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Samsung Electronics warns of near-30 percent profit slump

South Korean tech giant faces growing competition from Chinese smartphone makers and is hit by declining chip prices.

Samsung Electronics warns of near-30 percent profit slump

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Samsung Electronics apologises over factory worker cancer cases

Company's apology follows a 10-year battle by families of workers who developed severe diseases, including leukaemia.

Samsung Electronics apologises over factory worker cancer cases

Samsung

Samsung unveils S9 amid smartphone market 'plateau'

Vendors are focusing on features designed to encourage consumers to ditch their old phones early and buy new phones.

Samsung unveils S9 amid smartphone market 'plateau'

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Google, Samsung, EU invest in Belgium's MolenGeek

In the Brussels suburb of Molenbeek, an idea to offer digital skills to deprived youth is attracting hi-tech attention.

Google, Samsung, EU invest in Belgium's MolenGeek

South Korea

Samsung heir freed after court suspends jail term

Billionaire Samsung heir to walk free after Seoul court cuts short and suspends five-year jail term in bribery case.

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South Korea finds Samsung heir guilty of corruption

Lee Jae-yong sentenced to five years in jail following trial that led to dismissal of former President Park Geun-hye.

Asia Pacific

Samsung heir indicted in bribery scandal

Prosecutors have indicted Samsung's de facto chief Lee Jae-yong on embezzlement linked to massive South Korean scandal.

Inside Story

Are political ties of S Korean businesses unravelling?

Tech giant Samsung's chief arrested as several of country's big firms implicated in political corruption scandal.

Samsung

South Korea summons Samsung chief in graft case, again

Prosecutors question Lee Jae-yong for second time in part of wider corruption investigation liked to President Park.

South Korea summons Samsung chief in graft case, again

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Samsung blames Galaxy Note 7 fires on faulty batteries

Company says efforts to increase phone's battery life caused device to catch fire prompting an estimated $5.3bn recall.

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South Korea prosecutors seek arrest of Samsung heir

Lee Jae-yong had denied allegations of bribery involving embattled President Park Geun-hye and her personal adviser.

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Apple deflects blame after iPhones catch fire in China

Tech giant says tests show that "external physical damage" caused number of handsets to undergo spontaneous combustion.

Apple deflects blame after iPhones catch fire in China

Counting the Cost

South Korea's chaebol: Economy at a crossroads

We look at the effect of South Korea's political scandal and the challenges facing the country's economy.

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Samsung halts production of troubled Galaxy Note 7

South Korean firm urges users to turn phone off immediately as analysts say recall could cost company $17 billion.

Science & Technology

Samsung urges customers to halt use of Galaxy Note 7

Smartphone maker calls on consumers to stop using faulty Galaxy Note 7s and exchange them as reports of fires continue.

Samsung urges customers to halt use of Galaxy Note 7