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LG Electronics

Formerly known as Lucky Goldstar, LG is the second biggest conglomerate in South Korea, involved in electronics, chemicals and telecom products. LG Electronics is its flagship arm, with five major divisions: mobile communications, home entertainment, home appliances, air conditioning and energy solutions. It is one of the world’s biggest makers of televisions and mobile phones. 

LG steps up China smartphone push with G3 launch

The G3 has won praise as a major improvement on its predecessor.

LG Electronics will begin selling today its latest flagship smartphone in China, a market where it has struggled to make a dent and that has become increasingly tough for makers of high-end handsets other than Apple.

Monday, 11 August, 2014, 4:35am

LG posts strong Q2 profit as mobile division turns around

LG Electronics posted its strongest Q2 profit in years after its mobile division turned a profit for the first time in four quarters. Photo: Reuters

LG Electronics has posted its strongest quarterly profit in more than three years, beating analyst estimates thanks to a pick-up in television sales and a turnaround in its mobile phone business.

25 Jul 2014 - 1:35am

LG enjoys boom in large screen TVs from Winter Olympics, World Cup

Winter Olympics and soccer World Cup have spurred LG's television sales this year. Photo: Reuters

LG Electronics, the world's No 2 television maker, posted first-quarter operating profit that almost doubled analyst estimates as global sporting events spurred demand for large-screen sets with sharper displays.

30 Apr 2014 - 1:31am

LG misses quarterly estimates on smartphone marketing costs

Competition has prompted cuts in prices of mobile phones.

LG Electronics, the world's third-largest smartphone maker, posted earnings below analyst estimates as marketing costs for its new flagship handset eroded profit.

25 Oct 2013 - 3:23am

Alcatel-Lucent faces LG and Apple in patent trial

Apple is accused of copying compression technology. Photo: Reuters

Apple and LG Electronics infringed an Alcatel-Lucent unit's patents for electronic devices including phones and computers, a lawyer said at the start of a trial.

29 Nov 2012 - 3:46am

Foxconn Intl climbs on brokerage report of possible Apple deal

Foxconn International Holdings Ltd (FIH) (2038.HK), the world’s biggest contract maker of cell phones, surged on Friday on speculation the company will soon make iPhones for technology giant Apple Inc.

12 Oct 2012 - 3:46pm

Campaigns' sweet smell of success

With temperatures in Hong Kong starting to soar, local advertising campaigns for deodorant products rose in April to more than triple the amount spent a year earlier.

31 May 2011 - 12:00am

If voluntary compliance fails, we must have laws

Regulation does not sit easily with Hong Kong's free-market principles. Buyer beware and voluntary compliance with codes of conduct are preferred. But sometimes we need rules for our own good, as with tough anti-smoking and anti-littering fines - and now household energy-saving laws to protect the environment

8 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Corporate recruits dance to different beat at boot camp

On the sweltering basketball court, the stocky instructor stalks along the ranks.

Facing him, in columns, is the latest intake of white-collar recruits to one of Korea's biggest, most powerful companies.

'Are you ready?' he barks at the neophyte corporate warriors, resplendent in navy blue waistcoats, proudly emblazoned with the LG Electronics logo.

11 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Gadgets

LG MFJM53: LG Electronics has joined the MP3 player race with this new model, which features 8MB of memory and a 1.77-inch OLED display. Measuring 48 x 100.7 x 14mm, the LG MFJM53 is the smallest player around, while still supporting all the popular file formats, including music, photos, text, and MPEG-4 (AVI) video.

28 May 2006 - 12:00am

LG turns air conditioners into art form

With the mercury stuck at sweltering highs, the world's top producer of home air conditioners is selling more than heat relief: its appliances are pioneering a transformation of clunky household white goods into objets d'art.

22 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

LG wins road name honour

A six-lane road in the city of Huizhou in Guangdong has been named LG Dadao (Grand Road) after South Korean electronics manufacturer LG Electronics.

The city government gave LG the right to rename Xia Jia Dong Ru, located in the cultural district of the city, in recognition of the company's contributions to the local community.

7 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

LG wins road name honour

A six-lane road in the city of Huizhou in Guangdong has been named LG Dadao (Grand Road) after South Korean electronics manufacturer LG Electronics.

The city government gave LG the right to rename Xia Jia Dong Ru, located in the cultural district of the city, in recognition of the company's contributions to the local community.

7 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Tour of research labs offers glimpse of our hi-tech future

I was in Seoul this week for a whirlwind tour of the research labs at South Korean conglomerate LG Group's subsidiaries - LG Electronics and LG Chem. Research labs offer a glimpse of future technologies and a sense of what hi-tech firms think the world will need in five to 10 years' time.

1 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Loan deal

LG Electronics and LG Semicon Co signed a US$280 million term-loan facility yesterday.

1 Nov 1995 - 12:00am