What future for ILVA?

  Ilva, the third-largest steel producer in the EU, is a 100 year-old Italian industrial concern whose post-war history has been marked by cycles of expansions, near-bankruptcy,  public ownership, privatisation and, recently, near-collapse.   A  year ago, the Italian government took the control of the Ilva plant in Taranto after a court sequestered  sections of it […]

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Impending changes in the UK telecom market

  With the recent approval by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) of BT’s takeover of EE and the ongoing attempt by Three to takeover its competitor O2, the UK telecom landscape is about to change. Before getting into details, let’s take a step back and take a broader look at the global scenario. Mergers […]

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Vivendi and Niel on Telecom Italia: rivalry or alliance?

Telecom Italia Group is an Italian telecommunications company, founded in 1994 by the merger of five stateowned telecommunication companies. The company, headquartered in Rome, provides telephony services, mobile services and DHL data services. The major equity holder in Telecom Italia ordinary shares is Vivendi, a French multinational mass media company, which as of today holds the 20.031 […]

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Toshiba, unplug and restart

On Monday November the 9th, Toshiba Corp. shares shrank by 7.5% (Chart 1) after the Japanese company reported unexpectedly scanty financial results and sued former executives in connection with an accounting scandal, thus raising the presumption of lengthy legal uncertainties. Its stock has now decreased by 40% since the beginning of the year. The manufacturing and electronics […]

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