Analysts warned that now that the European Central Bank had decided to use its veto on Greek bonds, a solution to the country’s debt crisis had to be found quickly.

A fall in Greek shares, sparked by the European Central Bank’s decision to stop accepting the country’s bonds, held back stock markets yesterday. A(...)

An EE logo on a shop in central London: BT had spent the last few weeks in exclusive talks with the owners of EE, Orange and Deutsche Telekom, about a deal. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

BT has finalised a deal to buy mobile operator EE for £12.5 billion (€16.67bn) and now faces a contested approval process to seal its status as Britai(...)

 Li Ka-shing: a week before his interest in O2 was revealed, his Hutchison Whampoa conglomerate added to its portfolio of UK holdings with a £2.5 billion takeover of Eversholt Rail.  Photograph: Alex Hofford/EPA

If Li Ka-shing pulls off his £10-billion-plus bid for Britain’s largest mobile phone operator, O2, it will be the legendary Hong Kong investor’s bigge(...)

The Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington says she has  a regular routine of switching off her smartphone at night before taking a hot bath. (Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

From Arianna Huffington to strategists at Twitter and Tumblr, technocrats are taking a break from their smartphones to show they can survive without d(...)

Dublin index heavyweight CRH added 1.17 per cent to close at €19.83

European markets rose as oil company gains helped to counterbalance a sharp fall in Swiss equities sparked by the country’s national bank decision to(...)

Networks EE, owned by Orange and Deutsche Telekom , Telefonica’s O2, Vodafone and Hutchison’s Three will extend guaranteed voice and text coverage to 90 percent of the country by 2017

Britain’s mobile phone network operators have agreed to spend £5 billion improving basic service coverage in rural areas where consumers cannot get a(...)

Traders said CRH was the most heavily traded stock on the Iseq

The Iseq nudged up by close to 1 per cent as, despite worries over Russia’s economy, a rally in energy shares sent US and European equities higher af(...)

“BT have done a fantastic job in the last five years,” a telecoms industry executive said about the group which was still on its knees in 2008 and 2009 with two major profit warnings

BT’s move to buy mobile operator EE is expected to put the former state-owned telecoms giant back in pole position as fixed line and mobile services c(...)

Not for sale: the Acropolis of Athens. But many state assets in Greece are for sale through Taiped, an agency not unlike Nama. Photograph: Getty Images

Nearly four years ago, the German tabloid Bild suggested that, in return for the European Union bailout, Greece should sell off the Acropolis and some(...)

Thomas Cook was the story of the day, slumping 17.7 per cent to 113.5 pence after chief executive Harriet Green, credited with reviving the business, was unexpectedly pushed out. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

European equities closed unchanged at a two-month high after weaker travel and leisure stocks offset a rebound for mining companies. German sto(...)