IMF chief Christine Lagarde has been put under formal investigation by French magistrates for negligence in a political fraud affair dating from 2008 when she was finance minister.
Thu, 28 Aug, 2014
Superfast mobile broadband is to be launched in the UK later this year after T-Mobile and Orange got the green light to run 4G services.
Tue, 21 Aug, 2012
Three Ireland has reported strong growth as part of its parent company Hutchison Whampoa, whose interim results showed the ports and telecoms conglomerate’s net profit totalled €1bn.
Fri, 03 Aug, 2012
Data detailing unexpected falls in production levels across the eurozone’s services and manufacturing sectors in February pulled European markets down for a second consecutive day yesterday.
Thu, 23 Feb, 2012
A FATHER-OF FOUR working for France Telecom-Orange died after setting himself on fire at work, management and unions said, the latest in a series of suicides at the company.
Wed, 27 Apr, 2011
CONTROVERSIAL businessman Denis O’Brien won Ireland’s lucrative second mobile phone licence because shamed former communications minister Michael Lowry meddled in the selection process.
Wed, 23 Mar, 2011
Sat, 18 Dec, 2010
GOOGLE, Apple and Facebook must help pay for the billions of dollars of network investments needed for their bandwidth-hogging services, phone operators say.
Thu, 09 Dec, 2010
Royal Dutch Shell was among those making share gains on the FTSE 100 Index today in a buoyant session for commodity stocks.
Thu, 28 Oct, 2010
Stronger commodity stocks and a results-day boost for Royal Dutch Shell helped lift the London market today.
Everything Everywhere - the company behind merged mobile phone brands Orange and T-Mobile - has returned to growth in the third quarter, albeit by the slimmest of margins.
Wed, 27 Oct, 2010
HUNDREDS of thousands of strikers marched in cities across France yesterday for the second time this month, protesting against President Nicolas Sarkozy’s plan to hike the retirement age to 62.
Fri, 24 Sep, 2010
Britain's largest mobile phone operator is to be created this week as the proposed merger of Orange and T-Mobile is expected to win approval from European regulators, it was reported today.
Sun, 21 Feb, 2010
The deputy head of France’s main telecoms company has quit amid mounting criticism of the firm’s failure to deal with a spate of employee suicides.
Mon, 05 Oct, 2009
France’s government has ordered an official to monitor France Telecom’s health and safety meetings, following 23 suicides among company employees since February 2008, the labour minister said today.
Tue, 15 Sep, 2009
FRANCE’S national phone company held a mass emergency meeting yesterday to discuss a wave of staff suicides blamed on redundancies and cuts.
France’s national phone company held a mass emergency meeting today to discuss a wave of staff suicides blamed on redundancies and cuts.
Mon, 14 Sep, 2009
Mobile phone giants Orange and T-Mobile today revealed plans to join forces in a tie-up which will create a new market leader in the UK.
Tue, 08 Sep, 2009
Orange and T-Mobile owner Deutsche Telekom have agreed to merge their UK businesses to create a mobile phone giant with around 28.4 million customers, it was announced today.
A potential bidding war for mobile phone operator T-Mobile was in prospect today after reports said O2 owner Telefonica was eyeing the business.
Thu, 02 Jul, 2009
Vodafone is considering a bid to buy T-Mobile UK in a deal that would create Britain’s biggest mobile phone operator, it was reported today.
Mon, 29 Jun, 2009
EIRCOM said the weak economy is putting pressure on the company as it reported a 27% fall in operating profits to €69 million in the third quarter of the year.
Thu, 28 May, 2009
Online gaming company Goa is creating 400 new jobs in Dublin, it was announced this afternoon.
Thu, 23 Oct, 2008
Vodafone has today announced several changes to its organisational structure and new senior management appointments.
Tue, 09 Sep, 2008
Broadcasting giant BSkyB is mulling a €2.5bn bid for Spanish pay TV platform Digital+, a report said today.
Fri, 04 Jul, 2008
Mobile phone giant Orange said today that it planned to axe up to 450 jobs under an overhaul of the UK business.
