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Samsung Electronics has seen its quarterly operating profit fall to its lowest level in more than three years because of slowing smartphone sales.The South Korean company said profit fell 60% to 4.1tn...

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Asia stocks are receiving a lift from stronger-than-expected Japan industrial production and US consumer confidence data hitting a seven-month high. Manufacturing output in the world’s third-largest...

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Technology giant Yahoo has reported profits of $6.8bn (£4.2bn) for the three months to September, buoyed by earnings from the firm’s stake in Alibaba. Yahoo was required to sell part of its stake...

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Giampiero Testoni straddles the sleek Energica Ego motorcycle, hits a few buttons and nothing happens. Dead silence.Before getting an answer he’s suddenly off, rocketing down curvy Skyline Boulevard...

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First a Malaysia Airlines plane goes missing and is never found. And four months later, another one of its passenger jets is shot out of the sky.The tragic events have taken the lives of 537 people in...

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Here’s a surprising effect of the latest U.S. sanctions against Russia: a run on AK-47s.Among the companies sanctioned this week was Kalashnikov Concern, the maker of the automatic weapon. “We sell...

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Microsoft has confirmed plans to “eliminate” up to 18,000 jobs worldwide as part of efforts to simplify the company’s operations and cut costs.The announcement was made in an email to staff entitled...

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Markets watchdog the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has recommended a full competition inquiry into banks.The provisional decision recommends a full-scale inquiry into the banking sector including...

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proposed class-action lawsuit contends Subaru of America failed to tell consumers about an oil-consumption problem in its most popular models.The suit claims the vehicles “prematurely burn off and/or...

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Shares in Malaysia Airlines closed down 11% in Malaysia following the crash of flight MH17 in Ukraine on route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.Some Asian stock markets also ended the day lower on fears...