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Tesla in advanced talks with LG Chem on battery supply in China - source

12:05pm BST

SEOUL/SHANGHAI U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc is in advanced talks with South Korea's LG Chem Ltd to source batteries for vehicles to be made in its Shanghai plant, a person familiar with the matter said.

South Korea's top court to rule on Samsung heir's bribery case on Aug.29

22 Aug 2019

SEOUL South Korea's Supreme Court is to rule next Thursday on whether to uphold a reduced sentence given to Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee or ask an appeals court to revisit a case that was part of a graft scandal that brought down the president in 2017.

Japan allows further exports of high-tech material to South Korea

20 Aug 2019

SEOUL Japan has approved shipments of a high-tech material to South Korea for the second time since imposing export curbs last month, two sources said, ahead of talks by government officials this week to resolve a dispute stemming from their wartime past.

South Korean activist fund KCGI eyes Asiana Airlines stake, shares soar

19 Aug 2019

SEOUL South Korea's activist fund KCGI, the second-largest shareholder in the parent company of Korean Air Lines Co Ltd , said it was looking to buy a controlling stake in Asiana Airlines , helping send shares of the carrier up 26%.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-S.Korean activist fund KCGI eyes stake in Asiana Airlines

19 Aug 2019

* S.Korea's No.2 airline up for sale, initial bids on Sept. 3

Japan greenlights first South Korea export since July curbs, but with a warning

08 Aug 2019

SEOUL/TOKYO Japan has approved shipment of a high-tech material to South Korea for the first time since imposing export curbs last month, but doubled down on political pressure and warned it could broaden restrictions on deliveries to its Asian neighbour.

South Korean boycott hits Japanese beer imports

07 Aug 2019

SEOUL South Korean imports of Japanese beer slumped 45% in July from the previous month in the wake of a consumer boycott sparked by an escalating political and economic dispute between the two Asian neighbours, data showed.

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