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    South Korea ferry disaster: Families of victims demand answers

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  1. 16 hours ago

    S Korea reported to have detained ferry captain

    Vigil for ferry victims as search continues South Korean investigators have detained the captain of the capsized Sewol...

  2. April 17, 2014

    Weighing up Europe and emerging markets

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  3. April 17, 2014

    Scientists clone human embryonic stem cells from adults

    Scientists from the US and South Korea have used cloning techniques to create embryonic stem cells from two adults in an...

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    April 17, 2014

    Searching in South Korea

    Ahn Young-joon/AP A relative of a passenger aboard a sunken ferry weeps at a port in Jindo, South Korea. Strong currents,...

  5. April 17, 2014

    Grief turns to anger over S Korean ferry rescue

    Desperate search for S Korea ferry crash victims South Korea on Thursday accelerated its desperate search for almost 300...

  6. April 16, 2014

    Tesco makes sales gains in central Europe

    Tesco’s international operations are showing signs of stability with an upturn in central Europe, as the company prepares to...

  7. April 16, 2014

    The Korean Wave, by Yasue Kuwahara

    The plot of My Love from the Star is far-fetched, dealing with an alien who falls in love with a pop star. But the South...

  8. FT Photo Diary

    April 16, 2014

    Ferry sinks off South Korea

    Yonhap/EPA A view of the rescue operation under way after the ferry Sewol sank in waters off Jindo Island in the...

  9. April 16, 2014

    Burberry rises on Chinese sales

    Burberry’s strategy in China has paid off and helped sales at the British luxury goods group rise by almost a fifth in the...

  10. April 16, 2014

    Search resumes for S Korea ferry victims

    Marine police on Thursday continued a desperate search for almost 300 people still missing after a ferry carrying 475...

  11. April 14, 2014

    Samsung whistleblower returns to court

    It took just four years for Kim Yong-chul to go from chief lawyer at Samsung to manning the till in a bakery. During that...

  12. April 14, 2014

    South Korea’s health insurer sues tobacco companies

    By Song Jung-a in Seoul South Korea’s state-run health insurer has filed a lawsuit against three tobacco companies including...

  13. April 11, 2014

    Korea’s artistic treasures – and their links to China and Japan

    Ceramic wars In what are sometimes referred to as the “ceramic wars”, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a Japanese warrior-general,...

  14. FT Photo Diary

    April 11, 2014

    Live fire exercise South Korea

    Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images A South Korean soldier from 26th Infantry division attends the United States and South Korean...

  15. April 10, 2014

    Italy production falls as France edges up

    Investors were focused on Chinese trade figures, which could be a warning of a broader slowing of the economy, though data...

  16. April 9, 2014

    South Korean won climbs to six-year peak

    The South Korean won rose to a six-year high on Wednesday, buoyed by strong portfolio inflows, falling unemployment and...

  17. April 8, 2014

    Seoul finally steps up incentives

    A wave of confidence in South Korea has renewed local interest in launching new businesses. After a false start a decade...

  18. April 8, 2014

    Citigroup to close swath of South Korean retail branches

    Citigroup plans to close nearly 30 per cent of its retail branches in South Korea as its revenues and profits in the country...

  19. April 7, 2014

    Ample stocks mute platinum strike effect

    Ample stocks are keeping the price of platinum in check even as industrial action in South Africa, the world’s biggest...

  20. April 6, 2014

    Diplomacy weighs on Tony Abbott’s Asia trade mission

    It was either an ambitious statement of intent or a blunder that will make Tony Abbott, Australia’s prime minister, a...

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    April 6, 2014

    The week ahead, April 6 - 13

    It’s election week in EM. Hungary kicks off with parliamentary elections today, then on Monday the Indian electoral marathon...

  22. FT Photo Diary

    April 4, 2014

    Buddha’s birthday preparations

    Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters A man attaches prayer petitions, with names written on cards, to lotus lanterns in preparation for the...

  23. April 4, 2014

    US warns China not to use force in maritime disputes

    The Obama administration has warned Beijing not to use force or coercive tactics to pursue its territorial claims in Asia,...

  24. April 4, 2014

    Blackstone Asia chief returning to US

    Michael Chae, who was sent to head up Blackstone’s Asian private equity operations three years ago, is returning to the US...

  25. April 3, 2014

    Russia looks east as it seeks to rebalance trade interests

    As Russia’s relations with Europe turn sour, Dmitry Kobylkin should be a worried man. The governor of Yamal-Nenets, a vast...

  26. April 3, 2014

    The way to avoid a war

    Beyond economic strength and military prowess, one of the precious ingredients in great power relations is credibility....

  27. April 3, 2014

    Chinese ‘driving test tourists’ flock to South Korea

    The streets of Seoul are full of Chinese tourists drawn by South Korea’s lavish department stores, its glamorous pop stars –...

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    April 2, 2014

    From periphery to core: EM to dominate global travel

    If your mental map of the global economy puts emerging markets on the periphery and developed markets at the core, then...

  29. April 2, 2014

    Asia follows China into an old-fashioned arms race

    Everyone knows about China’s arms build-up. Beijing’s defence budget has risen eightfold in 20 years. In that time it has...

  30. April 1, 2014

    Indonesia reclaims trade surplus

    Data on Tuesday painted a picture of mediocrity in the global economy, with data from China showing manufacturing edged...

  31. April 1, 2014

    Asian economies endure rocky start to the year

    Asia ended a rocky first quarter with a whimper. The region’s two biggest economies, the export machines of China and Japan,...

  32. March 31, 2014

    Yulia Tymoshenko talks to the FT

    Extracts from the interview with Yulia Tymoshenko by Neil Buckley, conducted in Kiev on 31 March 2014. On a possible...

  33. March 31, 2014

    S Korea payslips highlight investor chaebol worries

    Chey Tae-won may have spent nearly all of last year in prison for embezzlement, but that didn’t stop his fellow company...

  34. March 31, 2014

    Samsung chiefs top Apple’s Tim Cook in pay

    As Samsung Electronics renews its long-running legal battle with Apple, its three co-chief executives can take comfort in...

  35. FT Photo Diary

    March 31, 2014

    Big bang in South Korea

    Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters Amphibious assault vehicles of the South Korean Marine Corps throw smoke bombs as they land onshore...

  36. March 31, 2014

    South Korea raises stakes in gamble for Chinese punters

    Jeju Island’s white beaches and volcanic landscape are a source of pride for South Koreans, but its roulette tables and slot...

  37. March 30, 2014

    Tokyo and Seoul must stop sniping

    Last week, Shinzo Abe and Park Geun-hye, leaders of Japan and South Korea respectively, met in a trilateral meeting arranged...

  38. March 30, 2014

    Hugo Boss taps S Korean star power in China

    As Gwyneth Paltrow, the actress and face of Hugo Boss, sparked headlines about the end of her marriage last week, the German...

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