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  1. beyondbrics

    July 9, 2014

    América Móvil - Five reasons for Slim's slimming

    Backed into a corner by tough new Mexican telecoms regulations, Carlos Slim’s América Móvil (AMX) has come out fighting. Its...

  2. December 5, 2013

    Regulator tells Telefónica to loosen grip on Brazil

    The Brazilian antitrust regulator has told Telefónica to either reduce its ownership of rival Telecom Italia or sell a stake...

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  1. FT Alphaville

    November 11, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLEWith the stock market seemingly unsure of whether more jobs are good or bad, Dan has a...

  2. October 27, 2013

    Brazil braces for shift from four to three mobile operators

    In Brazil, it was once accepted wisdom that four telecom operators was the correct number to ensure good levels of profit...

  3. beyondbrics

    October 25, 2013

    América Móvil: counting the cost of KPN

    América Móvil on Thursday became the latest company to sound a sour note on the Mexican economy after it reported a near 50...

  4. beyondbrics

    October 20, 2013

    The week ahead: Oct 21-27

    The week ahead in emerging markets: Q3 earnings season kicks into high gear with McDonald’s, China Mobile, America Movil and...

  5. October 18, 2013

    Cross-border investments rattle national footings

    Every now and then, the implacable force of cross-border consolidation hits the immovable object of long-held national...

  6. October 18, 2013

    Slim’s KPN climbdown reinforces reputation for single-mindedness

    Slim and KPN: death of a deal When Mexican telecoms billionaire Carlos Slim failed to buy part of Telecom Italia in 2007, he...

  7. October 17, 2013

    Focus falls on Carlos Slim’s next move after KPN deal fails

    Slim and KPN: death of a deal Carlos Slim has found himself in the seemingly unfamiliar position of having the losing hand...

  8. beyondbrics

    October 16, 2013

    Why Carlos Slim is better off walking away from KPN

    It takes a big man to admit when he’s wrong. And love him or hate him, you have to give props to Carlos Slim, the Mexican...

  9. October 16, 2013

    Carlos Slim admits defeat in €7.2bn takeover battle for KPN

    Carlos Slim, the Mexican tycoon who controls América Móvil, has admitted defeat in a gruelling €7.2bn takeover battle for...

  10. beyondbrics

    October 16, 2013

    [snap]: America Movil throws in the towel on KPN bid

    The math for the deal never made too much sense and it looks like Carlos Slim has finally seen the light. On Wednesday,...

  11. September 24, 2013

    Telefónica has schemed in Milan with one eye on Brazil

    Business in Brazil has been key in a summer of scheming in Milan that finally led to Telefónica agreeing a deal to buy a...

  12. September 12, 2013

    KPN in takeover talks with América Móvil over €7.2bn offer

    Dutch telecoms group KPN said it was in talks with Carlos Slim’s América Móvil over the Mexican group’s €7.2bn takeover...

  13. FT Alphaville

    September 12, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Alcoa’s opposition to the LME’s metals warehousing proposals is interesting, Izzi says...

  14. September 9, 2013

    CFO resignation adds to investor concerns over bid target KPN

    Dutch telecom group KPN, embroiled in a tortuous takeover bid by Carlos Slim, announced its chief financial officer was...

  15. September 1, 2013

    América Móvil: Slim idea

    One must assume that Carlos Slim is smart. He is the richest man in the world, after all. His wealth, like that of others at...

  16. August 30, 2013

    America Movil falls foul of informal Dutch takeover rules

    From the start of Carlos Slim’s effort to acquire KPN, there have been questions over whether the Netherlands would let the...

  17. August 29, 2013

    Carlos Slim’s América Móvil threatens to drop €7.2bn KPN bid

    Carlos Slim’s América Móvil group is prepared to drop its €7.2bn takeover bid for KPN after being unexpectedly blocked by an...

  18. August 26, 2013

    Telefónica sweetens E-Plus offer

    Telefónica appears to have sealed its deal to buy KPN’s German mobile unit, E-Plus, after winning approval from major KPN...

