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*FTSEurofirst 300 closes up 1.4 pct as Wall St gains. *Alcatel-Lucent surges 9.2 percent after results. LONDON, Feb 6- European equities bounced back in good volume on Thursday after a two-week drop, with reassuring earnings reports boosting shares despite the European Central Bank dashing hopes of some immediate extra monetary easing.
*FTSEurofirst 300 up 1.4 pct, rallying with Wall St. *Alcatel-Lucent surges 8.5 percent after results. LONDON, Feb 6- European equities bounced back on Thursday after a two-week drop, with reassuring earnings reports boosting shares despite the European Central Bank dashing hopes of some immediate extra monetary easing.
NEW YORK, Feb 6- U.S. stock index futures advanced on Thursday, ahead of a rate decision by the European Central Bank, as well as U.S. labor market data and the latest round of corporate earnings. *Twitter Inc shares tumbled 23 percent to $50.80 in premarket trade. *Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc surged 43.4 percent to $116 before the opening bell.
*Alcatel-Lucent surges 11.5 percent after results. LONDON, Feb 6- European equities bounced back from oversold technical levels on Thursday after a sharp two-week drop, with reassuring earnings from major companies Alcatel-Lucent and AkzoNobel boosting their shares.
PARIS, Feb 6- Alcatel-Lucent almost halved its net loss for 2013 as cost-cutting, a tweaked product offering and asset sales under Chief Executive Michel Combes began to take effect.
LONDON, Feb 6- European equities climbed higher in cautious trading ahead of rate decisions by central banks on Thursday, with reassuring earnings results from major companies such as Alcatel-Lucent and AkzoNobel boosting their shares.
PARIS, Feb 6- European shares rose in early trade on Thursday, bouncing back from a sharp two-week selloff, with telecom gear maker Alcatel-Lucent surging 7.4 percent after posting reassuring results. The market's rebound could be limited, however, ahead of a European Central Bank meeting later in the day.
PARIS, Feb 6- Telecoms equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent saw the initial fruits of cost-cutting, a tweaked product offering, and asset sales under new chief executive Michel Combes in 2013, but still posted a large net loss for the year.
HELSINKI, Jan 20- Nokia is expected to show a steep fall in network equipment sales in its results this week, highlighting the challenge facing management after selling its once mighty handset division to Microsoft for 5.4 billion euros.
*Alcatel's margins seen at risk, Ericsson well positioned. STOCKHOLM/ PARIS, Jan 20- Telecoms network operators are expected to spend more on equipment for the second straight year in 2014, with China and Europe bringing a fresh spurt of growth as service providers need to build out high speed 4 G mobile broadband networks.
*Operating profit at 28.6 bln to 29.4 bln yuan vs 2012' s audited 19.96 billion yuan. *2013 revenue 238 bln yuan to 240 bln yuan, up 8 percent, boosted by smartphones.
*Operating profit at 28.6 bln to 29.4 bln yuan vs 2012' s audited 19.96 billion yuan. BEIJING, Jan 15- Huawei Technologies Co Ltd posted an over 40 percent rise in annual operating profit as the Chinese telecom equipment maker expanded its presence in emerging markets, countering reduced revenue growth hit by accusations of cyber-espionage.
Some of Thursday's midday movers:
*Peripheral European markets outperform France and Germany. LONDON, Jan 9- A rise in Europe's smaller "peripheral" markets nudged the region's equities to new five-and-a-half year highs on Thursday, with the Spanish and Italian bourses outperforming Germany and France.
European shares closed higher on Friday after the two-day Christmas break, with trading thin as investors gear up for the New Year.
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China has opened up its mobile broadband market after granting 4G licences to the country's three main telecom companies. The FT reports.
Nov 14- Cisco Systems Inc's shares fell as much as 13 percent on Thursday after the network equipment maker forecast a steep drop in revenue for the current quarter, prompting at least 17 brokerages to cut price targets on its stock and two to downgrade their ratings. Analysts cut their price targets on Cisco's stock by as much as $6 to a low of $20.