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  1. July 31, 2014

    Samsung smartphone sales plunge

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  2. July 24, 2014

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  3. July 24, 2014

    Strong won weighs on South Korean exporters

    After a quarter in which South Korea’s currency rose to its strongest levels since 2008, a flurry of results statements...

  4. July 23, 2014

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  5. July 22, 2014

    Apple: sweet position

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  6. FT Tech Hub

    July 22, 2014

    Five things to watch in Apple's Q3 results

    After the market closes on Tuesday, Apple releases its third quarter earnings for the three months to the end of June. Its...

  7. FT Tech Hub

    July 22, 2014

    Xiaomi challenges Apple with latest smartphone

    Xiaomi’s latest flagship smartphone looks much like Apple’s rival handsets except for one crucial difference: the price –...

  8. July 22, 2014

    LG Display on mission to reshape flexible screens

    LG Display, the world’s second-biggest flat-panel display maker, is betting big on large-scale OLED television panels,...

  9. July 20, 2014

    Britain risks a ‘supply chain crisis’

    British businesses have poor knowledge of where their products were sourced from and how they were made, making it likely...

  10. July 20, 2014

    Growing pains for South Korea’s retailers

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  11. July 18, 2014

    Technology: Wear your medicine

    Walter de Brouwer’s life changed when his son fell 35 feet from a window. Spending anxious months in intensive care, the...

  12. July 17, 2014

    Updated Chromebooks that deserve a second look

    I was sceptical about Chromebooks when these low-priced portable PCs running Google’s Chrome operating system launched three...

  13. July 15, 2014

    China’s Xiaomi takes on Samsung in India

    Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has launched an aggressive push into India – placing renewed pressure on market leader...

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    July 15, 2014

    South Korea eyes shifting corporate cash piles to consumers

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    July 14, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asia-Pacific equities made a modest rebound after breaking a two-month winning streak last week. Haven assets were...

  16. July 14, 2014

    Samsung suspends ties with Chinese supplier

    Samsung Electronics has stopped using a Chinese supplier accused of hiring child workers, after finding evidence to suggest...

  17. July 11, 2014

    Cleveland gets LeBron on the rebound

    US basketball star LeBron James on Friday announced one of the most dramatic homecomings in the history of American sports,...

  18. July 11, 2014

    Week in Review, July 12

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  19. July 10, 2014

    Apple calls Samsung’s bluff

    What a difference a year has made in the smartphone business. Twelve months ago, Samsung was riding high. With Galaxy phone...

  20. July 10, 2014

    TSMC: the chips are up

    Are we there yet? On Thursday, Taiwanese semiconductor maker TSMC announced record monthly sales, beating analysts’...

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    July 10, 2014

    Two Chinese state behemoths fight - who will win?

    Two of China’s stodgiest state-controlled entities locked horns this week as state broadcaster CCTV accused a major state...

  22. July 10, 2014

    Samsung hit by fresh child labour claims

    Samsung Electronics has been hit by fresh allegations of child workers at a Chinese supplier, a week after the South Korean...

  23. July 8, 2014

    Samsung: going the distance

    At the front of the pack, there is always someone nipping at your heels. Samsung, a former Apple-chaser, has nipped its...

  24. July 8, 2014

    Samsung hits smartphone growth plateau

    With investors clamouring for higher returns from its $60bn gross cash pile, Samsung Electronics has clung resolutely to the...

  25. FT Tech Hub

    July 8, 2014

    5 things to know about Samsung's guidance

    To accompany its preliminary quarterly earnings guidance on Tuesday, Samsung Electronics for the first time issued an...

  26. FT Alphaville

    July 8, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, NEWS Too many seats on long haul routes hit profits for Air France-KLM. The lossmaking airline said...

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    July 8, 2014

    Samsung smartphone smash and grab hits Brazil

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  28. July 8, 2014

    Samsung operating profit shrinks to two-year low

    Samsung Electronics’ earnings fell by almost a quarter in the three months to June, after the South Korean group was caught...

  29. June 30, 2014

    Samsung fails to eliminate Chinese labour violations

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  30. June 27, 2014

    Tech groups race to reinvent passwords

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  31. June 26, 2014

    Samsung’s snappy little device stays big on features

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  32. June 26, 2014

    Dialog confirms $5bn merger talks with AMS

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  33. June 25, 2014

    Samsung hints at weak second quarter

    Samsung Electronics has turned bearish on its second-quarter performance, with its chief financial officer saying he expects...

  34. June 24, 2014

    Micron: D-Ram the torpedoes

    Memory chips are not, as a rule, sexy. But look at this: sales up 72 per cent. Profits up 18-fold. Those are the latest...

  35. June 22, 2014

    Sewol ferry tragedy should spur change

    The capsizing of the Sewol ferry with the loss of more than 300 lives has shaken South Korea to the core. It is hard to...

  36. June 18, 2014

    Amazon chief launches ‘Fire’ smartphone

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  37. June 17, 2014

    Graphene prompts global spending on research

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  38. June 17, 2014

    Tech groups’ courtroom victories on smartphone patents lead nowhere

    When Apple and Samsung returned to the courtroom in April to fight it out over smartphone patents, the stakes seemed higher...

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