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The Business Matrix: Wednesday 11 September 2013

Snoozebox hopes for salvation

Vodafone hits a hitch over £6bn bid for German firm

Vodafone was yesterday facing a surprise hitch over its £6.6bn take-over of Kabel Deutschland, as not enough shareholders in the German company look set to approve it by tomorrow’s deadline.

Market Report: Monitise still a hot tip after shares sale

Even management selling a wedge of shares in mobile banking technology group Monitise yesterday wasn’t enough to put punters off the hotly tipped stock.

Berkeley’s looking solid now – but watch out, the roof could fall in

Outlook: Is it not worth seeing  if Vittorio Colao can create something  with what remains?

Investors hit £54bn jackpot as Vodafone seals Verizon deal

Shareholders to scoop 71 per cent of proceeds from company’s £84bn sale

Mobile phone giant Vodafone was today poised to complete one of the biggest deals in corporate history

Vodafone's £84bn tax avoidance bonanza: Nothing for taxpayers in Verizon deal while bankers share £500m in fees

Treasury under pressure to review rules as public spending watchdogs claim UK-based phone company has a moral duty to hand over some of its gains to taxpayers

Colao eyes windfall from $130bn Vodafone deal with Verizon Wireless

Vodafone’s chief executive Vittorio Colao could be in line for a £5.5m personal windfall from the sale of its 45 per cent stake in Verizon Wireless to America’s Verizon Communications.

Vodafone finally nears $130bn sale of US mobile venture to Verizon

Shareholders could be in for a windfall if the UK company sells out of its US joint venture

O2 and Vodafone launched their 4G services today as Three says it will offer theirs for free in December

The battle for 4G: Vodafone and O2 switch on 'super-fast' mobile services as 3 promises to offer theirs for free

Rivals to EE playing catch-up on coverage, while Three says those willing to wait until its December launch would not need to pay an additional premium, regardless of their price plan

Review: HTC One Mini

The HTC One has been a critical success – can its Mini Me version do as well? David Phelan finds out

Vodafone launches 4G network with sports and music offering in bid to secure customers

Vodafone will join O2 and EE offer extra-fast 4G mobile networks, Three has yet to announce when it will launch

Spies at GCHQ allegedly collected customers' communications data from commercial companies

BT and Vodafone 'gave users' data to GCHQ'

German newspaper cites documents leaked by fugitive NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden

4G growth pushes EE closer to London float

Markets brace for £10bn float of surging mobile giant EE this year

Tough times taking their toll on Vodafone

World’s second-biggest mobile operator is feeling pinch as punters tighten belts

Mobile phone giant Vodafone was today poised to buy Germany's biggest cable operator in a deal worth £9.1 billion.

Vodafone blames European competition for quarterly decline

World's second-largest mobile phone operator continues to see key service sales drop in reversal of fortunes since growth just 12 months ago

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