Wall Street was little changed in choppy trading as strong US durable goods data pointed to a recovery in the struggling manufacturing sector.

European shares rallied on strong corporate results on Thursday, although dealers said that the Dublin market underperformed. A special dividend from(...)

Vodafone investors finally put out of their misery. Photograph: PA Wire

UK phone network operator Vodafone and John Malone’s cable company Liberty Global agreed on Monday to combine their operations in the Netherlands for(...)

Liberty Global has built a commanding position on the continent, snapping up Virgin Media in the UK, Ziggo in the Netherlands, TV3 in Ireland, and Unitymedia, Germany’s second largest cable operator.

John Malone, the “cable cowboy”, lassoed another blockbuster deal this month when his Liberty Global agreed a $5.4 billion (€5.1 billion) takeover of (...)

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella holds a speech to present the companies new cloud strategy for Germany in Berlin

Microsoft threw down a challenge to the US tech industry on Wednesday as it came up with a radical new regime to try to protect the data of some of it(...)

People walk past a shopfront on in London advertising Black Friday discounts last year. Originating in the US, Black Friday is becoming an increasingly popular shopping day in the UK. (Photograph:  Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

Tempers are getting increasingly frayed in the costly battle to deliver fast, reliable broadband to British households. Tensions have been simmering f(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

An initially positive start to the quarter for stocks in Europe and the United States fizzled out as a mostly disappointing batch of economic reports (...)

.Niek Jan van Damme, managing director of Deutsche Telekom in Germany. His company would have issues with a Liberty Global and Vodafone merger.  Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Deutsche Telekom would protest against a merger between Liberty Global and Vodafone in Germany, arguing that the two rivals would control too much of (...)

Vodafone Ireland saw growth in the consumer contract and enterprise mobile businesses and in fixed line subscriptions but said this was offset by a decline in prepaid mobile

Service revenue declined by 0.1 per cent at Vodafone Ireland during the first quarter, the group said on Friday. Vodafone Ireland saw growth in the co(...)

The European Commission has been setting caps on roaming prices since 2007 and says that retail prices for cross-border calls, texts and data have fallen by more than 80 per cent

The EU reached a preliminary deal on Tuesday to abolish mobile roaming charges across the 28-country union by June 2017 and to require telecom operato(...)

T-Mobile US’s chief executive, John Legere, would reportedly take the top role at the combined company, and Dish’s Charlie Ergen would be chairman. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Shares in T-Mobile US surged as much as 6.4 per cent after a report that the fourth-largest US wireless company is in talks to merge with Dish Netw(...)