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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Poste Italiane IPO

  On Tuesday the 27th  of October, Poste Italiane S.p.A, Italy’s national post office, listed about 35% of its shares on Borsa Italiana, the Italian Stock Exchange, thus opening a new round of privatizations in Italy. Indeed, the long awaited IPO is either the biggest country’s privatization in 16 years or a part of the plan of the Italian government […]

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