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  • MUMBAI, Jan 29- The Indian government has asked tax officials to apply the principle behind a tax ruling in favour of Vodafone Group Plc to all similar cases, a major boost to foreign firms including Royal Dutch Shell PLC. Tax lawyers said they expected the government order to impact all the past and future cases involving tax on shares issued by a company to...

  • HELSINKI/ FRANKFURT, Jan 29- Nokia reported higher than expected profits at its core Networks business on Thursday, on the back of strong sales in North America, but group profits took a knock from higher costs at its Technologies unit which handles its patents and develops new products. The Finnish company, which sold its former flagship phones business to...

  • MUMBAI, Jan 29- India's decision to drop a tax dispute with Vodafone Group Plc is likely to mean relief for Royal Dutch Shell PLC and others caught in similar, protracted battles, as the government tries to attract much-needed foreign investment. Late on Wednesday, India's government said it would not appeal a regional court ruling in favour of Vodafone, the...

  • The new releases are the latest gambits in Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella's attempt to wrest back the initiative in the battle for mobile users, where Microsoft has fallen behind Apple and Google Inc.. By giving away its industry-standard Office apps on Apple's popular iOS and Google's Android operating systems, Microsoft is looking to build up a base...

  • HELSINKI— After selling its ailing handset unit, Nokia has turned a fourth-quarter net profit of 443 million euros with sales increasing nearly 10 percent, partly buoyed by strong growth in North America. The Finland- based company said Thursday that revenue grew to 3.8 billion euros in the period, from 3.48 billion euros a year earlier when it reported a net loss...

  • *Networks business grew 8 pct in q4 driven by North America. HELSINKI, Jan 29- Finland's Nokia on Thursday reported stronger-than-expected quarterly profits for its core network equipment business on the back of network roll-outs for faster 4 G mobile services in North America. Nokia, which ranks third in the global network gear market after Ericsson and...

  • Nokia beats profit forecasts in Q4 Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:19 AM ET

    HELSINKI, Jan 29- Finland's Nokia on Thursday reported stronger-than-expected quarterly profits for its core network equipment business on the back of network roll-outs for faster 4 G mobile services in China and North America. Nokia, which ranks third in the global network gear market, said the unit's core operating profit rose to 470 million euros in the...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 29- Time Warner's HBO is preparing to sell a standalone service over the Internet for the first time, in one of the most closely watched moves in pay TV history. The idea was that the technology would not only support HBO but potentially other Time Warner offerings, such as Turner Broadcasting and Warner Bros. But these sources said that much of the plan...

  • In a letter to China's top cybersecurity policy group dated Jan. 28, the American Chamber of Commerce in China and 17 other U.S. business lobbies urged Beijing to postpone the implementation of the new policies. U.S. tech vendors such as Cisco and Microsoft Corp are facing increased pressure from Chinese authorities to accept rigorous security checks before...

  • Amazon introduces business email service WorkMail Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 5:53 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Amazon is introducing a business email and calendar service that would compete against offerings from Microsoft and Google. In cloud computing, Amazon's servers are used by other companies and organizations to host the data and applications they need to run mobile apps, websites and other services. WorkMail works with businesses' existing email...

  • Think twice about using your hotel's Wi-Fi service Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 2:55 PM ET

    The FCC vowed to crack down on businesses that force customers to use their Wi-Fi service. Should consumers ever use a hotel or coffee shop's Wi-Fi?

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. fell 2.6 percent to $2.63 with 24,364,900 shares traded. Apple Inc. rose 5.7 percent to $115.31 with 136,239,900 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell. 4 percent to $26.81 with 28,955,400 shares traded.

  • Traders seek protection ahead of Facebook earnings Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 1:18 PM ET
    People are silhouetted as they pose with mobile devices in front of a screen projected with a Facebook logo in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Oct. 29, 2014.

    A trader made a big bearish bet on Facebook ahead of Wednesday's earnings statement.

  • Corporations with business abroad feeling the pain Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 12:25 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Americans love lower oil prices, low interest rates and a strong dollar, but companies are suffering, according to the New York Times.

  • Nintendo says slack console sales to hit profit Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 12:15 PM ET

    Nintendo issued a profit warning, even as it sells fewer consoles, the sharp weakening of the yen means overseas sales will inflate its net income.

  • European stocks end mixed, Greek banks tank Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 11:34 AM ET

    European markets ended mixed on Wednesday after seesawing for much of the session, with indexes pressures by a staggering slump in Greek bank stocks.

  • New York Trader: Poking holes in this bull market Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 9:57 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Steve Grasso pokes holes in the tired bullish case for the stock market.

  • *Yahoo unveils plan to spin off Alibaba stake. NEW YORK, Jan 28- U.S. stocks were set to rise at the open on Wednesday, boosted by earnings including from Apple and Boeing, while focus could shift later in the day to the Federal Reserve's first two-day policy meeting of the year. The expected gains in major equity indexes come a day after a sharp selloff on Wall Street,...

  • The real Deflategate you should be freaking about Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 8:59 AM ET

    Deflation is an economic nightmare that is starting to look like a reality, and central bankers shouldn't be the only ones freaking out.

  • This will be 'devastating' for earnings: Analyst Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 8:56 AM ET

    Currency headwinds are overhyped, Earnings Scout's Nick Raich told CNBC. Investors should pay attention to this instead.