Losses widened at the Irish divisions of electronics retailers PC World and Currys last year as the financial cost of the merger between its owner Dixons and rival Carphone Warehouse hit their bottom lines.
Wed, 12 Apr, 2017
A new era in consumer electronics in the UK begins today when Carphone Warehouse and the owner of Currys and PC World join forces under a £3.9 billion merger.
Thu, 07 Aug, 2014
A new era in consumer electronics begins today when Carphone Warehouse and the owner of Currys and PC World join forces under a £3.9bn (€4.9m) merger.
Carphone Warehouse said it was approaching its £3.6bn (€4.50bn) tie-up with the owner of PC World and Currys from a “position of strength” as the two merger partners delivered separate results for the final time today.
Thu, 26 Jun, 2014
Carphone Warehouse and the owner of Currys and PC World have announced a merger deal valuing the combined business at around £3.7bn.
Thu, 15 May, 2014
A £3.7 billion merger between Carphone Warehouse and Dixons is set to be unveiled this week in a move creating a retail giant with 1,300 UK stores.
Mon, 12 May, 2014
A merger of Dixons Retail Group and Carphone Warehouse would create an electronics giant with an estimated market value of £3.6bn.
Tue, 25 Feb, 2014
Carphone Warehouse said the roll-out of superfast 4G mobile broadband services was set to maintain strong demand for smartphones and tablet computers after seeing UK sales surge by more than 10%.
Wed, 26 Jun, 2013
Carphone Warehouse called time on its joint venture with US giant Best Buy today after agreeing a cut-price deal to buy back the firm’s 50% stake.
Tue, 30 Apr, 2013
The Dow Jones Industrial Average has risen by 0.3%, although it was held back by the worries over Italy.
Mon, 07 Nov, 2011
More than 1,000 jobs were under threat today after retailer Carphone Warehouse announced it was pulling the plug on its Best Buy stores in the UK.
Wed, 15 Jun, 2011
Charles Dunstone, the founder of Carphone Warehouse and TalkTalk, has become the UK's first digital billionaire, according to figures released today.
Fri, 06 May, 2011
London: Carphone Warehouse, Europe’s biggest mobile phone retailer, raised its full-year earnings forecast and said it was “quietly confident” about Christmas trading, adding to signs of a consumer recovery.
Sat, 28 Nov, 2009
TalkTalk firm Carphone Warehouse today flagged up improved prospects for the financial year after better than expected customer growth in the first half.
Fri, 27 Nov, 2009
The takeover of Tiscali UK by Carphone Warehouse was approved by the European Commission today.
Tue, 30 Jun, 2009
Carphone Warehouse today said it would spin-off its TalkTalk broadband business by July 2010 at the latest as it reported results after a “significant year of achievement”.
Fri, 05 Jun, 2009
Carphone Warehouse today said it would press ahead with a demerger of its TalkTalk broadband arm in Britain from the group's retail business.
Wed, 22 Apr, 2009
Further gloomy economic news from the US sent the FTSE 100 Index into negative territory today amid signs the word's biggest economy is far from recovery.
Wed, 15 Apr, 2009
Stock markets rallied strongly today as investors looked to a fresh set of measures to help the ailing global economy.
Mon, 08 Dec, 2008
The co-founder of TalkTalk firm Carphone Warehouse resigned today after failing to declare the use of his shares as backing against personal loans.
Insurers and commodity stocks led a 4.5% surge on the London market today as investors cheered the prospect of further global economic aid.
Carphone Warehouse is considering plans to spin off its TalkTalk broadband business, it was reported today.
Sun, 16 Nov, 2008
Broadcaster ITV and Carphone Warehouse are to be evicted from the FTSE 100 Index after the latest quarterly reshuffle, it was confirmed today.
Wed, 10 Sep, 2008
Carphone Warehouse and Argos owner Home Retail Group fell heavily today after updates from the pair failed to soothe nerves in the retail sector.
Thu, 12 Jun, 2008
TalkTalk firm Carphone Warehouse today scaled back growth forecasts for its broadband business as a slowing housing market weighs on the firm.
