French telecom and Media group Altice founder Patrick Drahi. The firm is exploring a bid for Charter Communications, the second-largest US cable operator and the owner of assets formerly held by Time Warner Cable.

Altice, the deal-hungry cable and telecoms group controlled by Franco-Israeli billionaire Patrick Drahi, is lining up a potential $185 billion (€157 b(...)

Permanent TSB lost 2.4%  to €2.05 as the bank succumbed to further negative media commentary

Weakness among tobacco stocks and some broker downgrades weighed on European shares, sending them lower on the final trading day of July as analysts d(...)

A landmark 2015 net neutrality order barring the blocking or slowing of web content is under threat. Photograph: Reuters/Feisal Omar

Tech companies clashed with internet service providers on Monday over whether a landmark 2015 net neutrality order barring the blocking or slowing of (...)

Unilever products. Shares in the Marmite, Dove soap and PG Tips firm were down 157.5 pence to 3,191 pence at the close

European shares held around one-year highs on Thursday, supported by mergers and acquisitions-related optimism, with Johnson & Johnson’s $30 billi(...)

Martin Zielke, chief executive officer of Commerzbank: the bank rose 2.2 per cent, leading gainers on Germany’s DAX. The stock was supported by news the bank and its r rival Deutsche Bank recently explored   merger prospects. Photographer: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

European shares closed flat on Thursday, weighed down by pharma and oil stocks, while banks extended a recent rally which was fuelled by expectations (...)

Companies join forces as they bet that demand for broadband internet services will continue to grow

TPG, the US private equity group, joined the deal frenzy that has swept through America’s regional cable and broadband providers as it agreed to acqui(...)

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 (...)

A cable truck returns to a Time Warner Cable office in San Diego, California. Time Warner Cableis nearing an agreement to be acquired by smaller peer Charter Communications , combining the second and third largest US cable operators, people familiar with the matter said. Photograph: Mike Blake/Files/Reuters

Charter Communications said it would buy Time Warner Cable in a deal valued at $78.7 billion, as the second and third largest US cable operators look (...)

A successful Charter-Time Warner Cable deal would concentrate significant broadband power in one company. As such it is likely to face intense scrutiny from regulators

Charter Communications is nearing a deal to acquire Time Warner Cable for about $55 billion (about €50 billion), according to people familiar with th(...)

A bid for Time Warner Cable, the second-largest US cable company, would be the boldest move yet for French-Israeli tycoon Patrick Drahi. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Merger talks over Time Warner Cable are pitting French-Israeli tycoon Patrick Drahi against his former boss, media mogul John Malone. A bid for Time W(...)

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