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  1. August 27, 2015

    OnePlus 2: smart where it counts, including in the wallet

    It takes more than a little self-confidence for a start-up less than two years old to launch a new smartphone in 2015....

  2. August 24, 2015

    Start-up trumps Facebook in connecting EM customers to internet

    A start-up is quietly challenging Facebook’s efforts to connect emerging market consumers to the internet, signing up...

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  1. August 19, 2015

    Rivals tighten squeeze on South Korea Inc

    As gloom deepens in corporate Korea, manufacturers are struggling to prop up slumping earnings and sliding market share...

  2. August 14, 2015

    HTC’s star falls in Android universe

    For almost a year, as Google prepared the Android smartphone operating system for launch, it relied on the help of...

  3. August 13, 2015

    Smartphone maker HTC to cut 15% of staff

    The ailing Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has revealed plans to cut 15 per cent of its workforce soon after warning of...

  4. August 7, 2015

    Activist investors learn to mind their manners

    It is enough to flummox the most advanced student of stylometry; enough, even, to confound a computer programmed with...

  5. August 7, 2015

    HTC sinks 10% as loss projections balloon

    Shares in HTC fell by a tenth to their lowest level in a decade on Friday after the Taiwanese smartphone maker forecast...

  6. August 7, 2015

    Samsung C&T buyback requests fail to derail deal

    Samsung C&T will spend Won670bn ($576m) buying back shares from dissenting shareholders, in one of the final steps...

  7. August 6, 2015

    Elliott to sell shares in Samsung C&T

    Activist hedge fund Elliott Associates has agreed to sell the bulk of its shares in Samsung C&T to the company, after...

  8. August 2, 2015

    Industrial giants caught in LED headlights

    Shoppers at the Carrefour hypermarket in Lille no longer have to ask for help to find items on special offer — instead...

  9. July 30, 2015

    Samsung’s results show stark divergence of fortunes for units

    Even as the mobile business of Samsung Electronics has battled to reverse falling sales in a fiercely competitive...

  10. July 30, 2015

    Renault’s margins hit by phasing out of old models

    Renault shares fell sharply on Thursday after the French carmaker’s ageing model line-up took its toll on profitability...

  11. July 30, 2015

    Samsung confirms smartphone drag on profits

    A painful reversal in fortunes for Samsung Electronics’ smartphone business continued in the second quarter, the...

  12. July 29, 2015

    Fanuc: cheerless chappie

    It is a particular irony when a company renowned for its automation equipment suffers from rising personnel costs. On...

  13. July 29, 2015

    Shares in Lotte affiliates rise on founder’s dismissal

    Manoeuvrings within South Korea’s leading business families rippled through its stock market again on Wednesday, when...

  14. July 28, 2015

    Fresh hurdle for Samsung group merger

    The controversial merger of Samsung C&T with Cheil Industries faces a new potential obstacle, with a plunge in their...

  15. July 23, 2015

    Samsung reveals limits to activist powers

    The founders of Elliott Management Corporation hate to lose. In South Korea, however, they have met their match — for...

  16. July 22, 2015

    Smartphones: hold the line

    Chinese telecoms group Huawei likes to build up the tension slowly. Earlier this week, it revealed strong numbers. And...

  17. July 20, 2015

    Telecoms: Huawei’s better

    Unlisted companies are the Russian dolls of the corporate world: the finer details nestle within increasingly...

  18. July 19, 2015

    Chaebol model at risk after Samsung’s narrow defeat of Elliott

    Even as Samsung’s founding family savours victory over US activist fund Elliott Associates, it is digesting new...

  19. July 17, 2015

    Apple seen as leading the field in phone payments race

    The barista at the well-known coffee shop chain looked blankly at the phone being brandished in front of the till to...

  20. July 17, 2015

    Samsung: welcome to South Korea

    In the bible, when David fought Goliath, the little guy won. In South Korea, the little guy gets crushed. On Friday,...

  21. FT Alphaville

    July 17, 2015

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Friday, - Samsung wants shareholders to have cake and vote, too. - “What market monetarists want you to...

  22. July 17, 2015

    Samsung’s founding family strengthens grip on group

    Samsung’s founding family strengthened its grip on the conglomerate on Friday when shareholders in a key business...

  23. FT Alphaville

    July 17, 2015

    FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

    Days after Greece appeared to escape crashing out of the euro, hawkish German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has...

  24. July 17, 2015

    South Korean shipbuilders shaken by loss fears

    Shares of South Korean shipbuilders sank on Friday as investor concerns over second-quarter earnings deepened due to...

  25. July 16, 2015

    Apple, Samsung in talks with telecom groups to launch e-Sim card

    Apple and Samsung are in advanced talks to join the rest of the telecoms industry to launch electronic Sim cards, in a...

  26. July 16, 2015

    Samsung mobilises 5,000 staff ahead of merger vote

    Samsung C&T has taken the unusual step of allowing its 5,000 domestic employees to view the names and addresses of...

  27. July 15, 2015

    Samsung: The activist v the ‘owners’

    Two decades before the heart attack that ended his career, Samsung patriarch Lee Kun-hee set in motion the process that...

  28. July 13, 2015

    S Korea pension fund in spotlight ahead of Samsung vote

    South Korea’s $422bn National Pension Service is poised to make one of the most high-pressure interventions in its...

  29. July 7, 2015

    Samsung profit falls for seventh consecutive quarter

    Samsung Electronics reported a seventh straight year-on-year fall in quarterly operating profit, reinforcing worries...

  30. July 1, 2015

    Court strikes down Elliott challenge to Samsung merger

    A Seoul court has rejected an appeal from US activist fund Elliott Associates to block the merger of two Samsung group...

  31. June 30, 2015

    Xiaomi targets Brazil for first smartphone launch outside of Asia

    Xiaomi is targeting Brazil for its first smartphone launch outside Asia, amid signs of a slowdown in its home market of...

  32. June 30, 2015

    Samsung steps up investor charm offensive ahead of merger vote

    Two Samsung group companies involved in a proposed merger sought to win over doubtful investors on Tuesday, while...

  33. June 29, 2015

    Samsung: similar outcome

    Imitation can be the most profitable, as well as the sincerest, form of flattery. So it is with biosimilar drugs,...

  34. June 29, 2015

    Samsung Bioepis eyes Nasdaq listing

    Drugmaker Samsung Bioepis has revealed plans to list on Nasdaq, amid controversy over a proposed merger between two of...

  35. June 26, 2015

    The rise of family offices in Asia

    When Joseph Tsai, executive vice-chairman of Alibaba, the Chinese ecommerce group, announced recently he was setting up...

  36. June 24, 2015

    South Korea pension fund to vote against SK group merger

    South Korea’s National Pension Service will oppose a proposed merger between two units of SK Group on the grounds that...

  37. June 24, 2015

    South Korea aims for creative economy to end reliance on chaebol

    As a state-run programming contest gets under way in a modernist glass building close to Seoul, a few dozen...

  38. June 23, 2015

    Samsung heir apologises over Mers failings

    Lee Jae-yong, the presumed heir of Samsung Group, has issued a public apology for the role of a Samsung hospital in the...

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