CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, as traders become wary of Ukraine event risk.» Read More
*Vodafone buying broadband assets to shore up Europe. *AT&T interest in Vodafone could cool if Colao spends. BARCELONA, Feb 26- Shareholders in Vodafone say they support Chief Executive Vittorio Colao's plan to rebuild the company with pricey European broadband assets, even though it could complicate a lucrative mooted bid from AT&T.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including more gains for Greece and a strong rally for the U.K. home builders.
MADRID, Feb 26- Spanish oil major Repsol said on Wednesday it was on the lookout for acquisitions to boost its exploration and production business following the bruising loss of its Argentine energy arm two years ago.
WOOSTER, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Sandra Pianalto gives lecture, "Reflections on 35 Years with the Federal Reserve System" at the James R. Wilson Lecture Series hosted by the College of Wooster- 0030 GMT. SAITAMA, Japan- Bank of Japan board member Koji Ishida speaks to business leaders in Saitama- 0130 GMT.
CNBC's Jon Fortt reports the conversation at the Mobile World Congress in Spain is all about ways to monetize big data.
The news, coupled with more details about the company's strategy in its services business, helped send shares in BlackBerry surging more than 9 percent. Code named Jakarta, the device will go on sale in April in Indonesia, where BlackBerry's BBM messaging service is proving very popular, said John Chen, who took over as the group's chief executive late last year.
WASHINGTON _ Commerce Department releases new home sales for January, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON _ House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee hearing on passenger and freight rail safety. MADRID _ Energy company Repsol presents fourth-quarter financial results.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including an upgrade for Spain and concerns over China.
Code named Jakarta, it will go on sale in April in Indonesia, where BlackBerry's BBM messaging service is proving very popular, said John Chen, the group's new chief executive who took over late last year.
*Germany set for 1.8 percent jump- three times that of Italy. BRUSSELS, Feb 25- Germany is set to accelerate away from France and Italy in 2014 as the fragmented euro zone economy gradually recovers from its worst crisis, the European Commission said on Tuesday. It was powered chiefly by an expected 1.8 percent jump in the euro zone's biggest economy Germany.
MADRID, Feb 25- Spanish oil major Repsol's board was gathering in Madrid on Tuesday to approve a definitive $5 billion settlement from Argentina over assets seized in 2012, drawing a line under a two-year battle for compensation.
MADRID-- Barcelona paid 13.55 million euros to Spanish tax authorities to cover any potential irregularities in its signing of Neymar, while maintaining its innocence of fraud charges. That sum does not include bonus payments from Barcelona or the 22- year-old's salary.
BARCELONA, Spain, Feb 24- Samsung Electronics unveiled a new smart watch and fitness band along with the latest version of its Galaxy smartphone on Monday, demonstrating how the battleground for innovation is shifting from the hand to the wrist.
BARCELONA, Feb 24- WhatsApp will add free voice-call services for its 450 million customers later this year, laying down a new challenge to telecom network operators just days after Facebook Inc scooped it up for $19 billion.
SAN FRANCISCO/ BARCELONA, Feb 24- Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg took a victory lap at the world's largest mobile technology conference in Barcelona on Monday, after beating out Google Inc in a $19 billion acquisition of free messaging service WhatsApp.
*Blackphone unveiled at Mobile World Congress. The latest contender is the Blackphone, which runs on a customised version of Google's Android software and encrypts texts, voice calls and video chats was launched in the Spanish Pavilion at the annual Mobile World Congress industry fair in Barcelona on Monday.
*Offer of $9.73 per TriQuint share at 5.4 pct premium to Friday close. Feb 24- Chipmaker RF Micro Devices Inc will buy peer TriQuint Semiconductor Inc for about $1.6 billion to capture a larger share of the market for chips supplied to Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd..
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a rise in German business confidence and Volkswagen announces plans to buy out Scania.
BARCELONA, Feb 24- WhatsApp, the world's biggest mobile messaging service, is to add a voice call service for its 450 million customers, laying down a new challenge to telecom network operators just days after it was bought by Facebook for $19 billion.
*Deutsche Telekom prepares to launch encryption app. The latest contender is the Blackphone, an Android software-based mobile which encrypts texts, voice calls and video chats and will be launched at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday.