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    1. July 30, 2015

      Samsung confirms smartphone drag on profits

      A painful reversal in fortunes for Samsung Electronics’ smartphone business continued in the second quarter, the...

    2. July 29, 2015

      Oil plunge swells losses at Daewoo Shipbuilding

      Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering has reported ballooning losses from delayed offshore energy projects,...

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    1. July 28, 2015

      Fresh hurdle for Samsung group merger

      The controversial merger of Samsung C&T with Cheil Industries faces a new potential obstacle, with a plunge in their...

    2. July 27, 2015

      South Korea listings approach record high

      South Korea’s equity capital markets are booming with the volume of initial public offerings set to reach a record high...

    3. July 23, 2015

      Samsung reveals limits to activist powers

      The founders of Elliott Management Corporation hate to lose. In South Korea, however, they have met their match — for...

    4. July 23, 2015

      Hyundai offers $230m olive branch as slump continues

      Hyundai Motor’s unexpected $230m dividend payout to shareholders is the latest olive branch to investors who have...

    5. July 23, 2015

      Japan receives more tourists than it sends abroad

      A weaker yen, a boom in cruise holidays and a surge of Chinese shopaholics have pushed Japan across a historic...

    6. July 19, 2015

      Chaebol model at risk after Samsung’s narrow defeat of Elliott

      Even as Samsung’s founding family savours victory over US activist fund Elliott Associates, it is digesting new...

    7. July 17, 2015

      Samsung’s founding family strengthens grip on group

      Samsung’s founding family strengthened its grip on the conglomerate on Friday when shareholders in a key business...

    8. July 16, 2015

      Samsung mobilises 5,000 staff ahead of merger vote

      Samsung C&T has taken the unusual step of allowing its 5,000 domestic employees to view the names and addresses of...

    9. July 15, 2015

      Samsung: The activist v the ‘owners’

      Two decades before the heart attack that ended his career, Samsung patriarch Lee Kun-hee set in motion the process that...

    10. July 15, 2015

      Daewoo Shipbuilding sinks 30% on projection of big losses

      Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering is expected to book losses worth billions of dollars in the second quarter as...

    11. July 13, 2015

      S Korea pension fund in spotlight ahead of Samsung vote

      South Korea’s $422bn National Pension Service is poised to make one of the most high-pressure interventions in its...

    12. July 9, 2015

      Bank of Korea lowers GDP growth forecast

      South Korea’s central bank has again cut the country’s growth forecast for the year as the impact of an outbreak of...

    13. July 5, 2015

      Sabic pushes into Asia with South Korea deal

      Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation has teamed up with SK Global Chemical to produce polyethelyne products in...

    14. July 1, 2015

      Court strikes down Elliott challenge to Samsung merger

      A Seoul court has rejected an appeal from US activist fund Elliott Associates to block the merger of two Samsung group...

    15. July 1, 2015

      Jeb Bush cashes in on family’s fundraising network

      Jeb Bush, the former Republican Florida governor running for president, has tapped into his family’s fundraising...

    16. June 25, 2015

      Private equity lines up for Tesco’s South Korean unit Homeplus

      The sale of Tesco’s South Korean unit, valued at more than $7bn, has drawn offers from as many as eight preliminary...

    17. June 25, 2015

      South Korean game makers go mobile

      The daily commute can be an epic battle for many South Koreans. In the most wired country in the world, it is not...

    18. June 24, 2015

      South Korea pension fund to vote against SK group merger

      South Korea’s National Pension Service will oppose a proposed merger between two units of SK Group on the grounds that...

    19. June 24, 2015

      South Korea to spend $9bn to counter Mers impact

      South Korea will draw up a Won10tn ($9bn) supplementary budget to help its already struggling economy cope with the...

    20. June 23, 2015

      Samsung heir apologises over Mers failings

      Lee Jae-yong, the presumed heir of Samsung Group, has issued a public apology for the role of a Samsung hospital in the...

    21. June 18, 2015

      Seoul dating agency practices its version of Korean unification

      Han Seol-hyang blushes as she recounts her memories of teenage dating in Pyongyang. “Everything was in secret. It...

    22. June 18, 2015

      Elliott Associates: Samsung merger could cost investors $7bn

      US hedge fund Elliott has stepped up its campaign against a proposed merger of two Samsung Group units, a day before a...

    23. June 17, 2015

      China woes leave Hyundai digging deeper

      Like a motor racing pit crew, six workers in matching baseball caps crouch over a mechanical digger, busily attaching a...

    24. June 11, 2015

      Contentious Samsung deal takes twist with share sale

      A battle over the succession at Samsung took a twist, when a key group business sold all its treasury stock to a...

    25. June 11, 2015

      Samsung: keeping it in the families

      Some eras last longer than they should. South Korea’s period of rule by corporate dynasty, characterised by intra-group...

    26. June 10, 2015

      South Korea pushes to be new force in pharmaceuticals

      In a brightly lit sealed room at Celltrion's headquarters near Seoul, a man in white overalls and a hairnet squats next...

    27. June 9, 2015

      Schindler accuses Hyundai Elevator of cutting value by $1bn

      Schindler Elevator has accused Hyundai Elevator of destroying $1bn of corporate value over four years, in the latest...

    28. June 9, 2015

      Elliott heightens efforts to thwart Samsung merger

      US activist hedge fund Elliott Associates has asked a South Korean court to block a merger between two major Samsung...

    29. June 7, 2015

      South Korea working to boost demand

      South Korea’s finance minister has criticised leading world economies for not doing enough to counter a slump in global...

    30. June 4, 2015

      Chaebol issues lurk at heart of Elliott’s criticism of Samsung

      Samsung’s succession process has come under attack from US hedge fund Elliott Associates, which is trying to block a...

    31. June 4, 2015

      Elliott Associates takes aim at Samsung merger plan

      A restructuring at the Samsung group has run into opposition, with US hedge fund Elliott Associates attempting to block...

    32. June 3, 2015

      South Korea likely to take up arms in currency war

      The warning from Leon Trotsky that “you may not be interested in war but war is interested in you” might seem apt to...

    33. June 3, 2015

      South Korean shipbuilders ride oil tanker wave

      When Maersk Line, operator of the world’s largest container ship fleet, signed a $1.8bn order with Daewoo Shipbuilding...

    34. June 2, 2015

      Export worries knock 10% off Hyundai Motor’s shares

      Hyundai Motor shares sank 10 per cent as a weakening yen and the carmaker’s heavy reliance on saloons weighed on global...

    35. June 1, 2015

      Korea pension fund poised to invest $40bn overseas

      South Korea’s state-run National Pension Service (NPS) is poised to pour more than $40bn into overseas equities and...

    36. May 31, 2015

      South Korean retailers battle to bag duty-free licences

      South Korea’s top retailers are battling it out to open duty-free shops in downtown Seoul, as an influx of Chinese...

    37. 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...

    38. May 15, 2015

      Samsung heir apparent to head foundations in succession step

      Lee Jae-yong, Samsung Group’s heir apparent, has inherited the chairmanship of two charitable bodies and investment...

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