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May 16, 2014
06:30 EDTNOKNokia, NSN upgraded to BB by S&P
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has raised its long-term corporate credit rating on Finnish technology company Nokia Corp. and on its subsidiary Nokia Solutions and Networks B.V. to 'BB' from 'B+'. The outlook is positive. S&P also affirmed the 'B' short-term rating on Nokia. S&P says "The upgrade reflects our anticipation that the company will reduce gross debt by EUR2 billion by using part of the EUR5.6B proceeds from the sale of its cash-burning Device & Services division, and will keep comfortable cash balances even after Nokia's announced EUR3B of shareholder returns. Given the importance of NSN for the Nokia group following the sale of the cash-burning D&S, we will now equalize our rating on NSN with that on Nokia. The upgrade of NSN therefore reflects our view of NSN as a 'core' subsidiary of Nokia, based notably on its integrated and material role for Nokia and Nokia's full ownership. As per our group rating methodology, the ratings and outlook on NSN mirror the long-term corporate credit rating and outlook on Nokia."
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August 28, 2015
06:19 EDTNOKNokia and China Huaxin sign MOU to create new venture
Nokia and China Huaxin Post & Telecommunication Economy Development Center have signed a memorandum of understanding confirming their intention to combine Nokia's telecommunications infrastructure businesses in China and Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell into a new joint venture. As agreed under the MoU, Nokia expects to hold 50% plus one share in the new joint venture, with China Huaxin holding the remaining shares. Fair value compensation would be received for the contribution of relevant assets to the joint venture. The new joint venture is conditional on and would be formed after the closing of Nokia's planned combination with Alcatel-Lucent, at which point Nokia would own 50% plus one share of ASB. The new joint venture is expected to be a strong national asset based in China capable of delivering value for both parties.Nokia China and ASB are leaders in the Chinese telecommunications infrastructure market and both are long-standing contributors to the development of China and innovation in the country. The new joint venture would have one board of directors, one management team, unified customer and business functions, and one integrated product portfolio and R&D platform. Until the closing of the proposed combination between Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia China and ASB will continue to operate as two independent companies.
August 21, 2015
12:18 EDTNOKMicrosoft to cut up to 2,300 jobs in Finland, Reuters reports
Microsoft (MSFT) will cut up to 2,300 jobs in Finland and close Nokia's (NOK) former handset product development unit in Salo, Reuters reports. The cuts are part of Microsoft's plans to cut 7,800 jobs globally. Microsoft will keep open sites in Espoo and Tampere. Reference Link
August 20, 2015
05:46 EDTNOKNokia Networks expand use of WANdisco big data technology
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