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      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...

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      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...

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      Nairobi artists are banding together to avoid dependence on galleries and patrons, whi...
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      Although President Park remains relatively popular, South Korea and its squabbling pol...
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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

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      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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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,...

    9. 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...

    10. 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,...

    11. Fast FT

      July 13, 2016

      Wetherspoon writes 'New Magna Carta'

      Hot on the heels of a beermats-for-Brexit campaign, pub chain Wetherspoon has penned its own “New Magna Carta” for this...

    12. Fast FT

      July 13, 2016

      China imposes anti-dumping tariff on fibre from Japan, S Korea, Turkey

      China is to impose an anti-dumping tax on acrylic fibre imports from Japan, South Korea and Turkey for five years...

    13. Fast FT

      July 13, 2016

      South Korea unemployment rate falls in June

      South Korea’s labour market fared a touch better than expected last month as the unemployment rate fell. The jobless...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      July 12, 2016

      Protest arrest

      South Korean policemen detain a member of a part-time employment union during a rally against the government’s labour...

    15. July 8, 2016

      South Korea to deploy US missile shield

      South Korea and the US have agreed to deploy a US anti-ballistic missile system in South Korea as a shield against...

    16. Fast FT

      July 8, 2016

      US to deploy missile defence system in S Korea

      South Korea and the US have agreed to deploy an advanced missile defence system with the US military based in South...

    17. July 6, 2016

      South Korea anti-graft law sparks business backlash

      South Korea’s sweeping anti-corruption legislation is facing a business backlash over fears that strict public sector...

    18. Fast FT

      July 1, 2016

      June a boon for (most) Asian manufacturers

      With the latest round of manufacturing PMIs out, it looks as if Asia’s manufacturers bounced back in June. Well, most...

    19. Fast FT

      July 1, 2016

      South Korea CPI steady in June

      Overall prices in South Korea held steady in July, but inflation was kept subdued by declines in the price of food and...

    20. Fast FT

      June 30, 2016

      S Korean industrial production surges by most since 2013

      Industrial production in South Korea grew last month at its fastest pace in more than three years, vastly beating...

    21. Fast FT

      June 29, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: A better day?

      Stocks in Europe and the US staged a tentative rally on Tuesday and government bonds sold off as the British pound...

    22. June 28, 2016

      South Korea: won love

      One country’s woe can be another’s bounty. No, not the UK and its erstwhile EU partners, but Japan and South Korea. As...

    23. Fast FT

      June 28, 2016

      South Korea plans $17bn fiscal stimulus package

      South Korea is planning a Won20tn ($17bn) stimulus package including a Won10tn extra budget to boost sluggish economic...

    24. Fast FT

      June 28, 2016

      South Korea - When Brexit is worth $17bn

      At least, that’s the view of Standard Chartered analysts who think that the turmoil caused by the UK vote to leave the...

    25. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Asia's central bankers talk tough amid market volatility

      While all eyes are turned to Tokyo on expectations of possible monetary intervention, central banks throughout the Asia...

    26. June 22, 2016

      Industrial robot sales hit record

      The accelerating pace of automation on factory floors saw a double-digit rise in worldwide sales of industrial robots...

    27. Fast FT

      June 22, 2016

      How Brexit could affect Asian currencies

      A possible Brexit will prove negative to most Asian currencies with China’s renminbi and India’s rupee suffering the...

    28. June 22, 2016

      North Korea rebuked over missile launches

      North Korea has fired two ballistic missiles out to sea from its east coast in what appears to be the most successful...

    29. June 16, 2016

      Capital controls: Korea advice

      South Korea is to loosen controls on the flow of foreign capital. The case against having them at all is simple: left...

    30. June 16, 2016

      S Korea to ease capital control measures

      South Korea is overhauling its capital controls, making it easier to tap overseas markets in a partial reversal of its...

    31. June 15, 2016

      S Korea finds $1.3bn accounting hole at Daewoo Shipbuilding

      South Korea’s state audit agency said it had uncovered a Won1.5tn ($1.3bn) accounting hole at Daewoo Shipbuilding &...

    32. June 12, 2016

      LafargeHolcim disposals to exceed $3.6bn

      LafargeHolcim, the Franco-Swiss cement group created by a €41bn merger last year, is stepping up its post-deal disposal...

    33. June 10, 2016

      South Korea prosecutors raid Lotte Group HQ as probe widens

      Prosecutors raided Lotte Group headquarters on Friday in a widening probe into South Korea’s fifth-largest...

    34. June 9, 2016

      Bank of Korea unexpectedly cuts rates to 1.25%

      The Bank of Korea caught markets off guard by cutting the benchmark interest rate for the first time in a year to a new...

    35. June 8, 2016

      Seoul in $9.5bn effort to calm shipping sector storm

      South Korea will pump $9.5bn into state-run policy lenders reeling from huge losses on loans made to the beleaguered...

    36. Fast FT

      June 7, 2016

      Chow Tai Fook FY profit slumps 46%

      Profits at Chow Tai Fook slumped 46 per cent as the biggest jeweller in the world by market capitalisation continued to...

    37. June 7, 2016

      S Korea’s Lotte Chemical makes $3.1bn counter bid for Axiall

      South Korea’s Lotte Chemical has potentially sparked a bidding war for Axiall, coming in as a potential white knight...

    38. Fast FT

      June 1, 2016

      South Korea's exports take unexpected tumble

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

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