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BRUSSELS, June 6- Companies based outside the European Union must meet Europe's data protection rules, ministers agreed on Friday, although governments remain divided over how to enforce them on companies operating across the bloc.
LONDON, June 6- The world's second-biggest mobile phone company Vodafone revealed government agencies in six unidentified countries use its network to listen to and record customers' calls, showing the scale of telecom eavesdropping around the world.
Vodafone, the world's second-biggest mobile phone company, said government agencies in a small number of countries in which it operates have direct access to its network, enabling them to listen in to calls.
LONDON, June 6- Vodafone, the world's second-biggest mobile phone company, said government agencies in a small number of countries in which it operates have direct access to its network, enabling them to listen in to calls.
June 3- The former co-head of Morgan Stanley's investment bank, Paul Taubman, who has been behind some of the biggest U.S. deals this year, is launching his own advisory boutique, the Financial Times reported.
LONDON, June 3- Hutchison Whampoa has resumed talks with Russian telecoms group Vimpelcom over merging their Italian mobile firms, encouraged by Hutchison's 3 getting the go-ahead last week for an acquisition in Ireland, according to several people familiar with the situation.
*Looking at up to 5 telecoms deals in Europe worth over $1 bln. MOSCOW, June 2- Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman's Alfa-Group wants to invest billions of dollars of proceeds from the sale of oil firm TNK-BP into telecoms assets in Europe, looking to capitalise as the industry consolidates.
*Telefonica's German deal could be set similar conditions. BRUSSELS, May 28- Hong Kong- based Hutchison Whampoa got the approval of the European Union's competition authority on Wednesday for its $1 billion bid for Telefonica's Irish mobile business in a case that could set the regulatory tone for Telefonica's bigger pending German merger deal.
MUMBAI, May 27- Indian carmakers, battered by two years of slowing sales, hope the resounding election victory by India's new leader will spur replacement of the country's complex array of duties with a simple goods and services tax. Tax greatly drives up the cost of buying a car in India.
NEW DELHI, May 25- Indian-born economist Arvind Panagariya, who is widely expected to take a top advisory role in prime minister-elect Narendra Modi's government, wants its first budget to boost capital spending even at the risk of a higher fiscal deficit.
*Wall Street off as retail earnings disappoint. Retailers such as TJX Companies, which posted lower-than-expected quarterly revenue, were among the biggest drags on U.S. stocks, along with Caterpillar, which said retail statistics for the three months to April were down 13 percent.
*Wall Street off as retail earnings disappoint. "There's a little bit of risk-off sentiment given the declines in stocks," said Kim Rupert, managing director for fixed income at Action Economics in San Francisco.
Some of Tuesday's midday movers:
LONDON/ NEW DELHI, May 20- Vodafone boss Vittorio Colao has challenged India's new government to back up its pro-business credentials by resolving the telecoms group's long-running tax dispute in the country.
European shares closed slightly down on Tuesday, as investors continue to consider stock valuations and the possibility of policy action from the ECB.
*Wall Street lower as retail earnings disappoint. NEW YORK, May 20- Global stock indices were lower on Tuesday after weaker-than-expected earnings, while the dollar fell for a fifth straight session against the yen.
*Credit Suisse up after tax settlement. LONDON, May 20- European shares inched lower on Tuesday, held back by Vodafone after the world's second-largest mobile network operator reported 6.6 billion pounds in impairment costs.
Shares in U.K. mobile operator Vodafone fell 3 percent shortly after market open after the group reported a 1.9 percent fall in full-year revenue.
*Staples, Home Depot fall after earnings. *Aeroflex jumps, to be acquired by Cobham for $1.46 bln. *Home Depot lost 1.6 percent to $75.25 in premarket trade after the home improvement retailer reported lower-than-expected quarterly sales as its spring selling season got off to a slow start.
*Credit Suisse up after tax settlement. LONDON, May 20- European shares traded flat on Tuesday, held back by Vodafone, after the world's second-largest mobile network operator reported huge impairment costs.