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    1. June 2, 2016

      Orange says European telecoms consolidation off for two years

      Orange has ruled out the possibility of cross-border and big in-country consolidation in Europe’s telecoms industry for...

    2. April 22, 2016

      Orange buys 65 per cent stake in Groupama Banque

      Orange has agreed to buy a majority stake in Groupama Banque, as it tries to muscle in on the French banking sector and...

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    1. April 4, 2016

      Collapse of Orange-Bouygues deal adds poison to bad blood

      On the Sunday before Easter, four people deeply involved in a deal to transform France’s telecoms sector met in a...

    2. April 4, 2016

      French telecoms shares hit as deal talks collapse

      As much as €9bn was erased from the value of French telecoms stocks on Monday as investors reacted in panic to the...

    3. Fast FT

      April 4, 2016

      French telecom shares dive as Orange - Bouygues deal fails

      French telecom shares have dived this morning after a prospective merger between two of the market’s biggest players,...

    4. April 1, 2016

      Orange and Bouygues merger talks collapse

      Merger talks between Orange and Bouygues aimed at transforming France’s telecoms sector have broken down at the...

    5. March 31, 2016

      Orange/Bouygues: state of play

      France’s telecom group, Orange, would like to buy its rival Bouygues’ phone business for €10bn in cash and shares....

    6. March 31, 2016

      Bouygues-Orange merger decision on hold as talks continue

      Bouygues has delayed a decision on whether to sell its telecoms business to Orange, saying that talks with France’s...

    7. March 15, 2016

      Altice draws line on acquisitions as it focuses on integration

      Altice, the acquisition-hungry telecoms group controlled by billionaire Patrick Drahi, has drawn a line under new...

    8. February 24, 2016

      Bouygues ultimatum over Orange talks

      Bouygues is prepared to walk away from talks with Orange over the sale of its telecoms unit unless it receives a stake...

    9. February 16, 2016

      Orange-Bouygues Telecom deal talks to rumble on

      Orange has said talks with Bouygues Telecom over a proposed tie-up will last several more weeks, raising the prospect...

    10. February 7, 2016

      Olaf Swantee, architect of EE’s 4G triumph, a deal and an exit

      Olaf Swantee cuts a slightly desolate figure in an otherwise empty Wembley Stadium, surrounded by flickering digital...

    11. January 27, 2016

      Deutsche Telekom and Orange to get £263m dividend in BT/EE deal

      Deutsche Telekom and Orange will be given a goodbye dividend payment of £263m from EE before the £12.5bn sale of their...

    12. January 20, 2016

      France to rule on Orange-Bouygues deal

      Orange’s potential merger with Bouygues Telecom would require approval only from French competition authorities, and...

    13. January 20, 2016

      Deezer secures €100m from Access Industries and Orange

      Deezer, the music streaming service that last year abandoned an attempt to raise €300m in an initial public offering,...

    14. January 15, 2016

      BT’s £12.5bn takeover of EE cleared by UK competition watchdog

      BT’s £12.5bn acquisition of EE, Britain’s largest mobile group, has been given formal approval by the competition...

    15. January 13, 2016

      French telecoms consolidation could set tone for EU

      Stéphane Richard is said to be the only mobile telecoms chief in France still talking to the other three. He is taking...

    16. January 12, 2016

      Orange CEO: European telecoms consolidation is ‘necessary’

      The head of Orange has said that the past 20 years of regulation in Europe have left the continent’s telecoms operators...

    17. January 8, 2016

      Deal talks put Orange networker’s charisma to the test

      In a sector where egos are big and the main protagonists dislike each other with a passion, Stéphane Richard is, in one...

    18. January 8, 2016

      BT to keep EE brand after £12.5bn acquisition

      BT will retain the EE name for its mainstream mobile brand following its £12.5bn acquisition of the UK’s largest mobile...

    19. January 5, 2016

      Orange/Bouygues: two-step

      France’s Sun King, Louis XIV, loved ballet so much he often danced in his own performances. His highness would have...

    20. January 5, 2016

      Orange paves way for mobile banking in talks with Groupama

      Orange, France’s biggest telecoms operator, has suffered at the hands smaller and newer rivals that have undercut it on...

    21. January 4, 2016

      Orange-Bouygues talks spur hopes of end to price war

      Merger talks between Orange, France’s largest mobile operator, and Bouygues Telecom, the third largest, have the...

    22. December 17, 2015

      France hits Orange with €350m antitrust fine

      Orange has been hit with a €350m fine for abuse of its dominant position as France’s former national telecoms monopoly...

    23. October 22, 2015

      EU favours competition over deals in telecoms sector

      The European telecoms sector’s hopes for more consolidation took a blow last week after the EU’s digital commissioner...

    24. October 22, 2015

      Orange increases earnings target after quarterly revenue growth

      France’s biggest mobile operator Orange has increased its earnings target for this year after revenue and profits rose...

    25. July 28, 2015

      Orange revenue revival signals hope for end of French price war

      Orange signalled that the worst of a three-year price war might be over as revenues for France’s biggest mobile...

    26. June 30, 2015

      Orange finds potential route out of Israeli partnership

      Orange has negotiated a way to exit its licensing agreement with an Israeli operator just weeks after comments from the...

    27. June 23, 2015

      Orange CEO urges government to stop meddling in telecoms sector

      The head of Orange has urged the French government to rein in its involvement in industry consolidation even as two of...

    28. June 17, 2015

      EU telecoms groups call on Brussels to speed up regulatory reform

      Chief executives from some of Europe’s largest telecoms groups have written to Donald Tusk, president of the European...

    29. June 12, 2015

      Israel: A new kind of war

      Israel is not at war, but its political leaders are showing rare unity over what they see as a potent new threat to the...

    30. June 5, 2015

      Boycott campaign is anti-Semitic, says Israeli minister

      The Israeli politician charged with combating a growing global movement to target Israel for its treatment of...

    31. June 4, 2015

      Israel calls on telecoms group Orange to apologise

      The Israeli government has demanded an apology from Orange after its chief executive said the French telecoms group...

    32. June 3, 2015

      Euskaltel float looks set to spark telecoms merger wave in Europe

      Euskaltel, a fibre broadband telecoms group, is to float on the Spanish stock market in what could be the first step...

    33. June 3, 2015

      Orange eyes Telecom Italia, KPN and Belgacom as possible targets

      Orange’s senior management has said that Telecom Italia could be among its targets in a future round of consolidation...

    34. May 19, 2015

      Peugeot and other European groups rev up for return to Tehran

      When western sanctions prevented PSA Peugeot Citroën from supplying cars to Iran three years ago, the French car...

    35. May 19, 2015

      Brussels approves Orange’s Jazztel acquisition

      Brussels has cleared Orange’s €3.4bn acquisition of Jazztel, the Spanish cable group, but has demanded that the French...

    36. May 10, 2015

      Activist shareholders lead new French revolution of pay excess

      Three years after the UK’s “shareholder spring” inspired a rash of investor protests against excessive executive pay,...

    37. April 28, 2015

      Network spending weighs on Orange as sales and revenues dip

      Orange saw a dip in sales and earnings during the first quarter while network spending by the French mobile operator...

    38. April 27, 2015

      EE pays £400m dividend to Orange and Deutsche Telekom

      Britain’s largest mobile operator EE paid shareholders Orange and Deutsche Telekom more than £400m last quarter ahead...

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