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    1. April 13, 2016

      Vivendi: general mischief

      Napoleon thought a lot of Italy, where he scored his first major military victories. He later titled himself “Emperor...

    2. April 13, 2016

      Investors suffer in the Vincent Bolloré game of thrones

      Owning less than 1 per cent of a company does not normally entitle an investor to take control of its destiny but...

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      April 12, 2016

      Vivendi snaps up stake in retailer Fnac

      Vivendi, the media group chaired by Vincent Bolloré, has agreed to buy a 15 per cent stake in French retailer Fnac, as...

    2. April 10, 2016

      Vivendi-Mediaset tie-up to fuel European deals

      Vincent Bolloré’s deal to take a stake in the TV group of Italian media mogul and former prime minister Silvio...

    3. April 8, 2016

      Vivendi buys stake in Mediaset and takes control of pay-TV unit

      Vivendi is to take a 3.5 per cent stake in Italy’s Mediaset and full control of the Italian broadcaster’s...

    4. Fast FT

      March 30, 2016

      Telecom Italia names new CEO

      Flavio Cattaneo, the former head of Italian broadcaster RAI and most recently boss of Italian railway group Italo, has...

    5. March 25, 2016

      Week in Review, March 26

      A round-up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Telecom Italia ousting raising...

    6. March 22, 2016

      Italians kept guessing over Vincent Bolloré’s motives

      For the best part of a year, French industrialist Vincent Bolloré and his Vivendi group have been focused on Telecom...

    7. March 21, 2016

      Telecom Italia/Vivendi: bad connection

      Marco Patuano has had enough of Vincent Bolloré. Mr Patuano is, or was, the chief executive of Telecom Italia. His...

    8. Fast FT

      March 21, 2016

      Berlusconi confirms talks with Vivendi

      Further twists in the tale amid a shake-up in Italian telecoms and media. Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s former prime...

    9. March 21, 2016

      Telecom Italia chief executive Patuano resigns

      Telecom Italia chief executive Marco Patuano has resigned following a boardroom fallout with its largest investor...

    10. March 20, 2016

      Telecom Italia’s Patuano to quit after Bolloré tussle

      Marco Patuano, chief executive of Telecom Italia, is set to quit after a bust-up with Vincent Bolloré allowing the...

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      March 10, 2016

      Generali to pick French exec Donnet as CEO

      Generali, Italy’s largest insurer, will name Philippe Donnet chief executive, replacing Mario Greco who left in January...

    12. February 25, 2016

      Mikhail Fridman pulls out of Brazil phone merger

      Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman has withdrawn his offer to help finance a merger between Brazilian telecoms...

    13. Fast FT

      February 18, 2016

      Centrica helps lead stocks higher

      After a bumpy morning during which they flashed red and green, European equities have firmed up to adding to their...

    14. February 17, 2016

      European telecoms towers find their range

      The giant metal tripods that supply mobile services are an eyesore for some but they are essential to everyday...

    15. February 16, 2016

      Telecom Italia revenue declines as economy woes in Brazil bite

      Telecom Italia shares fell close to 5 per cent by early afternoon, as Italy’s largest telecoms group missed...

    16. January 25, 2016

      Xavier Niel explores move to enter UK mobile market

      French telecoms billionaire Xavier Niel is exploring a move into the fiercely competitive British mobile market on the...

    17. January 15, 2016

      Vivendi sells stake in gaming company Activision Blizzard

      Vivendi has sold its 5.7 per cent stake in Activision Blizzard for $1.1bn, completing the French media group’s exit...

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      January 13, 2016

      Telecom Italia wants to be "the California of Italy"

      So Tim it is then. Telecom Italia, Italy’s dominant phone company, launched a new brand and logo and announced new...

    19. December 15, 2015

      Vivendi wins four Telecom Italia board seats

      A fight for influence at Telecom Italia escalated when its largest investor, French group Vivendi, won four board seats...

    20. Fast FT

      December 15, 2015

      Vivendi blocks Telecom Italia stock conversion

      An extraordinary shareholder’s meeting at Telecom Italia has rejected the conversion of the Italian telecoms group’s...

    21. December 14, 2015

      Vivendi/Telecom Italia: brat spat

      Rarely has the emptiness of corporate slogans been so clearly demonstrated. “Living together” is Vivendi’s contribution...

    22. November 16, 2015

      Vivendi’s puts forward French executives for Telecom Italia board

      Vivendi, the French media company controlled by Vincent Bolloré, has put forward four heavyweight French executives in...

    23. November 12, 2015

      Telecom Italia open to a deal with Oi for Brazilian business

      Telecom Italia is open to a sale or merger of its Brazilian business with rival Oi, with a deal possible as early as...

    24. November 11, 2015

      Vivendi: roaming holiday

      Music combines mathematical rigour and harmonic pleasure. Get the sums wrong and the result is cacophony. French media...

    25. November 4, 2015

      Telecom Italia’s fate lies in the hands of French tycoons

      Takeover speculation has pushed shares in Telecom Italia near a seven-year high after two French billionaires increased...

    26. November 4, 2015

      Telecom Italia: plus ça change

      Foreign tourists love Italy, partly because life there seems to stand still. Traditional ways linger on. Its phone...

    27. November 2, 2015

      Vivendi denies it plans to partner in bid for Telecom Italia

      Vivendi has denied that it is in talks with potential partners about mounting a bid for Telecom Italia, saying that its...

    28. October 29, 2015

      Xavier Niel buys options on potential 11% Telecom Italia stake

      French telecoms billionaire Xavier Niel has bought options that could give him an 11.2 per cent stake in Telecom...

    29. October 22, 2015

      EU favours competition over deals in telecoms sector

      The European telecoms sector’s hopes for more consolidation took a blow last week after the EU’s digital commissioner...

    30. October 6, 2015

      Vivendi ups Telecom Italia stake to almost 20%

      Vivendi, the French media group, has raised its stake in Telecom Italia, tightening its grip over the Italian telecom...

    31. September 3, 2015

      Vincent Bolloré takes over as chairman of Canal Plus

      Vincent Bolloré has been appointed chairman of Canal Plus and lambasted management practices at the pay-television...

    32. August 6, 2015

      VimpelCom and Hutchison to merge their Italian mobile units

      VimpelCom and Hutchison Whampoa are to merge their Italian mobile phone units, bringing to an end more than two years...

    33. June 25, 2015

      Vivendi increases its stake in Telecom Italia to 15%

      Vivendi has become Telecom Italia’s biggest shareholder, gaining entry into the Italian market as it seeks to find new...

    34. June 12, 2015

      Telecom Italia: rock the boat

      If you paddle too hard, the boat capsizes. But Telecom Italia’s strategy — keeping an even keel and floating with the...

    35. June 8, 2015

      Telecom Italia open to deals over mobile towers group

      The chief executive of Telecom Italia says a mobile towers business being spun out of the company could acquire, or...

    36. June 3, 2015

      Orange eyes Telecom Italia, KPN and Belgacom as possible targets

      Orange’s senior management has said that Telecom Italia could be among its targets in a future round of consolidation...

    37. April 28, 2015

      Wind and 3: Italian job

      When Guglielmo Marconi invented the wireless radio system no Italians would sponsor him to develop it. Today, a...

    38. April 12, 2015

      SWMC bets big on earnings recovery in Italy

      Under-pressure Italy has become a big overweight position for fund manager Stuart Mitchell, in the belief that the...

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