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    1. December 17, 2014

      Dixons Carphone case study: the hard work after the merger fanfare

      Standing in a shop on London’s bustling Oxford Street, Sebastian James is fretting about floor tiles. When Dixons Retail...

    2. Business Blog

      November 28, 2014

      Harriet Green and the dangers of the glass cliff

      Harriet Green, ex-chief executive of Thomas Cook, certainly broke through the glass ceiling on her way up to the top of...

    1. November 23, 2014

      Huawei aims to turbocharge design of self-driving vehicles

      Huawei Technologies is designing the communications architecture for a new generation of “autonomous” cars that will be...

    2. October 30, 2014

      Alcatel-Lucent: blade runner

      Surgery is messy. Especially if you have a big, unhealthy body to work on. After a year and-a-half on the job, the chief...

    3. October 30, 2014

      Alcatel-Lucent moves ahead of schedule on fixed-cost cutting

      Alcatel-Lucent said that it was well ahead of schedule in an aggressive cost-cutting programme that aims to return the...

    4. October 6, 2014

      New executives to take lead role in HP split

      Just over a year ago, Australia-born Dion Weisler took over HP’s personal computer and printer arm, and now he is to become...

    5. September 5, 2014

      Inside Alcatel-Lucent: the company that makes the web

      An inside look at Alcatel-Lucent You might not have heard of Alcatel-Lucent – or, as stock traders call it, “Alcaloo”. It’s...

    6. September 4, 2014

      Big jump in number of security threats to mobile devices

      Security threats to mobile devices jumped sharply during the first half of 2014 compared to the whole of 2013 as the...

    7. July 31, 2014

      Alcatel-Lucent to float subsea cables unit

      Alcatel-Lucent intends to sell part of its submarine-cables unit in an initial public offering as the French...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. November 4, 2013

      Alcatel launches €955m capital increase

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

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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....

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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,...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. July 18, 2013

      Ericsson shares fall as profits disappoint

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

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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