Carphone Warehouse disappointed the British stock market today after revealing it secured fewer-than-expected broadband connections at the start of this year.
Tue, 15 Apr, 2008
Blue chip stocks saw more heavy losses today as disappointment over the Bank of England’s quarter-point interest rate cut sent the London market plummeting 2.6%.
Thu, 07 Feb, 2008
Carphone Warehouse stuck by profit forecasts today after a strong December helped its stores produce a 13% rise in third quarter revenues.
Fri, 18 Jan, 2008
Carphone Warehouse targeted more of the American market today after revealing plans for 1,000 outlets over the next two years.
Thu, 08 Nov, 2007
Retail-to-broadband firm Carphone Warehouse today reported a positive start to its financial year after quarterly revenues increased 22% to just more than £1bn (€1.5bn).
Thu, 26 Jul, 2007
UK mobilephone company Carphone Warehouse today said it would take on the American market with the “rapid roll-out” of its partnership with US retailer Best Buy.
Tue, 24 Apr, 2007
Carphone Warehouse today warned of additional costs of up to £15m (€22m) as it battles ongoing customer service problems at its TalkTalk broadband arm.
Mon, 02 Apr, 2007
Carphone Warehouse was today poised to push for more broadband business after claiming a “significant” improvement in the way it deals with customers.
Fri, 12 Jan, 2007
Carphone Warehouse today said it had completed the acquisition of the UK’s third largest internet provider, AOL UK.
Tue, 02 Jan, 2007
Carphone Warehouse has accused mobile phone giant Vodafone of demanding a guaranteed 35,000 sales a month irrespective of the terms offered to customers, according to a report today.
Sun, 15 Oct, 2006
Carphone Warehouse’s rollercoaster week continued today when it emerged it had been dropped by Vodafone as a supplier of its contract phones.
Thu, 12 Oct, 2006
Burberry handbags and Carphone Warehouse’s deal with AOL provided sparkle to an otherwise lacklustre market today which struggled to hold on to gains made at the start of the week.
Wed, 11 Oct, 2006
Carphone Warehouse shares surged today after the company announced a deal to buy the UK arm of internet provider AOL for £370 million.
Carphone Warehouse said today that it had signed up 476,000 to its “free” broadband product Talk Talk and admitted its customer-service provision had not kept up with demand.
Thu, 27 Jul, 2006
Carphone Warehouse today said it had signed up 340,000 customers to its “free” broadband service Talk Talk in the UK – well ahead of the number it anticipated.
Tue, 06 Jun, 2006
A price war was looming in the broadband market today after Carphone Warehouse offered “free” high-speed internet access to its British landline customers.
Tue, 11 Apr, 2006
Listen to analysts talk about the full potential of broadband internet access and it is easy to see why Carphone Warehouse is plotting an assault on the market.
Carphone Warehouse is set to launch a landgrab on the UK broadband market which will provoke a price war for high-speed internet access, it was reported today.
Sun, 09 Apr, 2006
Carphone Warehouse today doubled the number of customers using its TalkTalk fixed-line services by spending up to £154m (€226m) on acquiring Onetel.
Mon, 19 Dec, 2005
Carphone Warehouse gave a further boost to the telecoms sector today as it looked to build on a 36% rise in first-half profits with a move into the broadband market.
Thu, 03 Nov, 2005
Virgin Mobile and Carphone Warehouse today confirmed they were in talks over the launch of a mobile phone service in France.
Mon, 24 Oct, 2005
Disappointing news from the retail sector dragged the market lower today as it gave up gains made earlier in the week.
Wed, 12 Oct, 2005
The boss of Carphone Warehouse today said he was cashing in shares worth around £10m (€14.9m) as the firm rang up a 34% hike in annual pre-tax profits.
Tue, 07 Jun, 2005
Carphone Warehouse today emerged as one of the retail sector’s success stories over Christmas after figures showed an 11.2% leap in same-store sales.
Thu, 13 Jan, 2005
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