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UPDATE 2-Naver shares swoon on Line worries; no date for chat app IPO

* No timetable yet for Line IPO - Naver CFO (Updates with comments from Naver on LINE IPO considerations)

REFILE-UPDATE 1-LG Electronics Q2 profit slumps 60 pct on weak TV, smartphone sales 29 Jul 2015

SEOUL, July 29 - South Korea's LG Electronics Inc said on Wednesday its quarterly profit skidded 60 percent, plummeting below estimates, as sales of televisions and smartphones buckled under weaker demand and intense competition from rivals.

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LG Electronics second-quarter profit slumps 60 percent on weak TV, smartphone sales 29 Jul 2015

SEOUL - South Korea's LG Electronics Inc said on Wednesday its quarterly profit skidded 60 percent, plummeting below estimates, as sales of televisions and smartphones buckled under weaker demand and intense competition from rivals.

S.Korea June dept store sales revised down to worst on record from MERS 29 Jul 2015

SEOUL, July 29 - Sales at top South Korean department stores in June fell more than reported earlier to mark the worst drop on record, revised government data showed on Wednesday, as an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) prompted consumers to cut spending.

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South Korea declares country effectively out of MERS danger 28 Jul 2015

SEOUL - South Korea declared on Tuesday it is effectively out of danger from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), more than two months after the first case was reported and began spreading in hospital settings to kill 36 people.

Samsung C&T shares fall on Elliott stake sale possibility 28 Jul 2015

SEOUL - Shares in South Korean builder Samsung C&T Corp fell on Tuesday below a key level set in its $8 billion merger with sister firm Cheil Industries Inc , on speculation an opponent to the deal may soon sell its C&T shares.

UPDATE 2-Samsung C&T shares fall on Elliott stake sale possibility 28 Jul 2015

* Elliott returned C&T stock certificate, raising exit speculation

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South Korea declares country effectively out of MERS danger 28 Jul 2015

SEOUL - South Korea declared on Tuesday it is effectively out of danger from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), more than two months after the first case was reported and began spreading in hospital settings to kill 36 people.

South Korea declares country effectively out of MERS danger 28 Jul 2015

SEOUL, July 28 - South Korea declared on Tuesday it is effectively out of danger from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), more than two months after the first case was reported and began spreading in hospital settings to kill 36 people.

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FIFA hopeful Chung meets potential rival Platini in U.S. 27 Jul 2015

SEOUL - South Korea's Chung Mong-joon, who is expected to announce his candidacy for the FIFA presidency next month, met potential rival Michel Platini in the United States on Sunday and called for a 'fair competition' should he enter the race.

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Malaysia almost certain debris found off Madagascar is from a Boeing 777

KUALA LUMPUR/PARIS - Malaysia is "almost certain" that plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean is from a Boeing 777, the deputy transport minister said on Thursday, heightening the possibility it could be wreckage from missing Flight MH370.