Trial of Samsung scion starts Friday

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The company has said that it expects operating profit to be around 9.9 trillion Korean won (£6.9bn) for the first quarter of 2017, with sales valued at approximately 50 trillion won (£35bn). Its sales stayed almost flat at 50 trillion won ($44 billion) during the first quarter.

Greenpeace East Asia campaigner Jude Lee said (via BBC): "While we welcome this news, Samsung must share as soon as possible more detailed timelines on when it will implement its promises, as well as how it intends to change its production system to make sure this never happens again".

SEOUL, April 7 South Korea's LG Electronics Inc estimated on Friday its first-quarter operating profit rose 82 percent from a year earlier, beating market expectations on healthy sales of appliances and televisions.

Memory chips and flexible displays accounted for about 68 percent of Samsung's operating profit in the final quarter of 2016.

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He said: "It's the same with Le Pen, you dip into the public coffers, if not here then in Europe". More than 80 percent of her voters are sure of their choice, according to polling company Ifop.

Industry officials said the Galaxy S8 could break the previous preorder record set by the Galaxy Note 7, though the preorder period for the S8 is two days shorter than that of the Note 7.

According to a number of leaked images of the refurbished Note 7, Samsung is intending launch the smartphone with model number SM-N935 and run Android 7.0 Nougat. The estimates for Q1 2017 reflect the strength Samsung is exhibiting in the market, despite the absence of flagship smartphones is the previous quarters. After three months, the company has finally launched the phone India at a press event in New Delhi. On the other hand, we don't really know if Samsung will release its Galaxy Note 8 this year as some previous rumours suggested that the company might, in fact, skip the Note series for this year.

The scandal involves Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee and several top executives accused of bribery and embezzlement.

A bound and handcuffed Lee Jae-Yong, the vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics, arrived at the Seoul Central District Court as his trial opened Friday. It led to the suspension of President Park Geun-hye for allegedly receiving bribes. He denies any wrongdoing.

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