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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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,...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. January 7, 2014

    Samsung undershoots profit expectations

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

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. December 18, 2013

    Court ruling to push up wage bills for companies in South Korea

    By Song Jung-a in Seoul Companies in South Korea face a jump in wage bills after the supreme court ruled that regular...

  24. December 17, 2013

    South Korean banks struggle to gain a foothold abroad

    By Song Jung-a in Seoul South Korean banks have every incentive to expand overseas: the government is supportive and...

  25. December 9, 2013

    European watchdog presses Samsung over patents litigation

    Europe’s antitrust watchdog has indicated that Samsung may need to offer improved remedies to settle an investigation into...

  26. November 26, 2013

    Hyundai’s premium push with Genesis faces a global test

    By Song Jung-a and Simon Mundy in Seoul and Henry Foy in London Chung Mong-koo, Hyundai Motor’s chairman, brimmed with pride...

  27. November 21, 2013

    Samsung and LG test folding screens in search of flexible future

    Flat screens may have been fine for smartphones but Samsung and LG are betting that curved will be king for wearable devices...

  28. November 21, 2013

    Tougher South Korea customs checks strain US trade deal

    South Korean customs authorities are ramping up scrutiny of US imports in a move that may see fewer American manufacturers...

  29. November 18, 2013

    South Korean companies: Needed on the home front

    Flanked by rolling woodland and close to the peak of Mount Jiri, Namwon is one of South Korea’s most scenic towns. But its...

  30. November 15, 2013

    South Korea shipping groups struggle to stay afloat

    South Korea’s big shipping companies are struggling to stay afloat under mounting debts as the industry’s downturn worsens...

  31. November 15, 2013

    Posco chief quits amid rumours of government pressure

    The chief executive of Posco, the world’s fifth-largest steelmaker by sales, has resigned following weeks of media...

  32. November 13, 2013

    South Korea to back North Korean port project

    Seoul has agreed to support investment by South Korean companies in a Russian-led economic project in North Korea – a move...

  33. November 6, 2013

    Samsung’s modest dividend rise fails to mollify investors

    Samsung Electronics’ top executives spent nearly six hours on Wednesday trying to persuade analysts and investors that the...

  34. October 16, 2013

    Russia-South Korea pipeline talks revived

    Russia and South Korea revived talks on Wednesday on a long-mooted gas pipeline crossing North Korea, in a sign of...

  35. October 16, 2013

    Beware a pause in Kospi’s record run

    Thirty-four. That’s the number of days in a row that foreign traders have been net buyers of South Korean stocks. It matches...

  36. October 15, 2013

    Nissan’s Infiniti looks to crack top tier of luxury car market

    Under grey, drizzling skies, the industrial excavator reared up dramatically as the European head of Nissan’s luxury car...

  37. October 14, 2013

    Kaesong reopening offers no quick fix

    A month after Seoul and Pyongyang struck a breakthrough deal to reopen the only inter-Korean joint economic project, Park...

  38. October 8, 2013

    Obama declines to veto Samsung import ban

    Several Samsung smartphones found to infringe Apple’s patents are now blocked from sale in the US after President Barack...

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