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Samsung BioLogics' listing under review after regulator says it breached accounting rules

Nov 14 2018

SEOUL South Korea's top financial regulator said Samsung BioLogics Co Ltd had intentionally breached accounting rules ahead of its 2016 listing, leading to a suspension in trading of the biotech firm's shares and a review of its listing status.

South Korea regulators step up pressure on Samsung over complex ownership structure

May 10 2018

SEOUL South Korean regulators turned up the heat on Samsung Group [SAGR.UL] over its complex ownership structure, with the country's antitrust chief saying on Thursday the arrangement for control at the nation's top conglomerate was "not sustainable".

North Korean diplomat heads to Finland ahead of possible U.S. talks

Mar 18 2018

SEOUL/BEIJING A senior North Korean diplomat left for Finland on Sunday for talks with former U.S. and South Korean officials, Yonhap News Agency reported, amid a series of diplomatic encounters ahead of a possible U.S.-North Korean summit.

Now N.Korean diplomat heads to Finland amid new diplomatic flurry

Mar 17 2018

SEOUL/BEIJING, March 18 A senior North Korean diplomat left for Finland on Sunday for talks with former U.S. and South Korean officials, Yonhap News Agency reported, amid a series of diplomatic encounters ahead of a possible U.S.-North Korean summit.

South Korea's POSCO, Samsung SDI agree to build cathode plant in Chile by 2021

Mar 10 2018

SEOUL A consortium led by South Korea's POSCO and Samsung SDI will build a cathode plant in Chile by 2021 for the country's lithium batteries project, POSCO said in a statement on Sunday.

White House: Talks with North Korea must lead to ending nuclear program

Feb 26 2018

SEOUL/WASHINGTON The White House said any talks with North Korea must lead to an end to its nuclear program after senior officials from Pyongyang visiting South Korea said on Sunday their government was open to talks with the United States. | Video

Olympics: Korean skating back on thin ice ahead of Pyeongchang

Jan 31 2018

SEOUL Four years after the Korea Skating Union (KSU) was supposed to have cleaned up its act, allegations of favoritism and athlete mistreatment have again roiled South Korean sport just weeks ahead of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

South Korea's Moon visits hospital fire scene, agonizes over series of disasters

Jan 27 2018

SEOUL South Korean officials rushed to identify 37 victims of a hospital blaze and pinpoint the cause on Saturday as President Moon Jae-in visited the burnt-out building and decried "one tragedy after another" to strike the country. | Video

Melbourne run pushes Chung towards cult status back home

Jan 25 2018

SEOUL From being practically unknown in South Korea a week ago, Chung Hyeon has quickly gained superstar status in his homeland with a fairytale run to the Australian Open semi-finals that has raised the profile of tennis to new levels in the east Asian country.

South Korea's Moon hopes inter-Korean thaw 'opens door' for nuclear talks with U.S.

Jan 22 2018

SEOUL South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday a thaw in relations between the two Koreas ahead of next month's Winter Olympics presented a "precious chance" for the United States and North Korea to discuss the North's weapons programs.

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