In February, following the sale of its stake in Verizon, Vodafone paid more than €600 million back to its Irish investors. Photograph: Bloomberg

Up to 380,000 Vodafone shareholders in the Republic will avoid an income tax bill following their recent “return of value” thanks to a measure in the(...)

Amy Chua was guest speaker at The Gloss/Vodafone Look the Business networking event 3:26

Three years ago she was arguably the most hated mother in America, but last night Amy Chua spoke in front of a capacity audience at the Mansion House (...)

Executives said the accelerating switch from packaged software to “cloud” software would shave about €200m off a previous forecast

German software maker Sap cut its 2014 operating profit forecast as customers shifted faster than expected to products delivered over the internet, de(...)

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 judgment will be viewed favourably by other multinationals. Photograph:  Bruno Vincent/Getty Images

Vodafone has won a long-running 30 billion rupee ($490 million) Indian tax dispute, providing a rare spot of good news for a company that has suffered(...)

Who is Red Bastard? That’s simple: he’s a whore and a fascist. What does he do? He does something very interesting every 10 seconds. How does he do(...)

A climate change activist prepares for a demonstration in New York. Photograph: Reuters / Adrees Latif
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139 Number of calories in a 330ml can of Coca-Cola. 20% Percentage cut in calorie consumption via soft drinks being targeted in the US over the next d(...)

A Phones 4U shop in central London with its shutters down as more than 500 of its stores were shut after the retail chain went into administration. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA

As administrators race to save stores and jobs at Phones4u, recriminations over the shockingly abrupt demise of the mobile phone retailer are becoming(...)

Orange said the deal would add to earnings per share and operating free cash flow by 2017, and would help it save €1.3 billion mostly through network efficiencies

France’s Orange has reached a deal to buy Spanish fixed line telecoms operator Jazztel in an effort to bolster its mobile operation in the country and(...)

The prospect of more mergers and acquisitions fuelled a rally among brewers, after the Wall Street Journal reported that Anheuser-Busch InBev, which produced Budweiser beer, was talking to banks about financing a possible $122 billion bid for SABMiller. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

European stocks were little changed today, after their first weekly slide in more than a month, as disappointing Chinese economic data and concern (...)