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    1. Fast FT

      July 18, 2016

      ECB releases list of corporate bond purchases

      The European Central Bank has published its first lists corporate bonds bought through its expanded quantitative easing...

    2. July 15, 2016

      O2 chief Ronan Dunne steps down as telecoms group ponders float

      O2 lost its chief executive Ronan Dunne on Friday with the company’s future still uncertain after regulators blocked CK...

    1. Fast FT

      June 23, 2016

      Merrill taps ex-Greenhill co-CEO as Emea M&A boss

      Bank of America Merrill Lynch has appointed the former co-CEO of advisory boutique Greenhill International as its new...

    2. June 21, 2016

      Telefónica looks at O2 float to raise funds

      Telefónica has begun to draw up plans for a flotation of O2 in the UK as the Spanish telecoms company moves forward...

    3. May 13, 2016

      Week in Review, May 14

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Insider traders sentenced in wake...

    4. May 11, 2016

      Vestager makes the right call on Three and O2

      Margrethe Vestager is proving to be a positive force for change in her role as Europe’s competition commissioner. In...

    5. April 8, 2016

      Three/O2: party of one

      Three is the loneliest number these days. After months of negotiations, the eponymous mobile operator had hoped to...

    6. March 29, 2016

      Telefónica executive chairman César Alierta set to step down

      César Alierta, executive chairman of Telefónica and one of the most powerful men in Spanish business, has announced his...

    7. February 26, 2016

      Telefónica forecasts revenue rise as it pledges over dividend

      Telefónica has predicted a 4 per cent rise in revenues this year and vowed to hold its core profit margin stable, after...

    8. January 25, 2016

      Telefónica Deutschland: wire loss

      Call me when it’s over. A few years ago, business got so bad in the German mobile telecoms market that Spain’s...

    9. December 30, 2015

      02 deal: Better than it sounds

      An asset bought for almost £18bn in 2005 is on its way out the door 10 years later — for 42 per cent less. That must...

    10. December 17, 2015

      Sky: falling in

      Sky invites its customers to “believe in better”. UK mobile operators are unlikely to see the company’s incursion into...

    11. 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...

    12. September 11, 2015

      Hutchison’s O2 deal to test Brussels competition stance

      Hutchison Whampoa will immediately test the Brussels competition watchdog’s hardening stance on telecoms consolidation...

    13. 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...

    14. June 17, 2015

      EU telecoms groups call on Brussels to speed up regulatory reform

      Chief executives from some of Europe’s largest telecoms groups have written to Donald Tusk, president of the European...

    15. June 8, 2015

      Telefónica’s KPN deal challenged over impact on competition

      The €8.6bn acquisition by Telefónica of KPN’s German business is set to be contested in front of the EU general court...

    16. May 14, 2015

      Telefónica results point to turnround in Spanish home market

      Telefónica on Thursday hailed the start of a “new growth cycle”, as the Madrid-based group reported a 162 per cent jump...

    17. May 8, 2015

      Li Ka-shing lines up backers for £10bn O2 buyout

      Li Ka-shing has won backing from the sovereign wealth funds of Singapore and Abu Dhabi for his £10.3bn purchase of...

    18. May 1, 2015

      Mediaset: slow dance

      The slow, teasing dance by Mediaset — the Italian media conglomerate owned by Silvio Berlusconi — may soon reach a...

    19. FT Alphaville

      March 25, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Philadelphia cream cheese and Cadbury chocolate is on the menu for 3G. The...

    20. March 11, 2015

      Iniesta teams up with Telefónica to back wearable tech start-up

      Barcelona football player Andrés Iniesta and NBA basketball player Serge Ibaka are teaming up with telecoms group...

    21. February 25, 2015

      Telefónica promises sharper focus will bring return to growth

      Telefónica’s profits declined sharply in the fourth quarter after the Spanish telecoms group was singed by the impact...

    22. February 9, 2015

      ‘Make or break’ for Telefónica in Mexico

      AT&T’s aggressive push into Mexico means crunch time is looming for Telefónica. The Spanish telecoms group has invested...

    23. January 23, 2015

      Mobile merger set for poor reception from users if prices rise

      British phone users face the prospect of higher prices following the proposed merger of two of the UK’s four mobile...

    24. January 19, 2015

      O2 and 3: new maths

      In the calculus of European telecoms, less is more. The European Commission’s Digital Agenda depends on investment to...

    25. December 15, 2014

      BT harks back to the future with potential £12.5bn offer for EE

      The last time BT’s shares were trading this high was 14 years ago. Tellingly, that was also the last time BT had a...

    26. December 15, 2014

      Credits for BT romcom will roll for ages as investors eye returns

      The best Hollywood romcoms leave audiences guessing to the last which couple will make it down the aisle. That makes...

    27. 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...

    28. November 27, 2014

      Monitise signs up Santander, Telefónica and MasterCard

      Monitise has struck deals that will see Santander, Telefónica and MasterCard become major shareholders in the British...

    29. November 25, 2014

      BT shares higher as O2 deal talk intensifies

      Shares in BT were among the best gainers on a neutral FTSE 100 on Tuesday, as investors warmed to speculation...

    30. November 24, 2014

      BT in £10bn move to reclaim dominant position

      BT eyes mobile purchase BT is in talks to acquire either the EE or O2 wireless operators in a £10bn bet to become a...

    31. November 20, 2014

      Telefónica keeps options open on British business

      Telefónica would consider options about the future of its British business if the convergence between the mobile and...

    32. November 16, 2014

      TalkTalk and Telefónica UK to launch mobile service

      TalkTalk has struck a deal with Telefónica UK to launch mobile services over its network as the group aims to build a...

    33. November 12, 2014

      Telefónica supportive of consolidation in Brazil

      Spain’s Telefónica would support consolidation in Brazil given the prospect of a merger between operators that could...

    34. November 10, 2014

      Telefónica aims to sell $875m China Unicom stake

      Telefónica wants to sell close to half its stake in China Unicom, the Chinese mobile operator, for as much as $875m, as...

    35. October 29, 2014

      European telecoms: hold the line please

      Four is an unlucky number in China; it sounds like death. Three though sounds like life. That superstition should also...

    36. October 17, 2014

      Telefónica Deutschland cost cuts to hit jobs

      German telecoms operator Telefónica Deutschland will cut nearly a fifth of full-time jobs in a move aimed at achieving...

    37. beyondbrics

      October 14, 2014

      Value for the money: Mexico telecoms compete

      Several times in the past couple of weeks, your correspondent has been called up by Movistar, the Mexican mobile unit...

    38. September 16, 2014

      Orange bid for Spain’s Jazztel signals telecoms consolidation

      Orange has confirmed a €3.4bn bid to acquire Spanish broadband provider Jazztel, bringing to an end a long pursuit that...

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