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  1. May 20, 2014

    Vodafone faces battle to reverse effect of European challenges

    Vodafone warned that earnings would be lower next year owing to the costs of a £7bn network improvement aimed at turning...

  2. March 17, 2014

    Ono’s private equity owners ring up a profit

    On March 5, in a Mayfair office in London, a handshake between Vodafone chief executive officer Vittorio Colao, and John...

  1. March 17, 2014

    Vodafone continues its evolution and widens European foothold

    Vittorio Colao, Vodafone’s chief executive, says the company has been transformed over the past two years, expanding from a...

  2. March 17, 2014

    Murphy’s law rains on Guinness’s NY parade

    In opining that “a pint of plain is your only man”, Irish writer Flann O’Brien endorsed Guinness for every drinking...

  3. February 11, 2014

    Facebook looks to cut smartphone cost

    Facebook and other internet content providers are pressing mobile operators to give subscribers in some markets special...

  4. January 9, 2014

    Deal with Vodafone to add value to Tata

    Tata is in early discussions with Britain’s Vodafone about the sale of a majority stake in the Indian group’s floundering...

  5. December 3, 2013

    Should AT&T buy Vodafone?

    Pros and cons of the bid For: Ready and waiting Sector shifts Cowboys, Brits (and Ninjas) Against: Synergies and strategies...

  6. October 9, 2013

    Vodafone offered Verizon a full merger before stake sale

    Before sealing the third-largest deal in corporate history, Vodafone first rebuffed a $95bn offer from Verizon...

  7. September 26, 2013

    Vodafone deal poised to drive shake-up of European telecoms

    In a speech at a Downing Street reception last week, Prime Minister David Cameron pointed to Vodafone’s Italian chief...

  8. September 15, 2013

    Vodafone considers acquisitions in India

    Vodafone is eyeing acquisitions in India, where it sees itself as a “natural consolidator” once changes to merger rules...

  9. September 6, 2013

    Vodafone promises Italian investment

    Vodafone’s chief executive Vittorio Colao has underlined the mobile operator’s new reliance on Italy, saying that the group...

  10. September 4, 2013

    Veteran dealmaker key to Vodafone success

    It was in early August when Warren Finegold knew that a deal to sell Vodafone’s stake in Verizon Wireless was finally on the...

  11. September 2, 2013

    Decade of Vodafone-Verizon talks sealed with a hotel handshake

    A decade of on-off negotiations between Vodafone and Verizon Communications came to a head two months ago when their two...

  12. September 1, 2013

    Vodafone and Verizon set to approve $130bn deal

    Vodafone is poised to announce later on Monday plans to sell its US wireless joint venture stake to partner Verizon in a...

  13. August 29, 2013

    Vodafone in talks over selling 45% stake in Verizon Wireless

    The UK’s Vodafone is closing in on a near-$130bn deal to offload its lucrative US wireless stake to joint venture partner...

  14. July 19, 2013

    German competition squeezes key Vodafone sales measure

    Tougher competition in Germany and weak economic conditions across Europe forced Vodafone into a worse-than-expected fourth...

  15. June 28, 2013

    Will Vodafone’s Kabel deal lead others to follow?

    It is hard to remember a time when the financial world was not lurching from one shock to another calamity. For many chief...

  16. June 24, 2013

    Vodafone seals €7.7bn union with Kabel Deutschland

    Vodafone has finally arrived at the altar with Kabel Deutschland, having secured the hand of the management with a €7.7bn...

  17. June 23, 2013

    Kabel Deutschland set to accept Vodafone approach

    Kabel Deutschland is set to recommend a revised bid from Vodafone of close to €7.7bn to its shareholders, putting the...

  18. June 12, 2013

    Lex in-depth: Vodafone

    Corporate slogans are a hostage to fortune. “Creating a more valuable Vodafone” runs the well-intentioned catchphrase on the...

  19. June 2, 2013

    Vodafone to boost UK capex by 50%

    Vodafone will increase investment in its UK network by more than 50 per cent to nearly £1bn this year as it prepares for the...

  20. May 21, 2013

    Vodafone to retain £2.1bn Verizon dividend

    Vodafone is to plough back a £2.1bn dividend from US telecoms group Verizon into its business rather than offer shareholders...

  21. April 2, 2013

    Verizon denies any interest in Vodafone

    Verizon Communications, the US telecoms group, has denied any current interest in buying or merging with Vodafone, scotching...

  22. March 6, 2013

    Talk stays cheap for Vodafone and Verizon

    A few years ago Vodafone’s board commissioned a study of the company’s options for its 45 per cent stake in Verizon...

  23. February 26, 2013

    O2 seeks ‘tailored rights opportunities’

    O2 , the UK mobile operator owned by Telefónica, has said it will make mobile content a key selling point when it rolls out...

  24. February 25, 2013

    Telecom chiefs attack US internet groups

    In unusually aggressive comments, European telecoms operators have attacked US technology and internet groups over...

  25. February 7, 2013

    Vodafone sales plunge in Spain and Italy

    Vodafone has warned that there was no sign of improvement in recession-hit European markets after posting the first decline...

  26. January 13, 2013

    FTSE 100 chiefs offer best investor value

    Chief executives of large companies deliver far greater value to shareholders than those at smaller groups, according to...

  27. November 30, 2012

    Vodafone steps up integration of C&WW

    Vodafone has accelerated its integration of Cable & Wireless Worldwide (C&WW), with the creation of a new business-focused...

  28. November 28, 2012

    Vodafone chief fears monopolies revival

    Vodafone has warned that national telecoms groups are looking to re-establish their traditional monopolies across Europe,...

  29. November 19, 2012

    Talks try to ring changes in telecoms

    There was a sombre mood in Barcelona as managers of the leading telecommunications groups lined up to explain to investors...

  30. November 13, 2012

    EU must act over protectionist rules

    Speakers at industry conferences are only doing their best, even if their jokes fall flat and their PowerPoints fail to...

  31. November 13, 2012

    Vodafone in £6bn Europe writedown

    Vodafone has been forced to write down almost £6bn from its operations in economically ravaged countries in southern Europe,...

  32. October 26, 2012

    Vodafone must decide on Verizon venture

    One of the unavoidable consequences of establishing impressive corporate scale is that the strategic choices that follow...

  33. September 17, 2012

    Business leaders turn to Catholic Church

    Business leaders including Vodafone’s chief executive Vittorio Colao and Unilever’s Paul Polman will on Tuesday join the...

  34. July 24, 2012

    Kleisterlee backs Verizon payout calls

    Gerard Kleisterlee, chairman of Vodafone, supported shareholder calls for a further dividend from its stake in the Verizon...

  35. July 20, 2012

    Vodafone held back by southern Europe

    Poor economic conditions in markets in southern Europe as well as the UK curtailed overall service revenues at Vodafone in...

  36. July 12, 2012

    Vodafone buys Telstra’s NZ unit for £430m

    Vodafone will more than double the size of its fixed-line telecoms business in New Zealand after buying rival TelstraClear...

  37. June 5, 2012

    India: Bollygarchs at bay

    As India’s growth slumps, delegations of aggrieved business titans are becoming an increasingly common sight in New Delhi....

  38. June 1, 2012

    Colao’s pay at Vodafone doubles to £14m

    Vittorio Colao’s total pay this year as chief executive of Vodafone will more than double to about £14m, including salary,...

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