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  1. September 9, 2014

    América Móvil and Oi circling move for TIM Participacoes

    Telecom Italia shares climbed on Tuesday morning after América Móvil said it was in talks to bid for the Italian group’s...

  2. August 28, 2014

    Telefónica takes lead in Brazil with €7.5bn Vivendi deal

    Spain’s Telefónica has stormed ahead in the battle for Brazil’s telecoms market, convincing Vivendi to choose its €7.45bn...

  1. August 27, 2014

    Rivals raise the heat in Brazil telecoms

    The battle for Brazil’s telecoms market is set to intensify after one of the country’s largest phone companies signalled it...

  2. beyondbrics

    August 25, 2014

    Bolivia settles with foreign companies as elections approach [updated]

    Is Bolivia ready to improve its image among foreign direct investors? A settlement with one claimant and an order to pay...

  3. August 17, 2014

    Brazilian telecoms: crowded line

    Art, music and food all offer clear testament to the power of Italian creativity. In industry it can come in handy, too. In...

  4. August 14, 2014

    Telecom Italia considers merging Brazilian unit with GVT

    Telecom Italia has confirmed it is considering whether to submit plans to merge its Brazilian business with the...

  5. August 13, 2014

    Matteo Renzi promises ‘open door revolution’

    Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, in an interview with the Financial Times this week, promised to do “revolutionary...

  6. August 7, 2014

    Telecom Italia considers counterbid for Brazil’s GVT

    Telecom Italia is considering counterbidding against Spain’s Telefónica for Brazilian group GVT in a deal that could involve...

  7. August 5, 2014

    Telefónica / Vivendi: curiouser and curiouser

    It is not until the third paragraph that things start getting strange. Until that point, Telefónica’s offer for GVT, a...

  8. August 3, 2014

    Corporate Italy’s new number rings out at Telecom Italia

    Giuseppe Recchi, the recently appointed chairman of Telecom Italia, lost his last job as part of the three-yearly process by...

  9. July 17, 2014

    Telefónica cuts stake in Telecom Italia with €750m bond sale

    Spain’s Telefónica will sell €750m of bonds that can convert into Telecom Italia shares, in a partial withdrawal by the...

  10. July 2, 2014

    Telecoms executives cheer Brussels’ antitrust decision on E-Plus

    Telecoms executives in Europe are cheering Brussels’ decision to remove a mobile network operator from as large a country as...

  11. June 30, 2014

    Regulator says ‘crony capitalism’ undermines Italy’s economy

    Italy’s economy has been undermined by “crony capitalism” and parts of the country’s public spending is directed to...

  12. June 16, 2014

    Mediobanca and Intesa quit Telecom Italia shareholder group

    Mediobanca and Intesa Sanpaolo have become the latest members of the dominant shareholder group in Telecom Italia to...

  13. May 13, 2014

    Telecom Italia predicts earnings recovery

    Telecom Italia has predicted a recovery in earnings this year as the Italian mobile market reaches a cyclical low point...

  14. April 28, 2014

    Boards ‘prepared to take more risks in hiring women chiefs’

    More than one in three women chief executives were appointed from outside the company where they took the top job, compared...

  15. April 17, 2014

    Telecom Italia shakes up board

    Telecom Italia has voted in an independent board to oversee the next stage in the recovery of the heavily indebted group,...

  16. April 14, 2014

    Telecom Italia to draw line under turbulent past with new board

    Telecom Italia will draw a line under a long period of managerial and financial turbulence with the most independent board...

  17. April 10, 2014

    Sky Italia pushes beyond satellite focus with Telecom Italia deal

    Sky Italia has agreed to sell its sports and entertainment channels through Italy’s biggest broadband supplier, Telecom...

  18. FT Alphaville

    March 7, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New york, FT ALPHAVILLE David takes a look at the mysterious man on an island of stability, Mario Draghi. After...

