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    1. October 8, 2014

      Swisscom: keep on hold

      A decade or two ago, telecoms M&A meant splitting exciting, growing mobile businesses from boring, declining fixed-line...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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....

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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,...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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 –...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    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 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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