Britain has fined Vodafone a record 4.6 million pounds ($5.60 million) for "serious and sustained" customer failures, including not updating accounts when mobile phone users topped up their credit to make calls.
Apple said it sold 45.51 million iPhones in the three months ended Sept. 24. That beat the average analysts' estimate of 44.8 million, according to research firm FactSet StreetAccount.
Countries like Britain and Germany could breathe life into an academic theory intended to offer poorer, emerging economies some respite if they fall on hard times.
AT&T said on Saturday it had agreed to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion, or $107.50 per share, to gain control of cable TV channels HBO and CNN, film studio Warner Bros, and other coveted media assets.
Samsung started a global recall in September following reports that its newly released smartphone was causing burns and property damage.
Media firms face pressure to access distribution as more younger viewers cut their cable cords and watch their favorite shows on mobile devices. Distribution companies, meanwhile, see acquiring content as a way to diversify revenue.
AT&T had been scheduled to report results on Tuesday but instead released them less than an hour after announcing its acquisition of Time Warner.
Time Warner shareholders are to receive $53.75 per share in cash and $53.75 a share in AT&T stock.
Slow economic growth, particularly in the oil and gas business, continued to weigh on revenue, prompting General Electric to lower its revenue growth target and to narrow the range of its profit forecast for the year.
The British group, which has a 42 percent stake in Reynolds, said its offer valued the company's shares at $56.50, of which $24.13 would be in cash and $32.37 would be in BAT shares.
Shares of Microsoft rose as much as 6.2 percent to $60.79 in after-hours trading. They later pared gains to $60.43, still adding nearly $25 billion to its market value.
The Saudi currency and stock market have come under heavy pressure this year as investors bet shrunken oil revenues might push the economy into recession and eventually force authorities to abandon the riyal's peg to the US dollar.
But the risks are to the downside, ECB President Mario Draghi said, meaning performance is more likely to be worse than better.
The ECB has provided unprecedented stimulus for years with sub-zero rates, free loans to banks and over a trillion euros in bond purchases, all in the hope of reviving growth and lifting inflation back to its target of just below two per cent after more than three years of misses.
Saudi Arabia borrowed $17.5 billion in its first international bond issue, HSBC announced after the bank took part in the transaction.
LeEco has partnered with top content providers including Lionsgate, MGM, Showtime, Vice Media, Awesomeness TV and A+E in the US to bring its intuitive Ecosystem User Interface (eui) content platform to life.
Saudi Arabia is expected to raise up to $17.5 billion through its bond offer, which involves five-, 10- and 30-year tranches, the source said. Argentina set the current record for an emerging market sovereign bond sale in April, selling $16.5 billion.
The sense of crisis around the company deepened last week when the world's biggest maker of mobile network equipment reported a 94% plunge in quarterly operating profit and tumbling sales.