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  • *Vodafone, Liberty in early talks on asset swap. COLOGNE, Germany, June 12- Liberty Global and Vodafone believe European regulators have become more relaxed about possible consolidation in the cable industry, the heads of their German cable businesses told Reuters, as the groups discuss an asset swap. We see that politicians support this trend in order to...

  • *Vodafone shares fall as Liberty merger ruled out. LONDON, June 5- Britain's top share index fell on Friday to post its biggest weekly drop in nearly six months, mirroring a broad sell-off in Europe, with some food retailers losing ground after Deutsche Bank cut its estimate for the UK grocery market. Vodafone Group fell 2.4 percent to trim 6.3 points off the index, as...

  • LONDON, June 5- Vodafone, the world's second-biggest mobile telecoms company, said on Friday it was in talks with Europe's largest cable operator, Liberty Global, about an exchange of "selected assets" but was not discussing a full-blown merger. "Vodafone is not in discussions with Liberty Global concerning a combination of the two companies," the company said in a...

  • FTSE heads for worst week in 6 months, grocers slip Friday, 5 Jun 2015 | 4:49 AM ET

    LONDON, June 5- Britain's top share index fell on Friday and was heading for its worst weekly performance in nearly six months, mirroring a broad sell-off in Europe, with some food retailers losing ground after Deutsche Bank cut its estimate for the UK grocery market. The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was down 0.8 percent at 6,805.10 points by 0822 GMT, in line with...

  • LONDON, June 5- Vodafone, the world's second-biggest mobile operator, said on Friday it was in talks with cable company Liberty Global regarding an exchange of "selected assets" but was not discussing a full-blown merger, a combination which has been the subject of long-running speculation. "Vodafone is not in discussions with Liberty Global concerning a...

  • RPT-Vodafone investors open to Liberty deal Friday, 29 May 2015 | 2:35 AM ET

    LONDON, May 28- Some of the biggest investors in Vodafone say they are open to a European tie-up with Liberty Global, as the British company is now in a stronger position to negotiate a deal with John Malone's cable group. The positive reaction stands in contrast to previous occasions when talk of a deal sent shares in Vodafone tumbling on fears that it, as the suitor,...

  • *Small-cap benchmark Russell 2000 to add, delete components. *$5 trillion benchmarked to Russell indexes. NEW YORK, May 29- Investors trying to capitalize on the annual tweaks to the makeup of Russell stock indexes may produce a rush of transactions worth over $40 billion in the final moments of trading on Friday, June 26, when those changes are formalized.

  • Vodafone investors open to Liberty deal Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 1:58 PM ET

    LONDON, May 28- Some of the biggest investors in Vodafone say they are open to a European tie-up with Liberty Global, as the British company is now in a stronger position to negotiate a deal with John Malone's cable group. The positive reaction stands in contrast to previous occasions when talk of a deal sent shares in Vodafone tumbling on fears that it, as the suitor,...

  • UPDATE 1-German regulator expects "lively" mobile auction Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 8:34 AM ET

    FRANKFURT/ MAINZ, Germany, May 27- Germany started an auction of radio frequencies for mobile phone network operators, hoping to raise billions of euros to help improve a national broadband network that has fallen behind those of poorer countries such as Hungary, Portugal and Spain. "The auction will point the way for the development of mobile services in Germany,"...

  • Germany opens the bidding for mobile phone airwaves Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    FRANKFURT, May 27- Germany starts an auction of radio frequencies for mobile phone network operators on Wednesday, hoping to fill state coffers with billions of euros which it plans to use to help improve the country's fast broadband network. Fifteen years later and the number of network operators competing for the mix of 4 G frequencies has been reduced from...

  • *London and Wall St closed for holiday on Monday. LONDON, May 22- European shares hovered near three-week highs on Friday, boosted by a dip in the euro on currency markets, although luxury goods stocks underperformed after weak sales figures from Richemont. European equities have rallied this year on the back of a government bond-buying program and record low...

  • Vodafone hits 14-yr high as M&A talk rumbles on Friday, 22 May 2015 | 8:04 AM ET

    LONDON, May 22- Britain's top share index hit its highest level in 10 days on Friday, driven by a jump in network operator Vodafone's shares, which hit a 14- year high on the back of potential merger activity. Vodafone rose 4 percent, following upgrades from Citi and Deutsche Bank. Both brokers cited comments earlier in the week from Liberty Global chairman John...

  • *London and Wall St closed for holiday on Monday. LONDON, May 22- European shares slipped off three-week highs on Friday, with luxury goods group Richemont falling on weak sales, while a rebound in the euro also pegged back the region's stock markets. European equities have rallied this year on the back of a government bond buying programme and record low interest...

  • *Vodafone shares gain, Richemont slips. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi and Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, along with other central bankers, will be addressing an ECB Forum in Portugal later in the day. Attention will also fall on Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who is due to speak on the U.S. economic outlook before the Greater Providence...

  • Telecoms takeover talk helps lift European shares Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 12:29 PM ET

    *Altice surges 11.6 pct on Suddenlink bid, Vodafone also gains. *Burberry shares slide on profit guidance cut. LONDON, May 20- European shares edged higher on Wednesday, extending the previous session's gains, with the telecoms sector getting a big lift from deal-making and takeover talk.

  • *Altice also interested in Time Warner Cable- sources. In addition to Suddenlink, the seventh-largest U.S. cable player, Altice has also approached No.2 provider Time Warner Cable over a deal, sources said, creating a potential bidding war with John Malone's Charter Communications. Altice Chief Executive Dexter Goei declined to comment on Time Warner, saying...

  • LONDON, May 19- Britain's Vodafone posted a rise in quarterly sales for the first time in nearly three years on Tuesday in the clearest sign yet that Europe's mobile market is edging towards recovery. That follows updates from the likes of Telefonica and Deutsche Telekom which also showed signs of gradual, if slow, improvement in Europe. Vodafone, which has 446...

  • May 15- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said it has boosted its holdings in some of the billionaire's favorite companies, including Wells Fargo& Co and International Business Machines Corp.. Buffett has long praised his "Big Four" stock holdings Wells Fargo, IBM, Coca-Cola Co and American Express Co, which comprise roughly 58 percent of...

  • UPDATE 2-Deutsche Telekom Q1 helped by weak euro, U.S. Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 2:41 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, May 13- Deutsche Telekom beat expectations with an 11 percent rise in quarterly profit helped by its U.S. operations and the weak euro. Profit was helped by proceeds of 175 million euros from an out-of-court settlement with Liberty Global's German unit Unitymedia over the acquisition of KabelBW. Europe's largest telecoms operator by revenue said...

  • Speaking at the industry's trade show in Chicago, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler drew a lukewarm reception as he pressed the companies to boost competition and embrace the Internet's power to shake up their business model. Cable and wireless industry trade groups are challenging in court the FCC's new Internet traffic...