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The Wall Street Journal: Hanjin Shipping to shut its operations in Europe

SEOUL — South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping Co. said Monday it plans to close its European operations, in the latest sign that the troubled company is heading toward liquidation.

Hanjin 117930, -11.84% , South Korea’s largest shipping company, has applied for court approval to close all 10 of its business operations in Europe, including its regional headquarters in Germany, according to a company spokeswoman.

The company expects to start the process as early as this week after obtaining approval from the Seoul Central District Court, she said.

The decision to shut down its European business is part of a breakup process of Hanjin kicked off earlier this month.

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