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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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      Nairobi artists are banding together to avoid dependence on galleries and patrons, whi...
    2. South Korea

      Although President Park remains relatively popular, South Korea and its squabbling pol...
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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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 &...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. Fast FT

      June 1, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Big data

      Asian markets look set to begin June on a cautious note amid a deluge of key economic data including PMIs and top tier...

    14. Fast FT

      May 30, 2016

      The banks where the commodities rout will hurt most

      When it comes to souring commodity-related loans putting pressure on banks, the credit ratings of lenders in Singapore,...

    15. Fast FT

      May 30, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: A solid lead

      Asian markets look set to follow Wall Street higher after the S&P 500 rose on Friday, rounding out its best weekly...

    16. beyondbrics

      May 26, 2016

      Iran shifts tactics to lock in global energy allies

      Iran’s new approach to building energy allies is being revealed as the former powerhouse staggers back onto the global...

    17. May 25, 2016

      Obama’s pivot to Asia remains unfinished

      Barack Obama’s “pivot to Asia” was always well founded. The world’s gravity is shifting eastward and it makes sense for...

    18. May 25, 2016

      South Korea equities: we won more

      South Korean companies make a lot of great products. One thing they do not make is happy shareholders. Never mind that...

    19. May 22, 2016

      South Korea economy pays price for China slowdown and cheap oil

      When Park Geun-hye, South Korea’s president, visited Tehran this month, the size of the commercial delegation was a...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      May 20, 2016

      Anti-terror drill

      South Korean policemen take part in an anti-terror and security drill at a mall in Seoul, South Korea   ...

    21. May 18, 2016

      North Korea makes public its paranoia over China

      To North Koreans, their country’s relationship with China was “forged in blood in the victorious war to liberate the...

    22. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      Singapore export contraction moderated in April

      Singapore’s exports fell again last month, but at almost half their previous rate of contraction. Non-oil exports fell...

    23. May 16, 2016

      South Korea to fine Nissan over emissions data

      South Korea’s environment ministry said on Monday that it will fine Nissan Won330m ($280,000) and file a criminal...

    24. May 13, 2016

      South Korea pushes for developed market status

      An impending decision on whether or not China’s $6.1tn onshore equity markets should start to be included in the...

    25. May 12, 2016

      Asia risks repeating Europe’s errors

      I was in Seoul the other day. In London politicians were arguing about whether Britain should sue for divorce from its...

    26. May 10, 2016

      Alarm bells ring for EM currency investors

      Investors in emerging market currencies would be well advised to take their well-worn tin hats out of the loft for a...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      May 10, 2016

      Welcoming honour guard ceremony

      Wearing traditional military uniform, a member of a South Korean military honour guard, salutes before a welcoming...

    28. May 8, 2016

      North Korea leader promises to improve foreign relations

      Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s leader has promised to “improve and normalise” relations with countries that have been...

    29. May 5, 2016

      Reckitt chief says sorry to South Korea over deadly disinfectants

      Reckitt Benckiser’s chief executive apologised on Thursday for the sale of deadly disinfectants that have been linked...

    30. FT Data

      May 5, 2016

      Datawatch: female teachers and male principals

      About two in three teachers in secondary schools are female in the OECD countries, but they account for less than half...

    31. Fast FT

      May 5, 2016

      Payrolls and holidays keep lid on most markets

      European and US equity gauges are firmer, rallying off three week lows, as easing growth concerns help boost oil...

    32. May 4, 2016

      Calls for Reckitt Benckiser boycott in South Korea

      South Korean supermarket chain Lotte Mart has stopped stocking Reckitt Benckiser products amid a growing public...

    33. Fast FT

      May 3, 2016

      South Korea inflation steady in April

      There’s still plenty of uncertainty about the robustness of the outlook for South Korea this year, but in the meantime,...

    34. Fast FT

      May 2, 2016

      S Korea manufacturing decline hits pause in April

      South Korea’s manufacturing industry ended a three-month stretch of contraction in April, but inflationary pressures...

    35. April 29, 2016

      US adds China, Germany and Japan to new currency watchlist

      The US Treasury has placed China, Germany and Japan on a new currency watchlist, warning that all three faced extra...

    36. April 29, 2016

      Seoul singer’s tough gig: Australian who became a K-pop idol

      When Henry Prince Mak arrived in South Korea in 2014 his new employer told him to close his eyes. Uneasy but eager to...

    37. April 29, 2016

      China’s white collar wages outstrip Japan, Korea

      The salaries of senior company managers in China have overtaken those of counterparts in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan...

    38. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      Korean industrial production slips in March

      Industrial output in South Korea took a turn for the worse last month, falling at its fastest pace in more than a year....

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