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  • LONDON, April 15- European shares hit a 14- year high on Wednesday before a meeting at which the European Central Bank is expected to affirm its loose policy stance, 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...

  • SHANGHAI, April 15- Singapore's Flextronics International Ltd is in advanced talks to buy part of the Chinese business of Alcatel-Lucent SA, the French telecoms firm currently being taken over by Nokia Oyj, two people told Reuters. Telecoms equipment makers like Alcatel-Lucent and Finland's Nokia have been grappling with a sector suffering slow growth...

  • *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, ahead of a European Central Bank meeting at which the bank is expected to affirm its loose monetary stance. Shares in France's Alcatel-Lucent dropped 13 percent, slipping back from its...

  • Nokia, miners help European shares reach new 14-year high Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 5:27 AM ET

    *Nokia gains after deal, Alcatel-Lucent slips. LONDON, April 15- European shares touched a new 14- year high on Wednesday, with Nokia gaining after agreeing to buy rival telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent, and firmer oil and metals prices boosting energy and mining stocks. Shares in Royal Dutch Shell, Tullow Oil and BP rose 0.8 to 2.4 percent.

  • LONDON, April 15- European shares hit a 14- year high on Wednesday before a meeting at which the European Central Bank is expected to affirm its loose policy stance, as weak data from China raised prospects of monetary easing there too. A banking source told Reuters on Tuesday the ECB raised the cap on emergency liquidity assistance that Greek banks can draw from...

  • European shares edge higher, Nokia gains after deal Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 3:18 AM ET

    LONDON, April 15- European shares advanced on Wednesday, with Finnish telecom network equipment maker Nokia leading the market higher after agreeing to buy Alcatel-Lucent. Nokia shares rose 3.1 percent after an all-share transaction that values its smaller French rival at 15.6 billion euros. However, shares in Alcatel-Lucent, which surged 16 percent in the...

  • HELSINKI— Nokia is to buy ailing French telecom company Alcatel-Lucent for around 15.6 billion euros through a public exchange of shares in France and the United States, in a bid that will see the newly created company become a leading global networks operator. Though Alcatel-Lucent has been racking up billions of euros of losses since its creation in 2006,...

  • BRUSSELS— EU files antitrust charges against Google over search engine, probes Android mobile system.

  • Nokia confirms it will buy Alcatel-Lucent Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 1:19 AM ET

    Finland's Nokia will tie the knot with Alcatel-Lucent in an all-stock deal that values the French telecom company at 15.6 billion euros ($16.6 billion), the companies said on Wednesday.

  • *Norfolk Southern gives weak outlook, shares fall. NEW YORK, April 14- The Dow and S&P 500 ended higher on Tuesday, helped by energy stocks and March-quarter earnings reports that topped modest expectations following worries about a strong dollar. Norfolk Southern Corp dropped 4.18 percent to $100.49 a day after it forecast a surprise drop in its first-quarter...

  • Alcatel-Lucent and JPMorgan are big market movers Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 4:29 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Alcatel-Lucent, up 58 cents to $4.93. JPMorgan Chase& Co., up 97 cents to $63.04.

  • *Norfolk Southern gives weak outlook, shares fall. NEW YORK, April 14- The Dow and S&P 500 moved higher on Tuesday, helped by energy stocks and March-quarter earnings reports that topped modest expectations but did little to reduce concerns about the strong dollar. Norfolk Southern Corp was the biggest decliner on the S&P 500, dropping 5.6 percent to $98.95 a day...

  • Nokia, Alcatel merger talks make 'strategic' sense Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 11:49 AM ET
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    Finland's Nokia confirmed Tuesday that it is in "advanced" merger discussions with telecoms company Alcatel-Lucent, following rumors of a tie-up.

  • HELSINKI/ PARIS, April 14- Nokia Oyj is in talks to buy smaller telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent, a deal combining the industry's two weakest players that is backed by the French government but could pose challenges in cutting costs. In a joint announcement, the Finnish and French companies said they were in "advanced discussions" on a "full combination,...

  • *JPMorgan rises after results, Wells Fargo lower. *Norfolk Southern gives weak outlook, shares fall. Norfolk Southern Corp was the biggest decliner on the S&P 500, dropping 5.6 percent to $98.95 a day after it forecast a surprise drop in its first-quarter earnings and revenue.

  • Europe shares end mostly lower; Alcatel surges 15% Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 11:32 AM ET

    European shares finished mostly lower on Tuesday, amid caution over a ECB meeting this week and the possibility of a blockbuster M&A deal.

  • NEW YORK— Rising oil prices helped push the stock market mostly higher on Tuesday, but the gains were tiny as investors weighed a mix of encouraging and disappointing earnings reports. A jump in JPMorgan Chase after the bank reported strong first-quarter earnings also helped push the blue-chip index higher. Wells Fargo slumped after reporting that its...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St edges up after JPMorgan, J&J results Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 9:47 AM ET

    *JPMorgan rises after results, Wells Fargo lower. JPMorgan Chase& Co posted stronger-than-expected earnings growth, helped by a rebound in fixed-income trading. The stock- which, along with JPMorgan, is a Dow component- rose 0.6 percent to $101.16.

  • *JPMorgan rises in premarket after results. JPMorgan Chase& Co posted stronger-than-expected earnings growth, helped by a rebound in fixed-income trading. The stock- which, along with JPMorgan, is a Dow component- rose 0.4 percent to $100.99.

  • *U.S. stock futures point to lower open on Wall Street. LONDON, April 14- Global stock markets edged down on Tuesday as investors worried about the impact of a strong dollar on U.S. company earnings and unease over Greece's debt crisis overshadowed news of a possible merger between two big European telecoms equipment firms. News that Finland's Nokia was in talks to...