ITALY

Telecom Italia makes €543m but economic crisis continues

MILAN, ITALY: Telecom Italia reported a first-half net profit of €543m but said a weak domestic market was offsetting positive results from its Brazilian business.

7 Aug 2014

ITALY

Spain's Telefonica stirs unease at Telecom Italia board meeting

MILAN, ITALY: Heavily-indebted Telecom Italia held a crucial board meeting on Thursday to try and come up with a plan to rescue the company amid tensions over its main shareholder, Spain's Telefonica.

8 Nov 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

Europe sees 40% growth in mobile banking through smartphones

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, today released data from the comScore MobiLens service which showed that 20 million mobile users across the five leading European markets (UK, France, Spain, Germany and Italy), representing 8.5% of mobile subscribers in these markets, accessed their bank account via a mobile phone in March 2011.

27 May 2011

UNITED STATES

Unemployment, inflation worries hit consumer confidence

NEW YORK, US: Consumer confidence fell in 25 out of 52 countries in Q4 2010 as hope for a global economic recovery evaporated at the end of last year, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index, which tracks consumer confidence, major concerns and spending intentions among online consumers.

27 Jan 2011

UNITED STATES

America still the most admired country globally

NEW YORK, US: The United States continues to lead the world in global image, according to GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications, a division of GfK Custom Research North America and Simon Anholt, the leading policy advisor.

15 Oct 2010

FRANCE

Youth market ready to use mobiles as wallets

PARIS, FRANCE: Consumers confirm strong interest in using their mobile phone as wallet according to a recent market poll sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent. These findings were uncovered as part of a youth market study exploring the appeal of a mobile wallet service.

29 Sep 2010

JAPAN

Mobile measurement launched in Japan

TOKYO, JAPAN: comScore, Inc has announced the introduction of its syndicated mobile measurement service, comScore MobiLens, in Japan. MobiLens offers insights into consumers' mobile behaviours, user demographics and device capabilities, to provide a comprehensive picture of the mobile market.

23 Sep 2010

UNITED KINGDOM

Sustained business recovery on the cards as companies look to re-start investment

LONDON, UK: The latest Global Business Outlook Survey from KPMG International suggests that businesses are ready to begin investing again as the healthy optimism recorded earlier in the year holds firm. Overall, business optimism remains static but strong, with India and China leading the way; while UK and Spain are still less confident.

3 Aug 2010