BT Group http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26453/all en UPDATE 1-AT&T mulls takeover in Europe -report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-att-mulls-takeover-europe-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* KPN, Everything Everywhere on AT&amp;T's radar -WSJ</p> <p>* European takeover by AT&amp;T could offset weak growth -WSJ</p> <p>* Analyst skeptical of successful takeover</p> <p>* KPN shares up 3.5 pct, reach five-week high (Adds details, analyst quotes, share price)</p> <p>AMSTERDAM, Jan 17 (Reuters) - U.S. telecoms group AT&amp;T is looking at an acquisition in Europe, possibly of Dutch peer KPN or the UK's Everything Everywhere, to offset weak growth at home, the Wall Street Journal reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-att-mulls-takeover-europe-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BT Group KPN Social Issues Vodafone Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 11:15:40 +0000 5735518 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Broadband and cost control help BT beat forecasts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-2-broadband-and-cost-control-help-bt-beat-forecasts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Beats forecasts for Q3 profit before tax</p> <p>* Cost cuts offset weaker revenue</p> <p>* Shares up 4.6 percent</p> <p>By Kate Holton</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Strong demand for broadband and tight cost control helped Britain's BT offset the combined pressures of regulation and recession to post a better-than-expected 7 percent rise in third-quarter pre-tax profit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-2-broadband-and-cost-control-help-bt-beat-forecasts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British Telecom BT Group Entertainment United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 10:30:36 +0000 5742772 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain's FTSE starts Feb with biggest daily gain in a month http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/britains-ftse-starts-feb-biggest-daily-gain-month <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* FTSE 100 index closes 1.1 percent higher * Strong non-farm revisions help to extend gains * BT top riser after broadband fuels profits * Technical picture rosy for continued gains By Alistair Smout LONDON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Britain's blue-chip index rebounded on Friday from sharp falls in the previous session, with good earnings and an optimistic global economic outlook pushing the market back towards four-and-a-half year highs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/britains-ftse-starts-feb-biggest-daily-gain-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BT Group FTSE 100 Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 17:16:54 +0000 5743306 at http://www.globalpost.com European shares stage recovery, helped by earnings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/european-shares-stage-recovery-helped-earnings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.6 percent</p> <p>* BP, ARM rise on Q4 profits beats</p> <p>* KPN slides after rights issue announcement</p> <p>By Tricia Wright</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - European stock markets staged a tentative recovery on Tuesday after a sharp sell-off a day earlier as investors waded through a stack of earnings reports, with ARM and BP both enjoying strong gains.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/european-shares-stage-recovery-helped-earnings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BT Group Business Stock market Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 12:45:57 +0000 5746322 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Dubai Open results - 4th update http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/tennis-dubai-open-results-4th-update <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Results from the first day of the Dubai Open on Monday (x denotes seeding):</p> <p>Men's singles</p> <p>1st round</p> <p>Roberto Bautista (ESP) bt David Goffin (BEL) 6-2, 7-5</p> <p>Lukas Rosol (CZE) bt Matteo Viola (ITA) 6-3, 7-5</p> <p>Andreas Seppi (ITA x7) bt Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) 6-3, 7-5</p> <p>Daniel Brands (GER) bt Florent Serra (FRA) 7-6 (9/7), 6-4</p> <p>Mikhail Youzhny (RUS x8) bt Blaz Kavcic (SLO) 1-6, 6-1, 6-3</p> <p>Roger Federer (SUI x2) bt Malek Jaziri (TUN) 5-7, 6-0, 6-2</p> <p>afp13</p> BT Group AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 17:16:41 +0000 5766172 at http://www.globalpost.com N.Zealand sets May target to start asset sales http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/nzealand-sets-may-target-start-asset-sales <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New Zealand said Monday that it expects the first phase of a multi-billion-dollar state asset sale programme to be completed by mid-May.</p> <p>Prime Minister John Key said energy company Mighty River Power would be the first of five state assets to be partially privatised under the programme, which is expected to raise an overall total of NZ$5.0-7.0 billion ($4.1-5.8 billion).</p> <p>Under the plan, the government will sell 49 percent of coal producer Solid Energy and energy companies Mighty River, Meridian and Genesis, while retaining majority 51 percent stakes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/nzealand-sets-may-target-start-asset-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BT Group Business Hospitality Law Mighty River Power Politics AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 03:30:36 +0000 5772539 at http://www.globalpost.com Europe to take first step toward telecoms reforms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130314/europe-take-first-step-toward-telecoms-reforms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Claire Davenport and Harro Ten Wolde</p> <p>BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European governments on Friday will give a cautious welcome to proposals for a single European telecommunications market as they begin a sector overhaul that could hand more power to Brussels regulators.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130314/europe-take-first-step-toward-telecoms-reforms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BT Group European Commissioner for Competition Politics Vodafone Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Mar 2013 22:45:05 +0000 5783936 at http://www.globalpost.com Consortium bids 277 million euros for Kosovo state telecom http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130412/bt-consortium-offers-277-mln-euros-kosovo-telecom-government <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Fatos Bytyci</p> <p>PRISTINA (Reuters) - An international consortium offered 227 million euros (193 million pounds) for control of Kosovo's state telecoms firm PTK on Friday, in the government's second attempt to sell the country's most profitable company.