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Thousands in Korea mourn Roh’s death

By Song Jung-a and Christian Oliver in Seoul http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/f848bf9c-485d-11de-8870-00144feabdc0.html Published: May 24 2009 13:46 | Last updated: May 24 2009 17:15 Tens of thousands of mourners gathered across South Korea to pay their final respects to Roh Moo-hyun, a former … Continue reading

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Tesco buys 36 stores in South Korea for £1bn

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/13c3d76c-2216-11dd-a50a-000077b07658.html By Elizabeth Rigby in London and Song Jung-a in Seoul Published: May 15 2008 03:00 | Last updated: May 15 2008 03:00 Tesco is breaking its decade-long pursuit of overseas organic growth, with a record cash purchase of a … Continue reading

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Leading executives quit in Samsung upheaval

By Song Jung-a in Seoul http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/0572e31c-10d0-11dd-b8d6-0000779fd2ac.html Published: April 23 2008 03:00 | Last updated: April 23 2008 03:00 Samsung, South Korea’s largest conglomerate, suffered the biggest upheaval in its corporate history yesterday when four of its top executives, including the … Continue reading

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Lee’s resignation rocks Samsung

By Song Jung-a http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/2d89f85c-108c-11dd-b8d6-0000779fd2ac.html Published: April 22 2008 18:07 | Last updated: April 22 2008 18:07 It has long been an unwritten rule in South Korea that a few criminal convictions need not stand in the way of running the … Continue reading

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Stalwart aide

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/2d89f85c-108c-11dd-b8d6-0000779fd2ac.html Samsung has not named a replacement for Lee Kun-hee, its chairman, but said yesterday Lee Soo-bin would be its representative for “external relations”, writes Woo Jae-yeon. Lee Soo-bin has been a staunch “Samsung man” for more than 40 years … Continue reading

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Trading up

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/2d89f85c-108c-11dd-b8d6-0000779fd2ac.html Samsung was founded in 1938 when Lee Byung-chul opened a trading company. It expanded in the wake of the 1950-53 Korean War, adding a textiles business, building the country’s first large sugar refinery and forming a powerful trading network. … Continue reading

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Lone Star takes KEB dividend

By Song Jung-a in Seoul http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/bed3bb0c-b2a7-11db-99ca-0000779e2340.html Published: February 2 2007 10:38 | Last updated: February 2 2007 10:38 Lone Star, the US private equity fund, will receive an annual dividend of Won416.7bn from Korea Exchange Bank, recouping almost a third … Continue reading

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