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  1. October 7, 2013

    Hans Vestberg: Chief Executive, Ericsson

    Hans Vestberg is the chief executive of Sweden’s Ericsson, the leading telecoms equipment manufacturer. A graduate of...

  2. September 5, 2013

    Nokia follows path set by Swedish rival

    Nokia’s deal to sell its mobile phone business to Microsoft is not the first time a break-up of the Finnish group had been...

  1. August 21, 2013

    Profile: Anders Runevad completes Swedish trio at top of Vestas

    Anders Runevad’s arrival as chief executive of Vestas means that the top three positions at the Danish company are filled by...

  2. August 21, 2013

    Vestas ousts chief executive as losses increase

    The chairman of Vestas has said the focus of the embattled wind turbine manufacturer will now be “stable profitability”,...

  3. July 1, 2013

    Poor record of European tech ventures

    The hyperbole was particularly pronounced when, in the middle of the 2006 football World Cup, Nokia and Siemens pooled their...

  4. February 25, 2013

    Vestas seeks to double chairman’s pay

    Vestas, the Danish wind turbines group under attack from shareholders, has proposed retroactively more than doubling the pay...

  5. January 31, 2013

    Ericsson shows signs of recovery

    An unexpected rise in sales at Ericsson’s core network business has helped to reassure investors that the Swedish telecoms...

  6. beyondbrics

    December 6, 2012

    Guest post: Russia's arbitration ruling is cause for concern

    Anton Ivanov, SAC chairman. Photo: Bloomberg By Jeffrey Sullivan and Simon Maynard of Allen&Overy The Russian Supreme...

  7. beyondbrics

    November 5, 2012

    Foxconn soars on iPhone hopes

    The iPhone’s importance to the electronics manufacturing world was illustrated clearly on Monday in Hong Kong, where shares...

  8. September 2, 2012

    Vestas investors seek wind of change

    Multiple profit warnings, almost a fifth of jobs cut, talks with lenders to stave off a breach of its covenants: Vestas has...

  9. beyondbrics

    August 28, 2012

    Foxconn: sharing Nokia's pain

    embed2 With the shock of the Apple-Samsung verdict still reverberating around the smartphone world, here comes a sharp...

  10. FT Tech Hub

    August 23, 2012

    Sony gets its pruning shears out

    It has not been a great week for Sony employees, as the Japanese consumer electronics group carries out some late-summer...

  11. July 3, 2012

    Smartphone growth boosts Anite

    Strong consumer appetite for data usage on smartphones and mobile devices has driven up both full-year revenues and pre-tax...

  12. April 25, 2012

    Ericsson sees sharp fall in European sales

    Ericsson, the world’s largest maker of wireless networks by sales, suffered deteriorating margins and sharply lower revenue...

  13. April 12, 2012

    Sony promises change after record loss

    Sony’s accelerating retreat from television manufacturing was underscored on Thursday as its new chief executive outlined a...

  14. March 29, 2012

    Vestas chief enjoys vote of confidence

    The new chairman of Vestas has thrown his weight behind Ditlev Engel, the embattled chief executive, saying the two men have...

  15. March 11, 2012

    Vestas chief confident of retaining post

    Ditlev Engel, the embattled chief executive of Vestas, said he was confident that he will keep his job at the world’s...

  16. February 27, 2012

    Nokia to launch two new smartphones

    Nokia will launch two more smartphone models in the second quarter of this year as it steps up the rollout of Windows-based...

  17. February 20, 2012

    Sony puts faith in video game consoles

    The Vita Hill Social Club, which opened recently on the corner of Gough and Union, in the quiet Cow Hollow district of San...

  18. February 15, 2012

    Apple overtakes Samsung on smartphone sales

    Apple has overtaken Samsung as the world’s largest smartphone maker on the back of soaring sales of the latest iPhone that...

  19. February 3, 2012

    New Sony chief vows to make ‘painful choices’

    This week Kazuo Hirai, the 51-year-old Sony executive who will become the Japanese group’s next chief executive in April,...

  20. February 2, 2012

    Sony warns of ballooning full-year loss

    Sony warned its net loss would balloon to Y220bn ($2.9bn) this year, two and a half times its previous forecast, owing to a...

  21. January 26, 2012

    Windows platform fails to curb Nokia’s slide

    Smartphone sales at Nokia dropped by almost a third in the fourth quarter as initial sales of the key Windows Phone platform...

  22. January 25, 2012

    Ericsson’s fourth-quarter profit slides 66%

    A fierce fight for market share contributed to a 66 per cent reduction in fourth-quarter profit at Ericsson, the world’s...

  23. January 24, 2012

    Next Sony chief faces an uphill task

    After being appointed chairman and chief executive of Sony in 2005, Sir Howard Stringer sat down with 60 Minutes, the...

  24. January 24, 2012

    ST-Ericsson suffers Nokia setback

    ST-Ericsson, which makes microchips used in mobile phones, warned of a “significant sequential decline” in sales in the...

  25. January 19, 2012

    Sony Ericsson: execution is the key

    When a phonemaker cites “intense competition” as its top reason for a surprise loss, alarm bells should ring. The mobile...

  26. January 19, 2012

    Phone price war drags Sony Ericsson to loss

    Sony Ericsson has sunk to a loss in the fourth quarter after shipments of its mobile phones dropped by a fifth in the last...

  27. FT Alphaville

    January 19, 2012

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Thursday, - Carrefour, Europe’s No 1 retailer, warns on 2011 profit — statement. - Big sales...

  28. December 9, 2011

    Huawei pledges not to pursue Iran business

    Huawei Technologies has pledged not to pursue new business in Iran as the world’s second-largest telecom infrastructure...

  29. December 2, 2011

    Svanberg leads race for role at Volvo

    Carl-Henric Svanberg, the chairman of BP, has emerged as the frontrunner to take on the same role at Volvo, the Swedish...

  30. December 1, 2011

    4G handset technology boosts Anite

    The roll-out of fourth-generation mobile technology and growing demand for high-speed data services has boosted interim...

  31. November 25, 2011

    HTC: called to account

    When the facts change, a company’s outlook should change. But by a fifth? In three weeks? The kindest way of looking at...

  32. October 27, 2011

    Sony and Ericsson part on good terms

    As divorces go, it was amicable. A smiling Sir Howard Stringer and Hans Vestberg took to the stage at a London hotel on...

  33. October 27, 2011

    Sony/Ericsson: a good call?

    When Sony and Ericsson began their joint venture 10 years ago, “smart” and “phone” were still two distinct words combined to...

  34. October 27, 2011

    Sony buys out Ericsson from mobile deal

    Sony is to take full ownership of its Sony Ericsson joint venture with Ericsson in a move designed to bolster its position...

  35. FT Alphaville

    October 27, 2011

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Thursday, - BoJ eases policy, boosts asset buying fund – statement. - Royal Dutch Shell Q3 CCS...

  36. October 20, 2011

    Europe projects weigh on Ericsson

    Ericsson, the Swedish mobile telecoms equipment maker, posted a decline in its closely watched gross profit margin owing to...

  37. October 18, 2011

    Huawei seeks to build global awareness

    When Hagen Fendler started as chief design director for handsets at Huawei just over a year ago, he could not even pronounce...

  38. October 14, 2011

    Sony Ericsson steady on smartphone sales

    Sony Ericsson, the mobile handset maker, broke even in the third quarter after sales rose by a third in the period on the...

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