• *FTSEurofirst 300, Euro STOXX 50 both flat. LONDON, April 14- Cyclical shares weighed on European bourses on Monday as tensions in Ukraine and volatile global markets prompted investors to take a more cautious stance on growth and cash in on some of the best performers of the past nine months.

  • LONDON, April 14- European equities slipped to a three-week low on Monday, led lower by technology stocks following a sharp U.S. sell-off on the tech-heavy Nasdaq, with tensions in Ukraine prompting investors to shun riskier assets.

  • *EU partly drops threats against China in dispute. BRUSSELS, March 27- The EU's trade chief partially defused a long-running telecoms trade dispute with China on Thursday by dropping part of its complaint and offering negotiations in the coming months to reach a full solution.

  • *EU partly drops its threats against China in telecoms dispute. BRUSSELS, March 27- The EU's trade chief said on Thursday he hoped to defuse a long-running row with China over its increasingly dominant telecoms equipment makers by a high-level meeting in June or July, and dropped the threat of an anti-dumping investigation.

  • *Car companies spend more on research and development. FRANKFURT, March 13- The car industry's international patent filings jumped 18 percent in 2013, the World Intellectual Property Organisation said on Thursday, in part reflecting a push for new technologies to lower exhaust emissions.

  • *Offer of $9.73 per TriQuint share at 5.4 pct premium to Friday close. Feb 24- Chipmaker RF Micro Devices Inc will buy peer TriQuint Semiconductor Inc for about $1.6 billion to capture a larger share of the market for chips supplied to Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd..

  • JOHANNESBURG, Feb 18- The world's top mobile infrastructure supplier Ericsson is betting that the fast-growing African mobile broadband market will remain dominated by 3 G services over the next years as the newest 4 G smartphones remain too expensive for local consumers.

  • 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.

  • UPDATE 1-Loss-making Alcatel shows glimmers of hope Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 2:24 AM ET

    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.

  • UPDATE 1-Ericsson chief says he has no plans to leave Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    STOCKHOLM, Jan 29- Ericsson Chief Executive Hans Vestberg said on Thursday he has no plans to leave the company following a media report that he was a candidate to take the helm at U.S. software firm Microsoft.

  • STOCKHOLM, Jan 29- Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg has told directors he has no plans to step down from the company following a report he is among candidates to take over from Microsoft Corp's Steve Ballmer, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.

  • Europe shares close lower as telecoms weigh Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 12:03 PM ET

    European equities closed lower on Monday, falling to their lowest levels in more than a month.

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  • STOCKHOLM, Jan 27- Samsung Electronics Co will pay Ericsson $650 million along with years of royalties to end a technology licence spat, the Swedish company said on Monday. The initial payment will lift fourth-quarter sales by 4.2 billion Swedish crowns and net income by 3.3 billion, Ericsson said in a statement.

  • STOCKHOLM, Jan 27- Ericsson said on Monday it had signed a cross- licensing deal with Samsung Electronics Co, ending a long-running patent dispute and boosting fourth-quarter sales by 4.2 billion crowns.

  • Ericsson, Samsung reach deal to end patent disputes Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 2:21 AM ET

    Ericsson and Samsung Electronics Co have reached a deal to end all patent-related legal disputes.

  • 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.

  • *Expects 2nd- qtr adjusted profit/shr $0.59 vs est $0.57. *Expects 2nd- qtr revenue $470 mln vs est $460.5 mln. Jan 16- Chipmaker Skyworks Solutions Inc reported a 44 percent jump in quarterly profit, helped by increased demand for its analog chips used to connect machines and devices to the Internet, and forecast second-quarter profit above estimates.

  • *Ericsson shares have underperformed sector. SAN FRANCISCO/ STOCKHOLM, Jan 15- Microsoft Corp is considering Ericsson Chief Executive Hans Vestberg as a possible successor to outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer, Bloomberg reported, citing sources briefed on the software giant's executive search.

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