Consumer Discretionary Consumer Electronics

  • SEOUL, Sept 1- The recovery in Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's mobile business suffered a blow on Thursday as reports of exploding batteries forced the firm to delay shipments of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, and knocked $7 billion off its market value. Investors drove the stock to two-week lows after the global smartphone leader told Reuters late on Wednesday the...

  • SEOUL, Sept 1- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's mobile recovery was under pressure on Thursday after it delayed shipments of its premium Galaxy Note 7 smartphone amid reports of exploding batteries, wiping almost $7 billion off its market value. Investors drove the stock to two-week lows after the global smartphone leader told Reuters late on Wednesday the...

  • *Delay comes amid reports of new phone's battery exploding. SEOUL, Sept 1- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday shipments of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone are being delayed as the firm conducts additional quality control testing for the premium device. The firm also said Galaxy Note 7 shipments to South Korea's top three carriers- SK Telecom Co...

  • Samsung Gear

    The Samsung Gear S3 would appeal to consumers who don't want to be tethered to their smartphones, says IDC Asia Pacific's Bryan Ma.

  • BERLIN, Aug 31- Samsung Electronics unveiled two new smartwatches on Wednesday which boast a range of digital features while also promising up to four days of battery life, seeking to outshine the Apple Watch. The world's biggest maker of consumer electronic products introduced its new line of Gear S3 watches ahead of this week's opening in Berlin of the IFA,...

  • *Delay comes amid reports of new phone's battery exploding. SEOUL, Aug 31- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday shipments of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone are being delayed as the firm conducts additional quality control testing for the premium device. Local media reports have said some users of the Galaxy Note 7, which launched in South Korea...

  • *Delay comes amid reports of new phone's battery exploding. SEOUL, Aug 31- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday shipments of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone are being delayed as the firm conducts additional quality control testing for the premium device. Local media reports have said some users of the Galaxy Note 7, which launched in South Korea...

  • SEOUL, Aug 31- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday shipments of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone are being delayed as the firm conducts additional quality control testing for the premium device. Samsung, in a statement to Reuters, did not elaborate on what it is testing the devices for or in which markets the shipments are being delayed.

  • Wearable Trends

    Expect smartwatches to have improved functionality, better designs and increased connectivity, says Canalys' Ishan Dutt.

  • Harvey Norman

    Harvey Norman Chairman Gerry Harvey says Australia's consumer confidence is strong, with interest rates low and house prices rising.

  • Apple sued for iPhone 6 touchscreen problem

    Some iPhone 6 owners claim a design defect is to be blame for unresponsive touchscreens.

  • Stocks to Watch: August 30, 2016

    Apple, Hershey and Abercrombie & Fitch are making headlines on Wall Street this Tuesday morning.

  • Analyst on Apple tax ruling: More negative noise than anything substantial

    Will Power, Baird Senior Research Analyst, discusses the ruling on Apple's tax arrangement with Ireland as well as what we could see from the tech giant's upcoming product event on September 7th.

  • 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...

  • Apple may launch 3 iPhones in 2017

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