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    1. October 24, 2014

      Kia Motors blames strong won for earnings slowdown

      Kia Motors blamed a stronger South Korean won for a dip in third-quarter earnings, while following its affiliate Hyundai...

    2. October 23, 2014

      Hyundai Motor: at the crossroads?

      Sometimes an investment costs more than the price tag. Korea’s Hyundai Motor has discovered this to its sorrow. Last month...

    1. October 22, 2014

      State funding disrupts South Korea’s start-up scene

      Park Sung-suh showed good timing by creating his Android-based software company in 2008, just as Google’s mobile operating...

    2. October 16, 2014

      Koreans lose faith in homegrown chat apps

      In South Korea, one of the world’s most wired nations, fears over state cyber surveillance have sparked an exodus from a...

    3. October 12, 2014

      North and South Korea: best frenemies

      Choco pies are banned in North Korea to forestall ideological rot. The snacks became a currency of sorts after being offered...

    4. September 25, 2014

      South Korea embezzlement probe highlights governance woes

      The chairman of one of South Korea’s powerful chaebol business groups is under investigation for embezzlement, in the latest...

    5. September 25, 2014

      Asia corporate policing improves, says report

      Corporate policing in Asia has improved even as companies’ own governance has slowed, according to a study that names Japan...

    6. September 24, 2014

      South Korea regulator appeals for private equity investment

      South Korea’s top financial regulator has urged foreign private equity funds to invest in the country, as the government...

    7. August 27, 2014

      South Korea probes banks over interest rates collusion

      South Korea’s competition watchdog is investigating the country’s four largest commercial banks over possible interest rates...

    8. August 25, 2014

      South Korea’s MBK strikes deal to sell Taiwan TV broadcaster

      Taiwan’s Wei family is set to take control of the country’s largest cable TV broadcaster in a $2.4bn deal that is the latest...

    9. August 18, 2014

      Dubai and South Korea sign joint investments deal

      Dubai and South Korea are teaming up to fund joint investments as the emirate cements its role as the business launch pad...

    10. August 14, 2014

      South Korea looks to revive growth with rate cut

      The Bank of Korea has cut the country’s interest rate for the first time in 15 months, bowing to government pressure to spur...

    11. July 31, 2014

      Naver numbers disappoint amid Line IPO talk

      Naver, South Korea’s biggest internet company by sales, disappointed the market with its second-quarter results amid...

    12. July 31, 2014

      Samsung smartphone sales plunge

      Revenue at Samsung Electronics’ flagship mobile device business fell by a fifth in the second quarter from a year earlier,...

    13. July 24, 2014

      Strong won weighs on South Korean exporters

      After a quarter in which South Korea’s currency rose to its strongest levels since 2008, a flurry of results statements...

    14. July 24, 2014

      S Korea reveals $40bn stimulus package as growth slows

      South Korea unveiled a $40bn stimulus package to boost the country’s flagging economy, as data on Thursday showed that...

    15. July 20, 2014

      Growing pains for South Korea’s retailers

      When it is completed in 2017, the sprawling Lotte World complex, which is slowly taking shape in the northeastern Chinese...

    16. July 14, 2014

      Samsung suspends ties with Chinese supplier

      Samsung Electronics has stopped using a Chinese supplier accused of hiring child workers, after finding evidence to suggest...

    17. July 13, 2014

      Owen Mahoney of Nexon: a US geek at the helm of a Japanese game developer

      If a tech geek could design a dream CV, it would probably look a lot like Owen Mahoney’s. He earned spare cash as a teenager...

    18. July 8, 2014

      Samsung operating profit shrinks to two-year low

      Samsung Electronics’ earnings fell by almost a quarter in the three months to June, after the South Korean group was caught...

    19. July 6, 2014

      Drugmakers warn on South Korea pricing policy

      International pharmaceutical companies have warned Seoul that they are holding back new medicines from the country’s market,...

    20. July 3, 2014

      China and South Korea poised for bilateral trade deal

      Chinese and South Korean leaders have pledged to sign a bilateral trade agreement by the end of this year and introduce...

    21. June 30, 2014

      Samsung fails to eliminate Chinese labour violations

      Samsung Electronics’ Chinese suppliers have continued to commit legal and safety violations that the South Korean technology...

    22. June 10, 2014

      Trial of South Korean ferry crew opens amid angry scenes

      Most of the surviving crew members of South Korea’s Sewol ferry went on trial on Tuesday in proceedings that will provide a...

    23. April 14, 2014

      South Korea’s health insurer sues tobacco companies

      By Song Jung-a in Seoul South Korea’s state-run health insurer has filed a lawsuit against three tobacco companies including...

    24. April 7, 2014

      Tech sell-off extends Nasdaq losses

      The sell-off in technology stocks saw losses on the Nasdaq index extended to 4.6 per cent over the past three trading...

    25. March 19, 2014

      S Korea regulators launch probe into China banks’ operations

      South Korean financial authorities have launched an inspection of three Chinese banks' operations in the country, amid...

    26. March 14, 2014

      Posco girds for turnround under new chief

      Posco is banking on a turnround under its new chief executive, who is focusing on improving the South Korean steelmaker’s...

    27. March 4, 2014

      Hyundai hopes new model Sonata is a smash

      Hyundai Motor’s media preview of its new sedan on Tuesday included the unusual step of smashing it into a wall at 65kph in...

    28. February 20, 2014

      South Korea has lost the North to China

      A poor country triples its trade volume in six years. Exports to its main partner soar fivefold. This is a rare feat for a...

    29. February 16, 2014

      South Korean moviemaker focuses on Samsung safety record

      When Kim Tae-yun decided to make a film about the death from leukaemia of a young Samsung Electronics factory worker, his...

    30. February 11, 2014

      Big KDB loss forecast underscores Korea Inc distress

      Korea Development Bank has estimated that its 2013 net loss will top Won1tn ($938m) due to the impact of restructuring in...

    31. January 29, 2014

      South Korea adds to signs of Asia manufacturing recovery

      By Song Jung-a in Seoul and Josh Noble in Hong Kong Asia’s factories are beginning to hum again, suggesting stronger growth...

    32. January 24, 2014

      Samsung warns of weak earnings growth this quarter

      Samsung Electronics has warned that weak earnings momentum will continue into 2014, as the South Korean company confirmed...

    33. January 23, 2014

      Strong South Korean won and weak home demand hit Hyundai revenues

      Hyundai Motor reported its first quarterly revenue decline for more than four years yesterday, as the South Korean carmaker...

    34. January 20, 2014

      Strong-won worries appear overblown for Korea’s manufacturers

      When Samsung Electronics undershot analysts’ forecasts with its latest earnings figures this month, it reinforced concerns...

    35. January 14, 2014

      South Korea cuts target for nuclear power

      Seoul has drastically reduced its long-term target for nuclear power generation, adding to the pressure on the South Korean...

    36. January 7, 2014

      Samsung undershoots profit expectations

      Samsung Electronics has estimated that fourth-quarter earnings missed analysts’ forecasts, amid slowing demand for its...

    37. December 30, 2013

      South Korea exchange rushes to implement ‘kill switch’

      South Korea’s exchange operator, Korea Exchange (KRX), is rushing to implement a “kill switch” system designed to minimise...

    38. December 30, 2013

      Ssangyong revs up for growth drive

      Four years ago, as South Korean carmaker Ssangyong Motor teetered on the brink of insolvency, a court asked Lee Yoo-il – a...

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