  19. August 21, 2013

    Carlos Slim secures finance for KPN takeover but obstacles remain

    América Móvil, the telecoms group controlled by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, has secured funding for its $7.2bn takeover...

  20. August 14, 2013

    América Móvil / KPN: restless locals

    Headaches are mounting for Carlos Slim, chairman of América Móvil. His €2.4 a share offer for Dutch telco KPN is only at the...

  21. August 14, 2013

    Carlos Slim’s bid for KPN hit by Dutch stance

    Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is under pressure to set out his intentions for KPN or risk a poison pill defence of his...

  22. beyondbrics

    August 9, 2013

    Carlos Slim doubles down on KPN

    Well, that didn’t take long. Just 11 days after América Móvil (AMX) ended a shareholder agreement with KPN that capped its...

  23. August 9, 2013

    KPN / América Móvil: chess game

    Not only is the cat among the pigeons, it is now trying to eat one of the birds. Carlos Slim’s América Móvil has bid for the...

  24. August 9, 2013

    América Móvil in €7.2bn KPN bid

    Carlos Slim’s América Móvil has made a bid to acquire KPN, the 160-year-old former Dutch telecoms monopoly, through a cash...

  25. beyondbrics

    July 30, 2013

    Carlos Slim: gearing up for a Mexican standoff with KPN?

    A Mexican standoff? América Móvil (AMX), the Latin American telecoms giant, has ditched a shareholder pact with KPN. What...

  26. July 29, 2013

    América Móvil terminates relationship agreement with KPN

    América Móvil (AMX) has torn up its relationship agreement with KPN, which will allow the Mexican operator to raise its...

  27. July 24, 2013

    Slim holds out for better price on KPN deal

    Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is not “in principle” opposed to Telefónica’s bid to buy KPN’s German unit, but instead...

  28. July 23, 2013

    KPN shareholder Slim holds out on Telefónica deal

    KPN has still to secure the support of its largest single shareholder for a transformational deal that would see the Dutch...

  29. July 23, 2013

    Telefónica to buy KPN’s German business

    Telefónica will become the second-largest mobile operator in Europe with the purchase of KPN’s German operations for €5bn in...

  30. July 7, 2013

    Carlos Slim invests $40m in music app Shazam

    América Móvil, the telecoms operator controlled by Carlos Slim, has invested $40m in music recognition app Shazam, in what...

  31. beyondbrics

    June 28, 2013

    Colombia 4G auction: watch out Claro!

    Diego Molano, Colombia’s minister of information technologies and communications, called it, “the auction of the decade”....

  32. beyondbrics

    May 21, 2013

    London headlines

    * China steps up Caribbean strategy * Middle East sovereign wealth funds bypass private equity funds * Sluggish Thai growth...

  33. beyondbrics

    May 21, 2013

    América Móvil eyes bigger role in US prepaid cellphone market

    Almost a year after America Movil, the largest telecom company in Latin America, made its first acquisition in the US...

  34. May 1, 2013

    Mexico telecom bill passes Senate

    President Enrique Peña Nieto’s efforts to establish fair play in Mexico’s telecommunications industry passed a milestone on...

  35. beyondbrics

    May 1, 2013

    Mexico telecoms reform: almost there

    It’s not quite a done deal yet. But it’s getting there. Mexico’s Congress on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in support of a...

  36. April 25, 2013

    KPN in heavily discounted rights issue

    KPN, the Dutch telecoms group, has announced that the shares in its forthcoming €3bn rights issue will be sold at a steep...

  37. April 20, 2013

    Mexico telecom reform nears reality

    Mexico’s Senate early Friday passed a reform bill that stands to shake up the country’s telecommunications and broadcasting...

  38. March 22, 2013

    Mexico telecoms bill approved

    Mexico’s lower house of Congress late Thursday gave overwhelming general approval to a telecoms bill that seeks to curb the...

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