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  • PARIS, April 24- Foreigners are set to take over several French blue chip firms this year and will largely do what they want with their prizes- showing the limits of new laws passed in the name of "economic patriotism." Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron spoke last month of "the determination and the ability of the state to use all weapons available to investors" to help...

  • STOCKHOLM, April 23- Mobile telecoms equipment maker Ericsson posted a surprise fall in profits on Thursday and warned of continued weak profitability as spending by U.S. network operators remains sluggish, forcing it to rely on China, where margins are lower. Profitability was particularly weak in its mainstay networks unit as sales in North America fell...

  • HELSINKI— Sluggish broadband demand in North America is hurting Ericsson, the world's largest networks maker, which reported Thursday a 14 percent drop in first-quarter net profit to 1.5 billion kronor despite a rise in global sales. Ericsson stock plunged 8 percent to 101.60 kronor in morning trading in Stockholm. CEO Hans Vestberg said the company would...

  • FRANKFURT, April 22- Nokia's maps business has drawn interest from potential buyers including Facebook and a consortium of German carmakers made up of BMW, Audi and Daimler, a German magazine reported on Wednesday. Nokia is also trying to drum up interest from Apple Inc, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Amazon.com Inc, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar...

  • SHENZHEN, China, April 22- China can only ensure its information security in the long run if it keeps its market open to the best technology products, be they foreign or domestic, Huawei's rotating chief executive Eric Xu told Reuters on Tuesday. Xu's remarks are a rare example of a top Chinese CEO openly questioning the direction of Beijing's information...

  • FRANKFURT, April 22- Nokia's maps business has drawn interest from at least four potential buyers including Facebook and a consortium of German carmakers BMW, Audi and Daimler, a German magazine reported on Wednesday. Hellman& Friedman, BMW, Audi and Daimler were not immediately available for comment. Finland's Nokia said last week it had started a strategic...

  • FRANKFURT, April 22- Nokia's maps business has drawn interest from at least four potential acquirors, including Facebook and a consortium of German carmakers BMW, Audi and Daimler, a German magazine reported on Wednesday. Uber, Hellman& Friedman, BMW, Audi and Daimler were not immediately available for comment. Finland's Nokia said last week it had started a...

  • PARIS/ HELSINKI/ STOCKHOLM, April 21- Nokia's acquisition of smaller rival Alcatel-Lucent may avoid the pitfalls that befell earlier telecom network equipment marriages, thanks to a revolution over the past decade in how products are launched and developed. Nokia has promised 900 million euros of cost savings by 2019 from the Alcatel-Lucent acquisition,...

  • SHENZHEN, China, April 21- China can only ensure its information security in the long run if it keeps its market open to the best technology products, be they foreign or domestic, Huawei's rotating chief executive Eric Xu told Reuters on Tuesday. Xu's remarks are a rare example of a top Chinese CEO openly questioning the direction of Beijing's information...

  • Tech, media and telecoms M&A hits 9-year high Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 5:21 AM ET

    LONDON, April 17- Worldwide dealmaking in the technology, media and telecoms sectors is at its highest level year-to-date since 2006, buoyed by Nokia's 15.6 billon euro bid for Alcatel-Lucent this week, Thomson Reuters data shows. So far this year, deals worth $245.8 billion have been struck globally in TMT, accounting for a combined 23 percent of worldwide M&A...

  • HELSINKI, April 17- Finland's Nokia on Friday defended its commitment to protect jobs in France following its planned takeover of Alcatel-Lucent, and suggested future job cuts could focus on countries other than the two home bases. "When you do deals with France involved, you want to make sure that the government endorses your deal, understands the strategic...

  • Delta and Intel are big market movers Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 5:33 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Delta Air Lines Inc., up $1.12 to $44.20. Nokia Corp., down 12 cents to $7.84.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Wall St up on earnings, oil surges Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 2:54 PM ET

    *Banks, Intel boost Wall Street. NEW YORK, April 15- U.S. stocks rallied following several strong earnings reports on Wednesday, while European shares hit a 14- year high after the European Central Bank affirmed its loose policy stance. Better-than-expected results from banks JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo and earnings from Intel that were broadly in line with...

  • STOCKHOLM, April 15- Sweden's Ericsson, the world's biggest maker of mobile telecoms equipment, will probably have to expand its range of fixed line products to defend its turf following Nokia's purchase of Alcatel-Lucent. "Global operators have all made the shift to converge fixed and mobile, and now equipment makers will have to follow suit," Alcatel-Lucent...

  • *Banks, Intel boost Wall Street. NEW YORK, April 15- European shares hit a 14- year high and the euro fell on Wednesday after the European Central Bank affirmed its loose policy stance, while U.S. stocks rallied after several strong earnings reports. U.S. stocks rallied, helped by better-than-expected results from banks JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo and earnings...

  • *Banks, Intel boost Wall Street. NEW YORK, April 15- European shares hit a 14- year high and the euro fell on Wednesday after the European Central Bank affirmed its loose policy stance, while U.S. stocks rallied after several strong earnings reports. U.S. stocks rallied, helped by better-than-expected results from banks JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo and earnings...

  • *Alcatel shares fall back as Nokia unveils bid details. PARIS, April 15- European stocks rallied on Wednesday, with one regional benchmark hitting a level not seen since late 2000, after the European Central Bank said it remained committed to its full asset-buying programme to revive the euro zone economy. "Our focus will be on the full implementation of our...

  • Nokia CEO: Confident Alcatel buy will get green light Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 8:17 AM ET
    Alcatel-Lucent's CEO Michel Combes (L) and Nokia's Chief Executive Rajeev Suri

    Nokia's CEO told CNBC Wednesday he was confident a 15.6 billion-euro takeover deal of Alcatel-Lucent will get the thumbs up from regulators.

  • LONDON, April 15- European shares hit a 14- year high and the euro fell on Wednesday after the European Central Bank affirmed its loose policy stance and as weak data from China raised prospects of monetary easing there too. Firmer commodity prices and merger news also helped hoist European stocks, and U.S. stock index futures pointed to a firmer start on Wall...

  • Early movers: BAC, DAL, PNC, ALU, CMG & more Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 7:44 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.