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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. November 10, 2014

      China and South Korea trade talks ‘settled’

      South Korea said on Monday it had “effectively settled” terms on a trade pact with China, and expected to confirm...

    3. November 6, 2014

      South Korean won slides to 14-month low

      The won dropped to a 14-month low on Thursday amid rising expectations that South Korea will intervene to cushion the impact...

    4. October 24, 2014

      Weak exports weigh on South Korea GDP

      South Korea’s economy grew at an annual pace of 3.2 per cent in the third quarter of this year, the central bank said on...

    5. 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...

    6. October 20, 2014

      Seoul rejects rebuke over labour laws

      South Korea’s government has rejected claims that its labour law encourages abuse of migrant workers, highlighting the...

    7. 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...

    8. October 15, 2014

      Bank of Korea cuts rates to 2% and lowers growth forecast

      South Korea’s central bank has cut the benchmark interest rate for the second time in three months, while warning that...

    9. 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...

    10. October 2, 2014

      S Korea’s traditional rent-free tenancies come under strain

      For decades, South Korean landlords have scorned monthly rent in favour of jeonse – a unique system under which tenants...

    11. 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...

    12. September 18, 2014

      South Korea to ramp up spending 5.7%

      South Korea’s government on Thursday unveiled a plan to increase state spending by 5.7 per cent next year, as part of...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. June 22, 2014

      Feedback: South Korea’s elites

      Simon Mundy’s article, ‘South Korea’s millionaire tutors’, looked at the country’s unease about the vast sums of money...

    18. June 13, 2014

      Under fire Park culls S Korean cabinet

      South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye has replaced almost half of her cabinet ministers in an effort to restore public...

    19. May 1, 2014

      South Korean exports leap to 15-month high

      South Korean exports rose 9 per cent in April from a year earlier – the highest figure for 15 months – as strong sales to...

    20. February 7, 2014

      S Korea’s elderly left behind by speed of change

      slideshow: Growing older and getting poorer in South Korea As she shuffles down the snow-dusted lanes beside her home,...

    21. 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...

    22. January 23, 2014

      South Korea records fastest economic growth in 3 years

      In the southern port city of Busan in South Korea, so many families are sprucing up their homes that local interior...

    23. 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...

    24. January 6, 2014

      Park Geun-hye warns South Korean companies on weaker yen

      By Song Jung-a in Seoul Park Geun-hye, South Korea’s president, has stressed the need to rebalance Asia’s fourth-largest...

    25. December 3, 2013

      South Korean economy seeks room to breathe

      From its plant in the industrial town of Ansan, Hanshin Machinery has a clear window on South Korean manufacturing...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. November 13, 2013

      South Korea’s five-year ban on shorting financials lifted

      South Korea will lift a five-year ban on short selling financial stocks on Thursday to boost trading activities as market...

    30. 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...

    31. November 12, 2013

      South Korea’s derivatives decline threatens equity trade

      South Korea’s derivatives market, once the world’s largest by trading volume, is suffering a sharp drop in liquidity as...

    32. October 30, 2013

      Carmaker strikes hit S Korean industrial output

      South Korea’s industrial output fell the most in six months in September mainly because of strikes at the country’s top...

    33. October 25, 2013

      South Korea construction groups strike bearish tone

      After three straight years of contraction, South Korea’s construction sector has rebounded this year, helping the country to...

    34. October 25, 2013

      Doubts cloud strong South Korea growth

      South Korea’s economy grew 3.3 per cent in the third quarter from a year earlier, the fastest rate for nearly two years,...

    35. October 7, 2013

      South Korea struggles to cut suicide rate as change takes toll

      “Tomorrow’s sun will rise,” reads one of the messages on a digital display spanning Seoul’s Mapo Bridge, aimed at dissuading...

    36. September 26, 2013

      Budget shows S Korea’s economic challenges

      Park Geun-hye’s first budget as South Korean president on Thursday underscored the challenge facing her government, as it...

    37. September 17, 2013

      S Korea struggles to take in foreign workers

      As Sri Lankan music blares from an electronics shop across the road, Sherzod is struggling to count the nationalities of the...

    38. September 16, 2013

      Kaesong reopens amid easing of Korean tensions

      North and South Korea on Monday resumed operations at the Kaesong industrial complex in a sign of improving inter-Korean...

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