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    1. May 22, 2015

      Korean Air ‘nut rage’ heiress freed from prison

      Cho Hyun-ah, the former Korean Air executive whose onboard “nut rage” tantrum delayed a flight, has been freed from prison...

    2. May 17, 2015

      Asian component makers take slice of Apple’s iPhone spoils

      As Apple basks in the unprecedented demand for its latest iPhones, suppliers from Tokyo to Taipei are sharing in the spoils....

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    1. FT Data

      May 15, 2015

      Commodity suppliers hit by slowdown in Chinese imports

      The growth in Chinese import has been slowing since the start of 2011 and actually contracted in the first months of this...

    2. May 13, 2015

      South Korea faces dilemma over conscientious objectors

      Song In-ho was six when three schoolmates confronted him with the question: “Are you a Jehovah’s Witness? We heard that...

    3. April 29, 2015

      Samsung Electronics confident of reversing smartphone slump

      A day after Apple announced record profits underpinned by booming iPhone sales in China, rival Samsung Electronics furnished...

    4. April 26, 2015

      Call to arms in quest to develop UK e-sports market

      Jack Lindsay is an articulate, clean-cut 18-year-old who any parent would be proud to show off to their friends. Because he...

    5. The World

      April 26, 2015

      Abe's date with history in Washington

      By Richard McGregor Shinzo Abe’s visit to the US this week is by any measure a significant moment. Japan’s prime minister...

    6. FT Photo Diary

      April 24, 2015

      Sitting protester

      An elderly woman sits on the ground as she is blocked by a barricade of policemen while marching down the street during a...

    7. beyondbrics

      April 23, 2015

      Opportunities to follow Saudi's June stock market opening

      Saudi Arabia is making all the headlines at the moment. Firstly, it convinced the OPEC oil cartel to maintain production...

    8. April 22, 2015

      South Korea agrees on nuclear co-operation with US

      South Korea and the US have reached agreement on nuclear co-operation after five years of talks. But they failed to agree on...

    9. April 21, 2015

      South Korea PM offers to resign amid ‘war on corruption’

      South Korea’s prime minister has offered to resign after finding himself embroiled in the “war on corruption” he declared...

    10. April 20, 2015

      South Korea contract workers at heart of labour reform challenge

      Fifteen years ago, Park Soon-bo joined South Korea’s largest carmaker on a short-term contract. Now 42, he is still...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      April 15, 2015

      Donating to Buddha

      A worker attaches the name tag of a Buddhist who made a donation to a lantern, for upcoming celebration of Buddha’s birthday...

    12. April 15, 2015

      IEA warns of ‘murkier’ oil outlook

      The rebalancing of the global oil market may still be in its early stage with the outlook “only getting murkier”, according...

    13. April 12, 2015

      South Korea resource drive undone by scandal

      Just a few years after he helped the government spearhead a bold overseas investment drive, Sung Wan-jong was found hanging...

    14. April 9, 2015

      US warns of ‘increasingly unbalanced’ global economy

      The US Treasury has stepped up calls for big economies, including the euro area and Japan, to boost demand as it warned the...

    15. April 9, 2015

      Bank of Korea calls for fiscal measures to stimulate economy

      South Korea’s central bank governor has called on the government to take fiscal measures to stimulate the economy, citing...

    16. April 9, 2015

      Japan in long battle over war apology

      Japan risks forgetting the lessons of its militarist past if prime minister Shinzo Abe tampers with history, according to...

    17. April 8, 2015

      Japan’s annual coal benchmark influence on the wane

      Japan’s annual supply agreements, which run from April, the start of the country’s financial year, remain one of the most...

    18. April 6, 2015

      China cannot believe its luck over new investment bank

      The Chinese government can scarcely believe its own luck. Heaping Asian insult upon Capitol Hill injury, last week Benjamin...

    19. April 6, 2015

      Seoul still under attack over Sewol ferry tragedy

      Almost a year on from the Sewol ferry disaster that shook South Korea, 52 relatives of the dead had their heads shaved in...

    20. April 1, 2015

      Gloomy data fuel fears for South Korea’s economy

      South Korea’s economy hit a snag in March as exports fell the most in two years and inflation hit a 16-year low, adding to...

    21. April 1, 2015

      China-led AIIB attracts rush of applicants

      Almost 50 countries are poised to join China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as founding members, after the deadline...

    22. March 31, 2015

      The nightmare of a Korean cold war thaw

      Amid all the talk of a new cold war, it is easy to forget that there are parts of the world where the cold war never ended....

    23. March 31, 2015

      Taiwan applies to join China-led AIIB

      Taiwan has applied to join Beijing’s newly created Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, in a test of how China’s political...

    24. March 28, 2015

      Australia to join China-led bank despite US opposition

      Australia plans to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, it said on Sunday, reversing a previous decision to stay...

    25. March 27, 2015

      South Korea to join China-led development bank

      South Korea is to join the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank, becoming the latest US ally to defy Washington’s pleas for...

    26. March 26, 2015

      South Korea in balancing act on household debt

      South Korea’s government is fighting to address the dangers of the nation’s fast-rising household debt burden — even as...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      March 25, 2015

      Shooting the shooters

      A photographer takes pictures of South Korean army soldiers involved in a US/South Korea live-fire military exercise at a...

    28. The World

      March 25, 2015

      The flaws in the geopolitical case for the TPP

      As the Trans-Pacific Partnership does or doesn’t approach completion, arguments for and against have had another airing,...

    29. March 25, 2015

      China’s tourists head for Japan, S Korea and Russia

      China’s masses of globetrotting tourists are changing their habits amid currency shifts, evolving fashions and upheavals in...

    30. March 23, 2015

      South Korea charts its way past the big beasts of the Pacific

      In a fight between whales, South Koreans sometimes remark mournfully, the shrimp’s back is broken. The saying is often used...

    31. March 19, 2015

      Asia meeting aims to calm tensions

      The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea will meet in Seoul this weekend for the first time in three years, in...

    32. March 19, 2015

      LG Chem and rivals tip bright future for OLED lighting

      LG Chem is leading a charge by South Korean and Japanese companies to grab a bigger share of the nascent and potentially...

    33. March 16, 2015

      Australia shifts stance on China-led development bank

      Australia may overturn its opposition to joining the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank after the UK opted to...

    34. March 12, 2015

      Samsung to trade renminbi in S Korea

      Samsung Electronics has outlined plans to start trading renminbi in South Korea, giving a boost to the nascent local market...

    35. March 12, 2015

      Asian central banks in rate cut rush

      Asian central bank watchers are having a tough time deciding where to look. On Thursday, South Korea became the latest to...

    36. March 12, 2015

      South Korea cuts rates to record low

      South Korea has become the latest entrant to the global easing party, cutting its policy interest rate 25 basis points to a...

    37. March 12, 2015

      Dollar’s pause helps Wall Street to rally

      Thursday 20:00 GMT. A pause in the dollar’s stellar advance helped underpin a solid rebound on Wall Street following two...

    38. FT Photo Diary

      March 6, 2015

      Seoul rallies for Lippert

      A monk prays before anti-North Korea activists holding placards in support of Mark Lippert, US Ambassador to Seoul, during a...

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