BT Italy scandal prompts auditing probe

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC), the UK’s accountancy watchdog, says it has begun an investigation into the auditing of BT’s financial statements. The investigation covers the years 2015 to 2017 and relates to the scandal in the telecoms giant’s Italian division. The auditor responsible, PwC, was replaced in June with rival accounting firm KPMG. In […]


Huawei launches ‘most powerful smartphone in the world’ to take on Apple and Samsung

Huawei has launched the Mate 9, a high-spec, high-price smartphone which could see the China-based company square up to market leaders Apple and Samsung. The latest device in Huawei’s Mate series boasts a 5.9 inch full HD screen, inviting comparison with Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus and the now discontinued Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The manufacturer […]

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Samsung halts production, global sales of Note 7

Samsung on Tuesday suspended all production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, halted sales worldwide and told customers to stop using the device, following reports that replacements for combustible models were also catching fire. The South Korean company’s latest efforts to contain a snowballing recall crisis that threatens to derail the powerhouse global brand came […]