BT Group PLC (BT.L)
20 Nov 2018
Nov 13 Mobile network operator EE, part of Britain's top telecoms company BT Group, said on Tuesday it would launch next-generation 5G wireless services in 16 British cities next year.
* BT has best day since May 2013 as outgoing CEO hails recovery plan
MILAN/LONDON European shares hit a two-week high on Thursday as strong results from Dutch bank ING and UK telecoms group BT helped offset a disappointing update from Credit Suisse, and ASM International brought some cheer to chipmakers. | Video
LONDON Smartphone sales and cost savings helped BT beat market expectations for first-half earnings on Thursday, with its departing chief executive saying his recovery plan was working.
* Shares rise more than 10 pct (Adds further details, quotes)
LONDON, Nov 1 UK shares underperformed their European peers on Thursday despite upbeat trading updates from BT and Smith & Nephew as optimistic news on Brexit led to a surge in the pound which acts as an accounting drag on blue chips' foreign revenues.
LONDON, Nov 1 British broadband company BT reported a 2 percent rise in first-half earnings on Thursday and nudged its guidance for the full year higher, as outgoing chief executive Gavin Patterson said the group's recovery plan was delivering.
BT Group has poached the co-CEO of payment processing firm Worldpay to be its next chief executive, ending months of speculation over who would be charged with turning round Britain's biggest telecoms company.
* Shares down more than 3 percent (Adds analyst comments, background, updates shares)
BT Group Plc appointed Worldpay co-CEO Philip Jansen as its new chief executive on Thursday, ending months of speculation about who would be chosen to tackle a host of problems at Britain's biggest broadband and mobile provider.