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    1. May 10, 2016

      Nokia sales slide 9% in first quarter

      Sales at Nokia slumped 9 per cent in the first quarter following its acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent, as the Finnish...

    2. Fast FT

      May 10, 2016

      European stocks: Natixis struggling, Pandora charming

      It has been a big morning for European first quarter earnings. Here fastFT rounds up some of the biggest movers....

    1. April 6, 2016

      Nokia cuts 1,300 jobs in Finland following Alcatel-Lucent deal

      Nokia has begun cutting thousands of jobs following the acquisition of French rival Alcatel-Lucent. The Finnish...

    2. February 26, 2016

      Beware of buying in to the ‘merger’ euphemism

      It turns out I know more about mergers than I thought. Having studied the details of Deutsche Börse’s proposed deal...

    3. February 11, 2016

      Nokia chief Rajeev Suri warns of challenging start to new year

      Nokia warned of a challenging start to the year in the telecoms equipment business, as global economic uncertainty...

    4. Fast FT

      February 11, 2016

      Nokia just misses estimates and warns of tough Q1

      Nokia, the Finnish telecoms group which recently gained control of Alcatel-Lucent in a €15.6bn deal, has warned global...

    5. January 4, 2016

      Nokia gains control of Alcatel-Lucent following €15.6bn offer

      Nokia said on Monday it had gained control of Alcatel-Lucent, following its €15.6bn all-share offer for the French...

    6. December 21, 2015

      Ericsson: the giant’s shoulders

      Isaac Newton wrote: “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants”. So it is with all...

    7. November 29, 2015

      Risto Siilasmaa, Nokia chairman: Stealthy dealmaking at the Savoy

      In the summer of 2013, Nokia’s chairman Risto Siilasmaa delivered an ultimatum to Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer following...

    8. November 11, 2015

      Cisco chief says ‘odds are good’ Nokia-Alcatel deal will fail

      Cisco executive chairman John Chambers has warned that Nokia’s acquisition of rival Alcatel-Lucent stands a good chance...

    9. FT Alphaville

      November 9, 2015

      The ex-Safe harbor stimulus effect

      Are people looking at the recent Safe Harbor strike-down the wrong way around? With the European Court of Justice’s...

    10. October 19, 2015

      Nokia-Alcatel Lucent deal wins approval of Chinese regulator

      Nokia’s acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent has passed its last major hurdle after the €15.6bn deal was cleared by the...

    11. September 11, 2015

      Alcatel-Lucent slashes payout to former chief Michel Combes

      French telecoms equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent is to slash the payout it had negotiated with its former chief executive...

    12. September 9, 2015

      Executive pay battle half-won, not lost

      Over the past three years, the FTSE 100 index has risen a measly 6 per cent. Yet the chief executives in charge of the...

    13. September 2, 2015

      French economy minister slams Michel Combes’ Alcatel-Lucent exit

      France’s Socialist government has lashed out at the former chief executive of Alcatel-Lucent, deploring his recent...

    14. September 1, 2015

      Michel Combes’ golden parachute shines light on executive pay

      For months, departing Alcatel-Lucent chief executive Michel Combes kept quiet about his future job, batting away...

    15. August 28, 2015

      Cost-cutting specialist Michel Combes handed key role at Altice

      Michel Combes, the telecoms cost-cutting specialist who had begun to turn round Alcatel-Lucent, is to join billionaire...

    16. August 3, 2015

      Mapping: Here and now

      Need to change your route to avoid traffic congestion? You might avoid a five-mile tailback — or rather just have a...

    17. July 30, 2015

      Nokia Alcatel: Groomzilla

      The most amazing day of your life. Or possibly just the most expensive. The plans for Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent to head...

    18. July 30, 2015

      Nokia shares soar on strong quarterly results

      Nokia shares surged 8 per cent on Thursday morning after the Finnish telecoms group reported a pick-up in sales and...

    19. June 28, 2015

      Activist hedge fund Elliott builds stake in Alcatel-Lucent

      Activist investor Elliott has taken a position in Alcatel-Lucent in its €15.6bn sale to Nokia. A disclosure to the...

    20. April 30, 2015

      Nokia: risks and rewards

      Higher risk is only exciting if it comes with the potential of a higher reward. Nokia, the telecoms equipment group,...

    21. April 30, 2015

      Nokia shares fall after cut-price China deals hit network profits

      Nokia shares tumbled on Thursday morning after profits at its core networks business were halved in the first quarter....

    22. April 29, 2015

      Major Alcatel-Lucent shareholder calls deal ‘unacceptable’

      Alcatel-Lucent’s second-largest shareholder has criticised the €15.6bn sale of the French telecoms equipment group to...

    23. April 23, 2015

      Ericsson: staying grounded

      The slick features on your smartphone are useless without the infrastructure that shoots data through the air. Network...

    24. April 23, 2015

      Ericsson shares fall following drop in first-quarter profits

      Shares in Ericsson fell sharply after the Swedish telecoms equipment maker revealed a drop in profits owing to a...

    25. April 21, 2015

      Emmanuel Macron chooses realism over romance

      France’s economy minister has admitted that the country is uncompetitive as a base for global companies and can no...

    26. April 17, 2015

      Megamergers rarely mean megabucks for shareholders

      The strategic megamerger is back. In the past couple of weeks, consumer group Heinz announced plans to buy Kraft Foods,...

    27. April 17, 2015

      The rise, fall and rise again of Nokia

      On the campaign trail in Finland this week ahead of Sunday’s general elections, Olli Rehn has been confronted with a...

    28. April 15, 2015

      Nokia and Alcatel chiefs defend plans in face of rocky history

      The chief executives of Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent have defended their plans to become a single company, arguing that the...

    29. April 15, 2015

      Combes’ direct approach stands to win him support in Paris

      In his more than 20 years working in the telecoms industry, Michel Combes has developed a reputation as a no-frills,...

    30. April 15, 2015

      Nokia/Alcatel: party line

      Telecom executives like jargon even more than their peers in other industries. “Convergence” — bringing together fixed...

    31. April 15, 2015

      The soft-spoken Nokia executive with a record of bold moves

      When Rajeev Suri took to the stage in Paris to announce the proposed takeover of French rival Alcatel-Lucent, he opened...

    32. April 15, 2015

      Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia: a very un-French deal

      This deal seems very un-French — suspiciously so, if you are a Nokia shareholder. A socialist government in Paris,...

    33. April 15, 2015

      Regulators will be next challenge for Nokia Alcatel-Lucent deal

      Nokia and Alcatel will need to convince regulators in nine countries including the US and China that their proposed...

    34. April 15, 2015

      Nokia confirms Alcatel-Lucent acquisition

      Nokia has launched a €15.6bn agreed all-share takeover offer for Alcatel-Lucent aimed at creating a Finnish-French...

    35. April 14, 2015

      French government backs Nokia bid for Alcatel-Lucent

      France’s economy ministry has thrown its support behind Nokia’s proposed acquisition of Paris-based Alcatel-Lucent,...

    36. April 14, 2015

      Nokia’s new deal will need all Rajeev Suri’s management wiles

      Nokia achieved an extraordinary turnround in the 1990s, when it transformed itself from a timber-to-tyres conglomerate...

    37. April 14, 2015

      Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent should heed the lesson of past mergers

      Rajeev Suri, the chief executive of Nokia, has long believed the telecoms equipment market would consolidate into three...

    38. April 14, 2015

      Nok-ing on Alcatel’s door

      In the comedy film Home Alone, a child is left behind when his family goes on holiday to Europe. Nokia, the Finnish...

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