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  • EU mergers and takeovers (April 26) Reuters - UK Focus - 18 hours ago

    The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process: APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS -- Swiss car importer Emil Frey France to acquire French car parts ...

  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), the country's largest pension fund manager, is exploring opportunities in India's financial services, telecoms and logistics sectors to expand its bets in the South Asian economy, CPPIB's Asia Pacific head Suyi Kim said on Wednesday. CPPIB, which has poured more than C$4 billion …

  • Kenyan telecoms regulator awaits report on Safaricom outage Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Apr 25, 2017 16:48 BST

    Kenya's telecoms regulator said on Tuesday it was waiting for a full report on an outage that knocked out services for several hours at the country's biggest operator, Safaricom. "The Authority is awaiting a comprehensive report of the incident from Safaricom in order to determine whether there was any omission on their …

  • EU mergers and takeovers (April 25) Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Apr 25, 2017 16:06 BST

    The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process: APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS -- French media company Bollore to acquire control of French company ...

  • 2 big yielders with explosive earnings potential Fool.co.uk - Tue, Apr 25, 2017 07:10 BST

    Royston Wild looks at two great dividend bets with powerful futures.

  • EU states push back against 25-year wireless spectrum licences Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Apr 24, 2017 14:54 BST

    Germany and Italy are among 15 European Union member states pushing back against a proposal to set a 25-year minimum on wireless spectrum licences, thwarting the telecoms industry's hopes for a more coordinated approach across the bloc. The European Commission has tried for years to coordinate how national governments …

  • EU states push back against 25-year wireless spectrum licences Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Apr 24, 2017 13:48 BST

    Germany and Italy are among 15 European Union member states pushing back against a proposal to set a 25-year minimum on wireless spectrum licences, thwarting the telecoms industry's hopes for a more coordinated approach across the bloc. The European Commission has tried for years to coordinate how national governments …

  • Last chance to buy Vodafone Group plc for under £2? Fool.co.uk - Mon, Apr 24, 2017 10:49 BST

    Is now the perfect time to buy a slice of Vodafone Group plc (LON:VOD)?

  • Kenya's Safaricom says technical fault hits services Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Apr 24, 2017 09:10 BST

    Kenyan telecoms firm Safaricom said on its Twitter (Frankfurt: A1W6XZ - news) feed that it was working to fix a technical fault on its network that was affecting services countrywide on Monday. Safaricom, which is 40 percent owned by Britain's Vodafone , is Kenya's leading telecoms operator. It has 26 million subscribers …

  • Kenya's Safaricom says network technical fault affecting services Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Apr 24, 2017 08:29 BST

    Kenyan telecoms firm Safaricom said on its Twitter (Frankfurt: A1W6XZ - news) feed on Monday that it had a technical fault on its network that was affecting services countrywide. "Sorry we have a slight technical fault with the network services countrywide but the issue is being resolved," Safaricom said on its Twitter …

  • Ex-Diageo boss Walsh quits HSBC after 'over-boarding' alert

    One of Britain's most respected businessmen has stepped down from the board of HSBC Holdings (Frankfurt: 923893 - news) after voting advisers raised concerns over his portfolio of directorships. The bank confirmed a story first reported by Sky News that Paul Walsh, the former chief executive of Diageo (LSE: DGE.L - …

  • Ex-Diageo boss Walsh quits HSBC after 'over-boarding' alert

    One of Britain's most respected businessmen is to step down from the board of HSBC Holdings (Frankfurt: 923893 - news) after voting advisers raised concerns over his portfolio of directorships. Sky News has learnt that Paul Walsh, the former chief executive of Diageo (LSE: DGE.L - news) , has decided not to seek re-election …

  • 2 fast-growing stocks you can’t afford to ignore Fool.co.uk - Thu, Apr 20, 2017 14:55 BST

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  • Results, banking sector bounce help European shares recover Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Apr 19, 2017 17:31 BST

    European shares recovered on Wednesday from their biggest one-day loss in five months, as a rebound in banking stocks and some positive first-quarter results outweighed weakness in oil and gas stocks. ...

  • EU mergers and takeovers (April 19) Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Apr 19, 2017 16:34 BST

    The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process: APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS -- Private equity firm Advent International to acquire biometrics ...

  • Ex-divs to take 3.1 points off FTSE 100 on Apr.20 Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Apr 19, 2017 11:31 BST

    The following FTSE 100 companies will go ex-dividend on Thursday, after which investors will no longer qualify for the latest dividend payout. According to Reuters calculations at current market prices, ...