  19. March 6, 2014

    Telecoms chiefs urge EU to reform competition rules

    Chief executives of Europe’s major telecoms groups have written to the European Commission to ask for an easing of...

  20. March 3, 2014

    Telecom Italia not hanging up on Brazil

    Telecom Italia is committed to expanding its Brazilian operations in spite of interest from rivals in buying and breaking up...

  21. February 25, 2014

    América Móvil in government talks over Telekom Austria

    América Móvil is in early discussions with the Austrian government about the future of Telekom Austria that could see the...

  22. December 30, 2013

    Brazil telecoms: crossed lines

    Ten thousand kilometres is quite a distance. Even so, it could be events in Europe that determine how Brazil’s telecoms...

  23. December 22, 2013

    Wind of change blows for VimpelCom’s Italian unit

    VimpelCom is reviewing the future of its Italian mobile phone business including a possible sale or merger, or a refinancing...

  24. December 19, 2013

    Corporate Italy: Dio mio!

    The best Christmas panettone has plenty of zest, rises nicely and leaves a sweet aftertaste. Investors in Italy’s ailing...

  25. December 19, 2013

    Telecom Italia board revamp vote goes to wire

    The vote to oust the board of Telecom Italia will go to the wire on Friday, according to the activist investor aiming to...

  26. December 5, 2013

    Regulator tells Telefónica to loosen grip on Brazil

    The Brazilian antitrust regulator has told Telefónica to either reduce its ownership of rival Telecom Italia or sell a stake...

  27. November 20, 2013

    Telecom Italia eyes sale of Brazil unit

    Telecom Italia is prepared to sell its prized Brazilian business but would first need an alternative investment plan,...

  28. November 17, 2013

    Telecoms dividends set for further fall

    European telecoms dividend payouts will fall by a sixth this year, excluding the resumption of payments from Telefónica, as...

  29. November 17, 2013

    The Italian fund body, its boss, his other job, and a resignation

    When I met Domenico Siniscalco at the Milan headquarters of Italy’s asset management association to talk about trends in the...

  30. beyondbrics

    November 14, 2013

    Martinez snaps up Argentina Telecom. Why?

    He’s Mexican and rich. He owns important stakes in telecoms and media operations. But his name is not Carlos Slim. David...

  31. November 8, 2013

    Telecom Italia outlines plans to raise up to €4bn

    Telecom Italia, the heavily indebted telecoms group, will raise up to €4bn through a convertible bond issue and asset sales...

  32. October 27, 2013

    Brazil braces for shift from four to three mobile operators

    In Brazil, it was once accepted wisdom that four telecom operators was the correct number to ensure good levels of profit...

  33. October 25, 2013

    Telecom Italia falls amid reports of planned capital increase

    Shares in heavily indebted Telecom Italia fell sharply on Friday following reports that it was considering a capital...

  34. October 18, 2013

    Slim’s KPN climbdown reinforces reputation for single-mindedness

    Slim and KPN: death of a deal When Mexican telecoms billionaire Carlos Slim failed to buy part of Telecom Italia in 2007, he...

  35. beyondbrics

    October 16, 2013

    Why Carlos Slim is better off walking away from KPN

    It takes a big man to admit when he’s wrong. And love him or hate him, you have to give props to Carlos Slim, the Mexican...

  36. October 14, 2013

    Telefónica lines up banks ahead of $3.6bn sale of Czech arm

    Telefónica has confirmed talks to sell its $3.9bn majority stake in a Czech business as the Spanish telecoms group seeks to...

  37. October 13, 2013

    Letta’s faux pas

    Industrial protectionism is back in vogue in Rome. It is not a pretty sight. The takeover of Telecom Italia, Italy’s...

  38. beyondbrics

    October 10, 2013

    Brazil telecoms: big shake up ahead

    It’s the big question in the telecoms industry right now – will Telecom Italia sell its controlling stake in Brazilian...

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