Samsung is the top chaebol - the name given to South Korea's monolith corporations. But there are calls for the new government to reign in its power and breathe new life into the economy.
Electronics giant Samsung has apologized for the illnesses and deaths of workers at some of its factories. The company agreed it had failed to manage health threats to employees who developed forms of cancer.
South Korea's Samsung Group has announced its investment plans for the next three years. As the company has hit a wall in the market for its smartphones, it's focusing on areas more likely to create future growth.
An appeal court has freed but not exonerated Lee Jae-yong after he was convicted of bribery involving an ex-president. The ruling said the "main players in this scandal" had been the president and her confidant.
South Korea was taken by surprise with the arrest of Lee Jae-yong, the de facto leader of Samsung, over his alleged involvement in a massive corruption scandal. DW talks to expert Stephan Haggard about the repercussions.
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