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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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,...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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,...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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,...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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