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.

Wal-Mart facing strike threat as it gears up for 'Black Friday' frenzy

The retail giant Wal-Mart is facing the threat of strikes at its discount stores this week, with workers seeking better wages and benefits planning to protest on Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year.

Standard Life to axe 139 jobs

Standard Life has announced plans to cut almost 140 jobs as the firm goes through a restructuring process.

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Carphone mulls Best Buy deal

Carphone Warehouse said it would consider buying out the stake in its European joint venture that is held by America's Best Buy if a bid for its United States partner succeeds.

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Around 6,500 retail jobs were under threat today as electricals chain Comet became the latest casualty on the high street

Not many of us will mourn the passing of Comet, whose soulless stores made for a grim experience

Along with Past Times, MFI and Woolworths, Comet is now a major high-street retailer on the scrapheap of history. Where and how did it go wrong for this brand?

Ocado sorry as deliveries are cancelled after systems failure

Ocado has apologised to customers after a systems failure forced it to cancel thousands of deliveries.

Scandal of 5m on less than the living wage

Shock study reveals that 4.8m people earn too little to meet basic standards

Directors at Asos share windfall of £50m

Five directors at Asos, the online fashion retailer, have shared a windfall of nearly £50m after they cashed in shares under long-term incentive plans.

Directors at Asos share windfall of £50m

Five directors at Asos, the online fashion retailer, have shared a windfall of nearly £50m after they cashed in shares under long-term incentive plans.

Asos chief denies Amazon takeover talk

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