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.
The verdict against Choi Soon-sil sets the stage for a longer jail term for Park, who is facing similar charges in a separate trial. The court also ordered immediate arrest of Lotte group boss Shin Dong-bin.
China and South Korea have accused the US of abusing global trade rules after Donald Trump approved import tariffs on solar panels and washing machines. The move marks the latest salvo of Trump's "America First" agenda.
Faster, better, brighter - that's what South Korea's LG is promising with its new V-30 smartphone. Not to be outdone, Sony has also come out with its new Xperia smartphone. It features a special camera that takes 3D pictures of objects and people. It's all on display at IFA in Berlin starting on Friday.
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A judge sentenced the billionaire heir to the Samsung empire to 5 years in prison - for bribery, embezzlement and perjury. The judge's 5 year sentence seems like a compromise. Prosecutors had asked for a 12 year jail sentence. The Samsung heir and de-facto leader of the company, on his way to the prison bus, maintained his innocence and said he'll appeal the verdict.