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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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