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Samsung: the scandal threatening South Korea's behemoth

How did a economic giant that accounts for a fifth of South Korea's GDP get into the position where its top boss was arrested accused of corruption?

How did a economic giant that accounts for a fifth of South Korea's GDP get into the position where its top boss was arrested accused of corruption?

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Samsung chief Lee is questioned in S. Korea corruption probe

Handcuffed and tied with rope, he arrived for questioning on Saturday after a night in a tiny cell, his bed a mattress on the floor.

Handcuffed and tied with rope, he arrived for questioning on Saturday after a night in a tiny cell, his bed a mattress on the floor.

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Samsung boss arrest rocks South Korea's highest levels of power

The arrest of Samsung chief Jay Y. Lee - caught up in the corruption scandal swirling around the president - has sent shock waves through South Korea.

The arrest of Samsung chief Jay Y. Lee - caught up in the corruption scandal swirling around the president - has sent shock waves through South Korea.

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South Korea: Samsung's de facto boss arrested amid corruption scandal

Samsung's de facto chief is arrested on suspicion of involvement in a corruption scandal which has led to the impeachment of South Korea's president.

Samsung's de facto chief is arrested on suspicion of involvement in a corruption scandal which has led to the impeachment of South Korea's president.

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Apple bounces back, overtakes Samsung in smartphone sales

Apple is back as the number one seller of smartphones for the first time in five years, beating Samsung which recalled its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7.

Apple is back as the number one seller of smartphones for the first time in five years, beating Samsung which recalled its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7.

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Samsung blames faulty batteries for Galaxy Note 7 fires

Faulty batteries have been blamed by South Korean tech giant Samsung for fires that forced the withdrawal of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.

Faulty batteries have been blamed by South Korean tech giant Samsung for fires that forced the withdrawal of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.

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Samsung top boss faces arrest

The head of the Samsung group has been questioned behind closed doors about his alleged role in a corruption scandal that has led parliament to impeach President Park Guen-hye.

The head of the Samsung group has been questioned behind closed doors about his alleged role in a corruption scandal that has led parliament to impeach President Park Guen-hye.

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South Korea prosecutor to decide on Samsung leader's arrest warrant

Samsung's vice chairman Jay Y Lee may be the next head to roll in the influence-peddling scandal which led to the impeachment of South Korea's president.

Samsung's vice chairman Jay Y Lee may be the next head to roll in the influence-peddling scandal which led to the impeachment of South Korea's president.

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Samsung chief becomes suspect in South Korea political scandal

The heir apparent of tech giant Samsung has become a criminal suspect in a widening corruption probe engulfing South Korean president Park Geun-Hye.

The heir apparent of tech giant Samsung has become a criminal suspect in a widening corruption probe engulfing South Korean president Park Geun-Hye.

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Note 7 disaster barely dents Samsung's profit

Samsung says its fourth-quarter profit likely leapt 50 percent from a year earlier to its highest level in more than three years.

Samsung says its fourth-quarter profit likely leapt 50 percent from a year earlier to its highest level in more than three years.

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South Korean officials raid Samsung

The South Koran headquarters of Samsung Group have been raided by prosecuters along with the offices of country’s National Pension Service (NPS).

The South Koran headquarters of Samsung Group have been raided by prosecuters along with the offices of country’s National Pension Service (NPS).

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Samsung recalls millions of dangerous washing machines

After the problems with its Note 7 smartphones, Samsung is having to recall about 2.8 million top-loading washing machines in the US.

After the problems with its Note 7 smartphones, Samsung is having to recall about 2.8 million top-loading washing machines in the US.

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Samsung launches future discount offer for Galaxy Note 7 owners

Samsung steps up efforts to retain South Korean customers after the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco by offering discounts on the future 8 series handset.

Samsung steps up efforts to retain South Korean customers after the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco by offering discounts on the future 8 series handset.

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Could your smartphone kill you?

On 11 October Samsung stopped all production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after several handsets exploded or caught fire.

On 11 October Samsung stopped all production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after several handsets exploded or caught fire.

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Hungary promises payroll tax cuts amid labour shortage

Hungary's government is promising to cut the level of tax on wages as it suffers a labour shortage following years of emigration to western Europe.

Hungary's government is promising to cut the level of tax on wages as it suffers a labour shortage following years of emigration to western Europe.

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Samsung's reputation burned by Galaxy Note 7 disaster

In Business Line we look at the hit to Samsung's bottom line and its reputation from the scrapping of the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7.

In Business Line we look at the hit to Samsung's bottom line and its reputation from the scrapping of the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7.

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Samsung to compensate suppliers over Note 7 disaster

Samsung is to help its component suppliers hit by the canceling of the Galaxy Note 7 with compensation for unused parts and unfinished components.

Samsung is to help its component suppliers hit by the canceling of the Galaxy Note 7 with compensation for unused parts and unfinished components.

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Galaxy Note 7: Samsung offers replacement phones on flights out of Seoul

Following the decision by a number of airlines to ban the carriage of Samsung Galaxy Note 7s aboard their planes, the South Korean tech giant is now offering alternative phones to affected users flyin

Following the decision by a number of airlines to ban the carriage of Samsung Galaxy Note 7s aboard their planes, the South Korean tech giant is now offering alternative phones to affected users flyin

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Samsung gives latest cost estimates for Note 7 disaster

Samsung says will take a hit to its operating profit of about 2.7 billion euros in the next two quarters from scrapping the Note 7 smartphone.

Samsung says will take a hit to its operating profit of about 2.7 billion euros in the next two quarters from scrapping the Note 7 smartphone.

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Samsung launches Note 7 refund programme

Trying to keep customers after the Galaxy Note 7 disaster Samsung is offering larger cash incentives to those who stay with the brand.

Trying to keep customers after the Galaxy Note 7 disaster Samsung is offering larger cash incentives to those who stay with the brand.

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Samsung abandons production of Note 7

In a statement, the company says it has made a "final decision" to stop making its star product. It comes in the wake of reports of devices spontaneously catching fire.

In a statement, the company says it has made a "final decision" to stop making its star product. It comes in the wake of reports of devices spontaneously catching fire.

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Samsung suspends production of Note 7 - reports

News comes after reports of fires in replacement devices. Sources have not specified if specific problems identified or when production was halted.

News comes after reports of fires in replacement devices. Sources have not specified if specific problems identified or when production was halted.