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    1. January 28, 2016

      Tech components: old tricks make dogs

      Technology hardware needs a new trick. The personal computer ceded to the notebook, which in turn gave way to the...

    2. January 26, 2016

      Samsung SDI: run down

      To the visionary belong the spoils, to the manufacturer, it seems, less so. On Tuesday, shares in Samsung SDI, Korean...

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    1. January 22, 2016

      Hyundai Heavy shuts factory making offshore oil rigs

      Hyundai Heavy Industries is to temporarily shut one of its two factories making offshore oil rigs, due to a dearth of...

    2. January 20, 2016

      Hyundai Merchant Marine’s liquidity worries deepen

      Shares in Hyundai Merchant Marine sank on Wednesday on growing concern about its liquidity after a failed asset sale...

    3. January 12, 2016

      Samsung reaches partial deal with sick ex-workers

      Samsung Electronics has agreed to subject its factories to independent inspectors — a significant concession to...

    4. January 8, 2016

      Samsung disappoints as tech sector slows

      Samsung Electronics reported higher fourth-quarter earnings that fell well short of analysts’ forecasts, highlighting...

    5. December 30, 2015

      South Korea takes aim at Hyundai cross-shareholdings

      South Korea’s antitrust watchdog has ordered Hyundai Motor and sister company Kia Motors to sell part of their stakes...

    6. December 28, 2015

      Samsung group affiliates ordered to trim cross-holdings

      Shares in Samsung group companies fell on Monday after South Korean antitrust regulators told the country’s biggest...

    7. December 22, 2015

      S Korea’s companies turn corner on dividends

      Investors in South Korea who have long complained about the country’s infamously low dividend yields could be forgiven...

    8. December 15, 2015

      South Korea ‘panda’ bond five times subscribed

      The first sovereign “panda” bond attracted bids for five times the paper on offer in a deal that marked another step in...

    9. December 15, 2015

      Temple siege intensifies South Korea rights debate

      Seoul’s intricate Buddhist temple of Jogyesa last week became the unlikely focus of a police siege, as hundreds of...

    10. December 8, 2015

      South Korea poised to issue first sovereign panda bond

      South Korea is poised to issue China’s first sovereign “panda” bond next week, in a move that marks the latest step in...

    11. December 7, 2015

      A South Korean billionaire who tests his own make-up

      Suh Kyung-bae used to raise eyebrows by turning up to business meetings sporting bright nail varnish. Today the...

    12. December 1, 2015

      Samsung replaces head of sluggish mobile unit

      Samsung Electronics has replaced the head of its mobile business for the first time in six years, as it seeks to...

    13. November 26, 2015

      Cloned cows create a new beef over climate change

      It has become something of a family ritual: school successes, new jobs and other milestones are toasted in a splendid...

    14. November 25, 2015

      South Korea takes aim at zombie companies

      South Korea is bracing for a wave of tough corporate restructuring as the government finally gets serious about...

    15. November 17, 2015

      Freedom fears as South Korea targets chat app chief

      When President Park Geun-hye came to power promising to make South Korea a leader in digital innovation, it seemed a...

    16. November 11, 2015

      Uber in South Korea tie-up with Hyundai

      Uber has partnered with South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Group in a bid to keep alive its troubled business in the country,...

    17. November 4, 2015

      Hyundai launches new luxury brand

      Hyundai Motor is launching a standalone luxury brand named after its Genesis saloon, in its latest push to go upmarket...

    18. October 29, 2015

      Samsung bows to investor pressure with $9.9bn share buyback

      Samsung Electronics bowed to heavy shareholder pressure as it announced a $10bn share buyback scheme and promised...

    19. October 29, 2015

      Samsung: cash machines

      Minority interests, rejoice: victory over a South Korean conglomerate. On Thursday, Samsung Electronics said it would...

    20. October 27, 2015

      Former workers pressure Samsung over deadly illnesses

      Seated on a plastic mat near her wheelchair, Han Hye-kyoung cuts a frail figure during her quiet protest at the foot of...

    21. October 25, 2015

      South Korean dealmaking hits record high

      Dealmaking by South Korean companies has hit a new high this year as the need for conglomerates, such as Samsung and SK...

    22. October 23, 2015

      South Korea GDP growth rebounds in third quarter

      South Korea’s economy picked up pace in the third quarter, helped by rising consumption and construction activity, but...

    23. October 22, 2015

      Poor China performance dents Hyundai Motor

      Hyundai Motor reported its smallest net profit in at least five years in the third quarter, as sales slumped in...

    24. October 22, 2015

      Samsung looks to rake in the chips

      TSMC is facing a battle to defend its market share as rival Samsung Electronics encroaches on the world’s largest...

    25. October 15, 2015

      Start-up fate awaits South Korea’s middle-aged salarymen

      Landing a job at one of the mighty chaebol business groups is the ambition of many South Koreans, but in most cases the...

    26. October 7, 2015

      Chips drive Samsung third-quarter operating profit

      Shares in Samsung Electronics surged 8.7 per cent after the South Korean company’s third-quarter profit guidance...

    27. October 7, 2015

      Seoul enlists shops into drive to boost spending

      South Korean shoppers snapping up cut-price toys and vacuum cleaners this week can thank the government for the bargain...

    28. October 6, 2015

      South Korea frets as TPP erodes trade advantage over Japan

      News of a preliminary deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership drew a nervous response in South Korea, which missed the...

    29. October 6, 2015

      Crude crash and regional oversupply hit South Korean oil refiners

      South Korean refiners, like their global peers, are moving to restructure and enter new businesses as they grapple with...

    30. September 22, 2015

      VW emissions fallout spreads to Asia

      South Korea’s environment ministry said it would investigate the emissions compliance of Volkswagen’s diesel cars, as...

    31. September 15, 2015

      High-performance Hyundai for mass market coming within two years

      Hyundai Motor is planning its first high-performance car for the mass market within two years, as the South Korean...

    32. September 7, 2015

      MBK Partners seals $6bn purchase of Tesco’s South Korea business

      South Korea’s MBK Partners has announced the $6bn acquisition of Tesco’s supermarket business in the country —...

    33. September 6, 2015

      Tesco set to close door on South Korean success story

      After negotiating aisles dotted with staff noisily promoting foodstuffs in the style of market hawkers, shoppers at...

    34. September 2, 2015

      MBK Partners closes in on $6bn Tesco Korea deal

      Tesco has named a consortium led by South Korean buyout group MBK Partners as the preferred bidder for its business in...

    35. September 1, 2015

      South Korea exports plunge 14.7%

      South Korea has suffered its heaviest fall in exports for six years, bolstering expectations that the central bank will...

    36. August 27, 2015

      Tesco eyes $844m dividend from Homeplus to cut sale price

      Tesco plans to receive a Won1tn ($844m) dividend from its Korean business as a way to cut the asking price for Homeplus...

    37. August 17, 2015

      Lotte feud renews spotlight on chaebol risk

      As South Korea marks the 70th anniversary of liberation from a bitterly remembered occupation by Japan, the...

    38. August 13, 2015

      Leading South Korean tycoon granted presidential pardon

      South Korea’s president has ordered the release from prison of a prominent tycoon who embezzled more than $40m from...

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