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The UK mobile giant is playing hard to get over selling its stake in the joint venture

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City analysts raised fresh doubts about whether Vodafone will sell its 45 per cent stake in the US mobile phone operator Verizon Wireless, even as talk of a possible offer grew yesterday.

Vodafone sticking to Verizon stake as talk of takeover is quelled

Vodafone has insisted that it is happy to retain its 45 per cent shareholding in its American joint venture, Verizon Wireless, and that shareholders in the British mobile giant should be patient about its future.

The Business Matrix: Monday 25 March 2013

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The City was piling into Vodafone again today and it wasn't because of the FTSE 100 titan's new contract to supply smartphones to New Zealand's police officers. Welcome though the news may be to the Kiwi law enforcement fraternity, Voda has been the blue-chip story of the week for other reasons: namely speculation over its 45 per cent stake in United States operator Verizon Wireless.

Market Report: Analysts put the boot into Vodafone

As the benchmark index soared to a new, five-year high, telecoms giant Vodafone got cut off. Its shares were the worst performer on the blue-chip listing as the City took in a 42-page diatribe from Bernstein Research on why it is time to sell the phone group shares.

Market Report: US hedge fund star starts Vodafone rush

Punters were dialling up their brokers to buy shares in Vodafone today after a decree from American hedge fund star David Einhorn.

US programmer outsources his job to China to make more time for...YouTube and Reddit

A US company's top programmer reportedly outsourced his job to China so that he could spend more time surfing the internet.

'Bob' would spend most of his working day browsing entertainment and social networking sites such as Facebook

Nice work if you can outsource it - IT expert surfed the net while Chinese firm did his job

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Market Report: Kurdish black gold has Genel gushing

Kurdistan and Iraq still can't agree on payments for oil exports, but that hasn't stopped Tony Hayward and Nat Rothschild's Genel Energy shipping black gold out of the country.

The Business Matrix: Saturday 22 December 2012

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Market Report: Vodafone has to wait for US payout

It has been almost 12 months since Vodafone learnt that, after six dry years, it would finally be getting a dividend from its US joint venture Verizon Wireless, and the market is impatient for more. Yesterday, however, investors were having to come to terms with the fact that they will have to wait a little bit longer to find out whether the next chunk of cash is on its way.

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