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    1. 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 South...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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 network by...

    2. 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 bidders,...

    3. 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 uncommon...

    4. 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 the...

    5. 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 effects...

    6. 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...

    7. 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 wasn’t all...

    8. 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 court...

    9. 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 web...

    10. 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 friendly...

    11. 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...

    12. 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 to a...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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 deal...

    17. 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 the...

    18. 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 Asian...

    19. 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 on...

    20. 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...

    21. 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 bonds in...

    22. 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 tourists...

    23. 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 spoils....

    24. 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 vehicles...

    25. April 29, 2015

      Dividends lure foreigners back to Kospi

      South Korean shares are poised to test historic highs in the coming months after hitting their best levels in four years...

    26. April 27, 2015

      Hyundai looks to placate investors with shareholder rights body

      Hyundai Motor has bowed to foreign investors’ requests for it to establish a board-level committee protecting outside...

    27. April 20, 2015

      South Korea contract workers at heart of labour reform challenge

      Fifteen years ago, Park Soon-bo joined South Korea’s largest carmaker on a short-term contract. Now 42, he is still...

    28. April 14, 2015

      Tycoon’s suicide note stokes South Korean scandal

      President Park Geun-hye of South Korea is facing a political crisis after allegations that aides and ruling party lawmakers...

    29. April 12, 2015

      South Korea resource drive undone by scandal

      Just a few years after he helped the government spearhead a bold overseas investment drive, Sung Wan-jong was found hanging...

    30. April 1, 2015

      Emerging markets: The great unravelling

      Faced with recession, decade- high inflation, a fiscal crisis and water rationing, more than 1m Brazilians took to the...

    31. April 1, 2015

      Gloomy data fuel fears for South Korea’s economy

      South Korea’s economy hit a snag in March as exports fell the most in two years and inflation hit a 16-year low, adding to...

    32. March 31, 2015

      Convicted former Hanwha chairman among highest paid Korean directors

      A convicted criminal was among the highest-paid South Korean corporate directors last year for the second year in a row. Kim...

    33. March 26, 2015

      South Korea in balancing act on household debt

      South Korea’s government is fighting to address the dangers of the nation’s fast-rising household debt burden — even as...

    34. March 18, 2015

      South Korea protests over North’s wage demand

      Leaders of South Korean companies operating at an industrial complex in the North have crossed the border to complain about...

    35. March 13, 2015

      Hyundai Motor faces up to investors’ ire

      After stewing for six months over Hyundai Motor Group’s controversial plans to spend $10bn on land for a new headquarters,...

    36. February 26, 2015

      Xiaomi Mi Note: Apple lookalike with inspired innovations

      Xiaomi is often dubbed the “Apple of China”. Some take this to mean it is merely a very effective iPhone copycat. Another...

    37. February 26, 2015

      South Korea toughens up on chaebol law-breakers

      The prison sentence handed down this month to the daughter of Korean Air’s chairman for an onboard tantrum over the serving...

    38. February 24, 2015

      Low oil price forces South Korean shipbuilders to cut costs

      The plunging price of oil is forcing South Korean shipbuilders to take tough restructuring measures as a drop in offshore...

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