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  1. July 28, 2016

    Samsung looks to components for second-half support

    Samsung Electronics has presented an upbeat outlook for the second half of the year, projecting that stronger demand...

  2. Fast FT

    July 28, 2016

    Samsung upbeat as it delivers on upgraded 2Q guidance

    Samsung Electronics has come good on its upbeat profit forecast as the world’s largest smartphone maker continues to...

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  1. Fast FT

    July 27, 2016

    Renishaw suffers 44% drop in profits

    Renishaw, the hi-tech maker of factory gadgets and 3D printers, said it expects higher sales and earnings next year as...

  2. July 27, 2016

    Apple supplier LG Display in $1.8bn bet on OLED displays

    South Korea’s LG Display has revealed plans to invest Won1.99tn ($1.75bn) in a fresh bet on flexible organic...

  3. July 26, 2016

    Activist investors accelerate efforts to build influence in Asia

    One hedge fund takes a company to court. Another suggests a company it has invested in should change strategy. So far,...

  4. July 26, 2016

    Huawei lifts smartphone sales 25%

    Shenzhen-based Huawei lifted smartphone shipments 25 per cent in the first half of the year, selling 60m smartphones...

  5. Fast FT

    July 25, 2016

    Huawei H1 sales growth accelerates

    China’s Huawei Technologies said revenue in the first half rose 40 per cent year-on-year, besting its growth rate from...

  6. July 15, 2016

    Samsung Electronics in talks to take stake in BYD

    Samsung Electronics is in talks to buy a stake in Chinese automaker BYD as the South Korean technology giant expands...

  7. July 12, 2016

    Samsung gets smarter with phones strategy

    Just when smartphones were starting to look like dumb, commoditised devices in the tech industry’s search for a new...

  8. July 11, 2016

    Samsung C&T scales back mining work after A$1bn loss

    Samsung C&T Corp is scaling back its mine construction ambitions after losing A$1bn (US$755m) on a project controlled...

  9. July 7, 2016

    Ahead of the curve — S7 Edge and Gear Fit2

    When curved and flexible displays arrived on smartphones, it was easy to dismiss them as a gimmick. Even three years...

  10. July 7, 2016

    Worker strike deepens gloom at Samsung Heavy

    Workers at Samsung Heavy Industries have gone on partial strike in protest against tough restructuring plans that...

  11. July 7, 2016

    Samsung: flexible earnings

    Samsung Electronics must be hoping that its competitors — Apple in particular — will follow in its footsteps as the...

  12. July 7, 2016

    Samsung on track for best quarterly profit in 2 years

    Samsung Electronics has forecast its best quarterly operating profit in more than two years as robust sales of its...

  13. Fast FT

    July 7, 2016

    Samsung defies naysayers with upbeat profit forecast

    Samsung Electronics on Thursday forecast its best quarterly profit in more than two years as the world’s largest...

  14. July 3, 2016

    Week Ahead Corporate Diary: July 4 - July 8

    Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters....

  15. June 29, 2016

    Verizon bonds: latest instalment

    When owing money to Apple it is best not to delay payment. But just who pays the iPhone maker for a device, and when,...

  16. June 23, 2016

    South Korean shipbuilders engulfed in crisis

    As the world’s top three shipbuilders grapple with low-cost rivals and weak global trade, there are growing concerns...

  17. June 21, 2016

    Fund managers shun Chinese banks, industrials

    Genuinely active emerging market fund managers are shunning Chinese banks and industrials amid concerns over rising...

  18. June 19, 2016

    Micromax rounds on Chinese rivals over India sales

    The co-founder of India’s biggest smartphone maker has accused Chinese rivals of dumping unsold inventory in India at...

  19. Tech blog

    June 9, 2016

    #techFT - Justice's broad patent put-down

    The Justice Department has intervened in Apple’s long-running smartphone patent battle with Samsung, the iPhone maker...

  20. June 9, 2016

    DoJ weighs in on Apple v Samsung patent case

    The US Department of Justice has weighed in on the patent battle between Apple and Samsung Electronics, recommending...

  21. Tech blog

    June 7, 2016

    #techFT - Smartphones' bendable growth curve

    Smartphone sales growth is heading down to the single digits this year, Pepper’s dad is designing a smaller more...

  22. Fast FT

    June 2, 2016

    Korean shipbuilders extend recent share price rally

    Turning around an oil tanker isn’t a quick process, but the share prices of a number of South Korean companies linked...

  23. Tech blog

    May 31, 2016

    #techFT - An Indian summer for old iPhones

    Tim Cook has been unsuccessful so far as a used iPhone salesman in India, the EU and web giants agree to halt the...

  24. May 29, 2016

    Apple sets sights on bigger target in India

    As the Gujarat Lions cruised to an easy win over the Kolkata Knight Riders, Tim Cook stood on the edge of the pitch...

  25. May 27, 2016

    Lenovo: small is not beautiful

    Handset makers, historically, have just two speeds: forward and reverse. Reverse is faster. Nokia, Palm, BlackBerry,...

  26. May 25, 2016

    South Korea equities: we won more

    South Korean companies make a lot of great products. One thing they do not make is happy shareholders. Never mind that...

  27. May 24, 2016

    Huawei sues Samsung over mobile device patents

    Huawei, the Chinese technology group, is suing Samsung of South Korea for allegedly infringing its patents on mobile...

  28. Fast FT

    May 11, 2016

    Renishaw third-quarter profits drop 62%

    The pain continues for Renishaw, the UK specialist engineer that has been feeling the pinch from weaker demand for its...

  29. April 28, 2016

    Global smartphone sales fall for first time

    Global smartphone shipments fell for the first time as “iPhone fatigue” dragged down sales for Apple’s once-unstoppable...

  30. April 28, 2016

    Galaxy 7 brightens Samsung’s outlook

    Samsung Electronics has given an optimistic outlook for the second quarter after reporting solid first-quarter profit...

  31. Fast FT

    April 28, 2016

    S7 success helps Samsung top Q1 earnings estimates

    Strong demand for Samsung’s flagship smartphones has helped the company report higher-than-forecast earnings in the...

  32. April 27, 2016

    LG Display sees quarterly profit slide 99%

    A slump in display panel prices has contributed to a 99 per cent year-on-year fall in first quarter net profit at LG...

  33. April 26, 2016

    South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy returns to profit

    Hyundai Heavy Industries returned to profit in the first three months of this year after nine straight quarters of...

  34. April 21, 2016

    Qualcomm: smarts a bit

    Smartphone sales look soft. Bad news for the likes of Apple. Worse news for Qualcomm, which makes money off virtually...

  35. April 20, 2016

    How tiny Android became a giant in the smartphone galaxy

    Google has made dozens of acquisitions over the years. Ranked by price tag, Android — which cost a reported $50m —...

  36. April 12, 2016

    Corporate winners and losers amid the oil price crash

    Oil price crashes have profound consequences. The fall in crude after the 1997 Asian financial crisis ushered in...

  37. April 10, 2016

    How far can a smartphone’s gimmicks go?

    Imagine you make cars and come to work one day to discover that everyone in the world has a vehicle that does...

  38. April 7, 2016

    Samsung Electronics: stiffer competition

    A bit like the bendy phones being developed at Samsung Electronics, shareholders in the South Korean company have had...

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