Wed, 04 Jun, 2008
Telecoms giant Vodafone saw shares soar to a six-year high today, helping lift the wider London market by 1.5%.
Thu, 25 Oct, 2007
The UK chief executive of mobile phone company Orange is today reported to be leaving his post following a management shake up.
Mon, 22 Oct, 2007
The mining sector put pressure on the London market today as falling metal prices offset cheer from retailing giant Marks & Spencer.
Tue, 10 Jul, 2007
Banking stocks were under pressure today after Halifax Bank of Scotland sparked concerns over difficult trading in its mortgages arm.
Tue, 12 Jun, 2007
Telecoms group Orange today highlighted the impact of tougher competition on revenues from traditional services such as voice calls in the UK.
Tue, 06 Mar, 2007
Mobile phone company O2 today said it added 474,000 customers in the UK in the second quarter, reinforcing its position as one of Britain's fastest-growing networks.
Thu, 27 Jul, 2006
The European Commission has unveiled plans that would force telecommunications providers to share broadband infrastructure with rivals and extend regulation in the sector to new areas such as text messaging.
Thu, 29 Jun, 2006
Mobile phone company Orange today unveiled an assault on the UK internet market by offering free home broadband from next month.
Wed, 31 May, 2006
ONE of Europe’s most advanced light and fibre optics technology research centres was officially opened in Cork yesterday.
Tue, 25 Apr, 2006
EU regulators in Brussels today cleared Virgin Mobile Holdings and Carphone Warehouse Limited to launch a new mobile phone service in France.
Thu, 30 Mar, 2006
The boom time for the telecoms industry returned to haunt Vodafone this week when it unveiled what is believed to be the biggest write-off in UK corporate history.
Fri, 03 Mar, 2006
Orange announced today it is to be the first mobile phone operator to move into the landline market in the UK with the introduction of a fixed line service for businesses.
Fri, 24 Feb, 2006
FRENCH stocks including France Telecom SA gained yesterday. Michelin & Cie. fell after targeting a 2006 operating margin that will be about the same as last year.
Wed, 15 Feb, 2006
The owner of mobile phone operator Orange today said it will axe 17,000 jobs in a bid to reduce costs.
Tue, 14 Feb, 2006
SPANISH telecom giant Telefonica yesterday said that a majority of shareholders in mobile phone firm O2 had accepted its €25.7 billion takeover offer.
Wed, 04 Jan, 2006
Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica today said that a majority of shareholders in UK mobile phone firm O2 had accepted its £17.7bn (€25.7bn) takeover offer.
Tue, 03 Jan, 2006
French antitrust authorities slapped record fines on the country’s three mobile operators today after a four-year investigation found that Orange, SFR and Bouygues illegally shared sales data and conspired to undermine competition.
Thu, 01 Dec, 2005
The prospect of a bidding war for telecoms giant O2 receded today after the owner of T-Mobile ruled out joining the race.
Wed, 02 Nov, 2005
Mobile phone group O2 looked set for Spanish ownership today after Telefonica struck a deal worth £17.7bn (€26.1bn).
Mon, 31 Oct, 2005
FRENCH stocks climbed, paced by companies whose earnings or sales beat estimates, including Alcatel, France Telecom, Pernod Ricard and Arcelor.
Fri, 29 Jul, 2005
TELECOM giant Cable & Wireless is the target of a £4 billion (€5.96bn) takeover bid being prepared by France Telecom, it was reported yesterday.
Mon, 20 Jun, 2005
Investment managers expect economic growth to remain at current levels within Europe this year, according to a new survey by Mercer Investment Consulting.
Tue, 11 Jan, 2005
The French government today said was to sell a 17.7% stake in Air France-KLM, the world’s largest airline, in a move that would help the state reduce its debt and scale back its influence on the Franco-Dutch carrier.
Thu, 09 Dec, 2004
Telecoms giant British Telecom today announced the sale of its stake in one of the world’s largest satellite companies for £363m (€518.2m).
Fri, 26 Nov, 2004
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