'Encouraging' Samsung results

Samsung shares were rising on Monday after the firm forecast a quarterly operating profit of about 5.9 trillion won ($5.44bn; £3.65bn) for the first three months of 2015.

The numbers beat market expectations, but would mark a fall of more than 30% in profit from a year earlier.

The world's biggest maker of mobile phones and TVs said it expects sales of 47 trillion won for the period

Bryan Ma of consultancy IDC Asia Pacific told the BBC the numbers were encouraging.