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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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,...

    3. 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....

    4. 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...

    5. April 23, 2015

      Ericsson: staying grounded

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

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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,...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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,...

    12. April 15, 2015

      Nokia/Alcatel: party line

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

    13. 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...

    14. 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,...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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,...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. April 13, 2015

      Nokia in advanced talks over bid for Alcatel-Lucent

      Nokia is in advanced talks to launch a takeover bid for all of Alcatel-Lucent, as the Finnish telecoms equipment...

    22. March 16, 2015

      Ben Verwaayen set to raise €200m to invest in European start-ups

      Dutch businessman Ben Verwaayen is looking to raise more than €200m to help fund European start-ups in the latest sign...

    23. March 2, 2015

      Telcos seek to redefine role as digital competition intensifies

      Telecoms is fast becoming a dirty word for companies that want to become much more than providers of basic connections...

    24. February 6, 2015

      Alcatel-Lucent turnround drive helps offset sales slowdown

      Alcatel-Lucent improved profit margins at the end of last year even as the French telecoms equipment manufacturer...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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”....

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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