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  1. July 16, 2014

    Carphone Warehouse weighs own brand mobile service

    Carphone Warehouse is in advanced talks with Three, the British mobile operator, to launch its own branded mobile services...

  2. June 26, 2014

    Dixons and Carphone Warehouse reveal prospectus of £3.7bn merger

    Dixons and Carphone Warehouse published their merger prospectus late on Thursday after both unveiling strong full-year...

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  1. June 24, 2014

    Schroders invests in online wealth manager Nutmeg

    Schroders, the second-largest asset manager in Europe, has joined a group of high-profile entrepreneurs who are investing...

  2. June 10, 2014

    Outlook for UK employment the best in almost seven years

    The UK’s employment outlook is at its strongest for almost seven years, boosted by a revival of recruitment in the retail...

  3. May 16, 2014

    Phones 4U valuation hit by Dixons-Carphone Warehouse merger

    The private equity backer of Phones 4U has written down the value of its residual investment in the mobile phone retailer by...

  4. May 15, 2014

    Upwardly mobile - pop-up stores rise to retail challenge

    Standing inside a converted shipping container, Paul Hurley, the founder of Dum Dums Donutterie, talks customers through his...

  5. May 15, 2014

    New group no nimble operator

    Sir Charles Dunstone, the billionaire founder of Carphone Warehouse, and Sebastian James, the ebullient chief executive of...

  6. May 15, 2014

    Dixons / Carphone: party line

    Argh. Another “merger of equals”. The collapse last week of the Publicis/Omnicom merger did not deter UK retailers Dixons...

  7. FT Alphaville

    May 15, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Paging Walter Benjamin: A short modern dance performance and a $364m sale of...

  8. May 15, 2014

    Cable’s cuckoo brings evolutionary change to pay votes

    To the population at large, Spring Watch is a BBC TV programme in which clutches of loveable nestlings are decimated by...

  9. FT Alphaville

    May 15, 2014

    Curryhouse crush

    Synergies from the merger of Dixons and Carphone Warehouse, creating the leaden labeled Dixons Carphone, clearly don’t...

  10. May 15, 2014

    Dixons and Carphone Warehouse reveal details of £3.7bn merger

    Carphone Warehouse and Dixons Retail said they planned to create a “leader in European consumer electricals, mobiles,...

  11. May 15, 2014

    Carphone Warehouse deal with Dixons strengthens defences

    Sir Charles Dunstone has been in the vanguard of the electrical retail trade over the past two decades, managing to take...

  12. May 9, 2014

    Dixons and Carphone poised to unveil £3.7bn merger plans

    Dixons Retail and Carphone Warehouse are poised to unveil details of their £3.7bn merger next week in a move that is...

  13. April 29, 2014

    Carphone Warehouse steps up expansion before planned Dixons deal

    Carphone Warehouse, the high street retailer of connected electrical devices, has stepped up its European expansion plans...

  14. April 3, 2014

    Vodafone to add 150 retail outlets in UK

    Vodafone, the telecoms operator, will open 150 shops and create 1,400 jobs in the UK under plans for the largest capital...

  15. March 24, 2014

    Carphone buyer talk fails to ring true

    Carphone Warehouse had a wobble on Monday amid fears that it might be left on the shelf. The retailer dropped as much as 6.4...

  16. March 21, 2014

    Kingfisher forecast to return £200m to shareholders

    Kingfisher, the DIY chain, is expected to announce next week that it will return about £200m to shareholders, and say it is...

  17. FT Long Short

    February 26, 2014

    Uh-oh, AO

    Appliances Online is now AO, and it’s a hit with the market. Shares leapt 40 per cent as it floated in London today. The...

  18. February 24, 2014

    Once worst of enemies cosy up as Carphone courts Dixons

    They were the worst of enemies. Five years ago, the US’s Best Buy, in partnership with Carphone Warehouse, was plotting an...

  19. February 24, 2014

    City sees Carphone/Dixons chimera as a fabulous beast

    A genuine merger requires equal partners. They are thus almost as rare in real life as the griffins adorning the crest of...

  20. FT Alphaville

    February 24, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Buffett derivatives, feel the (credit) quality: Dan wonders if Berkshire’s own credit...

  21. February 24, 2014

    Carphone Warehouse founder eyes Dixons tie-up

    Billionaire entrepreneur Sir Charles Dunstone, the founder and chairman of Carphone Warehouse, is looking to shake up the...

  22. January 29, 2014

    Samsung to open 60 stores in Europe under Carphone pact

    Samsung is opening 60 stores across Europe to sell its mobile phones, tablets, laptops and wearable technology in...

  23. January 27, 2014

    George Dymond resigns from Morrison just weeks after joining

    George Dymond, the senior Coles executive recruited by Wm Morrison to strengthen its online team, has resigned just weeks...

  24. January 22, 2014

    Need for liquidity is key takeaway for Just Eat IPO

    Which do you fancy ordering – a high-tech business on a racy multiple or a restaurant-like company on a more mundane rating?...

  25. January 21, 2014

    BC Partners considers £1bn Phones4U listing

    BC Partners is considering plans to float Phones4U this year on the London Stock Exchange, where it would join a parade of...

  26. November 6, 2013

    Three severs ties with Carphone Warehouse

    Three UK, the mobile phone network, will end its 10-year relationship selling phones through Carphone Warehouse, Britain’s...

  27. October 24, 2013

    One Chance – film review

    One Chance motors sentimentally but endearingly through the story of Paul Potts, the Carphone Warehouse salesman from...

  28. August 2, 2013

    Better ways to play the merger mania

    Mega mergers are back. This week, advertising groups Omnicom and Publicis announced a $35bn tie-up. Just a day or two...

  29. July 24, 2013

    Rising demand for mobile internet lifts results

    Surging demand for mobile internet underpinned good results this morning from the UK’s largest mobile operator EE and phone...

  30. June 26, 2013

    Andrew Harrison named as new Carphone Warehouse chief

    Carphone Warehouse has appointed a new chief executive as the mobile phone retailer looks to 4G services and cheaper...

  31. April 30, 2013

    Lombard: Reconstructed WPP sets out possible post-Sorrell world

    The climate is changing at WPP – not just a bunch of board members. Though the prompt for the impending departure of Jeffrey...

  32. April 30, 2013

    Second record day for Wall Street

    US stocks closed at a record level for a second consecutive day, shaking off sluggishness from early trading after the...

  33. April 30, 2013

    Best Buy sells stake in European venture to Carphone Warehouse

    Best Buy has pulled the plug on its foray into Europe with the US electronics retailer selling its stake in a European joint...

  34. Material World

    April 4, 2013

    Tamara Mellon’s Act II: a book, a brand, a...biopic?

    What do you do when you are stuck in a non-compete for a year? Write a memoir, which is in part a tell-all about your former...

  35. March 31, 2013

    Talk Talk seeks BT network regulation

    The government needs to scrutinise broadband plans and help open up access to the national fibre network being rolled out by...

  36. March 31, 2013

    Sir Charles Dunstone, Carphone Warehouse: from phones to burgers

    For a man steeped in the traditions of the high street, Sir Charles Dunstone is surprisingly blasé about the likely demise...

  37. February 21, 2013

    Carphone Warehouse reviews French arm

    Carphone Warehouse, Europe’s largest independent mobile phone retailer, has spoken to interested buyers in its French retail...

  38. February 15, 2013

    Cosalt calls in administrators

    A scramble for new funding and plans for a series of disposals have failed to save Cosalt, the engineering services group,...

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