Altice NV (ATCA.AS)
18 May 2018
* Results lift Altice, but hit Maersk shares (Adds details, closing prices)
* Bouygues Telecom has said can prosper on its own (Recasts with share price, deputy CEO comments)
PARIS, May 17 Altice Europe's French unit showed the first signs of recovery in the first quarter, the telecoms and cable group said on Thursday as it hoped to reverse a loss of investors' confidence that has battered its shares since last year.
May 9 U.S. cable TV provider Altice USA Inc on Wednesday posted a larger first-quarter loss than analysts had expected as programming costs jumped 6.4 percent from the previous year.
* Reiterates full-year targets (Recasts story, adds background, details)
BRUSSELS The European Commission said on Tuesday it had fined French telecoms group Altice 125 million euros ($153 million) for closing its 2015 takeover of PT Portugal before it had gained regulatory approval.
BRUSSELS, April 24 The European Commission said on Tuesday it had fined French telecoms group Altice 125 million euros ($153 million) for closing its 2015 takeover of PT Portugal before it had gained regulatory approval.
* Altice says it will appeal against the European Commission's decision to fine it 125 million euros over its PT Portugal bid
BRUSSELS, April 24 EU antitrust regulators handed a 125-million-euro ($152.6 million) fine to French telecoms and cable group Altice on Tuesday for finalising its 2015 takeover of PT Portugal without first waiting for the official go-ahead.
PARIS, April 19 S&P cut Altice's long-term credit rating by one notch to "B" on Thursday, saying the cable and telecommunications group needed to generate more cash to pay up its gigantic debt.