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  • BERLIN, March 6- Germany's lower house of parliament passed legislation on Friday requiring major companies to allot 30 percent of seats on non-executive boards to women, as a new survey found females remain grossly under-represented in business life. Although Germany has been led by a woman, Angela Merkel, since 2005, there is not a single female chief...

  • The chief executives of Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom said on Monday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that network operators needed to give special treatment to data for new services like connected cars and smart electricity meters to ensure that they functioned properly. "We favour net neutrality, but we need to be allowed to have quality classes to...

  • *Vodafone, alternative ops warn on "re-monopolisation". Germany's Deutsche Telekom and Spain's Telefonica have predicted that revenues will grow this year, while France's Orange and Norway's Telenor have promised higher future dividends, a major motivation for investors in the sector. Deutsche Telekom Chief Executive Tim Hoettges attributed the rebirth...

  • *Vodafone, alternative ops warn on "re-monopolisation". Germany's Deutsche Telekom and Spain's Telefonica have predicted that revenues will grow this year, while France's Orange and Norway's Telenor have promised higher future dividends, a major motivation for investors in the sector. Deutsche Telekom Chief Executive Tim Hoettges attributed the rebirth...

  • *Raft of corporate earnings lift Europe higher. LONDON, Feb 26- Global equities set a new record high and bond yields sank to fresh lows on Thursday as investors positioned for an extended era of cheap money ahead of the European Central Bank's looming bond-buying scheme. A new record low of -0.003 percent for German seven-year sovereign bonds came after Germany...

  • *Raft of corporate earnings keep Europe flat. LONDON, Feb 26- German seven-year bond yields fell below zero for the first time ever on Thursday, as investors positioned themselves for an extended era of cheap money ahead of the European Central Bank's looming bond-buying scheme. Bets that a U.S. rate hike might come later than expected, triggered by comments by Fed...

  • LONDON/ PARIS, Feb 25- Lazard banker Vincent Le Stradic recently took a break from his job advising Europe's top telecoms companies on deals to help little-known French start-up Sigfox raise 100 million euros. Not many of his peers would spend months working on a relatively small transaction when big fees were there for the taking from industry leaders such as...

  • Feb 19- T-Mobile US Inc's quarterly profit and revenue handily beat market estimates as aggressive discounts helped the No. 4 U.S. wireless operator add more than 2 million subscribers. The carrier, two-thirds of which is owned by Deutsche Telekom, has turned around years of subscriber losses with discount offers in recent quarters. T-Mobile reported net...

  • LONDON, Feb 5- BT finalised a deal on Thursday to buy mobile operator EE for 12.5 billion pounds and now faces a contested approval process to seal its status as Britain's dominant communications company. BT had spent the last few weeks in exclusive talks with the owners of EE, Orange and Deutsche Telekom, about a deal. "The UK's leading 4 G network will now dovetail...

  • LONDON, Feb 5- BT said on Thursday it would raise 1 billion pounds through a placing of new shares to fund its 12.5 billion pounds acquisition of mobile operator EE. The group, the country's biggest fixed-line telecoms provider, had spent the last few weeks in exclusive talks with the owners of EE, Orange and Deutsche Telekom, about a deal. "The UK's leading 4 G network...

  • BT to raise 1 bln stg via a placing to fund EE deal Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 2:07 AM ET

    LONDON, Feb 5- BT said on Thursday it had agreed to buy mobile operator EE for 12.5 billion pounds, and would raise 1 billion pounds through a placing of new shares to fund the deal. The group, the country's biggest fixed-line telecoms provider, had spent the last few weeks in exclusive talks with the owners of EE, Orange and Deutsche Telekom, about a deal.

  • UPDATE 1-BT finalizes deal to buy EE -source Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 2:43 PM ET

    LONDON, Feb 4- BT has reached agreement with Orange and Deutsche Telekom to buy their UK mobile network operator EE and a deal could be announced as early as Thursday morning, a person familiar with the situation said. In December BT said that if the deal went through it expected to pay for EE with a roughly 50:50 split of cash and shares for a combined value of 12.5...

  • LONDON, Jan 18- Hutchison Whampoa, owner of Britain's fourth-largest mobile operator Three, is in talks with Telefonica about buying its O2 network, the Sunday Times reported, citing unnamed city sources. O2, acquired by Spain's Telefonica in early 2006, is second in the British mobile market with about 22 million subscribers. Neither Telefonica nor Hutchison...

  • Russia-exposed stocks lag skittish European indexes Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 16- Shares in European companies exposed to Russia lagged volatile regional indexes on Tuesday, as the rouble plunged in value and concern grew about the state of the Russian economy. Shares in Raiffeisen Bank International, which relies on Russia for profits, fell more than 8 percent to a record low after Russia's aggressive hike in interest rates...

  • Resurgent BT comes back to haunt old rival Vodafone Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 16- BT's move to buy mobile operator EE is expected to put the former state-owned telecoms giant back in pole position as fixed line and mobile services converge, forcing rivals such as Vodafone to make costly moves of their own to keep up. The EE move also revives BT's rivalry with Vodafone which dates back to when they were the two biggest names in...

  • LONDON, Dec 16- Shares in European companies exposed to Russia fell sharply to lead a broad decline on Tuesday, as the rouble plunged in value and concern grew about the state of the Russian economy. Shares in Raiffeisen Bank International, which relies on Russia for profits, hit a record low after Russia's aggressive hike in interest rates failed to convince...

  • Russia rout hits European shares Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    *Stocks with strong exposure to Russia tumble. Shares in Austrian lender Raiffeisen Bank International, which relies heavily on Russia for profits, slid 5.3 percent to a record low, after Russia's central bank raised its key interest rate to 17 percent from 10.5 percent in an emergency move that failed to immediately halt the collapse in the rouble.

  • PARIS, Dec 16- European shares inched up in early trading on Tuesday, halting their week-long sell-off, with Orange and Deutsche Telekom rallying on news of talks with BT to sell EE. Orange was up 4.1 percent and Deutsche Telekom up 1.4 percent after the two firms entered exclusive talks with BT for a potential 12.5 billion-pound sale of EE. At 0811 GMT, the...

  • BT paying more for EE than O2, but its worth it: Pro  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 2:40 AM ET

    Dario Talmesio, practice leader at Ovum, says BT is looking to buy EE as it has a better network than O2.

  • BT enters talks over $19.5B EE mobile deal  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    BT announced that it has entered into exclusive talks with Deutsche Telekom and Orange to acquire their mobile business EE. CNBC's Geoff Cutmore and Wilfred Frost discuss.