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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Judge rejects Apple's attempt to ban US sales of Samsung smartphone

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China buys up BHP stakes in Australia

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Virgin Atlantic brand at risk in Delta takeover move

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A senior judge fired more arrows at Apple today in the latest round of a legal row between the technology giant and rival Samsung.

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