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    27 Oct 2016 Thu

    Samsung vows mobile rebound, dangles buyback after Note 7 shock

    27 Oct 2016, Thu

    Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday said it aims to recover quickly from the disastrous withdrawal of the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 that dragged third-quarter mobile earnings to their lowest level in nearly eight  years.

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    26 Oct 2016 Wed

    South Korea's president accused of leaking classified documents

    26 Oct 2016, Wed

    South Korea's President Park Geun-hye is accused of giving classified documents to a close friend. Prosecutors have raided homes and offices linked to Choi Sun-sil – a longtime confidante of President Park. They also raided the office of the country’s largest business group – the Federation of Korean Industries. It is alleged to have also helped two foundations linked to Ms Choi raise about US$70 million.

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    25 Oct 2016 Tue

    South Korea Q3 growth slows on Samsung, Hyundai crises

    25 Oct 2016, Tue

    A massive recall of Samsung smartphones and strikes at Hyundai Motor took a toll on South Korea's economy in the third quarter, with the slowest growth in more than a year.

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    21 Oct 2016 Fri

    iPhone7 hits Korean stores in Note 7's absence

    21 Oct 2016, Fri

    The Apple iPhone 7 went on sale in South Korea on Friday, seeking to fill a void left by arch-rival Samsung on its home turf following a damaging recall fiasco over the Note 7 smartphone.

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    19 Oct 2016 Wed

    Fraud charges for S. Korea's Lotte founding family

    19 Oct 2016, Wed

    The chairman of retail giant Lotte Group, along with his father and brother, were charged with tax evasion and embezzlement following a lengthy corruption probe.

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    12 Oct 2016 Wed

    Samsung scraps Galaxy Note 7 over fire concerns

    12 Oct 2016, Wed

    Samsung Electronics Co Ltd scrapped its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone on Tuesday less than two months after its launch, dealing a huge blow to its reputation and outlook after failing to resolve safety concerns.

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    04 Oct 2016 Tue

    South Korea government launches Korea Sale Fiesta

    04 Oct 2016, Tue

    The South Korea government has launched the Korea Sale Fiesta to boost spending growth. More than 50,000 stores across the country are taking part in the month-long Korea Grand Sale. 

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    28 Sep 2016 Wed

    Tough anti-corruption law takes effect in South Korea

    28 Sep 2016, Wed

    A tough new anti-graft law came into force in South Korea Wednesday with many hailing it as a milestone to help root out widespread low-level corruption.

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    26 Sep 2016 Mon

    South Korea prosecutors request arrest warrant for Lotte chairman Shin Dong-bin

    26 Sep 2016, Mon

    South Korean prosecutors have requested an arrest warrant for Lotte Group chairman Shin Dong-bin, the retail-to-chemicals group said on Monday, the latest twist in a broad criminal probe into the country's fifth-largest conglomerate.

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    23 Sep 2016 Fri

    S Korean bank workers stage strike against merit pay system

    23 Sep 2016, Fri

    An estimated 15,000 South Korean union workers turned up at Sangam World Cup Stadium in Seoul on Friday (Sep 23) to stage a one-day strike against the government's plans to expand a performance-based wage system in the nation's financial industry.

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