France's number one telecoms group Orange is not planning to buy Vivendi's pay-TV Canal Plus, chief executive Stephane Richard said.
Italian government cautions Vivendi against mounting a hostile bid for one of Italy's biggest employers.
European stocks closed lower on Tuesday afternoon with the pound slipping.
Fierce competition in the French mobile market continues to trim margins for mobile telecoms group.
The hunt for yield has resulted in few dividend payers left to buy, except for a few "dividend orphans" that have been overlooked by investors, says Tom Lee.
European stocks posted sharp losses by Thursday's close, weighed down by a fall in miners, autos and health care stocks.
European markets closed higher on Tuesday as traders digested another slew of earnings and oil prices weighed.
European equities finished mixed as investors digested a whole raft of new earnings, ahead of a number of important central bank meetings this week.
CNBC's anchors discuss the French telecom company's venture into banking and its first-quarter results.
European equities closed higher on Monday, despite oil prices and a number of telecom stocks falling into negative territory.
Matthew Howett, practice leader for regulation at OVUM, comments on the collapsed merger talks between French telecom giants Bouygues and Orange.
Talks between Orange and Bouygues have collapsed over the weekend. Alphavalue founding partner, Pierre-Yves Gauthier discusses the announcement.
Failure of the proposed cash-and-share deal is a blow to the two companies and the French government.
A balance needs to be reached when it comes to privacy vs. security, says Orange deputy CEO, Ramon Fernandez, when discussing the latest case between Apple and the FBI.
Orange deputy CEO, Ramon Fernandez discusses what technologies the mobile operator is investing in, including fiber broadband.
Orange deputy CEO, Ramon Fernandez says Orange will keep the merger talks with Bouygues going if it creates value for its shareholders.
French telecoms company has released a $40 smartphone for the Middle East and Africa that comes with text, minutes and data.
European markets closed mostly lower on Tuesday, as a decline in commodity prices and mixed earnings weighed.
Equinox Business Consulting director, Dave Millett says Orange and Bouygues deal would be more of a “carve-up” than a merger deal.
European markets extended gains to close higher Monday, thanks to remarks from ECB head Mario Draghi and a recovery in banks and commodities.