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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Saturday 08 March 2008
Saturday 09 February 2008
I'm fascinated by the new public ratings website, www.plebble.com, which enables the public to rate businesses for their service and value for money. Rather deliciously, supermarkets which reported the highest profits over Christmas (Morrisons, Sainsbury's and Tesco) are coming off rather badly in the Plebble chart, while good old Waitrose is riding high (probably because it's nice to chickens). The businesses that come out worst are the dreaded computer security system Symantec and Carphone Warehouse. Hooray! At long last, a public revolt against Carphone Warehouse's teeth-grinding queues, tortuous handsets and inexplicably enormous bills.
Friday 01 February 2008
There was more talk in the mining sector as the Xstrata saga continued to advance yesterday.
Friday 25 January 2008
Traders complained that the rumour mill was dead yesterday, despite a strong performance in London after surprise gains on Wall Street. As the rally took hold, the only speculation that spread through the City was that Vodafone Group was set to sell its US business.
Tuesday 22 January 2008
Saturday 19 January 2008
Carphone Warehouse has blamed tough trading on the high street for the retailer connecting fewer mobile phone customers than expected over Christmas.
Monday 14 January 2008
Harried investors overrun by last week's flurry of bad headlines must be praying for some retail therapy as they prepare for another set of results from some big-name retailers over the next few days.
Sunday 30 December 2007
Friday 02 June 2006
Wall Street regulators have dropped their last remaining charges against Frank Quattrone, the investment banker whose deal-making helped fuel the 1990s dot.com boom but who was accused of corruption by favouring some clients in technology flotations.
Sunday 14 May 2006
Monday 12 December 2005
Saturday 26 February 2005
Thursday 13 January 2005
Nervousness ahead of today's trading statement from Carphone Warehouse sent shares in the group tumbling 6p to 158p yesterday as traders fretted that they could disappoint.
Wednesday 03 November 2004
Thursday 07 October 2004
Carphone Warehouse predicted a bumper Christmas for mobile phone sales yesterday but warned that third-generation (3G) phones were unlikely to be filling many stockings.
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