The U.K.'s mid-cap companies are making the most of the country's buoyant growth, outperforming the FTSE 100 on revenues and profits.» Read More
Stocks are likely to take their cue from the bond market, as traders worry low yields are a warning the economy isn't springing back.
AT&T plans to pay $48.5 billion to buy top U.S. satellite TV operator DirecTV, in a bid for growth beyond a competitive cellular market.
BRUSSELS, May 16- Hutchison Whampoa is set to gain regulatory clearance for its $1 billion bid for Telefonica's Irish business as soon as it signs a separate deal aimed at creating a fourth mobile operator in Ireland, two people with knowledge of the matter said on Friday.
Take a look at some of Thursday's midday movers:
NAIROBI, May 12- Safaricom, Kenya's biggest telecoms operator, expects its free cash flow to rise by 10-17 percent in its financial year ending next March, driven by higher usage across its products and services, it said on Monday.
FRANKFURT, May 8- Deutsche Telekom revealed the cost of its successful drive to win customers in its main U.S. and German markets, as it posted a drop in first-quarter core profit on Thursday.
Brazil is now "so bad it's good," Mike Novogratz said Monday at the Sohn Investment Conference in New York.
For 89-year-old Raj Kalaan, her caregiver's bi-weekly visits are cherished. A young lady companion spends three hours per week with her.
Sprint is meeting with banks to work out funding for its bid for smaller rival T-Mobile US, a source familiar with the situation said.
May 1,- Sprint Corp is meeting with banks to work out funding for its bid for smaller rival T-Mobile US Inc, a source familiar with the situation said, as the mobile carrier works to ease regulatory concerns that the deal would hurt competition.
LONDON/ NEW YORK/ PARIS, May 1- Publicis and Omnicom have lost more than $1.5 billion of client work in recent weeks and face a fight to retain billions more, including a huge Samsung contract, just as the two advertising firms struggle to keep their merger on track.
OSLO, April 30- Norway's $860 billion sovereign wealth fund is holding off from making new investments in Russia because of the conflict in Ukraine, its chief executive said on Wednesday. The fund usually looks to buy equities and bonds when markets are falling and sell when they rally, but it views the political turmoil over Ukraine a risk too far at the moment.
TOKYO/ NEW DELHI, April 25- Japanese telecoms giant NTT DoCoMo Inc said on Friday it was seeking to sell, likely at a deep discount, its stake in a loss-making Indian joint venture with diversified conglomerate Tata Group, bowing out of the world's second-biggest mobile phone market.
LONDON, April 25- WPP, the world's largest advertising group, reported a much better than expected 7 percent rise in first quarter like-for-like revenue growth and said it had seen a surge in new client wins due to changes in the industry.
NEW YORK, April 24- Verizon Communications Inc's reluctance to offer mass discounts in a near-saturated mobile market is costing it new subscribers, analysts said on Thursday even as the largest U.S. wireless carrier beat Wall Street's profit expectations.
NEW YORK, April 24- Verizon Communications Inc's reluctance to offer mass discounts in a near-saturated mobile market is costing it new subscribers, analysts said on Thursday as the largest U.S. wireless carrier missed Wall Street's profit expectations.
NEW YORK, April 24- Verizon Communications Inc said it will try to avoid following rivals into the practice of winning more customers through discounts, as the company's quarterly profit fell short of Wall Street expectations on Thursday.
NEW YORK, April 23- Verizon Communications Inc profit fell short of Wall Street expectations on Tuesday, even as the company's revenue rose 4.8 percent, its highest growth rate in five quarters. Excluding unusual items, its earnings per share of 0.84 cents fell short of Wall Street expectations of 87 cents per share.
NEW YORK, April 23- Verizon Communications Inc said on Thursday its quarterly revenue rose 4.8 percent after its acquisition of Vodafone's 45 percent share in their prior joint venture for $130 billion gave the company access to greater amounts of cash flow.
TOKYO, April 24- For Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son, who wants to build the world's largest mobile Internet company, criticism of his operations from regulators in his home market could not come at a worse time.