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    1. April 29, 2016

      Telefónica would consider other buyers for O2

      Telefónica would talk to other buyers for its British mobile business if the £10.5bn sale to CK Hutchison were blocked...

    2. April 15, 2016

      Brussels moving towards blocking Three-O2 deal

      Antitrust regulators in Brussels are moving towards blocking CK Hutchison’s £10.5bn deal to acquire O2, Telefonica’s...

    1. April 11, 2016

      UK competition watchdog hits out at Three-O2 deal

      Regulators in Brussels were on Monday under intense pressure to block CK Hutchison’s £10.5bn deal to acquire UK mobile...

    2. April 11, 2016

      Industry presses EU to rethink views over Three-O2 deal

      When it comes to big mergers, there is a magic number in Brussels: 40 per cent. The European Commission’s competition...

    3. April 11, 2016

      Local politics can turn deal heroes into zeros

      It pays to stay on good terms with the locals. That point cannot have been lost on Captain Cook when confronted by...

    4. Tech blog

      April 11, 2016

      #techFT - Safe self-driving scare for insurers

      Platoons are lining up and premiums are falling in the autonomous vehicle era, there’s discord over YouTube’s music...

    5. Fast FT

      April 11, 2016

      Opening Quote: Crackles on Three-O2 line; Vedanta; Tata Steel

      The UK competition watchdog has put the squeeze on the Three-O2 deal, Vedanta has persuaded lenders to amend debt...

    6. FT Alphaville

      April 11, 2016

      FT Opening Quote

      The UK competition watchdog has put the squeeze on the Three-O2 deal, Vedanta has persuaded lenders to amend debt...

    7. Fast FT

      April 11, 2016

      UK watchdog attacks proposed acquisition of O2

      The UK’s competition watchdog has written to the European Commission to express “serious concerns” over the mooted...

    8. April 8, 2016

      Vestager says precedent will not affect telecoms merger call

      The EU competition commissioner weighing Three’s proposed takeover of O2 has said she will not be bound by the...

    9. April 6, 2016

      Hutchison offers more concessions to soothe O2 bid concerns

      CK Hutchison has made a last-ditch attempt to win Brussels regulators sceptical of its £10.5bn acquisition of O2 in the...

    10. March 18, 2016

      Brussels, not Ofcom, will rule on O2 deal

      The kind of cross-looking woman often shown on the homepage of the Ofcom website is not Sharon White, but the chief...

    11. March 14, 2016

      CK Hutchison woos Brussels to back Three-O2 merger

      CK Hutchison hopes to win over sceptical regulators to its £10.5bn takeover of O2 in the UK with a package of remedies,...

    12. March 14, 2016

      Austrian data raise red flags for UK telecoms merger

      Telecoms consolidation in Austria almost doubled some consumers’ smartphone bills in 2013 and 2014, according to newly...

    13. February 26, 2016

      Telefónica forecasts revenue rise as it pledges over dividend

      Telefónica has predicted a 4 per cent rise in revenues this year and vowed to hold its core profit margin stable, after...

    14. February 14, 2016

      Three UK chief makes case that O2 deal is good for competition

      The British mobile market has become increasingly dysfunctional, says the chief executive of Three UK, as the company...

    15. February 14, 2016

      Hutchison makes new concessions on O2-Three merger

      CK Hutchison will promise to work with rivals to maintain two competing mobile networks in the UK, as it seeks to win...

    16. Lex Live

      February 8, 2016

      Wireless competition: there's no magic number of operators

        There has been plenty of blather – not a little of it generated by Lex – regarding the impact of reducing the number...

    17. February 7, 2016

      CK Hutchison in second Brussels battle

      CK Hutchison will fight to win over Brussels antitrust regulators on two fronts after submitting plans to merge its...

    18. February 7, 2016

      Hutchison’s mobile pledges contain more holes than Swiss cheese

      When businessmen come forward offering lower prices and superior services, it is often time to count the spoons. That...

    19. Tech blog

      February 5, 2016

      #techFT - Redstone drama is a Viacom production

      The fight for control of Sumner Redstone’s media companies would make a great TV drama, there’s a Game of Phones going...

    20. February 5, 2016

      Virgin Media calls on Brussels to allow O2 merger with Three

      Virgin Media has called on Brussels’ antitrust regulator to allow the controversial £10.5bn takeover of O2 by CK...

    21. Fast FT

      February 5, 2016

      Virgin Media in favour of Hutchison/O2 deal

      Virgin Media has called on Brussels’ antitrust regulator to allow the controversial £10.5bn takeover of O2 by CK...

    22. February 3, 2016

      Hutchison pledges to price freeze to win Three-O2 approval

      Mobile phone prices for tens of millions of UK customers would be frozen for five years as part of a £5bn investment...

    23. February 1, 2016

      Britain must not go from four to three in mobile

      Over the past three years, Europe’s largest telecoms operators have rushed to consolidate the mobile industry....

    24. February 1, 2016

      Telefónica shares fall after Ofcom seeks to block merger

      Shares in Spain’s Telefónica fell yesterday after the British telecoms regulator called for Brussels to block the...

    25. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      Opening Quote: Smith & Nephew, BT, EU/sardines

      Smith & Nephew says its CEO has a “highly treatable” form of cancer, BT is reshaping itself following its EE...

    26. FT Alphaville

      February 1, 2016

      FT Opening Quote

      Smith & Nephew says its CEO has a “highly treatable” form of cancer, BT is reshaping itself following its EE...

    27. January 31, 2016

      UK regulator calls for blocking of O2 and Three

      The British telecoms regulator has urged Brussels to block the proposed merger of telecoms operators O2 and Three,...

    28. January 31, 2016

      A UK mobile merger that threatens healthy competition

      What would Herbert Hoover, the pioneering US president who excelled at engineering and economics, make of today’s...

    29. January 29, 2016

      Margrethe Vestager, EU competition commissioner

      Nobody expected the daughter of two Lutheran pastors from the dour flatlands of Jutland to utter such a racy innuendo....

    30. January 26, 2016

      UK mobile: out of Eden

      Competition is a sin. So said devout Methodist John D Rockefeller, who claimed his monopolistic ways were meant to...

    31. January 25, 2016

      Xavier Niel explores move to enter UK mobile market

      French telecoms billionaire Xavier Niel is exploring a move into the fiercely competitive British mobile market on the...

    32. January 22, 2016

      Lloyds diversifies lending with commercial property deal

      Wounded by the failure of banks such as HBOS and Northern Rock in the UK, many investors are still wary of risky...

    33. January 21, 2016

      Lloyds steps up commercial property lending

      Lloyds Banking Group has made its largest commercial property development loan since the 2008 financial crisis with the...

    34. January 18, 2016

      Three-O2: kind of a big deal

      BT Group’s £12bn acquisition of EE grabs the headlines in the UK, for good reason. It is big, other operators want the...

    35. January 11, 2016

      EE and O2 hit by network problems

      Customers on mobile networks EE and O2 reported widespread difficulties in connecting calls to mobile and landlines...

    36. January 5, 2016

      CES 2016: O2 to launch smart-home platform in UK by summer

      British mobile group O2 will offer its 25m customers a connected home service bringing together central heating, home...

    37. December 30, 2015

      02 deal: Better than it sounds

      An asset bought for almost £18bn in 2005 is on its way out the door 10 years later — for 42 per cent less. That must...

    38. December 17, 2015

      Sky: falling in

      Sky invites its customers to “believe in better”. UK mobile operators are unlikely to see the company’s incursion into...

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