Vodafone boss makes history with sale

Vodafone stock has risen 40 per cent under Vittorio Colao. Photo: AFP

Vodafone Group chief executive Vittorio Colao has cemented his legacy as the man who shrank the world's biggest mobile-phone company and cleansed it of past excesses.

Saturday, 7 September, 2013, 4:52am

China Mobile eyes Myanmar

A man uses a China Unicom public telephone in Beijing. Photo: Reuters

Dominant Chinese mobile carrier China Mobile (0941.HK) has a well established track record for its inability to do much outside its home market, but that could change soon with word that it's team

5 Apr 2013 - 10:44am

Verizon denies intention to merge with or buy Vodafone

Verizon Communications said it does not “currently have any intention” to merge with or buy its partner Vodafone Group, either alone or in conjunction with others, in response to press reports.

3 Apr 2013 - 12:18pm

Exhibitors protest at loss of earnings

The Hong Kong Book Fair ended in acrimony yesterday with exhibitors staging a protest over loss of earnings due to the organisers' typhoon arrangements.

The Trade Development Council's week-long fair, reputed to be among the city's most popular and profitable trade exhibitions, should have ended at 5pm.

25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Hutchison and Vodafone seal Ireland network deal

Hutchison Whampoa, the flagship conglomerate of Li Ka-shing, yesterday forged an agreement with British telecommunications giant Vodafone to merge their mobile networks in Ireland into a 50-50 joint venture.

That combination of infrastructure marks the first deal of its kind in Ireland and is expected to create the country's biggest mobile network.

14 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Hutchison nears deal with rival Vodafone

Hutchison Whampoa, the flagship conglomerate of Li Ka-shing, saw its shares rise sharply yesterday on news that it was nearing a deal with British telecommunications giant Vodafone to merge their mobile networks in Ireland into a joint venture.

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Hutchison to buy 50pc stake in debt-laden Scailex

Li Ka-shing's flagship conglomerate, Hutchison Whampoa, and his namesake charitable foundation agreed yesterday to take control of debt- laden Scailex.

They will buy the company, the parent of Israeli mobile network operator Partner Communications, for a total consideration of US$125 million from Suny Electronics.

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Expo organisers make case to Legco that competition law must cover TDC

Three leading exhibition organisers will take their fight against the Trade Development Council's exemption from the new competition law to the Legislative Council today.

28 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Competition law could exempt TDC

The Trade Development Council is likely to be exempted from the competition law, an official has suggested, while saying he thought the bill will come into force this year.

17 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Hutchison ties up with Vodafone for '3' boost

The mobile arm of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong expects to boost the scope of its services to corporate customers under a partnership with Britain's Vodafone, the world's largest wireless network operator in terms of revenue.

12 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Growth of HK export value to slow to a crawl

Growth in the value of Hong Kong's exports may slow to one per cent next year, according to the Trade Development Council which says confidence levels of traders have slumped.

Even exporters to the mainland, the world's second-largest economy, appear downbeat about the new year outlook amid rising global economic uncertainties.

16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Button and Hamilton give seal of approval

McLaren drivers and Formula One world champions Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton test drove the new car in Britain earlier this year. They provided valuable input on some of the Formula One inspired features, such as launch control, the Brake-Steer system and the electronic stability control programmes.

21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

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When one side's interest is the only one that counts

5 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Hutchison ties up with Vodafone

Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings, which plans to launch its high-speed 4G mobile network later this year, has formed a strategic partnership with British communications giant Vodafone Group that aims to enhance international roaming and other services for both companies' subscribers.

21 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

HK toy sellers bemoan loss of best spots at fair

Angry Hong Kong exhibitors at Asia's largest toy and games fair say they have been left playing with their dolls and train sets after prime spots at the Convention and Exhibition Centre were taken up by mainland rivals.

13 Jan 2010 - 12:00am