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  • 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.

  • UPDATE 3-Verizon profit misses expectations, shares fall Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    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.

  • Verizon reports higher revenue after Vodafone deal Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 7:50 AM ET

    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.

  • UPDATE 2-Ericsson misses forecasts as waits for 4G boost Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 7:51 AM ET

    STOCKHOLM, April 23- Ericsson, the world's biggest mobile telecom equipment maker, missed first-quarter sales and profit forecasts as its work to rollout faster fourth-generation networks failed to offset the ending of older projects.

  • Vivendi's SFR to partner with Vodafone - CEO Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    PARIS, April 19- The head of Vivendi's French telecom unit SFR, won by cable company Numericable in a fierce bidding war, said in comments published on Saturday it planned to partner with Britain's Vodafone in a network-sharing project.

  • FRANKFURT, April 17- German business software maker SAP warned on Thursday that it expects the negative impact of the strong euro to worsen after reporting lower than expected first-quarter results. The currency has gained 2.3 percent on the U.S. dollar and nearly 6 percent against Japan's yen in the past six months.

  • UPDATE 2-SAP warns exchange rate impact to worsen in Q2 Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 2:03 AM ET

    *Q1 operating profit 919 mln euros, below poll of 961 mln. FRANKFURT, April 17- German business software maker SAP warned on Thursday that it expected the negative impact of volatile exchange rates to worsen in the second quarter as the strong euro weighs on its financial results.

  • How mobile money is changing Asia Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 7:39 PM ET
    A shopkeeper (L) transfers money for customers using text commands on a mobile phone in New Delhi.

    For emerging Asia, paying your friends, family and retailers from your mobile is set to explode thanks to the region's heavy smartphone usage.

  • *Diageo offers to buy up to 26 pct more of United Spirits. MUMBAI/ LONDON, April 15- Diageo, the world's biggest spirits maker, has launched a $1.9 billion bid to nearly double its stake in United Spirits Ltd, offering a rich price in the hope that India's increasingly wealthy consumers will drink more alcohol.

  • Facebook targets financial services Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 4:52 AM ET
    Facebook headquarters

    Facebook is readying itself to provide financial services in the form of remittances and electronic money.

  • Goldman Sachs& Co, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse are the lead underwriters for the IPO, Zendesk said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Charles River Ventures, an early investor in Twitter Inc, is Zendesk's biggest shareholder with a 24.5 percent stake, followed by Benchmark Capital Partners LP that has an 18.7 percent stake.

  • MILAN, April 10- A board overhaul at Telecom Italia is set to placate belligerent minority investors, allowing Chief Executive Marco Patuano to focus on revamping the company's domestic business as the Italian economy begins to revive. Yet questions remain over how he will handle a prospective sale of Telecom Italia's Brazilian assets.