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Telefónica to focus attention on German market after O2 UK sale

The Corner | March 27, 2015 | The sale by Telefónica of O2 UK  will allow the company to focus attention on its growing operation in Germany. Telefonica will now go toe-to-toe with Vodafone and Deutsche Telecom, as the three mobile giants vie for supremacy in the eurozone’s largest economy.

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EU’s mergers ballroom is open

MADRID | By Julia Pastor | Telecoms were the first sector opening fire in the European M&A’s market with the purchase of Ono by Vodafone. Now it is the turn of the construction industry via the merger of the two cement makers global leaders French Lafarge and Swiss Holcim. Joining both businesses would result into a company valued at $ 40 bn, which is presumably to face an investigation by competition authorities. Tourism sector would also participate in the corporate ball by selling 49% of airline Alitalia to Arab Emirate’s Etihad.

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Today’s Talk Of The Market In Spain

MADRID | By Jaime Santisteban | It could be a big deal. The Spanish government has to evaluate a comprehensive report on the tax system reforms handed by an experts’ comittee  “We have spared no one,” they’ve said. Will this really boost simplicity and efficiency? Market makers await further details about where the government stands on each proposal. Besides, focus remains in Ukraine ans the polemic referendum in Crimea, and in China, whose PM announced that more defaults are coming.


Telefónica, Vodafone to jointly operate a single network grid in the UK

my ex girlfriend is in a relationship MADRID/LONDON | Telefónica UK and Vodafone UK on Thursday announced plans to strengthen their existing network partnership, by pooling the basic parts of their network infrastructure to create one national grid running each operator’s independent spectrum. The project will create two competing networks offering indoor 2G and 3G coverage targeting 98% of the UK population by 2017, mobile coverage and mobile internet services to…