  • Vodacom Tanzania extends IPO deadline to woo more local investors Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Apr 19, 2017 11:08 BST

    Vodacom Tanzania Plc, a subsidiary of South Africa's Vodacom Group, has extended the offer period for its initial public offering by three weeks to give local investors more time to take part in the share sale, an official from the market regulator said on Wednesday. The company's plan to raise 476 billion shillings ($213.45 …

  • Results, banking sector bounce help European shares recover Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Apr 19, 2017 10:38 BST

    European shares recovered on Wednesday from their biggest one-day loss in five months, as a rebound in banking stocks and some positive first-quarter results outweighed weakness in oil and gas stocks. ...

  • Results, basic resources' bounce help European shares recover Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Apr 19, 2017 08:36 BST

    European shares inched up on Wednesday, as a rebound in basic resources stocks and some positive first-quarter results outweighed weakness in oil and gas stocks. The pan-European STOXX 600 was up 0.2 percent ...

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    Don't be fooled - these dividend darlings aren't as great as they first appear.

  • 2 dividend dynamos that could fund your retirement Fool.co.uk - Thu, Apr 13, 2017 14:43 BST

    Royston Wild looks at two payout powerhouses with spectacular long-term potential.

  • Royston Wild discusses the investment outlooks of both BT Group plc (LON: BT-A) and Vodafone Group plc (LON: VOD).

  • Live coverage of European markets now available on cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets Summary: **STOXX 600 up 0.2 pct in choppy trade **Wall Street seen sluggish ahead of open **Telecom Italia network ...

  • EU mergers and takeovers (April 10) Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Apr 10, 2017 17:05 BST

    The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process: APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS -- Danish container shipping company Maersk to acquire German peer ...

  • EU mergers and takeovers (April 7) Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Apr 7, 2017 17:20 BST

    The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process: APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS -- Twenty-First Century Fox to acquire the rest of European pay-TV ...

  • In use on multiple platforms and missions today, Global Xpress complements military satellite communications and delivers a highly reliable commercial Ka-band network that meets mobile, on-demand communication needs worldwide. Inmarsat recently granted Type Approval for the Swarm45 terminal as it enhances portability …

  • Portugal rejects EU recommendation to open up fibre network Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Mar 31, 2017 18:09 BST

    Portugal's telecoms regulator ANACOM said again on Friday it had rejected the European Commission's recommendation that it open up part of Altice (Other OTC: ATSVF - news) 's national fibre optic network to rivals. ANACOM had indicated last year that it would not comply with the recommendation, prompting Brussels to conduct …

  • Britain's Ofcom plans to cut some BT wholesale broadband prices Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Mar 31, 2017 13:47 BST

    Britain's telecoms regulator said on Friday it plans to cut the wholesale price that network operator BT can charge other service providers for "superfast" broadband connections with download speeds of up to 40 Mbits per second, to encourage investment in faster services. Ofcom said it expected the lower charges to be …

  • Britain's Ofcom plans to cut some BT wholesale broadband prices Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Mar 31, 2017 07:23 BST

    Britain's telecoms regulator said it planned to promote investment in faster broadband by cutting the price that network operator BT can charge other operators for connections with download speeds of up to 40 Mbit per second. Ofcom said it expected the lower charges to be passed on to residential customers, increasing …

  • Are my income giants about to cut their 6% dividends? Fool.co.uk - Wed, Mar 29, 2017 11:26 BST

    Roland Head takes a critical look at two of high-yield stocks from his portfolio.

  • Telecom Italia works with Rothschild to find broadband partner -sources Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Mar 28, 2017 17:46 BST

    Telecom Italia (Amsterdam: TI6.AS - news) is working with Rothschild to help it to find a partner to fund part of its broadband business in Italy, three sources close to the matter said on Tuesday. The former Italian phone monopoly said last week that it would set up a special company to develop its ultrafast broadband …

  • BUZZ-Inmarsat: boosted by RBC upgrade Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Mar 28, 2017 08:42 BST

    ** Satellite company's shares +2.2 pct, among top performers on FTSE 250 ** RBC upgrades to "outperform" from "sector perform"; lifts TP to 1000p from 760p ** Broker cites operational ...

  • BT fined record 42 mln stg for business-line installation errors Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Mar 27, 2017 13:00 BST

    Britain's BT has been fined a record 42 million pounds ($53 million) by the regulator for failing to install high-speed lines for businesses fast enough, in an error that is likely to cost the company around 300 million pounds in compensation. BT, which runs Britain's major telecoms network, misused the terms of its contracts …

  • BT fined record 42 mln stg for business-line installation errors Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Mar 27, 2017 07:48 BST

    Britain's BT has been fined a record 42 million pounds ($53 million) by the regulator for failing to install high-speed lines for businesses fast enough, in an error that is likely to cost the company around 300 million pounds in compensation. The company, which runs Britain's major telecoms network, misused the terms …

  • Are these two 6%+ yields the best the FTSE 100 has to offer? Fool.co.uk - Sat, Mar 25, 2017 08:10 GMT

    These two dividend stocks yield more than 6%.

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