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  • *Telefonica hikes prices 5-15 pct on most packages in Spain. MADRID, April 29- Telefonica's move to hike prices in Spain is a bold bet that could finally draw a line under a six-year slump, cut the firm's reliance on Latin America and give it a leg up over rivals on the lucrative premium telecoms market, sources and analysts say. The price increases, which range between...

  • India tips Ford Foundation as national security risk Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 7:55 PM ET
    India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    Ford Foundation is on India's national security watchlist after complaints about its links to an activist accusing Narendra Modi for human rights abuses. The Financial Times reports.

  • FACTBOX-Britain's biggest corporate losses Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 6:41 AM ET

    ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND, Feb. 2009-- At the height of the financial crisis, RBS said a record loss of 24.1 billion pounds reflected a 16.2 billion pound writedown against acquisitions, including its takeover of parts of Dutch rival ABN Amro in 2007, plus a further 7.9 billion pounds in operating losses. VODAFONE GROUP, May 2006-- Mobile phone operator Vodafone...

  • PARIS/ HELSINKI/ STOCKHOLM, April 21- Nokia's acquisition of smaller rival Alcatel-Lucent may avoid the pitfalls that befell earlier telecom network equipment marriages, thanks to a revolution over the past decade in how products are launched and developed. Nokia has promised 900 million euros of cost savings by 2019 from the Alcatel-Lucent acquisition,...

  • India issues fresh tax notice to Vodafone - report Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 2:55 AM ET

    MUMBAI, April 19- Indian tax authorities have issued a fresh notice to Vodafone Group Plc seeking re-assessment of tax returns for assessment year 2009-2010, news channel ET Now reported on Saturday citing sources familiar with the development. The government in January said it would not appeal a regional court ruling in favour of Vodafone in a long-running...

  • WASHINGTON, April 13- As the United States and Iran come closer to a historic nuclear deal, many U.S. states are likely to stick with their own sanctions on Iran that could complicate any warming of relations between the long-time foes. In more than half those states, the restrictions expire only if Iran is no longer designated to be supporting terrorism or if all...

  • MUMBAI, March 25- India raised a record $17.6 billion from the sale of mobile phone airwaves in its latest telecom spectrum auction after 19 days of fierce bidding, the country's telecoms minister said on Wednesday. Ravi Shankar Prasad said the government received bids worth almost 1.10 trillion rupees, topping the 1.06 trillion rupees it raised in 2010. The...

  • Lightning Round: The downgrade was wrong on this Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    Mad Money Lightning Round

    Are you ready skeedaddy???!!! It's time for the Lightning Round. Cramer makes the call on viewer favorites.

  • How more maternity leave could save firms billions Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 2:10 PM ET

    An executive at Vodafone talks to CNBC about the drivers behind the mobile giant's radical new global maternity leave policy.

  • Egypt is a 'very, very safe' country, PM insists Sunday, 15 Mar 2015 | 7:54 AM ET

    Egypt is a safe place for investment, according to the country's prime minister.

  • NEW DELHI, March 12- Britain's foreign minister raised concerns in India on Thursday about a $1.6 billion retrospective tax bill charged to oil explorer Cairn Energy, and had been reassured there are no other such cases. Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley explained that the Cairn case was started by the previous...

  • NEW DELHI, March 12- British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond raised concerns in India on Thursday over a $1.6 billion retrospective tax bill charged to British oil explorer Cairn Energy hours before he arrived in the country seeking to improve business ties. Cairn Energy earlier this week filed a formal dispute against the demand from the Indian tax...

  • *Dispute notice filed under terms of UK- India investment treaty. LONDON/ MUMBAI, March 11- Oil explorer Cairn Energy Plc has filed a formal dispute against a demand for more than $1.6 billion from the Indian tax department, in the latest high-profile tax row to hit Asia's third-largest economy. Cairn joins a slew of multinational firms including Vodafone Group...

  • BARCELONA, March 6- Telecom network gear makers are on a collision course with Silicon Valley computing giants as software and cloud computing have begun to change the way operators from AT&T to China Mobile run their networks. As networks move to relatively standard hardware, formerly entrenched equipment groups must increasingly compete for contracts...

  • The Boston Consulting Group said last month mobile money transfers in sub-Saharan Africa alone could generate fees of up to $1.5 billion by 2019.. "If you take out air-time, you have a true view of mobile money, and it's not a good story, more than a decade on," says South Africa- based Johan de Lange, who works with banks and phone companies. In Afghanistan, for example,...

  • The chief executives of Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom said on Monday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that network operators needed to give special treatment to data for new services like connected cars and smart electricity meters to ensure that they functioned properly. "We favour net neutrality, but we need to be allowed to have quality classes to...

  • *Vodafone, alternative ops warn on "re-monopolisation". Germany's Deutsche Telekom and Spain's Telefonica have predicted that revenues will grow this year, while France's Orange and Norway's Telenor have promised higher future dividends, a major motivation for investors in the sector. Deutsche Telekom Chief Executive Tim Hoettges attributed the rebirth...

  • *Vodafone, alternative ops warn on "re-monopolisation". Germany's Deutsche Telekom and Spain's Telefonica have predicted that revenues will grow this year, while France's Orange and Norway's Telenor have promised higher future dividends, a major motivation for investors in the sector. Deutsche Telekom Chief Executive Tim Hoettges attributed the rebirth...

  • LONDON/ PARIS, Feb 25- Lazard banker Vincent Le Stradic recently took a break from his job advising Europe's top telecoms companies on deals to help little-known French start-up Sigfox raise 100 million euros. Not many of his peers would spend months working on a relatively small transaction when big fees were there for the taking from industry leaders such as...

  • *Jyske Bank falls after unexpected 4 Q loss. *BHP, Telefonica Deutschland rally after results. Denmark's Jyske Bank fell 6.8 percent after it swung to an unexpected loss in the fourth quarter, weighed down by hefty charges for non-performing loans.