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  • Aug 31- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday it has received a permit to test self-driving vehicles in California, marking the entry of the world's largest smart phone maker four months after iPhone maker and arch rival Apple Inc received a permit. In a statement to Reuters, Samsung did not say what precisely what it planned to test in the United States but...

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 31- China's Trina Solar, the world's largest maker of photovoltaic panels, is looking to grab a piece of Brazil's nascent solar power market despite tough economic conditions, the company's Latin America chief said. Trina has ruled out building a plant in Brazil, as some competitors have, preferring to initially import panels from China, Álvaro...

  • EVS, which makes both hardware and software, shaved its revenue guidance to between 115 million euros and 125 million euros, from 115- 130 million euros announced in May. "It's a whole sector trend, peers like Belden, Harmonic and Avid were also quite negative when they reported in August," said ING analyst Emmanuel Carlier. EVS reported second-quarter operating...

  • TOKYO, Aug 31- Toshiba Corp failed to seal a deal to sell its prized chip business by an internal deadline of Thursday, raising doubts about whether it can plug a balance sheet hole in time to avoid a delisting and keep the unit competitive. The embattled Japanese conglomerate said in a statement it has tried but so far not come to an agreement and it was continuing to...

  • TOKYO, Aug 31- Toshiba Corp failed to seal a deal to sell its prized chip business by an internal deadline of Thursday, raising doubts about whether it can plug a balance sheet hole in time to avoid a delisting and keep the unit competitive. The embattled Japanese conglomerate said in a statement it has tried but so far not come to an agreement and it was continuing to...

  • *Germany, France, Turkey strong; Netherlands, Russia weak. BERLIN, Aug 31- German retailer Metro reported a recovery in quarterly sales on Thursday, helped by fast-growing online and delivery services, but saw a decline in its Russia business that is a major driver of profits. Metro highlighted sales growth in its core market Germany, as well as France and Turkey, but...

  • TOKYO, Aug 31- Toshiba Corp failed to seal a deal to sell its prized chip business by a self-imposed deadline of Thursday, raising doubts about whether it can plug a balance sheet hole in time to avoid a delisting and keep the chips unit competitive. The board of the embattled Japanese conglomerate met earlier in the day to review a $17 billion offer by a consortium...

  • TOKYO, Aug 31- Toshiba Corp looks set to miss its own deadline of Aug 31 to agree an $17.3 billion sale of its chips business, a deal that would plug a gaping balance sheet hole and help the group avoid an embarrassing and potentially costly delisting. Further complicating matters, rival suitor Bain Capital made a revised last-minute offer for the unit, bringing in...

  • *Sharp licenses use of brand to sell TVs in Americas to Hisense. Sharp, which has licensed use of its brand to sell TVs in the Americas to Hisense, sued the Chinese firm in the United States this year, saying the firm is putting the Sharp name on what it described as low-quality TVs. It has said it is expanding a TV sales drive in China and re-entering the Americas...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 29- Alphabet Inc's Google on Wednesday unveiled tools to make augmented reality apps for mobile devices using the Android operating system, setting up its latest showdown with Apple Inc's iPhone over next-generation smartphone features. The game, launched in the United States in July last year, sent players into city streets, offices, parks...

  • Aug 29- Best Buy Co Inc, the No.1 U.S. electronics retailer, reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly sales at established stores, helped by strong demand for smartphones, connected home and wearable devices. Net income attributable to Best Buy rose to $209 million, or 67 cents per share in the quarter, from $198 million, or 61 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • TOKYO, Aug 28- A consortium led by Western Digital Corp is close to an agreement to buy Toshiba Corp's $17.4 billion chip business, with the U.S. firm's CEO in Tokyo to finalize the long and contentious talks, a person familiar with the matter said. Western Digital, Toshiba and a state-backed fund, the Innovation Network of Japan, which is a member of the consortium...

  • SEOUL, Aug 28- Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee has filed an appeal against the five-year jail term he was given for bribery and other charges through his lawyer, according to the Seoul Central District Court's website on Monday. The sentencing of the billionaire scion was a watershed for South Korea's decades-long economic order, which has been...

  • *Firm announced $18.6 bln investment in South Korea in July. SEOUL, Aug 28- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd expects to invest $7 billion over the next three years to expand its NAND memory chip production in China's northwestern city of Xi'an, the South Korean tech giant said on Monday. In early July, when Samsung announced an investment of $18.6 billion in South Korea, it...

  • SEOUL, Aug 28- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday it expects to invest $7 billion in the next three years to expand its NAND memory chip production in Xian, China.

  • SEOUL, Aug 28- Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee has filed an appeal against the five-year jail term he was given for bribery and other charges through his lawyer, according to the Seoul Central District Court's website on Monday. The sentencing of the billionaire scion was a watershed for South Korea's decades-long economic order, which has been...

  • SEOUL, Aug 28- A defence lawyer for Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee has filed an appeal against the five-year jail term he was given for bribery and other charges, the Seoul Central District Court's website said on Monday. The sentencing of the billionaire scion was a watershed for South Korea's decades-long economic order, which has been dominated...

  • Aug 24- Smartphone maker HTC Corp is exploring options that could range from spinning off its virtual reality business to selling itself, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. The Taiwanese firm is working with an adviser as it considers bringing in an investor or selling its Vive VR headset business, according to the...

  • Aug 24- Smartphone maker HTC Corp is exploring options that could range from spinning off its virtual reality business to selling itself, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday. The Taiwanese firm is working with an adviser as it considers bringing in an investor or selling its Vive virtual reality headset business, Bloomberg report, citing people familiar with...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.3 pct, mid caps down 0.2 pct at close. LONDON, Aug 24- Britain's top share index rose on Thursday as shares in Provident Financial and WPP rallied, but a profit warning sent Dixons Carphone tumbling. "Dixons Carphone stoked fresh fears about the health of the UK retail sector with a profits warning amid a tough mobile phone market and lower earnings from...