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Telefonica 2016 Profit Almost 4 Times Higher Yr-On-Yr; Cuts Debt 1.2%

Telefonica posted profit of 2.369 billion euros in 2016, up 3.8% from a year earlier. Last year’s figure reflected non-recurrent items, mainly a 1.290 billion euros charge in the fourth quarter related to restructuring costs. Excluding that charge, profits rose 4.8% to 4.038 billion euros year-on-year.


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Why Have Corporate Debt Issues Soared At The Start Of 2017?

The start of a new year is normally a good time for corporate debt issues, although in the first few days of 2017 there have been a greater number of these than in previous years due to the ECB’s purchase programme.  According to Bloomberg, in the first few days of January European companies and banks have issued almost 50 billion euros of debt, double the amount issued in the same period of 2016.

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As Telefonica Presents H1’16 Results, It Faces Up To Effects Of Failed Attempt To Sell 02

Telefonica has presented on Thursday its first half results. These have highlighted the new contribution from its O2 UK subsidiary, which returns to the multinational’s permiter after five quarters on the outside. Revenues in the UK during H1’16 reached 3,464 million euros against 25,235 in the consolidated group. Meanwhile, Telefonica’s frustrated attempt to sell its UK unit O2 to Hutchison is beginning to have consequences.



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O2 sale, LatAm weakness are challenges for new Telefonica chairman

If Telefonica approves the choice of  current CEO José María Álvarez-Pallete to replace Cesar Alierta as Chairman, he will be the first Executive Chairman not to be appointed by the Spanish government. Alvarez-Pallete will face two main challenges: securing European Commission approval for the sale of O2 and dealing with the weakness of the LatAm economies, particularly Brazil.


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César Alierta Ends His Tenure As Executive Chairman Of Telefónica

Telefónica’s Board of Directors will consider the appointment of José María Álvarez-Pallete as the company’s new Executive Chairman at its next meeting on April 8th. The proposal has been made by current Chief Executive César  Alierta, who believes Álvarez-Pallete is the best prepared executive to face the challenges of the digital revolution.



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Three-O2 Merger: Ofcom Makes Things Difficult For Telefonica

French telecoms operator Orange got the green light from the regulatory authorities to sell its 50% stake in Everything Everywhere (EE) to British Telecom (BT). But it seems UK regulator Ofcom is now prepared to use all the means at its disposal to block the merger between Three and O2 UK (Hutchison-Telefonica).