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  • MADRID, Oct 15- Spanish companies which got tax breaks when they bought indirect stakes in firms overseas will have to repay the money, the European Commission said on Wednesday, adding the benefits breached European Union rules on state aid. Spanish bank Santander, energy company Iberdrola and telecoms group Telefonica would be among those affected by the...

  • *Vodafone's New Zealand move is model for cable strategy. LONDON, Oct 14- For those investors questioning the potential of Vodafone's 12 billion pound move into the European cable business, the company's experience in New Zealand shows what can be achieved. The conditions Vodafone had faced in New Zealand were not unlike those confronting it today in its big...

  • MILAN, Oct 7- Telecom Italia's majority-owned Brazilian mobile firm is considering investing an extra 750 million euros over three years to improve its network, said a person with knowledge of the plan, as the company tries to regain momentum in a key overseas market. Telecom Italia lost out to Spain's Telefonica last month in a $9 billion battle to buy the...

  • *Reported 2013 loss of 91.5 mln stg vs 2012 loss of 34.4 mln stg. FRANKFURT, Oct 6- Telecoms company Truphone will forge ahead with rapid expansion of its ground-breaking new business model, its chief executive said on Monday, as it seeks to reverse deepening losses stemming from heavy investment in the reinvention of its global network. "We are doing away with the...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 2- Mergers and acquisitions in Brazil gained momentum in the third quarter despite rising economic and political risks, as foreign companies and private-equity firms scoured for takeover targets, hoping to tap the country's long-term potential. Companies announced $23.26 billion worth of deals in Brazil between July 1 and Sept. 30, up 76 percent...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 2- Mergers and acquisitions in Brazil gained momentum in the third quarter despite rising economic and political risks, as foreign companies and private-equity firms scoured for takeover targets, hoping to tap the country's long-term potential. Companies announced $23.26 billion worth of deals in Brazil between July 1 and Sept. 30, up 76 percent...

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 1- ARM Holdings Plc said on Wednesday it was introducing software to make the proliferating number of Internet-connected devices many consumers surround themselves with more manageable and secure.

  • Wireless auction gives glimpse of shrinking Brazil market Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 11:52 AM ET

    SAO PAULO, Oct 1- Brazil's auction of next-generation wireless spectrum was most notable for what was missing: one of the country's four big carriers and, with it, the heated competition that officials hoped for.

  • BRASILIA, Sept 30- Brazil's auction of fourth-generation cell spectrum on Tuesday raised much less than expected as only three of four major carriers took part, leaving the government without revenue it needs to plug a big budget deficit.

  • *Telecom Italia board to examine Fintech's proposal Friday. MILAN/ BUENOS AIRES, Sept 25- Investment company Fintech has asked Telecom Italia to further extend an agreement to buy the Italian group's controlling stake in Telecom Argentina, Telecom Italia said on Thursday, in a last-minute attempt to ensure the sale does not fall apart.

  • UPDATE 1-China, Spain sign business deals worth $4 bln Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 7:32 AM ET

    SHANGHAI/ BEIJING, Sept 25- China and Spain signed business deals worth about 3.2 billion euros on Thursday during a visit by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to the Asian powerhouse to drum up support for his country's economy.

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 23- Grupo Oi SA, Brazil's most indebted telecom company, backed out of a key auction for fourth-generation cell spectrum on Tuesday, adding to speculation of an upcoming takeover in a highly competitive wireless market.

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 23- Spain's Telefonica is considering a range of tie-up options in Mexico with broadcaster Grupo Televisa, including creating a new telecommunications company together, a person with knowledge of the matter said.

  • *Alcatel, Ericsson helped group that made bid. MEXICO CITY/ PARIS, Sept 19- Mexico has received its first bid from a consortium to build a $10 billion state-owned mobile network, a linchpin of efforts to break the hold of Carlos Slim's America Movil on telecom services.

  • *Vivendi accepts Telefonica's stake in Telecom Italia. PARIS/ MADRID, Sept 19- French media group Vivendi has closed the deal to sell its Brazilian broadband business GVT to Spain's Telefonica for cash and shares worth around 7.2 billion euros, the companies announced on Friday.

  • MADRID, Sept 19- Spain's Telefonica said on Friday it had closed a deal to buy Brazilian broadband unit GVT from Vivendi for 4.66 billion euros cash plus its stake in Telecom Italia and an about 7.4 percent stake in its new company, Telefonica Brasil.

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 16- Nextel operator NII Holdings Inc is hanging on to its Brazilian unit even though the welterweight mobile carrier has filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States and sold off other Latin American operations.

  • INSIGHT-Europe's startups get bootcamp booster Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    *Startup sale prices have surged in Europe. It's an increasingly familiar story in Europe, where hundreds of entrepreneurs have set up incubators that are adapting the Silicon Valley model to fast-track new companies. One EU-funded study from March, by database Seed-DB, estimated startups have created 3,500-4,500 jobs in Europe.

  • Sept 12- Spanish call center operator Atento SA, owned by private equity firm Bain Capital Partners LLC, said it expected its initial public offering to be priced $19- $22 per share, valuing the company at up to $1.60 billion.

  • European shares fall for 3rd day; M&A boosts telecoms Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 12:39 PM ET

    LONDON, Sept 9- European shares slipped for a third straight session on Tuesday, with companies that trade dollar-denominated commodities such as oil taking a hit as investors shortened the odds on an early hike in U.S. interest rates.