Consumer Discretionary Consumer Electronics

  • Aug 26- Troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd said it would raise about $605 million by selling convertible debentures to shareholder Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd and other investors. The Canadian company will also redeem on Sept. 2 roughly $1.25 billion worth of outstanding debentures carrying a coupon of 6 percent, it said on Friday.

  • Aug 26- BlackBerry Ltd said on Friday it would raise about $605 million by selling convertible debentures to Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd and other investors. The Canadian smartphone maker also said it would redeem the roughly $1.25 billion worth of outstanding debentures carrying a 6 percent coupon on Sept. 2. BlackBerry said that if all of the $605 million...

  • HP Review

    The printer industry is in decline as businesses push for more green initiatives to go paperless, says Global Equities Research's Trip Chowdhry.

  • Samsung's Note 7 may face some delays

    Stronger-than-expected demand may cause some launch delays in some markets.

  • Madden NFL 17

    In an industry that makes its fortunes off of annual franchises, Electronic Arts' "Madden NFL" remains king of the hill.

  • Aug 23- Best Buy Co Inc reported a much higher-than-expected quarterly profit on strength in health and wearable items like smartwatches, and the largest U.S. electronics retailer raised its earnings outlook, sending its shares up nearly 16 percent. Chief Executive Officer Hubert Joly said he expected mobile phone sales to increase this quarter and next as...

  • NEW YORK— Best Buy's profit jumped 21 percent as the nation's largest consumer electronics retailer increased sales online and tried to create a better shopping experience in the stores while it also cut costs. Revenue at established stores, an important measure of a retailer's health, also managed a gain of 0.8 percent when Wall Street, according to a survey by...

  • Apple may launch 3 iPhones in 2017

    The iPhone maker might release a third model with a curved screen.

  • Taiwan Economy

    Taiwanese manufacturers have been a key player in the global supply chain but will likely be impacted by Brexit, says ANZ's Raymond Yeung.

  • Tim Cook an innovator or operator?

    Discussing Tim Cook's five-year anniversary as CEO of Apple, with Steven Milunovich, UBS Managing Director & IT Hardware Analyst, and Jason Ware, Albion Financial CIO.

  • *Plan could be launched as early as next year. SEOUL/ SINGAPORE, Aug 22- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans to launch a program to sell refurbished used versions of its premium smartphones as early as next year, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The world's top smartphone maker will refurbish high-end phones returned to the company by users...

  • *Plan could be launched as early as next year. SEOUL/ SINGAPORE, Aug 22- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans to launch a programme to sell refurbished used versions of its premium smartphones as early as next year, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The world's top smartphone maker will refurbish high-end phones returned to the company by users...

  • John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile.

    T-Mobile US CEO John Legere and Sprint chief Marcelo Claure traded barbs on Thursday as the two wireless providers announced unlimited data plans.

  • Best Buy celebrates its 50th anniversary

    The electronics chain will be offering 50-hours of Black Friday-like discounts.

  • Real deal on retail

    Jan Kniffen, J. Rogers Kniffen Worldwide Enterprises CEO, and Stacey Widlitz, SW Retail Advisors president, share their take on the retail sector.

  • GoPro's new VR rig

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports on GoPro's Omni, the action camera maker's push into virtual reality and 360 degree content.

  • Apple China sales slump

    Farhad Manjoo, New York Times Tech Reporter, weighs in on Apple's latest investments in China, his outlook for the iPhone and Berkshire Hathaway increasing their stake in the tech giant.

  • SEOUL, South Korea— Consumers think smartphone makers are releasing too many new models each year, a survey showed Tuesday. The survey conducted in six countries, commissioned by the environmental group Greenpeace, showed that more than half of those who responded would prefer to change their phones less frequently. "Over half of respondents across the...

  • A Best Buy salesman helps a customer (R) carry his new 50' Samsung TV.

    Jefferies just downgraded its rating for Best Buy to hold from buy.

  • Courts Results

    Courts Asia Group CEO Terry O'Connor says Q1 earnings were healthy because of margin improvements by keeping inventory tight and costs lean.