiers wearing gas masks during an...

    3. Fast FT

      August 23, 2016

      Poland plans first European sovereign panda bond

      Poland is planning to become the first European country to issue debt into China’s mainland bond market with a sale of...

    4. FT Alphaville

      August 23, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - DeLong with a tentative macroeconomic reform agenda. - Down the (Jackson) hole. - Stanley...

    5. August 22, 2016

      ‘Seoul Man’ by Frank Ahrens

      When Frank Ahrens was 46, he quit an 18-year career at The Washington Post to become an expat spouse. He followed his...

    6. August 18, 2016

      South Korea in show of power as tensions rise with North

      South Korea’s military said on Thursday it would conduct its largest ever artillery drill near the border with North...

    7. August 15, 2016

      Japan’s new defence minister swerves Yasukuni visit

      Two weeks after being appointed defence minister, Tomomi Inada — the woman dubbed Japan’s Joan of Arc — is expected to...

    8. August 12, 2016

      South Korean leader under fire for pardoning convicts

      South Korea’s president has pardoned almost 5,000 convicts, including business figures, going back on an election...

    9. August 12, 2016

      South Korea confirms Google antitrust probe

      South Korea’s antitrust watchdog says it is looking at whether Google has violated the country’s anti-competition laws,...

    10. August 11, 2016

      Novartis faces potential South Korea sales ban

      Novartis has come under fresh pressure in South Korea, facing the potential suspension of some of its popular...

    11. August 10, 2016

      Shiseido: putting a brave face on

      Making up is hard to do for Shiseido. After the market close on Tuesday, the Japanese cosmetics producer announced...

    12. August 8, 2016

      Seoul missile move sparks fears for pop culture exports to China

      Fears are growing in South Korea that China’s love affair with its vibrant pop culture is on the wane amid rising...

    13. Fast FT

      August 8, 2016

      S&P raises rating on S Korea

      Standard and Poor’s has raised its rating on South Korea, citing the east Asian country’s economic track record and...

    14. Fast FT

      August 8, 2016

      China dollar imports fall further as export contraction eases

      Contraction in China’s dollar-denominated exports softened in July, but a fall in imports using the same currency...

    15. Fast FT

      August 2, 2016

      Korean July CPI edges higher in wake of rate cut

      Prices in South Korea increased marginally in July in the wake of the central bank’s interest rate cut the previous...

    16. Fast FT

      August 1, 2016

      Exports a bright spot in cloudy outlook for South Korea, Taiwan

      Business activity in two of Asia’s top tech-focused exporters may still be growing, but a subdued global economic...

    17. Fast FT

      August 1, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: PMI day

      It’s a new week and a new month for investors in Asia, having endured a perplexing Friday as, primarily, the Bank of...

    18. July 29, 2016

      Vietnam the big winner from China’s move up the value chain

      China’s ongoing transition from low-wage manufacturer to budding high-tech hothouse is creating waves across the rest...

    19. July 29, 2016

      Corruption scandal transfixes South Korea

      A senior South Korean prosecutor has been indicted for bribery after allegedly receiving more than Won950m ($854,000)...

    20. July 29, 2016

      South Korea boycott knocks Reckitt Benckiser profit

      Reckitt Benckiser, the British household goods group, is to pay £300m in compensation to families whose relatives...

    21. July 29, 2016

      European stocks: EDF jumps 10%; Foxtons slides

      There was another slew of European earnings this morning, and the tone was generally dark. In the aftermath, shares in...

    22. Fast FT

      July 29, 2016

      Korea troubles hit Reckitt Benckiser profits

      Reckitt Benckiser, the consumer goods group behind brands from Dettol to Durex, missed expectations after legal issues...

    23. Fast FT

      July 29, 2016

      Korean industrial production slows sharply in June

      The pace of industrial production in South Korea slowed sharply in June, but it wasn’t all bad news as the figures beat...

    24. Fast FT

      July 28, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Fed holds

      Asian markets look set for a mixed session after Wall Street slipped as investors parsed the latest policy statement...

    25. Fast FT

      July 26, 2016

      South Korean economy outpaces expectations in Q2

      The South Korean economy grew faster than expected in the second quarter, some pleasing news for policymakers who are...

    26. July 25, 2016

      Renminbi and yen command attention

      Once upon a time, everything in currencies was measured against the dollar. And, in large part, it still is. But, in...

    27. July 24, 2016

      South Korea’s high stakes missile deployment

      South Korea’s plan to deploy a US-built missile shield furnishes it with a crucial level of defence against Kim Jong...

    28. July 24, 2016

      South Koreans fear return to authoritarian past

      Every year South Korea is briefly gripped by sizzling ideological debate over an unlikely topic: an activist song in a...

    29. July 22, 2016

      VW suspends diesel car sales in South Korea

      Volkswagen is to suspend sales in South Korea of diesel vehicles caught up in the diesel emissions scandal, as the...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      July 22, 2016

      Lonely death

      A volunteer for Good Nanum carry the urn that bears the remains of a man who died alone with no one claiming his...

    31. Fast FT

      July 22, 2016

      Volkswagen Korea suspends sales of many diesel vehicles

      Volkswagen Korea will suspend sales of most of its emission-cheating diesel vehicles in South Korea amid growing...

    32. Fast FT

      July 22, 2016

      North Korea GDP shrank 1.1% in 2015: BoK

      North Korea’s economy fell into recession and suffered its worst contraction since 2007 last year as trade plummeted...

    33. The World

      July 21, 2016

      Trump's foreign policy - nine points from his NYT interview

      On the eve of his acceptance speech at the Republican convention, Donald Trump has rattled allies in Europe and Asia...

    34. July 19, 2016

      S Korea missile system heightens regional tensions

      The fallout from the US and South Korea’s plan to deploy an anti-ballistic missile system was swift: hunger strikes and...

    35. July 18, 2016

      Boots steps into South Korea pharmacy market

      Stefano Pessina, the serial Walgreens dealmaker who has marched his pharmacy empire across four continents already, is...

    36. July 17, 2016

      Line takes the long road to global success

      With a blockbuster $1.3bn dual listing in Tokyo and New York last week under his belt, the reclusive founder of Line,...

    37. Fast FT

      July 14, 2016

      Korea cuts GDP and inflation forecasts

      The Bank of Korea has revised its 2016 expectations for economic growth and inflation lower, a further indication of...

    38. Fast FT

      July 13, 2016

      Chinese exports drop nearly 5% as import fall deepens

      China’s dollar-denominated exports contracted much as expected in June, but as with imports paid for with the renminbi,...

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