Hyundai Motor is no stranger to worker strikes but the current episode, its biggest ever, is raising alarm bells.
South Korea's corporate earnings have not seen much growth in recent years, while wage growth has been limited, says Kiwoom Securities' Daniel Yoo.
IHS Markit's James Chao says the strike could last till next week and the loss from interrupted production is an estimated $35 million each day.
Asia markets were mixed Monday, with some analysts predicting a quiet week, in the absence of major economic data from the U.S. and China.
Asian markets climbed after Japan shares took a roller-coaster ride in the immediate aftermath of the BOJ decision to adopt negative interest rates.
Mainland equities sold off sharply in the final hour of trade on Tuesday, ending at a more than one-year low.
While fresh geopolitical fears after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane sent most Asian equities lower, oil prices and some energy plays saw gains.
Asian shares traded mixed on Wednesday, as investors remain cautious over the latest global geopolitical developments in the wake of Paris terror attacks.
Last year South Korea's National Pension Service (NPS) was in the market to buy blue-chip stocks but ultimately passed in fear of criticism.
Asian stocks were mixed on a subdued Friday, as investors awaited the crucial U.S. nonfarm payrolls report for September.
Asian shares traded mixed on Tuesday, as a stabilization in energy prices calmed disappointment triggered by U.S. and Chinese manufacturing data.
MSCI's decision to delay the inclusion of China-listed shares in its emerging market index weighed on mainland markets on Wednesday.
A majority of Asia's stock markets fell on Wednesday, as upbeat economic data in the region failed to boost trading sentiment.
As regional bourses stumbled on the back of a slew of central bank decisions, Shanghai stocks outperformed on Tuesday.
In Japan, a better-than-expected gross domestic product (GDP) helped its stock market to outperform the region on Wednesday.
Chinese stocks retreated late Wednesday after a fresh batch of economic indicators came in just shy of expectations.
New crash tests show bigger is not always better when it comes to the safety of midsize SUVs.
Asian shares pared losses and edged up on Monday, as less-than-stellar data from China fueled bets of further support measures.
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