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      South Korea cuts growth forecasts

      South Korea has lowered its bullish growth forecasts for this year and next, citing weaker than expected domestic...

    2. December 19, 2014

      Seoul court orders leftist party to disband

      South Korea’s constitutional court has ordered the dissolution of a small leftwing political party accused of pro-North...

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    1. December 18, 2014

      Asian IPOs end 2014 on a high

      Asia’s capital-raisers are finishing the year with a flourish. Just this week, Hong Kong priced the world’s biggest property...

    2. December 17, 2014

      Visteon to sell stake in air conditioning business for $3.6bn

      US auto parts maker Visteon has agreed to sell its stake in a South Korean joint venture for $3.6bn as it seeks to focus on...

    3. December 15, 2014

      Former Park aide stokes scandal in S Korea

      South Korean president Park Geun-hye is facing a political crisis amid allegations a former aide influenced important state...

    4. December 14, 2014

      Foreign websites click with South Korean shoppers

      Ahn Hee-jung is an avid user of overseas online shopping sites. Having splurged $6,000 on home appliances, the 31-year-old...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      December 12, 2014

      "Nut rage" inquest

      Cho Hyun-ah, who was head of cabin service at Korean Air and the oldest child of Korean Air chairman Cho Yang-ho, arrives...

    6. December 11, 2014

      Trade deal on IT teeters as China digs in

      A high-profile deal struck just weeks ago by China and the US to unlock negotiations to liberalise the trade in IT goods has...

    7. December 11, 2014

      Inditex shares up after strong recent sales rise

      Sales at Inditex have risen sharply in recent weeks, boosting investor hopes amid signs that a period of tough foreign...

    8. beyondbrics

      December 11, 2014

      The gender gap in Asia Pacific: shrinking but not enough

      The World Economic Forum’s 2014 Global Gender Gap Report, released last month, presented some interesting findings about...

    9. December 10, 2014

      BlackRock buys into South Korea’s Coupang

      BlackRock, the US asset manager, has led a $300m investment in Coupang, the South Korean online retail group, in the latest...

    10. December 8, 2014

      Chess moves to transform world politics

      Political analysts often use chess as a metaphor to describe world affairs. States and peoples move around the board...

    11. December 7, 2014

      N Korea denies being behind Sony attack

      The Pyongyang government’s state-run media said the cyber attack on Sony’s Hollywood studio may have been the work of...

    12. November 25, 2014

      South Korea targets 5G global supremacy

      Smartphone users in the western world might still be getting used to the rapid connections offered by 4G mobile networks,...

    13. beyondbrics

      November 24, 2014

      Monetary policy divergence splits EM into two camps

      As Alan Beattie wrote recently, a clear divergence in monetary policy is polarising the emerging market (EM) universe. Some...

    14. FT Alphaville

      November 21, 2014

      No-one ever expects the PBOC

      The People’s Bank of China likes to act unexpectedly. And Friday’s surprise announcement of a Chinese rate cut only confirms...

    15. November 19, 2014

      S Korea searches soul after ferry disaster

      Hundreds of yellow ribbons still flutter in the square outside Seoul’s city hall, commemorating the sinking of the Sewol...

    16. November 19, 2014

      S Korea’s Park faces climate change test

      “Climate change is the greatest challenge of the 21st century,” South Korean President Park Geun-hye told a UN climate...

    17. November 19, 2014

      Sewol shames operator and politicians

      The 15 surviving crew members of the Sewol ferry sat with their heads bowed in court last week, as they received lengthy...

    18. November 19, 2014

      S Korea chaebol growth model hits limits

      South Korea is good at overcoming short-term crises but the manufacturing-driven economy is now facing longer-term...

    19. November 19, 2014

      Government fosters tech entrepreneurs

      At age 28, Jang Won-gwi left a cosy job at a South Korean technology firm to pursue his start-up dream. Together with two...

    20. The World

      November 19, 2014

      China and Russia push back against the US

      The announcement of closer Russian-Chinese military co-operation is a striking sign of how geo-political competition is...

    21. November 19, 2014

      Samsung axes $2.3bn shipbuilding merger amid shareholder pressure

      Samsung has bowed to shareholder pressure and axed a proposed Won2.5tn ($2.25bn) merger of its shipbuilding and engineering...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      November 18, 2014

      South Korean landing

      Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA South Korean marines participate in the annual ‘Hoguk’ exercise, in Pohang, some 360km southeast of...

    23. November 18, 2014

      Samsung to reduce smartphone range

      Samsung Electronics will cut the number of its smartphone models next year in an effort to pare back costs, amid increasing...

    24. November 14, 2014

      Asahi’s sex slave ‘comfort women’ stories polarise Japan

      The mood was tense when Tadakazu Kimura took the floor at an unusual Asahi Shimbun newspaper town hall meeting last month....

    25. November 13, 2014

      Fifa World Cup bid report turns into game of two halves

      Even by Fifa standards, it was a day of dramatic accusations and recriminations. More evidence of strange goings-on that...

    26. November 13, 2014

      Eike Batista plots comeback in pharma

      Eike Batista, the Brazilian oil tycoon due to go on trial next week over insider trading allegations, is attempting to stage...

    27. November 13, 2014

      Oil’s dive set to transform LNG market

      The downward spiral in oil prices is poised to shake up liquefied natural gas, a critical source of energy in east Asia and...

    28. November 12, 2014

      Won volatile after weak jobs data

      The South Korean won went on a volatile run on Wednesday, tracking weak jobs data from its domestic market and renewed fears...

    29. November 12, 2014

      Park under pressure to talk to Abe

      When Japan and South Korea played football in Seoul last year, something odd happened during the game. Instead of a Mexican...

    30. November 11, 2014

      Captain of South Korea’s Sewol ferry is jailed for 36 years

      The captain of South Korea’s Sewol ferry has been sentenced to 36 years in prison for criminal negligence in his failure to...

    31. November 10, 2014

      China and South Korea trade talks ‘settled’

      South Korea said on Monday it had “effectively settled” terms on a trade pact with China, and expected to confirm...

    32. November 9, 2014

      Obama and Xi seek to bridge strategic divide

      Barack Obama and Xi Jinping will meet in Beijing at the Apec leaders’ gathering, at a time when their careers are on very...

    33. MBA blog

      November 8, 2014

      South Korea part two

      Korean Stock Exchange - EPGP IIMB Visit As we settled our way into the warm and friendly Korean ethos, an extremely packed...

    34. November 7, 2014

      Richemont group plans to expand beyond China

      The Richemont group’s watch brands are continuing their Asia push with gusto – and, as the luxury market slows in China, the...

    35. November 7, 2014

      China and Japan to resume security talks

      Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday his government was laying the ground for a bilateral summit with China on...

    36. November 6, 2014

      China chip tester JCET in talks to buy Temasek stake in Singapore rival

      Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology, China’s biggest chip tester, has made an offer to buy Temasek’s 83 per cent stake...

    37. November 6, 2014

      South Korean won slides to 14-month low

      The won dropped to a 14-month low on Thursday amid rising expectations that South Korea will intervene to cushion the impact...

    38. October 30, 2014

      Naver misses expectations despite Line growth

      Naver, South Korea’s biggest internet portal operator, reported an 88 per cent year-on-year jump in third-quarter operating...

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