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  • 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...

  • *Samsung says doing review for optimal corporate structure. SEOUL, Nov 29- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, under pressure from shareholders to improve investor returns, said on Tuesday it will consider creating a holding company in what would be the biggest shake-up in its 47- year history. Elliott, through its holding company affiliates, Blake Capital...

  • *Samsung says conducting review for optimal corporate structure. SEOUL, Nov 29- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, under pressure from shareholders to improve investor returns, said on Tuesday it will consider creating a holding company in what would be the biggest shake-up in its 47- year history. Shares in Samsung, worth $224 billion combined, finished...

  • *Samsung says conducting review for optimal corporate structure. SEOUL, Nov 29- South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Tuesday it will increase dividends and consider splitting itself, as the tech giant faces possibly the biggest structural change in its 47- year history. Shares in Samsung, worth $224 billion, traded largely flat, rising 0.06 percent...

  • *Samsung says conducting review for optimal corporate structure. SEOUL, Nov 29- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Tuesday it will consider whether to transition to a holding company structure, a move long expected as the next succession step for the founding Lee family's heirs. The world's top maker of smartphones, memory chips and televisions said...

  • Companies from Alphabet Inc's Google to Uber Technologies Inc and Tesla Motors Inc are vying to put autonomous vehicles on U.S. roads, which could radically reshape transportation across the country. Intel will provide a "system on chip" for autonomous vehicle systems that Delphi and Mobileye are developing together, Glen De Vos, Delphi's vice president of...

  • *Samsung says conducting review for optimal corporate structure. SEOUL, Nov 29- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Tuesday it will consider whether to transition to a holding company structure, a move long expected as the next succession step for the founding Lee family's heirs. The world's top maker of smartphones, memory chips and televisions said...

  • 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...

  • SEOUL, Nov 29- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Tuesday it will consider whether to transition to a holding company structure, a move long expected as the next succession step for the founding Lee family's heirs. Investors and analysts have long viewed such a split as a way for Lee family scion Jay Y. Lee and his two sisters to boost their control of the...

  • 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...

  • SEOUL, Nov 28- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said it will disclose plans to boost shareholder value on Tuesday- a move that comes amid pressure from U.S. fund Elliott Management to split the company in two and provide more in payouts. The Seoul Economic Daily, citing an unidentified source, reported on Monday the firm will say it plans to consider a split.

  • 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...

  • HP Inc said it expects an adjusted profit 35- 38 cents per share for the first quarter. Analysts on average were expecting 38 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. HP Inc's net earnings plunged to $492 million, or 28 cents per share, in the quarter ended Oct. 31, from $1.32 billion, or 73 cents per share.

  • 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,...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 15- The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Tuesday it had voted to investigate whether some electronic mobile devices from Chinese companies contain hardware and software components that infringe upon patents owned by Qualcomm Inc.. The panel, acting on a complaint by Qualcomm, said it would look at integrated circuits, cameras,...

  • *A $112/ shr deal, 28 pct premium to Friday's close. SEOUL, Nov 14- Samsung Electronics has agreed to buy Harman International Industries in an $8 billion deal, marking a major push into the auto electronics market and the biggest overseas acquisition ever by a South Korean company. But it shows that under Jay Y. Lee, the company is changing and open to new ways to grow, "a...

  • *A $112/ shr deal, 28 pct premium to Friday's close. SEOUL, Nov 14- Samsung Electronics has agreed to buy Harman International Industries in an $8 billion deal, marking a major push into the auto electronics market and the biggest overseas acquisition ever by a South Korean company. But it shows that under Jay Y. Lee, the company is changing and open to new ways to grow, "a...

  • *Offer of $112/ share is 28 pct premium to Harman's Friday close. SEOUL, Nov 14- Samsung Electronics said on Monday it would buy Harman International Industries for about $8 billion, marking a major push into auto electronics by the South Korean firm as well as the country's biggest overseas acquisition. But it shows that under Jay Y. Lee, the company is changing and...

  • *A $112 per share deal, 28 pct premium to Friday's closing price. SEOUL, Nov 14- Samsung Electronics announced a $8 billion deal on Monday to buy Harman International Industries, marking a major push into auto-related technology and the biggest overseas acquisition ever by a South Korean firm. The purchase of the Stamford, Connecticut- based maker of connected car...

  • *Forecasts Q3 op profit of 10 bln yen. TOKYO, Nov 9- Japan Display Inc said it is slashing 30 percent of its workforce, or 4,700 jobs, to improve profitability but added that concerns about its cash position have eased as it is seeing strong demand for its screens from Chinese smartphone makers. But Japan Display played down liquidity concerns on Wednesday, saying...