Deal brings to an end more than two years of talks and reducing another European market to three operators.

VimpelCom and Hutchison Whampoa are to merge their Italian mobile phone units, bringing to an end more than two years of talks and reducing another Eu(...)

 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(...)

Hutchison Whampoa has agreed to buy Telefonica’s British mobile unit O2 for up to £10.25 billion

Li Ka-shing’s Hutchison Whampoa has agreed to buy Telefonica’s British mobile unit O2 for up to £10.25 billion, as Asia’s richest man makes his bolde(...)

Davy said John Lydon had “driven Deutsche to be the number one IPO house in Asia in three years”. Photograph: Reuters

John Lydon, Deutsche Bank’s top corporate financier in Asia, who advised on Alibaba’s $25 billion flotation, has been hired by the stockbroker and wea(...)

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(...)

Vodafone argues competitive disadvantage. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Vodafone Ireland has brought a legal action against communications regulator ComReg arising from concerns about the effect on its competitive inter(...)

Vodafone noted that Comreg, the communications regulator, disagreed with the commission’s decision

Vodafone, the largest mobile phone operator in the State, has joined regulator Comreg in criticising the European Commission’s clearance of a €850 mil(...)

Hutchison Whampoa has won European Union approval to buy O2 after it pledged to offer access to a smaller mobile operator. Photo: Bloomberg

Communications regulator Comreg has raised concerns about the proposed takeover of O2 Ireland by Three’s parent company Hutchison Whampoa.The Europea(...)

Pork at a  supermarket in Nantong, Jiangsu province:  China’s WH Group Ltd, the world’s biggest pork company, has cancelled its IPO because of “deteriorating market conditions and excessive market volatility”. Photograph: Reuters

While Alibaba’s planned stock market flotation was making headlines last week, the cancellation of another IPO, that of WH Group, the world’s largest (...)

Adding O2 would make Hutchison Whampoa Ireland’s second biggest mobile operator behind Vodafone

Hutchison’s Three Ireland is prepared to sell radio spectrum and continue a network sharing deal with a rival in order to win EU approval of it(...)