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  1. February 16, 2014

    Swisscom: on the ascent

    What a difference the Alps make. Last year, Swisscom became the first big European telecoms incumbent to show a morsel of...

  2. September 19, 2013

    Fed lets opportunity knock for more debt

    A new wave of corporate debt issuance could follow a surprise move by the US Federal Reserve to maintain its asset purchases...

  1. July 23, 2013

    Swisscom chief executive dies at home in suspected suicide

    Carsten Schloter, the chief executive of Swisscom, has been found dead at his home in what police suspect was a suicide....

  2. December 23, 2012

    4G mobile services – fast and furious

    Speed can be a tricky investment. While consumers welcome it in principle, their willingness to pay for extra pace can be...

  3. November 19, 2012

    Talks try to ring changes in telecoms

    There was a sombre mood in Barcelona as managers of the leading telecommunications groups lined up to explain to investors...

  4. October 19, 2012

    Does Europe finally look tempting value?

    Leaders meeting in Brussels for the EU summit in the past two days had cause to celebrate as well as to worry. The EU has...

  5. September 14, 2012

    Telecom Italia and rival in network pact

    Telecom Italia, Italy’s largest telecoms company by revenues, and rival Fastweb have said they will join forces to speed up...

  6. June 3, 2012

    New pension rules casting a shadow

    Seven months before they come into force, new pension accounting rules are already casting a shadow over European companies...

  7. December 14, 2011

    Swisscom takes €1.3bn charge on Fastweb

    Swisscom said on Wednesday that earnings for this year would be hit by a €1.3bn impairment charge on Fastweb, its ailing...

  8. December 1, 2011

    CVC in Swiss Orange bidder talks

    CVC Capital Partners has started to make its mark on the auction of Orange Switzerland by talking to one of the bidders...

  9. July 28, 2011

    France Telecom earmarks disposals

    France Telecom has added to the renewed sense of pessimism at leading companies about the global economy, arguing that the...

  10. April 6, 2011

    FTSE4Good ratings: Spotlight on ethics

    The FTSE4Good ratings structure covers companies in the FTSE All World Developed and FTSE all-Share indices and gives each...

  11. March 18, 2011

    Wi-fi too high?

    For frequent travellers, it has become one of the greatest bugbears: you check in to a hotel after a long flight, unpack,...

  12. FT Alphaville

    November 9, 2010

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Tuesday, - Barclays Q3 underlying pretax profit £1.27 bn – statement. - Legal & General says to...

  13. November 2, 2010

    Former Italian telecoms executives go on trial

    Silvio Scaglia, billionaire founder of Swisscom subsidiary Fastweb, and Stefano Mazzitelli, former chief executive of...

  14. September 17, 2010

    CVC / Sunrise

    “I just called to say I love you.” Sunrise, the second largest Swiss phone company, has felt unloved for a while. Regulators...

  15. September 17, 2010

    CVC to buy out TDC's Swiss division for $3.2bn

    Private equity group CVC Capital Partners has launched a SFr3.3bn ($3.2bn) buy-out of Sunrise, the Swiss mobile phone...

  16. September 8, 2010

    Swisscom offers to buy up rest of Fastweb

    Swisscom has offered to buy out the remaining shareholders in Fastweb, giving the Swiss telecommunications group full...

  17. June 3, 2010

    France Tel and TDC abandon Swiss merger

    France Telecom and TDC of Denmark on Thursday abandoned plans to merge their Swiss mobile operations, a setback that could...

  18. FT Alphaville

    May 5, 2010

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Wednesday, - Prudential delays AIA rights issue as talks with FSA over solvency continue –...

  19. April 12, 2010

    Fastweb turns the heat on Telecom Italia

    The dust is beginning to settle on the alleged €2bn ($2.7bn) tax fraud that has seen Telecom Italia and Fastweb – its...

  20. April 12, 2010

    HTC may put in a call to buy Palm

    News that Palm is looking to sell itself has increased speculation that it could turn to Asia for a buyer.Among the list of...

  21. April 12, 2010

    Swisscom earmarks €81m to cover Fastweb exposure

    Swisscom expects the total exposure of its Italian subsidiary Fastweb to a complex fraud and tax evasion investigation in...

  22. April 11, 2010

    Swisscom expects Fastweb liabilities of €81m

    Swisscom expects the total exposure of its Italian subsidiary Fastweb to a complex fraud and tax evasion investigation in...

  23. April 2, 2010

    Fastweb chief steps down in fraud probe

    Fastweb, an Italian broadband provider said on Friday that Stefano Parisi would step down temporarily as chief executive...

  24. March 30, 2010

    Scaglia quits Fastweb board

    Silvio Scaglia, founder of Fastweb, the Italian telecoms group, has resigned from the board, the company said yesterday. He...

  25. March 10, 2010

    Telecom scandal’s important call for Italy’s legal system

    The latest scandal to break in the world of Italian telecoms provides an interesting test for the Roman judge overseeing the...

  26. March 6, 2010

    Track record of tech innovation

    Silvio Scaglia is evidence that you do not have to be a fashion designer, media magnate or chocolatier to become a...

  27. March 6, 2010

    Complexity of 'fraud' boggles the mind

    From a Harrods safebox to deals brokered from a yacht off Venezuela to the alleged Mafia-rigged election of a senator, one...

  28. March 6, 2010

    Complexity of ‘fraud’ boggles the mind

    From a Harrods safebox to deals brokered from a yacht off Venezuela to the alleged Mafia-rigged election of a senator, one...

  29. March 3, 2010

    Fastweb and Sparkle given court reprieve

    Italian broadband operators Fastweb and Sparkle were yesterday given 48 hours by a Rome judge to propose alternatives to...

  30. March 2, 2010

    Two-day reprieve for Fastweb and Sparkle

    Fastweb and Sparkle were on Tuesday given 48 hours by a Rome judge to propose alternatives to the Italian broadband...

  31. March 2, 2010

    Swisscom slips on another foreign banana skin

    Seasoned watchers of Italian scandals are scratching their heads over the implications and extent of the latest affair...

  32. March 2, 2010

    Fastweb is latest of Swisscom's parlous foreign forays

    Seasoned watchers of Italian scandals are still scratching their heads over the implications and extent of the latest affair...

  33. March 1, 2010

    Swisscom slips on another foreign banana skin

    Seasoned watchers of Italian scandals are scratching their heads over the implications and extent of the latest affair...

  34. March 1, 2010

    Fastweb is latest of Swisscom’s parlous foreign forays

    Seasoned watchers of Italian scandals are still scratching their heads over the implications and extent of the latest affair...

  35. February 27, 2010

    Fastweb founder taken into custody

    Italian investigators probing an alleged €2bn ($2.7bn) fraud that has engulfed two of the country's biggest...

  36. February 26, 2010

    Fastweb founder taken into custody

    Italian investigators probing an alleged €2bn ($2.7bn) fraud that has engulfed two of the country’s biggest telecoms groups...

  37. February 25, 2010

    Fresh scandal embarrasses Telecom Italia

    Losing its good name: analysts said risks to Telecom Italia were mainly reputational, but the news hit the share price...

  38. February 24, 2010

    Italian tax inquiry homes in on tycoon

    An arrest warrant was issued yesterday for one of Italy's richest businessmen in a wide-ranging probe into alleged tax...

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