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BSkyB has signed a new five-year deal for exclusive rights to HBO shows including 'Game of Thrones', 'Girls'

Stephen Foley: Verizon sends a $4.5bn cheque Vodafone's way, and it won't be the last

US Outlook: Vodafone has been standing there with its little porridge bowl saying, "Please, sir, can I have some more" for so long, the dollop that just landed was bound to warm investors' hearts.

Vodafone's US venture to pay £2bn dividend

Vodafone shareholders are set to receive a £2bn windfall next year, after its joint venture in the US resurrected its dividend following years of squabbling between the two partners.

Vodafone shrugs off eurostorms

The mobile phone giant Vodafone said it remained on track yesterday despite the economic storm buffeting its southern Europe markets.

Vodafone buys out partner Essar

Vodafone yesterday sealed a long-awaited deal to buy out its partner Essar from their Indian mobile joint venture for $5.46bn (£3.4bn), ending a highly fractious relationship.

Vodafone to sell holdings for £4bn

Vodafone hopes to finalise the sale of its stake in a Polish mobile phone operator in the next two weeks in a deal expected to raise more than £4bn.

Market Report: Broker's call for support pushes Vodafone ahead

Risers were in short supply on the top-tier index last night, but Vodafone managed to creep up as analysts said fears around the mobile phone giant were wildly overdone.

Phone firms dispute Met's hacking role

Britain's biggest mobile phone networks yesterday denied claims by a senior police officer that Scotland Yard had "ensured" that the operators contacted all potential victims of voicemail hacking.

Bet of the week? US unemployment figures

The relatively quiet week could turn noisy on Friday when key US unemployment stats are issued. The non-farm payroll numbers are expected to come in at 195,000 and unemployment is expected to tick down to 8.9 per cent.

Market Report: Utilities takeover talk switches to Severn Trent

The utilities have been awash with bid speculation recently, and yesterday Severn Trent became the latest in the sector to find itself back in the takeover spotlight.

Vodafone user wins charges battle

A mobile phone user who was sent an astronomical bill has won a battle with telecoms giant Vodafone to get his money back.

Mobile firms appeal against Ofcom ruling

Three mobile phone operators have appealed against Ofcom's order that they must cut mobile termination rates so that customers pay less to call users on other networks.

Vodafone bullish on UK after profits jump

Vodafone, the mobile phone giant, has boasted it has become the "strongest-growing" operator in the UK, but woes at its businesses in Southern Europe and Ireland forced it to take an impairment charge of more than £6bn.

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