</p> <p>The consortium comprises Germany's ACP Axos Capital Gmbh and U.S.-based investor Najafi Companies in partnership with the UK's BT Group, an official at the government's privatisation unit said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130412/bt-consortium-offers-277-mln-euros-kosovo-telecom-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Balkans BT Group Europe Geography of Europe Politics Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 12 Apr 2013 12:45:24 +0000 5813013 at http://www.globalpost.com Telecom Italia faces network sale to overcome Hutchison hurdle http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130416/telecom-italia-faces-network-sale-overcome-hutchison-hurdle <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Danilo Masoni</p> <p>MILAN (Reuters) - If debt-laden Telecom Italia SpA &lt;TLIT.MI&gt; wants to agree a tie-up with Hutchison Whampoa Ltd &lt;0013.HK&gt;, it may first have to sell its strategic fixed-line network to the state.</p> <p>Franco Bernabe, chairman of Italy's former telecoms monopoly, was tasked last week alongside four directors with looking into a deal that would make the Hong Kong-based group Telecom Italia's biggest shareholder.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130416/telecom-italia-faces-network-sale-overcome-hutchison-hurdle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BT Group Business Hutchison Whampoa Labor Law Social Issues Vodafone Thomson Reuters Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:30:04 +0000 5817251 at http://www.globalpost.com Telecom Italia board to confront investor unease at AGM http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130417/telecom-italia-board-confront-investor-unease-at-agm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MILAN (Reuters) - Shareholders representing less than half of Telecom Italia's &lt;TLIT.MI&gt; capital showed up to their annual meeting on Wednesday, a possible sign that discontent over its management is not deep enough to spark a shareholder revolt.</p> <p>But the board of the debt-laden former monopoly was expected to face protests from investors uneasy over its performance and strategy.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130417/telecom-italia-board-confront-investor-unease-at-agm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BT Group Business Social Issues Telecom Italia Thomson Reuters Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:15:12 +0000 5818188 at http://www.globalpost.com Telecom Italia hears shareholder unease at meeting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130417/telecom-italia-faces-shareholder-unease-at-meeting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Danilo Masoni and Stefano Rebaudo</p> <p>ROZZANO, Italy (Reuters) - A succession of retail investors criticised Telecom Italia SpA at its annual shareholders' meeting on Wednesday, and some bigger shareholders unhappy with its performance also voted against an executive pay package.</p> <p>Yet the seven-hour meeting approved the company's financial results with a 98.7 percent majority, and its pay proposal, albeit with a minority of almost a third voting against.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130417/telecom-italia-faces-shareholder-unease-at-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BT Group Business Hutchison Whampoa Social Issues Telecom Italia Vodafone Thomson Reuters Wed, 17 Apr 2013 15:45:36 +0000 5818441 at http://www.globalpost.com Telecoms firm BT logs profit rise, lifts dividend http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130511/telecoms-firm-bt-logs-profit-rise-lifts-dividend <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British telecoms company BT on Friday posted rising annual profits, boosted by cost cutting and keen demand for Internet services, and flagged a rise in the dividend.</p> <p>The news, published the day after BT announced a major deal to offer English Premier League football matches free to anyone paying for broadband and line rental, sent its share price rocketing to the top of the London stock market.</p> <p>Pre-tax profits climbed two percent to £2.50 billion ($2.96 billion, 2.9 billion euros) in the group's financial year to the end of March, BT said in a results statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130511/telecoms-firm-bt-logs-profit-rise-lifts-dividend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British brands BT BT Group Business Technology United Kingdom AFP Sat, 11 May 2013 22:17:53 +0000 5835879 at http://www.globalpost.com Squash: British Open results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130521/squash-british-open-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Results on Tuesday on the first day of the British Open:</p> <p>Men</p> <p>Chris Simpson (ENG) bt Nicolas Mueller (SUI) 7-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-4</p> <p>Karim Gawad (EGY) bt Joe Lee (ENG) 12-10, 11-4, 2-11, 11-8</p> <p>afp</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> BT Group AFP Tue, 21 May 2013 16:16:25 +0000 5842971 at http://www.globalpost.com Telecom Italia mulls mobile unit spinoff: sources http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130521/telecom-italia-mulls-mobile-unit-spin-sources <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Stefano Rebaudo and Alberto Sisto</p> <p>MILAN (Reuters) - Telecom Italia is mulling spinning off its mobile unit along with its fixed-line network to bring new investors on board, three people, including a senior political source, told Reuters on Tuesday.</p> <p>"The three-way split would allow the company to reduce debt and staff costs and favor the entry of new investors," the political source said. "It is a strategy that will allow the company to confront the market in the future more freely."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130521/telecom-italia-mulls-mobile-unit-spin-sources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BT Group BT Ireland Technology Telecom Italia Thomson Reuters Tue, 21 May 2013 19:32:44 +0000 5843107 at http://www.globalpost.com Squash: British Open results - 4th update http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130521/squash-british-open-results-4th-update <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Results on Tuesday on the second day of the British Open (x denotes seeding):</p> <p>Men 1st rd</p> <p>Chris Simpson (ENG) bt Nicolas Mueller (SUI) 7-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-4</p> <p>Karim Gawad (EGY) bt Joe Lee (ENG) 12-10, 11-4, 2-11, 11-8</p> <p>Cameron Pilley (AUS) bt Ong Beng Hee (MAS) 11-1, 11-8, 14-12</p> <p>Simon Rosner (GER) bt Adrian Waller (ENG) 11-4, 12-10, 8-11, 11-6</p> <p>Ramy Ashour (EGY x1) bt Omar Mosaad (EGY) 11-4, 11-9, 11-6</p> <p>Borja Golan (ESP x8) bt Adrian Grant (ENG) 11-4, 11-2, 8-11, 11-9</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130521/squash-british-open-results-4th-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BT Group AFP Tue, 21 May 2013 22:15:28 +0000 5843219 at http://www.globalpost.com