News The logo of Samsung Electronics is displayed on a glass door at their headquarters in Seoul on November 6, 2013. Samsung Electronics promised better shareholder returns, dismissed fears over smartphone market saturation and signalled a more aggressive acquisitions policy Wednesday at a rare analysts' briefing to boost its flagging stock price.

Samsung has announced plans to open 60 of its own branded stores in Britain and six other European countries, in a bid to challenge Apple's successful retail store approach.

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Carphone Warehouse, the mobile phone and electricals retail group, is to part company with two directors after a management restructuring.

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Best Buy Europe, the joint venture between Carphone Warehouse and US electricals giant Best Buy, is to sell its 83-store Belgian chain for €22m (£19.38m) to Belgacom, the country's largest telecommunications firm.

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The telecoms operator TalkTalk lost 25,000 subscribers in the third quarter, but said higher spending by existing customers meant it was still on track to hit its full-year targets.

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Best Buy UK, the joint venture between the US electricals giant and Carphone Warehouse, has lost another two directors just days after its chief executive Scott Wheway stepped down.

Ofcom warns firms over silent calling

The communications watchdog Ofcom is set to clamp down harder on "silent calling", warning companies that they will face fines of up to £2m if they break the rules. New regulations come into force today designed to prevent call centre companies from harassing consumers with silent calls.

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Investors await news from pubs and shops

Beer sales will come into focus next week with updates from pub chain JD Wetherspoon and brewing giant SAB Miller.

British Land buys Drake Circus

British Land has bought the Drake Circus shopping centre in Plymouth, above, for £240m from David Ross's Kandahar Real Estate. The 425,000-square-foot shopping centre was the largest asset in the Kandahar property group runby Carphone Warehouse'sco-founder David Ross.

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The chap who founded Carphone Warehouse but left in disgrace?

Google moves on from Nexus One with new mobile launch

Google is to make its second foray into the mobile handset business, just months after pulling online distribution of its maiden device following disappointing sales.

Carphone shares soar on dividend promise

Carphone Warehouse has pledged more cash to promote its Best Buy electronics megastores as it looks to establish the fledgling brand in the UK.

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