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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. April 7, 2015

      Abertis to spin off €4bn telecoms infrastructure business

      Abertis, the Spanish infrastructure company, will spin off its telecoms business into a Spanish-listed public company...

    8. April 1, 2015

      Italian deals point to reformist zeal

      At first glance, recent high-profile corporate events in Italy — tyremaker Pirelli’s €7bn sale to ChemChina, oil group...

    9. March 27, 2015

      Pirelli boss Tronchetti Provera displays savvy dealmaking skills

      Marco Tronchetti Provera, chairman and chief executive of Pirelli, the world’s fifth largest tyremaker, likes to be...

    10. March 19, 2015

      Telecom Italia delivers its first profit in 3 years

      Telecom Italia has returned to profit for the first time in three years as Italy’s largest telecoms group begins its...

    11. March 2, 2015

      Orange/Telecom Italia: wrong number

      Two wrongs, famously, do not make a right. Similarly, two static, unexciting companies are unlikely to become more...

    12. March 1, 2015

      Orange chief Richard warms to Telecom Italia tie-up

      Orange is considering a tie-up with Telecom Italia in a deal that would change the telecoms landscape in Europe and...

    13. February 20, 2015

      Telecom Italia suspends work on Brazil deal

      Telecom Italia has halted work on a potential deal to merge its Brazilian business with rival Oi as it focuses on a...

    14. beyondbrics

      January 23, 2015

      Brazilian telecoms: let the battle begin

      January is normally a quiet month for dealmaking in Brazil as executives collapse on a beach somewhere for their long...

    15. January 20, 2015

      Eurozone junk bond sales rebound

      The European market for junk bonds has begun the year in robust fashion, bouncing back from subdued activity in recent...

    16. January 12, 2015

      Dealmaking puts Brazil at the centre of global telecoms war

      For Maria da Conceição Santos, a 49-year-old office cleaner in São Paulo, making a phone call is a complex operation....

    17. December 11, 2014

      Telecom Italia: stewing nicely

      The slow food movement started in 1986 as a protest against fast-food chains opening in Italy. Perhaps the time has now...

    18. December 10, 2014

      European telecoms industry sees return of conditions for growth

      The European telecoms industry will return to growth in 2016 after six years of declining revenues as investments in...

    19. November 22, 2014

      Telecom Italia to assess possible merger of Brazil unit with Oi

      The board of Telecom Italia has given the go ahead to management to look at the possibility of merging its Brazilian...

    20. November 18, 2014

      Lex in-depth: European telecoms

      Europe telecoms: Time to consolidate? The door is open. Europe’s telecoms need only step through it. Jean-Claude...

    21. November 11, 2014

      European telecoms groups enjoy strong run of results

      Almost £16bn has been added to the value of the European telecoms sector after an unexpectedly strong run of results,...

    22. October 30, 2014

      Telecoms groups hope for shift in EU regulation

      A lost decade for Europe’s biggest telecoms companies could finally be coming to an end. The arrival of a new European...

    23. October 21, 2014

      China bank funds buy stake in Mediobanca

      Funds affiliated with China’s central bank have bought a minority stake in Mediobanca, Italy’s pre-eminent investment...

    24. October 7, 2014

      China swoops in on Italy’s power grids and luxury brands

      Italy’s business elite – senior executives from blue-chip companies such as Telecom Italia and Vodafone plus...

    25. October 1, 2014

      Telecom Italia: calling out

      The principal-agent dilemma: who runs the show, company owners or management? Activists, such as Marco Fossati of the...

    26. September 19, 2014

      Vivendi inks deal to sell GVT to Telefónica

      Vivendi said that it has agreed sell its Brazilian telecoms business to Madrid-based Telefónica in a deal that marks...

    27. September 18, 2014

      Mediobanca returns to profit

      Mediobanca, Italy’s largest listed investment bank, swung back into profit after booking losses on equity holdings a...

    28. September 17, 2014

      Oi to sell stake in Africatel

      Oi, the Brazilian telecoms group, plans to sell all of its assets in Africa as it prepares for a bitter fight for its...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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,...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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