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  • UPDATE 1-Nokia says in talks to buy Alcatel-Lucent Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 3:51 AM ET

    HELSINKI/ PARIS, April 14- Nokia Oyj is in talks to buy Alcatel-Lucent, a deal that could create a European telecoms equipment group worth over 40 billion euros, and cut costs at two of the industry's weaker players. Nevertheless shares in Alcatel, a group worth about 11 billion euros based on Monday's closing share price, rose 14 percent on Tuesday morning.

  • LONDON, April 14- European shares were little changed early on Tuesday, with telecoms equipment companies Nokia and Alcatel in the spotlight after the Finnish firm said it was in talks to buy its French rival. Alcatel-Lucent was up 14 percent while Nokia fell 6.6 percent. The stocks were, respectively, the top riser and top faller on the pan-European FTSEurofirst...

  • Nokia in talks to buy Alcatel-Lucent Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 3:09 AM ET

    PARIS/ HELSINKI, April 14- Nokia Oyj is in talks to buy Alcatel-Lucent, the companies said in a statement on Tuesday, a potential deal that could create a European telecoms equipment group worth over 40 billion euros. In a joint announcement, the pair said "there can be no certainty at this stage that these discussions will result in any agreement or transaction."

  • Alcatel and Nokia declined to comment. Bloomberg reported later on Monday that the companies had examined a full takeover of Paris- based telecom equipment maker Alcatel, but that Nokia was more likely to buy the wireless business. The newspaper added that any deal would be closely watched by French politicians, as Alcatel was considered a strategic business.

  • PARIS, April 13- Finland's Nokia Oyj is close to a deal to buy Alcatel-Lucent's mobile networks business to boost its core business, especially in the United States and China, Les Echos newspaper reported on Monday. Alcatel and Nokia declined to comment. Bloomberg reported on Monday that the companies had examined a full takeover of Paris- based Alcatel, but that...

  • European equity rally slows after poor Chinese data Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 7:08 AM ET

    *Miners fall after China data, Citi downgrade. *M&A speculation boosts Nokia, Alcatel. LONDON/ PARIS, April 13- European shares stalled on Monday after a recent rally as poor Chinese trade figures knocked mining shares, although mergers and acquisition activity helped keep pan-European indexes afloat.

  • NEW YORK/ HELSINKI, April 10- Nokia is considering selling its maps business known as HERE, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday, pushing up shares in the Finnish company as well as its network gear rival Alcatel-Lucent. Shares in Nokia closed 5.57 percent higher while those in France's Alcatel-Lucent closed 4.82 percent higher.

  • Apple Watch is also a boost to competitors Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 12:52 PM ET
    The Alcatel OneTouch Watch.

    The Apple Watch launch boosts the entire smartwatch category, including some wearables that cost half the price, reports CNBC.

  • Early movers: JPM, FDX, INFA, VIAB, GM & more Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 8:20 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Dec. 10, 2014.

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

  • European shares fall for second day, led by techs Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 11:18 AM ET

    PARIS, March 26- European stocks fell on Thursday, extending the previous session's retreat, hurt by worries over valuation levels in growth sectors such as technology as the euro currency regained more ground. Shares in Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent, STMicroelectronics, ARM, and ASML were down 2.9 percent to 5.5 percent, mirroring a similar decline in U.S. tech shares on...

  • BARCELONA, March 6- Telecom network gear makers are on a collision course with Silicon Valley computing giants as software and cloud computing have begun to change the way operators from AT&T to China Mobile run their networks. As networks move to relatively standard hardware, formerly entrenched equipment groups must increasingly compete for contracts...

  • REFILE-Mobile industry tiptoes towards 5G Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    BARCELONA, March 1- Running short of dramatically new phone designs, leaders of the world's wireless industry agree their next big idea is 5 G, shorthand for the fifth generation of networks they expect to have up and running by 2020.. That will not stop network equipment makers such as China's Huawei and France's Alcatel-Lucent and dozens of newer players from...

  • Mobile industry tiptoes towards 5G Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 9:57 AM ET

    BARCELONA, March 1- Running short of dramatically new phone designs, leaders of the world's wireless industry agree their next big idea is 5 G, shorthand for the fifth generation of networks they expect to have up and running by 2020.. That will not stop network equipment makers such as China's Huawei and France's Alcatel-Lucent and dozens of newer players from...

  • *Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco join as strategic partners. TEL AVIV, Feb 10- Team8, an Israeli venture capital fund focused on the cyber-security industry, said on Tuesday it had raised $18 million in its first round of funding, including investment from Alcatel-Lucent and Cisco. Also participating in the round were Bessemer Venture Partners, Marker LLC and Innovation...

  • This huge Chinese company is aiming for the US Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 11:14 AM ET
    Huawei's smart phone Hyawei Ascend Mate 2 4G

    Huawei is the next Chinese tech powerhouse hoping its products soon find their way into the American psyche by way of smartphones.

  • Europe closes slightly higher after US payrolls Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 11:36 AM ET

    European equities ticked higher on Friday after a strong U.S. jobs data, while Greece's talks with Germany were met with mixed success.

  • *Alcatel-Lucent rises after promising return to profit. LONDON/ PARIS, Feb 6- European stocks touched a seven-year high on Friday, recovering early losses after a robust U.S. jobs report pointed to underlying strength in the world's biggest economy. "There's been an across-the-board improvement in economic data from the United States, which really assuages...

  • *Alcatel-Lucent rises after promising return to profit. PARIS, Feb 6- European stocks dipped on Friday to just below recent multi-year highs, held back by mixed earnings as investors looked to the January U.S. non-farm payrolls report due out before Wall Street opens. In contrasting earnings news, telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent rose 3.3 percent, after...

  • PARIS, Feb 6- Telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent pledged to lift profitability again this year through cost cuts after six straight quarters of gross margin improvements and also plans to list its undersea cables business in the second half. Chief Executive Michel Combes expressed confidence on Friday that the company would deliver on the central...

  • Alcatel-Lucent improves profit margins Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 1:13 AM ET
    Alcatel-Lucent assembly line

    Telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent posted in-line fourth-quarter sales despite a marked slowdown in its key North American market.