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    1. June 16, 2016

      Capital controls: Korea advice

      South Korea is to loosen controls on the flow of foreign capital. The case against having them at all is simple: left...

    2. June 16, 2016

      S Korea to ease capital control measures

      South Korea is overhauling its capital controls, making it easier to tap overseas markets in a partial reversal of its...

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      Although President Park remains relatively popular, South Korea and its squabbling pol...
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    1. June 8, 2016

      Seoul in $9.5bn effort to calm shipping sector storm

      South Korea will pump $9.5bn into state-run policy lenders reeling from huge losses on loans made to the beleaguered...

    2. June 3, 2016

      Hyundai maps out plans for luxury electric vehicle

      Hyundai Motor is making a bet on alternative fuels with a plan to expand its range of eco-friendly vehicles and to...

    3. May 4, 2016

      Calls for Reckitt Benckiser boycott in South Korea

      South Korean supermarket chain Lotte Mart has stopped stocking Reckitt Benckiser products amid a growing public...

    4. April 26, 2016

      South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy returns to profit

      Hyundai Heavy Industries returned to profit in the first three months of this year after nine straight quarters of...

    5. April 26, 2016

      South Korea’s deepening economic slowdown deals fresh blow to Park

      South Korea’s economic slowdown deepened in the first quarter, with sluggish exports and domestic consumption weighing...

    6. April 25, 2016

      Hanjin Shipping shares sink 30% on restructuring fears

      Shares in Hanjin Shipping sank 30 per cent on Monday on growing concern about the future of South Korea’s biggest...

    7. March 30, 2016

      Pelé sues Samsung for $30m over advert

      Samsung Electronics is facing a lawsuit from Pelé seeking $30m in compensation, after the football legend claimed the...

    8. March 21, 2016

      Luxury carmakers eye South Korea market

      South Korea is becoming an important market for Europe’s luxury carmakers, as the country’s rich seek to stand out from...

    9. March 11, 2016

      Tempers fray at Samsung Electronics AGM

      Samsung Electronics faced shareholders disgruntled over the company’s deteriorating performance and governance problems...

    10. February 21, 2016

      Hyundai’s complex deals keep it a family affair

      Chung Eui-sun took to a Detroit stage last month to reveal the first product in Hyundai Motor’s new standalone premium...

    11. February 8, 2016

      Global funds retreat from South Korean shares

      North Korea’s missile launch, not long after its first hydrogen bomb test, may be the focus of attention on the Korean...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. January 8, 2016

      Samsung disappoints as tech sector slows

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

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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,...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. October 29, 2015

      Samsung: cash machines

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

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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