Slowing global demand for memory chips and a sluggish smartphone business are some of the factors South Korean electronics company Samsung has to grapple with. The world's top handset maker is facing fierce competition.
And that's not just from Apple, but also from cheaper market players like China's Huawei and Xiaomi. This page collates recent DW content on the company.
A political scandal threatening the office of South Korean president Park Geun-hye has reached the chaebols' ranks. They're not accused of anything per se - but a parliamentary panel is looking closely into the donations they made to foundations controlled by the president's confidante, Choi Soon-sil, who's accused of using her political connections for financial gain.