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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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,...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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,...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. October 6, 2013

    Italy’s chance to realign – or mess things up further

    The political right in the US has become progressively more radical, more powerful and more reckless over the past three...

  30. October 4, 2013

    Week in review, October 5

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Shareholders claim scalps of Italian...

  31. October 3, 2013

    Telecom Italia chief quits over strategic differences

    Franco Bernabè has resigned as executive chairman of Telecom Italia at a board meeting on Thursday convened to find a...

  32. October 3, 2013

    Exchanges divided by dual-class shares

    Mr Tradition, Mr Innovation, Mrs Practical and Ms Future sound like characters from the card game Happy Families. In fact,...

  33. beyondbrics

    October 2, 2013

    PT-Oi: Creation of a national champion

    In a country’s whose telecoms sector has long been dominated by foreign companies, the merger on Tuesday of Portugal Telecom...

  34. October 2, 2013

    Portugal Telecom to merge with Brazil’s Oi

    Portugal Telecom will merge with Brazil’s Oi to create a combined telecoms group with 100m customers and almost €12.4bn in...

  35. October 2, 2013

    Oi / Portugal Telecom: simple sense

    There are two ways to view the proposed merger between Portugal Telecom and Oi, Brazil’s largest integrated telco with...

  36. September 29, 2013

    Intesa CEO quits after clash with shareholders

    Intesa Sanpaolo, Italy’s largest retail bank, has appointed longstanding manager Carlo Messina as chief executive after...

  37. September 24, 2013

    Sales of Italian groups trigger backlash

    The prospect of foreign takeovers of debt-burdened Italian companies, including Telecom Italia, Alitalia and units of...

  38. September 24, 2013

    Telefónica has schemed in Milan with one eye on Brazil

    Business in Brazil has been key in a summer of scheming in Milan that finally led to Telefónica agreeing a deal to buy a...

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