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    1. October 7, 2013

      Alcatel-Lucent cuts 10,000 jobs worldwide

      Alcatel-Lucent will cut 10,000 jobs across the world, including 900 in its domestic French market, as part of a strategy to...

    2. June 19, 2013

      Lombard: FTSE 100 chair shortage provides chance to diversify

      If you could buy futures on wise old owls qualified to become FTSE 100 chairmen, prices would be trending higher. At least...

    1. February 22, 2013

      Alcatel picks ex-Vodafone man as chief

      Alcatel-Lucent has hired Michel Combes, former head of Vodafone’s European business, as its new chief executive in the...

    2. February 10, 2013

      Alcatel fights for slice of a shrinking pie

      Alcatel-Lucent has been one of the more ill-fated mergers from the pre-credit crunch era, with the four-and-a-half-year...

    3. February 7, 2013

      Alcatel-Lucent: time to execute

      It is always rather galling when news of a chief executive’s departure is accompanied by a share price rise. But it would be...

    4. February 7, 2013

      Alcatel-Lucent chief to step down

      The chief executive of Alcatel-Lucent is to step down from his post in May after failing in his attempt to turn round the...

    5. December 14, 2012

      Alcatel-Lucent secures €1.6bn in loans

      Alcatel-Lucent, the ailing telecoms equipment maker, has secured €1.6bn in loan financing that it hopes will give it enough...

    6. November 2, 2012

      Alcatel weighs disposals as it burns cash

      Alcatel-Lucent, the ailing French telecoms equipment maker, is exploring asset sales as it attempts to address worries about...

    7. October 25, 2012

      Alcatel-Lucent must rediscover its flair

      Across the Atlantic Ocean from Alcatel-Lucent’s Paris headquarters are the New Jersey operations of Bell Labs, the research...

    8. July 31, 2012

      Alcatel at fault for problems, says chief

      Shouldering the blame is the job of the boss, but even so Ben Verwaayen, chief executive of Alcatel-Lucent, surprises with...

    9. July 26, 2012

      Alcatel-Lucent to cut 5,000 jobs

      Alcatel-Lucent will cut 5,000 jobs as part of a wider restructuring plan to reduce costs at the ailing French telecoms...

    10. July 17, 2012

      Alcatel shares slide after profit warning

      Alcatel-Lucent underlined the bleak outlook for itself and much of the telecoms equipment sector by disclosing...

    11. April 26, 2012

      Alcatel warns of uncertainty in Europe

      Alcatel-Lucent, warned of uncertainties in its home European market this year following a slump in first-quarter sales and...

    12. February 10, 2012

      Alcatel-Lucent: pick up the phone

      Wonders will never cease. Even Alcatel-Lucent has some good news to report. The telephone equipment maker’s shares soared 12...

    13. February 10, 2012

      Alcatel-Lucent dispels free cash flow fears

      Ben Verwaayen, chief executive of Alcatel-Lucent, sounded a rare note of optimism for the beleaguered telecoms equipment...

    14. February 9, 2012

      Alcatel-Lucent union expects 1,800 job cuts

      Alcatel-Lucent is planning to cut up to 1,800 jobs in Europe, French union leaders have claimed, in the latest sign of the...

    15. December 7, 2011

      The right fit for doing a deal

      Ursula Burns, chief executive of Xerox, called the company’s chief financial officer from a Manhattan street in August 2009:...

    16. November 23, 2011

      European telecoms look for turnround

      There has been little cheer for investors in the large European groups providing telecoms equipment, a business that can be...

    17. beyondbrics

      November 13, 2011

      WEF India: no worries here, mate

      While the spectre of Europe stalks India’s economy, a high-profile two day summit designed to weigh the country’s prospects...

    18. November 4, 2011

      Alcatel-Lucent abandons profit targets

      Ben Verwaayen, chief executive of Alcatel-Lucent, has abandoned profit targets for the telecoms equipment maker because of...

    19. October 19, 2011

      Alcatel-Lucent sells Genesys for $1.5bn

      Alcatel-Lucent, the telecommunications equipment company, on Wednesday said it had sold its call-centre services business to...

    20. October 12, 2011

      Alcatel-Lucent deal to sell call centre business

      Alcatel-Lucent, the Franco-American communications equipment maker, has agreed to sell its corporate call centre services...

    21. July 28, 2011

      Alcatel-Lucent profits below expectations

      Alcatel-Lucent on Thursday insisted the telecoms equipment maker’s revival had not stalled after its second quarter profit...

    22. July 15, 2011

      EU telecoms chief warn on broadband speeds

      The European Union’s efforts to improve broadband speeds in member states risk failure unless governments and regulators...

    23. July 13, 2011

      EU warned on broadband targets

      The European Union’s ambitious targets to improve broadband speeds will be missed unless governments and regulators enable...

    24. May 25, 2011

      Tech titans’ optimism fades under Paris sun

      The Jardin des Tuileries was cordoned off, a huge marquee erected and Californian wine was served for dinner at the Louvre....

    25. May 6, 2011

      Alcatel-Lucent revenue climbs on US sales

      Alcatel-Lucent on Friday claimed its turnround was on track, as it issued better than expected first-quarter results because...

    26. February 20, 2011

      Damocles sword on female representation

      When Josef Ackermann, Deutsche Bank’s chief executive, said this month that women would make Deutsche’s management board...

    27. February 10, 2011

      Alcatel-Lucent posts losses for fifth year

      Alcatel-Lucent pledged to return to net profit this year and almost treble operating margins as the Franco-American telecoms...

    28. February 1, 2011

      New leader for Best Buy Europe

      Best Buy Europe, the 50-50 joint venture between Charles Dunstone’s Carphone Warehouse and the US consumer electronics...

    29. February 1, 2011

      Alcatel-Lucent reunites Bland and Verwaayen

      Sir Christopher Bland, former chairman of BT, has been appointed non-executive chairman of the UK and Irish operations of...

    30. January 24, 2011

      Davos: finding common ground in a complex world

      Eurozone in focus: a demonstrator waves a Greek flag decorated with “for sale” notices during a protest outside parliament...

    31. November 4, 2010

      Earnings shortfall mars Alcatel-Lucent contract wins

      Alcatel-Lucent unveiled major contract wins with US and Chinese mobile operators on Thursday, but the deals were...

    32. September 26, 2010

      Alcatel-Lucent on course, says chief

      Alcatel-Lucent’s chief executive is insisting the struggling telecoms equipment maker can hit its turnround targets for 2010...

    33. July 30, 2010

      Alcatel-Lucent jumps as its losses narrow

      Alcatel-Lucent’s shares jumped more than 10 per cent on Friday after the troubled telecoms equipment provider maintained its...

    34. May 12, 2010

      Getting Carter

      Gordon Brown's former communications minister Lord Carter is acquiring new jobs while some of his former Labour colleagues...

    35. May 6, 2010

      Alcatel-Lucent blames losses on shortages

      Alcatel-Lucent’s shares fell 5 per cent on Thursday after it announced weak results for the first quarter of 2010.Alcatel...

    36. March 4, 2010

      Carter and friend

      It seems Lord Carter , a former head of Ofcom, has found a friend in old foe Ben Verwaayen , the former BT boss whose...

    37. February 11, 2010

      Alcatel-Lucent cuts its profit forecast

      Alcatel-Lucent, the Franco-American telecommunications equipment maker, on Thursday cut its profitability guidance for 2010,...

    38. February 11, 2010

      BT

      Ian Livingston must want to cry. After a grim 18 months in charge, BT’s chief executive actually had good news on Thursday...

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