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UPDATE 2-S.Korea fails to sell controlling stake in Woori Bank again

* Chinese insurer Anbang sole bidder for controlling stake

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Merlin to open first Legoland theme park in South Korea 9:15am GMT

LONDON - Britain's Merlin Entertainments is to open a Legoland theme park in South Korea, as part of its long term expansion plans to generate more of its income from overseas markets.

Merlin to open first Legoland theme park in South Korea 9:11am GMT

LONDON - Britain's Merlin Entertainments is to open a Legoland theme park in South Korea, as part of its long term expansion plans to generate more of its income from overseas markets.

Delphi's Korean JV partner complicates unit sale - sources 26 Nov 2014

- U.S. car parts maker Delphi's sale of its air conditioning business is being complicated by potential problems with one its South Korean joint venture partners, three people familiar with the deal said.

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Samsung Electronics to buy back $2 billion in shares 26 Nov 2014

SEOUL - South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Wednesday announced a $2 billion billion (1.27 billion pounds) share buyback plan, its first since 2007, following investor calls for higher returns against a backdrop of rapidly declining profits.

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China says trade deal with South Korea presents challenge for Taiwan 26 Nov 2014

BEIJING - China on Wednesday said its free trade deal with South Korea would be a challenge for Taiwan, urging the island to hasten ratification of a cross-strait services pact that Taiwan lawmakers have left in limbo.

UPDATE 1-S.Korea eases stock market rules in bid to bolster its bourse 26 Nov 2014

SEOUL, Nov 26 - South Korea said on Wednesday it will double the stock investment ceiling for the country's postal service and also double the daily price movement limit for individual shares during the first half of 2015 in a bid to boost the market.

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Samsung Electronics to buy back $2 billion in shares 26 Nov 2014

SEOUL - South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Wednesday announced a $2 billion share buyback plan, its first since 2007, following investor calls for higher returns against a backdrop of rapidly declining profits.

UPDATE 1-Samsung Electronics to buy back $2 bln in shares 26 Nov 2014

* Buyback comes amid growing demand for shareholder returns

South Korea to fly medical workers to Europe if infected fighting Ebola 26 Nov 2014

SEOUL - South Korea said on Wednesday that Britain had agreed to evacuate any South Korean medical workers who may be infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working at a British-run clinic in Sierra Leone for treatment.