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  • US stocks mixed after Yellen says picture firming for rate hike

    "The case for an increase in the federal funds rate has strengthened in recent months," Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said in a speech at a central banking symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming...

  • Britain's Big Six energy suppliers stem customer exodus as prices rebound Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Aug 25, 2016 16:40 BST

    Several small suppliers, including Ovo Energy and Co-operative Energy, have now hiked their tarrifs to cover their wholesale costs. "Now (Frankfurt: 11N.F - news) that commodity prices have bounced back, the discount small suppliers can offer versus the Big Six has been shrinking," said Roland Vetter, head of research …

  • India's Idea Cellular denies report on merger talks with Vodafone Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Aug 23, 2016 12:07 BST

    India's No. 3 mobile phone carrier, Idea Cellular (BSE: 532822.BO - news) , strongly denied a news report on Tuesday that it was in exploratory talks about a merger with larger rival Vodafone India. A spokeswoman for Idea's parent, conglomerate Aditya Birla, called the CNBC TV18 report of talks between Idea and Vodafone …

  • Vodafone India, Idea Cellular in exploratory merger talks - CNBC TV18 Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Aug 23, 2016 10:24 BST

    Vodafone Group Plc's Indian arm is in exploratory talks around a possible merger with its smaller domestic rival Idea Cellular, according to a CNBC TV18 report on Tuesday, citing unnamed sources. A spokesman ...

  • Is Vodafone Group plc dealing a death blow to BT Group plc? Fool.co.uk - Tue, Aug 23, 2016 09:46 BST

    Is Vodafone Group plc's (LON: VOD) new assault set to unseat BT Group plc (LON: BT.A)?

  • Are these 3 top stocks still mighty income machines? Fool.co.uk - Mon, Aug 22, 2016 14:36 BST

    The search for a higher yield on your savings should start with these three stocks, says Harvey Jones.

  • Spark New Zealand opposes Sky Network-Vodafone tie-up Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Aug 15, 2016 23:02 BST

    Spark New Zealand (Other OTC: NZTCY - news) said on Tuesday it was formally opposing a merger between Sky (Amsterdam: BK8.AS - news) Network Television Ltd and Vodafone Plc's New (KOSDAQ: 160550.KQ - news) Zealand unit, stating that Sky (LSE: BSY.L - news) 's monopoly on premium sports content rights in New Zealand …

  • EU plans to extend some telecom rules to web-based providers Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Aug 15, 2016 15:37 BST

    The European Union is planning to extend telecom rules covering security and confidentiality of communications to web services such as Microsoft (Euronext: MSF.NX - news) 's Skype and Facebook (NasdaqGS: FB - news) 's WhatsApp which could restrict how they use encryption. The rules currently only apply to telecoms providers …

  • Are these 3 media stocks set to soar in a post-Brexit world? Fool.co.uk - Fri, Aug 12, 2016 10:59 BST

    Should you buy or sell these three media and communications stocks following the EU referendum result?

  • Deutsche Telekom Q2 in line as US makes up for German investments Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Aug 11, 2016 06:36 BST

    Deutsche Telekom said on Thursday second-quarter core profit rose 8.6 percent as its U.S. operations compensated for heavy network upgrade investments in Germany. The company said adjusted earnings before ...

  • Three more blue chips pile into ebullient sterling market Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Aug 8, 2016 14:29 BST

    HSBC, BNP Paribas (LSE: 0HB5.L - news) and BMW (Swiss: BMW.SW - news) are taking full advantage of positive momentum spurred by the Bank of England's announcement last week of up to £10bn of corporate bond buys, and will price heavily oversubscribed trades later on Monday. The market had already begun recovering ahead …

  • Bilaal Mohamed exposes Vodafone Group plc (LON: VOD), Centrica plc (LON: CNA) and Pearson plc (LON: PSON), three FTSE 100 firms with little or no dividend cover.

  • Nigeria fine pushes MTN to first interim loss, dividend cut Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Aug 5, 2016 10:49 BST

    Africa's biggest mobile phone operator MTN Group Ltd cut investor payouts by almost 50 percent as it reported its first-ever half-yearly loss after taking a hit from a hefty regulatory fine in Nigeria. MTN agreed in June to pay a 330 billion naira ($1.05 billion) fine in a settlement with Nigeria for missing a deadline …

  • Sterling corporates on winning streak as BoE restarts QE Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Aug 4, 2016 16:47 BST

    Sterling corporate bonds rallied hard on Thursday after the Bank of England said it would buy them as part of its quantitative easing reprise, with bankers now touting for more business. Vodafone's £800m 33-year bond printed on Monday was bid at 160bp over Gilts, 26bp inside where it was bid just ahead of the announcement. …

  • Sterling primary market swats aside Brexit concerns Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Aug 4, 2016 12:52 BST

    Corporates and financials have sold just over £6.5bn of bonds since the UK voted to leave the European Union, as the sterling primary market fights back and issuers take advantage of attractive funding costs. More than £3.15bn of demand poured in for deals from Vodafone, Credit Suisse (LSE: 0QP5.L - news) and TSB Banking …

  • EU mergers and takeovers (Aug 4) Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Aug 4, 2016 11:51 BST

    The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process: APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS -- British mobile telephony operator Vodafone and U.S. cable company ...

