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SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Samsung reported its smallest quarterly profit in nearly three years as its key smartphone business faltered under competition from Apple's iPhone 6 and Chinese handset manufacturers in an increasingly saturated market.
31 Oct 2014
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Samsung is buying a US home automation start-up SmartThings, as the South Korean electronics company seeks to expand beyond the increasingly saturated smartphone market.
18 Aug 2014
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Arch-rivals Samsung and Apple have decided to drop a series of bitter patent disputes pending in multiple courts outside the United States, the South Korean electronics company says.
7 Aug 2014
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: SK Telecom, South Korea's biggest wireless operator, said its net profit for 2013 jumped 44.3% on increased value of its stock investment and expansion of lucrative 4G services.
29 Jan 2014
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: The South Korean government plans to exploit the country's obsession with plastic surgery by extending taxes to popular procedures like lip jobs to help fund spiralling social welfare costs.
12 Aug 2013
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Samsung Electronics, described as the world's largest technology firm by revenue, last week posted another record quarterly net profit, but weakening earnings momentum has fuelled fears over sagging demand for high-end smartphones.
29 Jul 2013
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world's largest shipbuilder, said on Tuesday (26 March) it had won a US$2bn tender to build two offshore platforms for French energy giant Total.
27 Mar 2013