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  1. 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...

  2. March 20, 2014

    Chat apps make China Mobile suffer first profits fall in 14 years

    Chat apps are cutting into the profits of China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile carrier by subscribers, which blamed the...

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  1. March 2, 2014

    China’s mobile sector grows up superfast

    The bustling shopping streets of Shanghai drive home the image of a country glued to mobile devices, often at the expense of...

  2. March 2, 2014

    China speeds past Europe on 4G mobile rollout

    China has overtaken Europe by building hundreds of thousands of masts to carry superfast 4G mobile signals and Western...

  3. February 24, 2014

    WhatsApp in voice threat to telecoms sector

    WhatsApp will offer voice calls to its 465m users around the world in a new threat to the traditional telecoms sector just...

  4. beyondbrics

    February 21, 2014

    Chinese brand equity makes for stock hits

    Chinese brands may not yet be world beaters, but it looks as though they are making waves among stock pickers. Research from...

  5. January 27, 2014

    Apple: a widening ecosystem

    Apple earnings announcements are best described as a Rorschach test. There is so many data from so many gadgets pointing up,...

  6. FT Tech Hub

    January 27, 2014

    As it happened: Apple's first quarter results

    This is the transcript of the Live Blog session ending at 23:13 on 27 Jan 2014. Forget the formal estimates: what Wall...

  7. FT Tech Hub

    January 27, 2014

    What to look for in Apple's Q1 earnings

    Expectations are high that Apple can go back to its old forecast-busting ways when it reports earnings for its December...

  8. beyondbrics

    January 18, 2014

    The Weekender, January 18

    The week in emerging markets, including our most read, five things we have learned and some long reads for the weekend. Plus...

  9. beyondbrics

    January 17, 2014

    Apple: hello 750m new customers?

    Which company added over 50m new paying subscribers in 2013 alone? Yup, China Mobile. The company now has 763m customers,...

  10. FT Tech Hub

    January 17, 2014

    Price comparison: How much it costs to buy a smartphone in China

    The world’s most popular smartphone range is finally available to subscribers of the world’s biggest mobile carrier. Yes,...

  11. January 16, 2014

    China smartphones: Xiaomi the money

    Xi Guohua will not have to join any queues to get his iPhone. The China Mobile chairman was given one by Apple chief Tim...

  12. December 27, 2013

    Week in Review, December 27

    A round-up of some of the week’s corporate events and news stories Apple seals China Mobile deal At last, the world’s...

  13. December 23, 2013

    Arm rises strongly on Apple contract win

    Arm Holdings led the London market sharply higher yesterday on hopes of a sales boost from Apple’s long-awaited contract win...

  14. December 23, 2013

    Pricing will be key to success of China Mobile’s deal with Apple

    While China Mobile’s more than 760m subscribers have finally received confirmation that the iPhone 5s and 5c will soon be...

  15. FT Alphaville

    December 23, 2013

    The 6am London Cut

    Note: This is the last email from FT Alphaville that will bother you for a few days. This Xmas thing is happening. We’ll...

  16. December 22, 2013

    Apple strikes deal with China Mobile

    Apple struck a long-awaited distribution deal on Sunday night with China Mobile, a partnership worth billions of dollars in...

  17. December 6, 2013

    Week in Review, December 7

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Executives to stand trial in EADS...

  18. December 5, 2013

    Apple bobs up amid Wall Street weakness

    Apple shares hit their highest level for the year after China Mobile, the country’s largest mobile operator, said it was...

  19. FT Alphaville

    December 5, 2013

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Equity markets are weaker across the Asia-Pacific region. Investors are cautious ahead of interest rate decisions...

  20. December 5, 2013

    China Mobile: better connection

    Can you hear that? It is the sound of 45m iPhone users cheering that China Mobile has been awarded a 4G licence. Shares in...

  21. December 4, 2013

    China opens door to Apple with new 4G mobile licences

    China has opened up its mobile broadband market after granting 4G licences to the country’s three main telecom companies,...

  22. October 22, 2013

    Stocks and gold up after soft jobs data

    Tuesday 21:05 BST. Global equities, government bonds and gold pushed higher and the dollar came under renewed pressure as...

  23. beyondbrics

    October 22, 2013

    China Mobile: the case for an iPhone deal grows

    It was a quarter to forget for China Mobile. The world’s largest mobile operator on Monday reported an 8.7 per cent...

  24. beyondbrics

    October 21, 2013

    New York headlines

    * China steams over pricey Starbucks coffee * China Mobile profits disappoint * BHP Billiton backs away from India * Ukraine...

  25. beyondbrics

    October 20, 2013

    The week ahead: Oct 21-27

    The week ahead in emerging markets: Q3 earnings season kicks into high gear with McDonald’s, China Mobile, America Movil and...

  26. beyondbrics

    October 1, 2013

    New York headlines

    * Stocks steady as US shutdown arrives * Turkey’s Erdogan unveils political reforms * No sign of growth for India’s...

  27. beyondbrics

    October 1, 2013

    London headlines

    * Asian smartphone makers eye developing markets * Turkey’s Erdogan unveils political reforms * Newmont to bid for Glencore...

  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 20, 2013

    Gold iPhone adds sparkle to Apple’s annual launch event

    Gold may have lost some of its lustre for investors over the past year but for Apple customers, it is still a precious and...

  30. beyondbrics

    September 14, 2013

    The Weekender, September 14

    The week in emerging markets, including: our most read; five things we have learned; some long reads for the weekend; and...

  31. September 13, 2013

    Letter from Lex: Bond back in fashion

    Mr Bond is back in fashion. Not James Bond, but Verizon bonds. The US telecoms company went to market asking for $20bn to...

  32. September 11, 2013

    Disappointment over new iPhone price hits Apple shares

    Wall Street reacted with disappointment to Apple’s latest iPhone launch and its failure to strike a deal with China Mobile,...

  33. September 11, 2013

    Apple dashes hopes of China gains

    Apple’s decision to hold a near-simultaneous launch of two iPhones in the US and China raised consumer and analyst...

  34. beyondbrics

    September 11, 2013

    Has the moment passed for Apple with China Mobile?

    Apple’s launch of its iPhone 5S and 5C has generated as much speculation over its business in China as it has interest in...

  35. September 11, 2013

    China Mobile: who needs Apple?

    Pah! Who needs an iPhone, anyway? Another launch from Apple has passed without a deal for China Mobile to sell its handsets....

  36. FT Data

    September 11, 2013

    Coals to Newcastle; Apples to Beijing

    by Kate Allen and Sarah Mishkin Apple’s simultaneous product launch in California and Beijing was the latest sign that the...

  37. September 10, 2013

    Apple pays a price for cost of new iPhone

    The launch of two new iPhones next week will help Apple reach a total of 700m iOS devices sold by next month, Tim Cook...

  38. beyondbrics

    September 10, 2013

    Apple-China Mobile: deal or no deal?

    Apple will on Tuesday hold its first product launch event in nearly a year. But the buzz surrounding the event has been less...

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