Articles by: Ivaylo Mihaylov
Ivaylo is a financial news editor covering international stock markets, stock futures markets reporting corporate news and writing corporate analysis.

Liberty Global to acquire Ziggo in a 4.9-billion-Euro deal

January 27, 2014 3:29 pm
Liberty Global to acquire Ziggo in a 4.9-billion-Euro deal

Liberty Global announced that it has reached an agreement with the Dutch broadband provider Ziggo to fully take it over. The deal is estimated to 4.9 billion Euro (6.7 billion dollars) and will consolidate the positions of Liberty Global as the leader in the cable industry in Europe. The two […]

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Ericsson and Samsung Electronics announce patent deal to end legal disputes

2:08 pm
Ericsson and Samsung Electronics announce patent deal to end legal disputes

Ericsson AB and Samsung Electronics Co. announced that they managed to settle their patent dispute and made a deal over wireless technology in smartphones, televisions, tablets and Blu-Ray disk players. The agreement between the two companies is multi-year and cross-licensing, and relates to GSM, UMTS and LTE standards for networks […]

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BG Group Plc announces expectations of lower 2013 earnings

12:21 pm
BG Group Plc announces expectations of lower 2013 earnings

BG Group Plc became the second oil and gas producer to issue a profit warning this month. The company, which operates as an integrated natural gas company and explores, develops, produces liquefies and markets hydrocarbons with a focus on natural gas, officially announced that its earnings for 2013 would be […]

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Vodafone Group said to be negotiating over the acquisition of ONO before planned IPO

12:00 pm
Vodafone Group said to be negotiating over the acquisition of ONO before planned IPO

Two people with information of the matter, said that Vodafone Group Plc is currently negotiating with Grupo Corporative ONO SA. The mobile telecommunications company is said to be seeking to acquire the Spanish cable operator, as it is preparing for an initial public offering. One of the people with knowledge […]

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AT&T rules out possible bidding for Vodafone Group

9:40 am
AT&T rules out possible bidding for Vodafone Group

AT&T officially announced that it does not have any plans of making an offer for Vodafone Group Plc. This announcement was made in a statement to the U.K. Authorities, which prohibits the second-largest wireless carrier in the U.S. to make a takeover bid in the next six months. AT&T is […]

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Samsung, Google enter into a patent licensing agreement

8:44 am
Samsung, Google enter into a patent licensing agreement

Google Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd have made their partnership stronger thanks to wide-ranging patent licensing agreement. The agreement is to be signed considering the intellectual property battles with some smartphone competitors such as Apple Inc., which have recently become more intense. As reported by the Financial Times, the […]

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Google snaps its largest European acquisition, focuses on AI

8:37 am
Google snaps its largest European acquisition, focuses on AI

Google has made its largest European acquisition yet with the purchase of DeepMind, an artificial intelligence start-up based in London. Technology news website Re/code, which reported news of the deal earlier, said the price was $400 million, without disclosing the source of the information. DeepMind was operating in a secretive […]

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Fiat board to discuss a possible US stock listing

January 26, 2014 10:48 am
Fiat board to discuss a possible US stock listing

Fiat’s CEO Sergio Marchionne considers New York Stock Exchange to be the primary market for shares of the company created from a merger with Chrysler Group LLC, people familiar with the matter said. Sergio Marchionne’s proposal would mirror the direction taken last year by Fiat’s sister company, CNH Industrial, of […]

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US stocks fall the most in a week since 2012

January 25, 2014 10:15 am
US stocks fall the most in a week since 2012

US stocks fell for the week, pushing benchmark indexes their biggest losses since 2012, as signs of industrial weakness in China spurred concern that global growth would tumble. The S&P 500 fell 2.6% to 1,790.29 over the four trading days, posting its largest decrease since June 2012 and adding losses […]

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US stocks retreat amid corporate earnings news

January 22, 2014 9:18 am
US stocks retreat amid corporate earnings news

US stocks closed mixed as the latest batch of earnings news didn’t manage to give the market a fresh sense of direction. The S&P 500 index added 5.10 points, or 0.28%, to 1843.80, with utilities and materials shares leading gains in eight of 10 sector groups. That reversed an earlier […]

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