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  1. July 21, 2014

    Equity rally fuels convertible bond sales

    Strong equity markets have led to a surge in issuance of convertible bonds by European companies. Such bonds typically offer...

  2. July 21, 2014

    Telecoms equipment: Huawei and the other way

    Mobile equipment spending is in a healthy state. Or so Huawei’s recent results might suggest. On Monday the company reported...

  1. July 8, 2014

    Alcatel-Lucent wins first role in Vodafone upgrades

    Alcatel-Lucent has won its first share of Vodafone’s Project Spring investment programme with a deal to provide small cell...

  2. May 16, 2014

    Merger talk helps stocks hold steady

    European equities markets remained on edge on Friday after weaker than expected data across much of the region in the...

  3. March 27, 2014

    China Mobile contract win buoys Alcatel

    Shares in Alcatel-Lucent jumped after the French telecoms equipment maker won a one-year contract worth up to €750m with...

  4. March 25, 2014

    Nokia: estate sale

    Sell off the family silver and before long buyers eye the other heirlooms. News this week that Nokia will not part from its...

  5. February 6, 2014

    Alcatel-Lucent: lines have been restored

    Investors who piled into Alcatel-Lucent on the back of turnround plans, making this notorious dog one of Europe’s...

  6. February 6, 2014

    Alcatel-Lucent builds on disposal plan with China Huaxin offer

    Alcatel-Lucent has received a binding offer from China Huaxin to sell its enterprise business, taking the French...

  7. FT Alphaville

    January 13, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Dividends and buy-backs mean the US stock market is fairly valued, Dan finds. NEWS...

  8. December 22, 2013

    European companies: signs of life

    Jane Austen once observed that things that are “going untowardly one month, are sure to mend the next”. If she were around...

  9. December 5, 2013

    Pre-Fed junk bond rush sets fresh record

    Corporate borrowers with weaker credit quality are taking advantage of investors’ relentless search for higher yields to...

  10. November 5, 2013

    Huawei rules out BlackBerry bid

    Huawei has ruled out making any acquisitions to take advantage of weaknesses in rivals such as BlackBerry or Alcatel-Lucent...

  11. November 4, 2013

    Alcatel launches €955m capital increase

    Alcatel-Lucent, the French telecommunications equipment manufacturer, will launch a €955m capital increase and issue $750m...

  12. October 31, 2013

    Alcatel shares rise by 18.5 per cent as losses narrow

    Shares in Alcatel-Lucent, the telecoms equipment maker, soared on Thursday amid expectations that its turnround plan may be...

  13. October 22, 2013

    Activist investor Loeb pressures Nokia for cash return

    Daniel Loeb’s $14bn activist hedge fund has taken a stake in Nokia, in a move that puts pressure on the Finnish company to...

  14. October 8, 2013

    Michel Combes seizes Alcatel-Lucent’s ‘last chance’

    Michel Combes did not sign up for an easy job when he raised his hand in February to be chief executive of Alcatel-Lucent....

  15. October 8, 2013

    French productivity: Alcatel-Lucent jobs

    It is a sad fact that corporate restructurings are often judged by the number of job losses. This measure is simpler to...

  16. FT Alphaville

    October 8, 2013

    Its all about the synergies, just you wait, French M&A edition

    Reading that Alcatel-Lucent is to cut 10,000 jobs (with 900 axes to actually fall in France) we found ourselves humming the...

  17. FT Alphaville

    October 8, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Oh the sunny uplands of Italian banking turnarounds. That’ll be €2.5bn please: Dan...

  18. October 7, 2013

    Alcatel-Lucent cuts 10,000 jobs worldwide

    Alcatel-Lucent will cut 10,000 jobs across the world, including 900 in its domestic French market, as part of a strategy to...

  19. September 30, 2013

    China Mobile awards $3.2bn worth of 4G contracts

    China Mobile has awarded more than half of the work to build the first phase of 4G mobile network to domestic equipment...

  20. September 29, 2013

    Telecoms: deaths, births and marriages

    It is usually thought seemly to wait for the funeral before discussing the departed’s assets. Still, forward thinking has...

  21. FT Alphaville

    September 27, 2013

    Margins to save themselves, European edition

    In case you hadn’t noticed, European stocks are no longer cheap. Word reaches us from Morgan Stanley this morning that...

  22. September 26, 2013

    Nokia to refocus around its networks business

    Nokia is working on strategic plans to focus its future business around its telecoms equipment and networks division,...

  23. July 30, 2013

    Alcatel-Lucent buoyed by US operations

    Alcatel-Lucent posted a better than expected increase in second-quarter revenues based on buoyant US operations and...

  24. July 30, 2013

    Alcatel-Lucent: back in black

    Restructuring plans are tough to call in the early stages. Unless executives are being wildly unrealistic, final targets...

  25. July 29, 2013

    Qualcomm and Alcatel-Lucent in ‘small cell’ mobile tie-up

    Qualcomm is to acquire a stake in Alcatel-Lucent as part of a far-reaching partnership agreement to develop the next...

  26. July 25, 2013

    Don’t let Snowden overshadow the real cyber threat

    The world has recently been rattled by two unexpected exposures. First, Mandiant, the cyber security specialist, managed to...

  27. July 18, 2013

    Ericsson shares fall as profits disappoint

    Ericsson disappointed with second-quarter profits significantly below expectations, underlining how there has been little...

  28. July 1, 2013

    Nokia hopes to find cure in Siemens’ pain

    The asset most weighing down Siemens could turn out to be one that stabilises Nokia. That, at least, was the reading of some...

  29. June 19, 2013

    Nokia jumps on Chinese bid talk

    Merger speculation in the telecommunications sector intensified with talk of bid interest from China for Finnish mobile...

  30. FT Alphaville

    June 19, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE On what really is different this time around: Izzy suggests we may just be living in an...

  31. June 18, 2013

    Alcatel overhaul aims to cut costs by €1bn

    Alcatel-Lucent unveiled a restructuring plan to cut costs by €1bn and raise €1bn via asset sales to try to reverse the...

  32. June 18, 2013

    Alcatel-Lucent: hidden gem

    Rough diamonds need cutting as well as polishing. All the signs are that Michel Combes, new boss at Alcatel-Lucent, will...

  33. May 27, 2013

    Telecoms equipment: ring of confidence?

    Picking the turn is never easy – and investors have seen their share of false calls recently. But there are growing signs...

  34. May 15, 2013

    Carmakers drive rises on growth signs

    European stocks pushed higher, led by carmakers on signs that governments may take measures to spur growth following...

  35. May 15, 2013

    Brussels seeks China concessions in telecoms trade case

    Brussels has issued a final warning to Beijing to curb subsidies to its telecommunications network equipment suppliers or...

  36. April 28, 2013

    Alcatel-Lucent: no particular rush

    Michel Combes, the former Vodafone executive who took up the reins as Alcatel-Lucent’s chief executive this month, has his...

  37. March 29, 2013

    Carter to leave troubled Alcatel-Lucent

    Stephen Carter, former Ofcom chief executive, will leave Alcatel-Lucent to return to Britain after a tough four years in...

  38. March 24, 2013

    Yvonne Li

    Yvonne Li is MBA director at Ceibs in China, where she also studied for her executive MBA. Before joining Ceibs, she worked...

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