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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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,...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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,...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. August 27, 2013

    South Korea drops development bank privatisation

    South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye has pulled the plug on a proposed privatisation of Korea Development Bank amid calls...

  24. July 25, 2013

    South Korea records strongest economic growth in two years

    South Korea’s economy recorded its strongest quarterly growth for more than two years in the three months through June, as...

  25. July 16, 2013

    Chaebol under fire amid South Korean scandals

    The audio file is uncomfortable listening. Uploaded on YouTube, it captured a young salesman at Namyang Dairy Products, one...

  26. July 15, 2013

    South Korean contract workers struggle for rights

    Two disgruntled contract workers at Hyundai Motor have become a cause célèbre for millions of South Korean temporary...

  27. July 2, 2013

    Seoul’s start-up generation

    Jay Mok’s family were shocked: 29 years old, recently married, a graduate from a top Seoul university with a good job at a...

  28. June 11, 2013

    South Korean women face glass ceiling in workforce

    Mrs Kim has been thinking about quitting her job at a Seoul brokerage for a while, as she finds it hard to juggle her career...

  29. May 30, 2013

    South Korea posts first output rise in four months

    SEOUL, May 30 – South Korea’s industrial output in April expanded on monthly terms for the first time in four months, data...

  30. May 26, 2013

    Why the game is up for the Kim dynasty

    The Real North Korea: Life and Politics in the Failed Stalinist Utopia, by Andrei Lankov, Oxford University Press,...

  31. May 7, 2013

    Japan’s tourists stay away from South Korea

    Noriko Nakanishi, a 61-year-old Japanese housewife living in Saitama prefecture, travelled to Seoul twice in the past few...

  32. May 1, 2013

    Seoul offers exporters $10bn of help

    South Korea’s government has announced $10bn of new financial support to help the country’s exporters, as April data showed...

  33. April 25, 2013

    South Korea growth hits two-year high in first quarter

    On the same day that South Korea announced its fastest quarterly growth for two years, earnings statements from two of its...

  34. April 18, 2013

    Hyundai Motor: ready to build on a break

    If it is not one thing it is another. As soon as Hyundai Motor resolved its labour issues last year, the focus turned to...

  35. April 11, 2013

    Kuroda’s bazooka crimps South Korean stocks

    Kim Jong-eun’s nuclear weapons may be the focus of attention on the Korean peninsula, but the greater worry for its...

  36. March 4, 2013

    S Korea’s Park apologises for deadlock

    South Korea’s new president has apologised after a troubled first week in office, in which delays in passing a vital bill...

  37. February 28, 2013

    Seoul searches for path to welfare state

    After its phenomenal ascent from agrarian poverty to advanced industrial power, South Korea appears to the rest of the world...

  38. February 7, 2013

    Weak sales hit S Korea growth hopes

    Sales at South Korea’s top department stores and discount shops fell sharply last month, renewing concerns about the...

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