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    1. July 23, 2013

      STMicro: ageing rally

      Everyone knows what happens to all good things. Now shareholders in STMicroelectronics can sympathise. Shares in the...

    2. July 17, 2013

      Strong sales for ASML boost European chipmakers

      ASML Holding, the Dutch manufacturer of chipmaking equipment, led the tech sector higher on Wednesday after raising its...

    1. July 9, 2013

      EDF surge sparks European gains

      EDF sparked a second day of gains for European stocks as the French electricity producer surged on the back of state...

    2. June 26, 2013

      Colruyt leads European retailers higher

      Colruyt , the Belgian supermarket retailer, was not short of support after better than expected results prompted favourable...

    3. June 13, 2013

      Mems chips bring revolution to STMicro

      In March 2005 Benedetto Vigna met representatives of Nintendo about a new gaming project codenamed “Revolution”. Mr Vigna,...

    4. June 4, 2013

      Banks and chip stocks lift Europe’s bourses

      Banks provided the weight behind the move higher for European equities on Tuesday as better news on the Spanish labour...

    5. May 30, 2013

      Chip stocks help lift European indices

      European semiconductor stocks were boosted on Thursday after a positive outlook on the sector from analysts at JPMorgan....

    6. April 26, 2013

      STMicro sees signs of chip growth

      Europe’s largest chipmaker by sales said it was beginning to see growth in the industry as the earnings season got into full...

    7. April 23, 2013

      STMicro outlook improves as losses narrow

      Europe’s biggest chipmaker by sales sounded cautiously optimistic on the global semiconductor industry, as...

    8. April 17, 2013

      EADS and Kabel soften European falls

      European markets slid deeper into negative territory with Germany and France leading the decline, fuelled by concerns about...

    9. March 22, 2013

      Letter from Lex – crossing the green line

      Scientists revealed this week that 13.8bn years ago the universe inflated a trillion trillion trillion times in the blink of...

    10. March 18, 2013

      ST-Ericsson: dividing the furniture

      It is a maxim that the market likes certainty. So Monday’s news on how ST-Ericsson will be dissolved was, in principle,...

    11. March 18, 2013

      STMicro and Ericsson to end joint venture

      STMicroelectronics and Ericsson will close their lossmaking chip manufacturing joint venture at a cost of 1,600 jobs after...

    12. February 5, 2013

      KPN’s €4bn plan rings alarm bells

      KPN’s plan for a €4bn rights issue to boost its capital position sent a chill through the rest of the telecommunications...

    13. February 1, 2013

      STMicro’s tie-up exit to cost up to $500m

      STMicroelectronics shares rose to a 10-month high on Thursday after the Franco-Italian chipmaker outlined its strategy for...

    14. January 31, 2013

      Santander results hit Spanish stocks

      Disappointing results from Santander sent Spanish stocks into negative territory as the bank missed analyst forecasts for...

    15. December 29, 2012

      Quick learner earns his Pure reward

      Hossein Yassaie appears to be a quick learner. In 1976, at the age of 19, he came to the UK from Iran to complete his...

    16. December 10, 2012

      Rome turmoil roils Italy and Spain stocks

      Italian and Spanish stocks fell sharply on Monday on news that Mario Monti would resign as Italy’s prime minister. In Milan,...

    17. December 10, 2012

      STMicroelectronics

      Old news is not necessarily bad news – but it does lose its punch. Speculation that ST-Ericsson, the lossmaking mobile chip...

    18. December 10, 2012

      STMicro to quit Ericsson joint venture

      STMicroelectronics, Europe’s largest semiconductor maker by sales, is to quit its loss-making wireless chip joint-venture...

    19. November 19, 2012

      Nokia lifted by Windows phone demand

      Europe markets staged a comeback after stocks fell to multi-month lows last week. The best-performing stocks rallied on...

    20. November 16, 2012

      Sawiris fillip for T Italia and Vivendi

      Egyptian telecoms magnate Naguib Sawiris breathed new life into a struggling European telecoms sector this week. Telecom...

    21. October 15, 2012

      European bourses lifted by deal activity

      Deals and rumours were behind some of the biggest moves in European markets on Monday. Orkla and Norsk Hydro, two of...

    22. October 12, 2012

      STMicroelectronics up on unit sale talk

      Reports of companies shedding lossmaking businesses contributed to the biggest moves in Europe this week and offered a...

    23. October 9, 2012

      ST-Ericsson parents explore options

      The controlling shareholders of ST-Ericsson, the wireless chip joint venture, on Tuesday said they had hired an external...

    24. October 9, 2012

      ST-Ericsson move lifts STMicroelectronics

      Confirmation that STMicroelectronics is exploring “strategic options” for its lossmaking ST-Ericsson arm triggered buying of...

    25. September 28, 2012

      Paris makes largest weekly fall of the year

      European markets took a sharp turn lower this week with French stocks hit by their largest weekly fall of the year as the...

    26. September 5, 2012

      Nokia falls as smartphones fail to connect

      Nokia ’s shares took a dive south after the beleaguered handset maker unveiled two new smartphones on Wednesday afternoon....

    27. July 18, 2012

      Galaxy boosts sales at ST-Ericsson

      ST-Ericsson, Europe’s largest maker of microchips used in mobile phones, saw its quarterly sales increase for the first time...

    28. April 23, 2012

      ST-Ericsson to slash 25% of jobs

      ST-Ericsson, the lossmaking mobile phone chipmaker, is cutting a quarter of its workforce and will transfer a key part of...

    29. April 10, 2012

      Spanish stocks near three-year low point

      UniCredit and Intesa Sanpaolo were the two biggest fallers on the FTSE Eurofirst 300 on Tuesday, as rising yields on Italian...

    30. April 4, 2012

      Spanish stocks hit seven-month low

      The Ibex 35 hit its lowest close in seven months as a weak Spanish bond auction spooked investors. The Madrid bourse fell...

    31. March 27, 2012

      Total falls following North Sea gas leak

      Total sank to its worst single-session fall since 2008 after news of a large gas leak on one of its North Sea platforms ....

    32. March 22, 2012

      Italy: Monti must take stock

      Mario Monti is hopefully enjoying his stint as Italy’s prime minister, because other people certainly are. Since his...

    33. March 22, 2012

      Weak growth data speed European sell-off

      Weakening growth data from China and the eurozone triggered another bout of selling across Europe on Thursday, as the FTSE...

    34. February 29, 2012

      EU groups in push for women in top roles

      Some of Europe’s biggest companies on Thursday responded to political pressure by publishing their targets for increasing...

    35. February 28, 2012

      Peugeot pares gains on rights issue worries

      Peugeot endured a volatile session as reports of a €1bn rights issue by the French carmaker wiped out earlier gains. The...

    36. February 20, 2012

      Bid activity pushes European shares higher

      TNT Express soared 60.5 per cent to €10.18 on Monday after UPS launched a “highly attractive” takeover bid for the Dutch...

    37. February 1, 2012

      European lenders gain on refinancing hopes

      Italian lenders helped the FTSE Eurofirst 300 hit a six-month high on Wednesday, after the Bank of Italy set out new...

    38. January 26, 2012

      Nokia advances after results outstrip forecasts

      European stocks rallied after the US Federal Reserve set the stage for three more years of looser monetary policy, with...

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