News articles for January 2016

  • Electrolux posts fourth-quarter loss

    Electrolux posts fourth-quarter loss

    29th January 2016

    Swedish appliances manufacturer Electrolux has reported a loss for the fourth-quarter of last year, after an unsuccessful bid to buy General Electric's (GE's) appliances division.

  • Plymouth builder 'put family at risk'

    Plymouth builder 'put family at risk'

    27th January 2016

    A court has heard that a builder from Plymouth put a family of four in danger of carbon monoxide poisoning through the inadequate installation of a gas flue.

  • LG boosted by appliance sales

    LG boosted by appliance sales

    26th January 2016

    South Korean consumer electronics giant LG has announced strong fourth-quarter figures, with robust appliance sales fuelling growth.

  • Samsung unperturbed by Haier-GE deal

    Samsung unperturbed by Haier-GE deal

    25th January 2016

    Chinese group Haier's acquisition of General Electric's (GE's) appliances division will have little impact on Samsung, says a senior executive at the South Korean firm.

  • London Fire Brigade urge appliance registration

    London Fire Brigade urge appliance registration

    22nd January 2016

    London Fire Brigade (LFB) has urged residents in the capital to register their electrical appliances so they can be alerted to any problems quickly.

  • Householders warned of carbon monoxide dangers

    Householders warned of carbon monoxide dangers

    21st January 2016

    Residents have been reminded of the potential dangers posed by carbon monoxide (CO) after a family of seven from north-west London was hospitalised following a leak.

  • E.On cuts gas prices

    E.On cuts gas prices

    20th January 2016

    Energy supplier E.On has announced that it is to cut consumer gas prices, following criticism from industry regulator Ofgem.

  • Smart TVs 'at risk from malware'

    Smart TVs 'at risk from malware'

    19th January 2016

    Researchers have discovered that smart TV sets could be vulnerable to the same malware and ransomware as normal PCs.

  • Chinese group buys GE appliances arm

    Chinese group buys GE appliances arm

    18th January 2016

    General Electric (GE) has finally found a buyer for its domestic appliances division, after a deal with Electrolux was successfully blocked by US regulators.

  • Energy's 'big six' rapped for overcharging

    Energy's 'big six' rapped for overcharging

    15th January 2016

    Britain's six largest energy firms - which dominate the country's energy market - have been rebuked by industry watchdog Ofgem for overcharging customers.