Nokia’s maps business has drawn interest from  Facebook and a consortium of German carmakers

Nokia’s maps business has drawn interest from potential buyers including Facebook and a consortium of German carmakers comprising BMW, Audi and Daimle(...)

Nokia’s chief executive Rajeev Suri speaks during a press conference in Nokia headoffice in Espoo, Finland

Finland’s Nokia has defended its commitment to protect jobs in France following its planned takeover of Alcatel-Lucent, and suggested future job cuts (...)

Helsinki department store Stockmann is facing an existential crisis. The 5.5 million Finns aren’t spending. Photograph: EPA/Mauritz Antin

Walk around the Finnish capital and you see shops and customers are as cool as Stockholm, if less showy. Yet the atmosphere on the streets of Helsi(...)

ECB chief Mario Draghi said quantitative easing will continue until there’s sustained improvement in inflation. Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

The Iseq in Dublin advanced by 1 per cent yesterday while UK stocks climbed to a 2008 high. The FTSE 100 in London added 0.3 per cent, as did the bro(...)

Michel Combes, Alcatel-Lucent chief executive, and Nokia’s president and chief executive Rajeev Suri pictured together. Nokia is to buy Alcatel-Lucent in an all-share transaction that values the smaller French rival at €15.6 billion

Finnish network equipment maker Nokia said on Wednesday it had agreed to buy Alcatel-Lucent in an all-share transaction that values the smaller French(...)

Nokia is in talks to buy Alcatel-Lucent, the companies said in a statement on Tuesday. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Nokia is in talks to buy Alcatel-Lucent, the companies said in a statement on Tuesday, a potential deal that could create a European telecoms equip(...)

Shia Muslim rebels hold up their weapons during a rally against air strikes in Sanaa, Yemen, on Thursday. Oil prices jumped around the world after Saudi Arabia and its allies carried out the strikes. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

Stock markets around the world were knocked lower and oil prices jumped after Saudi Arabia and its allies carried out air strikes in Yemen. The attac(...)

Ireland’s largest research centre, the Tyndall National Institute, is to head a European consortium which is looking to create thermally intelligent (...)

Men walk in clockwise circles, coiling thick cable around two reels on a ship in Calais. It will set sail to lay this optic fibre along the Atlanti(...)

Alcatel-Lucent Chief Executive  Michel Combes at a news conference in Paris today to present the company’s Q4 and 2014 annual results. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent pledged to lift profitability again this year through cost cuts after six straight quarters of gross margin imp(...)