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      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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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....

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. February 17, 2015

      China’s Anbang steps up buying spree with $1bn Tongyang deal

      Anbang Insurance Group, the Chinese financial company that recently acquired New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel, has continued...

    17. February 12, 2015

      Korean Air heiress found guilty in ‘nut rage’ case

      Cho Hyun-ah, the Korean Air executive who lost her temper over a bag of macadamia nuts, is set to spend the next year eating...

    18. February 11, 2015

      Higher South Korea dividends fuel hopes for Kospi re-rating

      South Korean companies are moving to boost their notoriously low dividends, prodded by government and shareholder pressure...

    19. February 5, 2015

      Hyundai family revives sale of logistics unit stake

      Hyundai Motor’s controlling family has relaunched an effort to sell part of its controversial stake in a logistics...

    20. January 7, 2015

      Korean Air ‘nut rage’ executive charged

      The daughter of Korean Air’s chairman could face prison for an in-flight tantrum over a packet of nuts last month, after...

    21. December 17, 2014

      Visteon to sell stake in air conditioning business for $3.6bn

      US auto parts maker Visteon has agreed to sell its stake in a South Korean joint venture for $3.6bn as it seeks to focus on...

    22. December 16, 2014

      Korean Air faces penalties over ‘nut rage’ incident

      South Korea’s transportation ministry is to penalise Korean Air Lines after a tantrum by the chairman’s daughter over a bag...

    23. December 14, 2014

      Foreign websites click with South Korean shoppers

      Ahn Hee-jung is an avid user of overseas online shopping sites. Having splurged $6,000 on home appliances, the 31-year-old...

    24. December 9, 2014

      Korean Air nut rage sparks chaebol backlash

      The daughter of Korean Air’s chairman has resigned from the family-run airline after causing a public uproar by delaying a...

    25. December 1, 2014

      Samsung modest reshuffle disappoints

      Samsung Electronics has unveiled a modest reshuffle that leaves virtually all the key unit chiefs in place, disappointing...

    26. November 26, 2014

      How the smart went out of the Samsung phone

      It was in 2010 that Lee Kun-hee, chairman of the Samsung group, warned that South Korea’s most famous company risked...

    27. November 26, 2014

      Samsung to sell chemicals and defence stakes

      Samsung Group has agreed to sell most of its chemicals and defence operations to Hanwha for Won1.9tn ($1.7bn), in the latest...

    28. November 25, 2014

      South Korea targets 5G global supremacy

      Smartphone users in the western world might still be getting used to the rapid connections offered by 4G mobile networks,...

    29. November 21, 2014

      AmorePacific: Korean cool

      When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie… that’s AmorePacific, going global. First-half numbers for the South Korean...

    30. November 19, 2014

      S Korea searches soul after ferry disaster

      Hundreds of yellow ribbons still flutter in the square outside Seoul’s city hall, commemorating the sinking of the Sewol...

    31. November 19, 2014

      Sewol shames operator and politicians

      The 15 surviving crew members of the Sewol ferry sat with their heads bowed in court last week, as they received lengthy...

    32. November 19, 2014

      S Korea chaebol growth model hits limits

      South Korea is good at overcoming short-term crises but the manufacturing-driven economy is now facing longer-term...

    33. November 18, 2014

      Samsung to reduce smartphone range

      Samsung Electronics will cut the number of its smartphone models next year in an effort to pare back costs, amid increasing...

    34. November 11, 2014

      Hyundai and Kia to buy back $616m in shares

      Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors have announced share buybacks worth Won670bn ($616m), in the South Korean carmakers’ latest...

    35. October 29, 2014

      Record smartphone sales fuel LG Electronics

      LG Electronics, the world’s third-largest smartphone maker, has reported a solid rise in operating profit for the third...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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