Consumer Discretionary Consumer Electronics

  • YANGON/ WASHINGTON, Nov 29- From a remote corner of northeastern Myanmar, an insurgent army sells tin ore to suppliers of some of the world's largest consumer companies. More than 500 companies, including leading brands such as smartphone maker Apple, coffee giant Starbucks and luxury jeweller Tiffany& Co, list among their suppliers Chinese-controlled firms...

  • Apple and Samsung's product shortages may test customer loyalty

    The two electronics brands could lose some customers due to a shortage of products this holiday season.

  • *Nokia sold its phones business to Microsoft in 2014. FRANKFURT/ HELSINKI, Dec 1- Nokia smartphones are poised for a comeback after former managers at the Finnish company licensed the handset brand from Microsoft and struck up partnerships with Google and phone manufacturer Foxconn. HMD Global, led by Nokia veteran Arto Nummela, wants to launch its first Nokia...

  • FRANKFURT/ HELSINKI, Dec 1- Nokia-branded mobile phones are about to make a comeback via a new venture that will reunite the Nokia brand with veteran Nokia executives who aim to move into smartphones capitalising on an existing operation that sells low-cost basic phones. HMD Global, a new Finnish company set up to revive the Nokia phone brand, on Thursday took...

  • The camera maker plans to reduce its jobs and close its entertainment unit as part of its efforts to turn the company around.

  • Samsung mulling structural split

    The South Korean electronics giant is thinking about splitting itself amid investor pressure.

  • Google’s threat to Apple

    Abhey Lamba, Mizuho Securities, and Amit Daryanani, RBC Capital Markets, weigh in on whether Google's Pixel phone will be a threat to Apple's iPhone.

  • Stocks to Watch: November 29, 2016

    Tiffany, Pfizer and Apple stocks are making moves in Tuesday's trading session.

  • YANGON/ WASHINGTON, Nov 29- From a remote corner of northeastern Myanmar, an insurgent army sells tin ore to suppliers of some of the world's largest consumer companies. More than 500 companies, including leading brands such as smartphone maker Apple, coffee giant Starbucks and luxury jeweler Tiffany& Co, list among their suppliers Chinese-controlled firms...

  • YANGON/ WASHINGTON, Nov 29- From a remote corner of northeastern Myanmar, an insurgent army sells tin ore to suppliers of some of the world's largest consumer companies. More than 500 companies, including leading brands such as smartphone maker Apple, coffee giant Starbucks and luxury jeweler Tiffany& Co, list among their suppliers Chinese-controlled firms...

  • BEIJING, Nov 25- Sharp drops in smartphone sales for China's Xiaomi Inc will not have a major impact on the company as profit growth will be driven by sales from smart home devices as well as revenue from its software eco-system, a senior executive said. Xiaomi was valued at $46 billion in its last fund-raising in 2014- making it briefly the world's most valuable...

  • AI Fitness

    A fit-bit style set of earphones uses artificial intelligence to guide workout goals, says co-founder and CEO of Lifebeam Omri Yoffe.

  • DETROIT— The government wants smartphone makers to lock out most apps when the phone is being used by someone driving a car. The voluntary guidelines unveiled Wednesday are designed to reduce crashes caused by drivers distracted by phones. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also wants automakers to make infotainment systems easy to pair...

  • HP results show PCs aren't dead yet: Analyst

    Rob Enderle talks about the stronger-than-expected performance of HP's PC and printer segments.

  • John Malone

    As they become more dependent on each other's services, the media mogul says much larger consolidation is ahead.

  • Apple considers moving iPhone production to US

    The tech giant has reportedly asked two iPhone manufacturers to consider making products in America.

  • BARCELONA, Nov 17- FreedomPop, a U.S.-based free mobile phone service provider, plans to begin selling refurbished, used smartphones in several American and European markets for a fraction of the cost of new handsets. FreedomPop said it will sell used smartphones at up to 80 percent off the manufacturer's suggested retail prices initially the United States,...

  • Stocks to Watch: November 17, 2016

    Wal-Mart, Best Buy and JM Smucker stocks are making headlines after releasing earnings results on Thursday.

  • A customer uses her mobile phone as she shops at a Best Buy in Skokie, Ill.

    Best Buy reported better-than-expected comparable-store sales, helped by higher demand for consumer electronics and mobile phones.

  • Trump's trade rhetoric has manufacturers concerned

    It won't be feasible in the short term to transfer consumer electronics production lines from China to the U.S., says Jiang Long, president of GoerTek.