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Asia stocks down as anti-austerity party wins Greek election SEOUL, South Korea — Asian stocks and the euro were weaker Monday after Greece's anti-austerity opposition party won a big victory in national elections, renewing fears the European common currency bloc could unravel. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's … Read more on The Idaho Statesman

Spies 'smeared' president's rival in Seoul election South Korean President Park Geun-hye has become embroiled in a scandal involving a campaign allegedly orchestrated by the country's spy agency to smear her opponent in last year's election. The National Intelligence Service has been accused of posting … Read more on The Times (subscription)

Seoul shares dip below 2000-mark as Italy election weighs SEOUL Feb 26 (Reuters) – South Korean shares opened lower on Tuesday after voter projections pointed to a deadlock in Italy's parliament, raising concerns of political paralysis that could reginite the euro zone's debt crisis. The Korea Composite Stock … Read more on Reuters

S. Korea's Kospi Erases Gain as U.S. Budget Offsets Election The Kospi index rose 0.3 percent to 1,999.50 at the close in Seoul. The gauge pared a gain of 0.7 percent amid concerns U.S. budget talks are stalling. Stocks resumed trading after a holiday yesterday for the polls, during which the MSCI Asia Pacific ……

Seoul shares flat on US fiscal talks, Korean election SEOUL, Dec 17 (Reuters) – South Korean shares were nearly flat in choppy trading as investors shied away from large bets due to uncertainties such as the coming presidential election and U.S. fiscal concerns. The Korea Composite Stock Price Index … Read more on Reuters

Moon, Ahn Revive Merger Talk Before S. Korean Election (Seoul) SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean opposition lawmaker Moon Jae-in and independent Ahn Cheol-soo have decided to resume talks on fielding a single candidate in next month's presidential election after the head of Moon's party resigned to try to end a … Read more on…

S. Korean corporate giants in election crosshairs SEOUL (AFP) – As the three main candidates for South Korea's presidency cross swords on the campaign trail, they are united on one issue — the need to reform the country's giant, family-run conglomerates, or chaebol. Chaebol-bashing is something of an … Read more on The West Australian