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  1. June 5, 2014

    South Korea suffers poor cyber security controls

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  2. June 1, 2014

    South Korean robots lead the world

    The hulking white robot pirouettes with startling grace, as it delicately transfers a massive pane of ultra-thin glass to...

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  1. April 29, 2014

    Samsung bullish despite first-quarter profit dip

    Samsung Electronics saw earnings dip in the first quarter – for the second consecutive quarter – as margins were squeezed by...

  2. March 9, 2014

    Google readies Android push into wearable devices

    Google will soon launch its attempt to dominate a new generation of wearable technology using its Android software, in the...

  3. FT Alphaville

    December 10, 2013

    Sticky Fingerprints, redux

    Something odd this way comes from Sweden, via South Korea… Fingerprint Cards (FPC) clarifies press release dated December 6,...

  4. October 7, 2013

    Asia’s TV manufacturers change channel on strategy

    Taipei café owner Wei Peng-Jeng is an avid viewer of television series, but the small screen that he watches them on is far...

  5. October 1, 2013

    Asian smartphone makers seek to cut costs

    Leading Asian smartphone makers such as Samsung Electronics are racking their brains to come up with effective ways to...

  6. FT Alphaville

    September 24, 2013

    Catching a falling Blackberry

    It’s possible Prem Watsa is a genius. We don’t wish to exclude it. Having won agreement (in principle) to acquire Blackberry...

  7. September 2, 2013

    Shipbuilding boosts South Korean exports

    South Korean exports beat market expectations in August, helped by a tentative recovery in the country’s shipbuilding sector...

  8. July 24, 2013

    LG Electronics: record phone sales

    Twelve million smartphones and counting. No, not the newest figures for Samsung’s latest hit model but a record quarter for...

  9. July 24, 2013

    Smartphones fail to boost LG Electronics

    A solid performance by LG Electronics’ smartphone business failed to boost second-quarter earnings, as rising competition...

  10. June 5, 2013

    South Korean groups to cut energy use after shortage warning

    South Korea’s biggest manufacturers plan to cut electricity consumption this summer amid fears of power shortages after a...

  11. April 24, 2013

    Falling TV sales hit LG Electronics

    Falling sales of televisions hit quarterly earnings at LG Electronics as a weaker yen benefited the South Korean group’s...

  12. April 17, 2013

    Asia: Won blamed for bearish Korean stocks

    The 2008 financial crisis was a blessing in disguise for South Korean exporters. As foreign investors fled risk, they cut...

  13. beyondbrics

    March 11, 2013

    Fitch downgrades LG on the margins

    A credit ratings downgrade is the last thing that LG Electronics needs at a time when it is struggling to steal market share...

  14. FT Tech Hub

    February 25, 2013

    HP sells webOS to LG for smart TVs

    HP has sold its webOS operating system, developed by its Palm acquisition for smartphones and tablets, to LG Electronics,...

  15. February 24, 2013

    LG eyes lost ground in smartphones

    As Samsung Electronics has surged to pole position in global smartphone sales over the past two years, its South Korean...

  16. February 24, 2013

    Pressure mounts on chaebol chiefs

    South Korea’s minority shareholders are taking to social networking groups to put collective pressure on the companies they...

  17. February 19, 2013

    Samsung bullish on premium TVs

    Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest television maker by sales, on Tuesday presented a bullish outlook for the global...

  18. January 30, 2013

    LG Electronics posts loss after EU fine

    LG Electronics, the world’s second-largest television maker by revenue, reported an unexpected loss for the fourth quarter...

  19. beyondbrics

    January 22, 2013

    LG: ready to give Apple and Samsung a run for their money?

    Over the past two years, LG Electronics has watched its South Korean rival Samsung Electronics storm ahead in the mobile...

  20. January 21, 2013

    Korea’s chaebol under dividend pressure

    The miserly dividend yields of South Korean companies are well known to foreign investors. But the country’s chaebol, the...

  21. January 4, 2013

    China cracks down on global LCD cartel

    China has joined US and European regulators in a crackdown on some of the world’s biggest liquid crystal display panel...

  22. December 19, 2012

    South Korea election – chaebol challenge

    Park Geun-hye has done it. She has become the first female president of South Korea. Never mind that she is the daughter of...

  23. December 5, 2012

    Record €1.47bn fine for TV cartels

    Philips, LG Electronics and Samsung SDI were hit with a record €1.47bn fine from Europe’s top competition enforcer on...

  24. November 14, 2012

    Mighty Samsung weighs heavy on S Korea

    This month’s news that Samsung Electronics is encroaching on Apple’s domination of the tablet device market came less than a...

  25. September 21, 2012

    AU Optronics fined $500m for price-fixing

    Shares in AU Optronics jumped on Friday after a US judge fined the Taiwanese maker of flat panel screens $500m for...

  26. September 18, 2012

    LG unveils smartphone fightback

    LG Electronics has unveiled a flagship smartphone as it moves to regain ground lost in the competitive market to rivals...

  27. September 6, 2012

    Asia’s exporters unsettled ahead of ECB

    Tokyo’s exporters were unsettled on Thursday, tracking modest falls on US equities markets as traders stayed cautious ahead...

  28. August 29, 2012

    Tech stocks lift Asian equity markets

    Technology stocks led Asian indices to modest gains on Wednesday as the region’s smartphone makers appeared to shake off the...

  29. August 27, 2012

    Samsung says Apple ‘abused’ patent laws

    Samsung's response to its crushing legal defeat against Apple in a US lawsuit on Friday has been defiant, accusing its...

  30. August 26, 2012

    Samsung / Apple – dynamic rivalry

    The irony won’t be lost on the Android ecosystem. It was Google’s suggestion that Samsung make its products look less like...

  31. August 10, 2012

    Asia rally fades on weaker China exports

    Asian markets took a breather as investors cashed out of a four-day rally that had been fuelled by hopes of additional...

  32. July 25, 2012

    LG struggles in smartphone market

    A struggle to keep up with rivals in the smartphone market cost LG Electronics in the second quarter, when the South Korean...

  33. July 25, 2012

    Asian electronics – size matters

    Some lucky people are brilliant at everything. Asian electronics companies have to be at least world-class at something to...

  34. July 16, 2012

    Sprint rolls out LTE broadband network

    Sprint Nextel, the third-largest US mobile network operator by subscriber numbers, officially launched its LTE mobile...

  35. July 12, 2012

    Growth fears drag Asia stocks lower

    Asian stocks slipped for a sixth consecutive session as fears about the economy weighed on sentiment across the region....

  36. July 9, 2012

    China data help shares end losing streak

    Friday 21.30 BST. Stocks ended a seven-day slump as China’s latest growth data came in-line with expectations, helping to...

  37. July 3, 2012

    Asian shares boosted by easing hopes

    Asian stocks rose for a fifth consecutive session amid hopes that central banks around the world may ease monetary policy to...

  38. June 14, 2012

    Asia retreats as eurozone fears persist

    Asian shares retreated amid persisting concerns about Europe’s debt crisis, after another ratings downgrade for Spain and...

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