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The strongest-ever quarterly earnings from the UK’s largest mobile phone group, Everything Everywhere, today boosted the chances of its £10 billion flotation on the London stock market taking place by the end of this year.

1,200 mobile phone jobs are axed

The group behind newly merged mobile phone giants Orange and T-Mobile today announced plans to axe around 1,200 jobs in the UK.

The City Diary: Gissing's gone missing

Slackbelly exposes the good, the bad, and the ugly of the Square Mile

Orange in talks to join Project Canvas

The mobile operator Orange is in talks to join Project Canvas, the joint venture set up to bring online catch-up television to the living room when it launches next year.

Orange fever spreads in Netherlands after win

The Netherlands woke up to a full-blown case of Orange fever this morning after the national side beat Uruguay 3-2 to reach their first World Cup final in 32 years.

World at his feet: the maverick who's bought <i>Le Monde</i>

As a teen he made a fortune from sex lines and peep shows; now he's running France's legendary newpaper

'Le Monde' to be taken over by tycoon who built fortune on porn

The journalists of Le Monde, the most prestigious French-language publication in the world, have contemptuously defeated an attempt by President Nicolas Sarkozy to intervene in the sale of their struggling newspaper.

Mobile giants promise Everything Everywhere

Orange and T-Mobile are to continue operating both brands in the UK after agreeing to merge, and yesterday revealed the parent company will be called "Everything Everywhere" in what the chief executive labelled "a statement of ambition".

The dark side of Disneyland Paris

To its European visitors, Disney sells fairytales. But the recent suicides of two park workers have exposed more sinister stories of a staff driven to breaking point

Poll shows '18% of would take paternity leave'

Fewer than one in five male workers would take advantage of the proposed six-month paternity leave, according to a poll.

Tesco claims to beat O2 and Orange with &#163;20 monthly iPhone deal

Tesco is to enter the increasingly crowded market for Apple's iPhone next week when the grocer will launch a mini price war on the smartphone. The supermarket group, which secured the rights to the phone last month, will start selling the 3G and 3GS iPhone models on Monday, offering a annual contract for just £20 a month. Customers will have to pay £222 for the basic 3G 8GB handset however.

OFT to fast-track Orange and T-Mobile merger through EU

UK watchdog likely to cede competition inquiry to European commission to speed up the process

Orange dashes hopes of Christmas iPhone price war

02's rival to sell phone from next week but prices will stay high until new year

Tom Alexander: Orange boss heads for pole

The racing fanatic oversaw two key deals in September, and explains to Nick Clark why the future looks bright

France Telecom deputy replaced following spate of suicides

France Telecom, the communications company shaken by a series of work-related suicides, tried to quell rising public anger yesterday by replacing its deputy chief executive.

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