  • 3 stocks I won’t be buying after today’s results Fool.co.uk - Thu, Aug 4, 2016 10:24 BST

    Roland Head explains why he believes results from these FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 firms aren't good enough to justify a buy.

  • Inmarsat returns to revenue growth in Q2 Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Aug 4, 2016 09:36 BST

    British satellite operator Inmarsat (Other OTC: IMASY - news) reported a rise in revenue in the second quarter, more than reversing a dip in the first quarter, as its customers used its broadband terminals to improve efficiency in tough shipping and energy markets. "It a very solid performance, despite the market being …

  • DENVER, Colorado and LONDON, United Kingdom--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Vodafone Group Plc (LSE: VOD) and Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB and LBTYK) today welcomed the conditional clearance by the European ...

  • Liberty Global, Vodafone win EU conditional approval for Dutch tie-up Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Aug 3, 2016 14:45 BST

    The European Commission has authorised on Wednesday a joint venture in the Netherlands between British telecoms firm Vodafone and U.S. cable operator Liberty Global in exchange for concessions. The EU ...

  • Are these the FTSE 100’s ‘safest’ dividend stocks? Fool.co.uk - Wed, Aug 3, 2016 07:00 BST

    Royston Wild reveals four FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) giants with terrific payout prospects.

  • Should you buy these 3 stocks after today’s news? Fool.co.uk - Mon, Aug 1, 2016 14:37 BST

    Are these three stocks 'buys' after scotched takeover talk and a trading update?

  • Inmarsat Homes In On Smaller Rival Avanti Sky News - Fri, Jul 29, 2016 18:56 BST
    Inmarsat Homes In On Smaller Rival Avanti

    Two of the London‎ stock market's satellite operators are on course to collide in a potential £4bn takeover deal. Sky News has learnt that Inmarsat (Other OTC: IMASF - news) has approached Avanti Communications (LSE: AVN.L - news) about a transaction that would help to consolidate an industry struggling amid a capacity …

  • EXCLUSIVE-EU to clear Liberty Global, Vodafone Dutch tie-up - sources Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jul 29, 2016 17:24 BST

    EU antitrust regulators are set to approve a plan by Liberty Global and British telecoms provider Vodafone to merge their Dutch operations after the companies offered minor concessions, two people familiar ...

  • Vodafone picks Accor executive as Africa, MidEast, Asia chief Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jul 29, 2016 10:23 BST

    Vodafone Group Plc named Vivek Badrinath, deputy chief executive of French hospitality group AccorHotels, as the head of its business in Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific . Badrinath will take on the ...

  • Director confidence can't hide mounting problems at Lloyds Banking Group plc (LON: LLOY) and Vodafone Group plc (LON: VOD).

  • Form 8.3 - Avanti Communications Group PLC Business Wire - Wed, Jul 27, 2016 07:00 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) ...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St mixed, Apple impresses and Twitter disappoints Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jul 26, 2016 21:42 BST

    U.S. stocks were mixed on Tuesday as Federal Reserve policymakers kicked off a two-day interest rate meeting and investors braced for quarterly scorecards from Apple and Twitter. Choppy stock trading followed ...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St mixed as investors eye Apple earnings Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jul 26, 2016 21:19 BST

    U.S. stocks were mixed on Tuesday as Federal Reserve policymakers kicked off a two-day interest rate meeting and investors braced for quarterly scorecards from Apple and Twitter. Choppy stock trading followed ...

  • UPDATE 1-Kenyan telecom operator Safaricom to pay special dividend Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jul 26, 2016 09:49 BST

    Kenyan telecom operator Safaricom will pay a special dividend of 0.68 shillings ($0.0067) per share, it said on Tuesday. "There is room for this one-off special dividend of 27.5 billion shillings due to the cash position of the company, and the significant retained earnings of 82 billion shillings," said Safaricom CEO …

  • Vodafone Qatar reports flat year-on-year loss for Q1 Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jul 26, 2016 07:59 BST

    Vodafone Qatar, whose financial year starts on April 1, has yet to make a quarterly net profit since ending state-controlled Ooredoo's domestic monopoly in 2009. In the statement, Vodafone Qatar Chief Executive Ian Gray said the operator had reduced headcount by 10 percent in May, with some job cuts permanent and other …

  • Deutsche Boerse boosts majority for LSE tie-up

    London's FTSE 100 slipped 0.3 percent, led downwards by oil companies as prices fell

  • Eurozone equities rise on robust German businesses AFP - Mon, Jul 25, 2016 15:38 BST
    Deutsche Boerse boosts majority for LSE tie-up

    London's FTSE 100 was little changed, 0.04 percent in the red, as heavyweight miners Randgold and Fresnillo sank on the back of sliding gold prices

  • Should you add these two small caps and a global giant to your portfolio?

  • Britain's FTSE gains on BoE stimulus expectations Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 17:01 BST

    Britain's top share index edged higher on Friday on hopes of further action from the country's central bank following poor UK economic data, with companies like Vodafone and CRH gaining on positive updates. The blue-chip FTSE 100 was up 0.5 percent at 6,730.48 points at its close, having opened lower, with the benchmark …

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