Former South Korean president Park Geun-hye   is escorted to a courtroom to stand trial on alleged bribery, abuse of power and leaks of government secrets, in Seoul, South Korea, in  August 2017. Photograph: EPA

A South Korean court has raised Park Geun-hye’s sentence by one year to 25 years, after prosecutors sought a tougher sentence for the former president(...)

Chinese technology groups such as Xiaomi and Huawei are eating into Samsung’s position as the world’s largest smartphone-maker. Photograph: Reuters

Samsung has announced a $160 billion (€138bn) three-year investment in new technologies with the aim of ensuring profitability in the face of stiff co(...)

Apple beat sales estimates in part by selling fewer but pricier iPhones than analysts expected. The company sold 41.3 million units.

Apple posted quarterly results that topped Wall Street targets and forecast revenue in the current quarter above expectations, driven by sales of high(...)

Samsung said cheaper Chinese rivals put pressure on its smartphone sales. Photograph: EPA

Samsung Electronics posted its slowest quarterly profit growth in more than a year on Tuesday as its Galaxy S9 device missed sales targets and competi(...)

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co estimated on Friday earnings grew at the slowest pace in more than a year in the second quarter, as ana(...)

Web Summit chief executive Paddy Cosgrave

Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, who now leads online publishing platform Medium, is among the first batch of speakers lined up for this year’s Web S(...)

A unit of activist hedge fund Elliott Management now holds more than $1 billion (€810 million) of shares in three key affiliates of South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Group, and said more needs to be done to reform the company

A unit of activist hedge fund Elliott Management now holds more than $1 billion (€810 million) of shares in three key affiliates of South Korea’s Hyun(...)

Apple is keen to ensure that cobalt supplies for its iPhone and iPad batteries will be sufficient, with the rapid growth in battery demand for electric vehicles threatening to create a shortage of the raw material.  Photograph: Lucien Kahozi/AFP/Getty Images

Apple is in talks to buy long-term supplies of cobalt directly from miners for the first time, according to sources, seeking to ensure it will have en(...)

The takeover battle is at the heart of a race to consolidate the wireless technology equipment sector

US semiconductor company Qualcomm has rejected Broadcom’s revised $121 billion (€98.6 billion) buyout offer, but proposed meeting its peer to see whet(...)

Adam Rudd manages about £3.9 billion and is largely steering clear of the UK. Photograph: iStock

Ireland’s best fund manager may be based in Scotland, but his performance has been driven by investing outside the UK. Aberdeen Standard Investments’(...)

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