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  1. August 13, 2014

    Telekom Austria: call out

    In nature, systems tend to break down over time – leaves decay, stars burn out. Once an entropic process begins, it does not...

  2. July 15, 2014

    Slim’s América Móvil secures majority stake in Telekom Austria

    Carlos Slim’s efforts to establish himself in the European telecoms market have taken another step forward after the Mexican...

  1. beyondbrics

    April 24, 2014

    Why does Carlos Slim want with Telekom Austria?

    Carlos Slim’s foray into Europe is not so much a case of “once bitten, twice shy” as “try, try and try again”. Having failed...

  2. April 1, 2014

    Telefónica faces regulatory pressure over E-Plus deal

    Two powerful regulators are squeezing Telefónica to yield valuable spectrum holdings if it wants to see through its...

  3. FT Alphaville

    February 25, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Cardiff takes a look at an IMF paper that says Ukraine’s economy is still near the...

  4. February 25, 2014

    América Móvil in government talks over Telekom Austria

    América Móvil is in early discussions with the Austrian government about the future of Telekom Austria that could see the...

  5. February 12, 2014

    KPN chief foresees wave of telecoms mergers

    KPN will find out in May whether it has succeeded in the ambition of many in the European telecoms market by merging its...

  6. February 12, 2014

    KPN rebuilds bridges with América Móvil after takeover failure

    KPN will re-establish commercial partnership agreements with Carlos Slim’s América Móvil that were torn up during the failed...

  7. February 4, 2014

    KPN: a year to forget

    It was not a good start. On Tuesday KPN became the first continental European telecoms incumbent to release 2013 earnings....

  8. December 15, 2013

    European telecoms: crackly line

    The line could get very crackly soon in Europe’s telecoms sector. An €8.5bn deal between Telefónica and KPN to merge their...

  9. 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...

  10. beyondbrics

    October 25, 2013

    América Móvil is not done with its European adventures yet

    By Pan Kwan Yuk and Jude Webber América Móvil, the pan-American mobile phone operator controlled by billionaire Carlos Slim,...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. beyondbrics

    October 18, 2013

    New York headlines

    * China reverses first-half slowdown * Indian stocks close in on three-year high * Venezuela devaluation seen as on cards *...

  15. beyondbrics

    October 18, 2013

    London headlines

    * China reverses first-half slowdown * Venezuela devaluation seen as on cards * Tele2 sale lifts Russia competition hopes *...

  16. 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...

  17. October 17, 2013

    KPN: stranded at the altar

    Timing has not be kind to Carlos Slim, the world’s richest man and boss of Mexico’s América Móvil. He made the telco’s...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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,...

  21. beyondbrics

    September 27, 2013

    América Móvil inches closer to KPN offer

    “Dime cuándo, cuándo, cuándo” (Tell me when, when, when) goes the song. Well, Carlos Slim’s América Móvil has inched a...

  22. September 26, 2013

    European shares back on US buying list

    American GIs were famously described as “overpaid, oversexed and over here” when they arrived in Britain during the second...

  23. September 16, 2013

    KPN to book €3.7bn tax loss on E-Plus sale

    Dutch telecoms group KPN once saw its German subsidiary E-Plus as the crown jewel in its attempt to expand into a...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. September 2, 2013

    Mining and telecoms lead Europe’s surge

    European equity markets firmed as manufacturing activity in China boosted the region’s miners and metals producers while...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. August 26, 2013

    Italian stocks hit by fears of political uncertainty

    Italy’s FTSE MIB underperformed the broader pan-European FTSE Eurofirst 300 on Monday after renewed political uncertainty...

  31. 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...

  32. August 21, 2013

    Eurofirst slips to three-day losing streak

    European markets ended lower for a third consecutive day, marking the FTSE Eurofirst 300’s longest losing streak in two...

  33. 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...

  34. August 16, 2013

    Week in Review, August 17

    A round-up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Corporate person in the news: Tim...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. August 9, 2013

    Slimmed down groups attract new admirers

    Breaking up can be a relief. Since News Corp split itself in two in June, shares in the film and television business that...

  38. August 9, 2013

    KPN climbs on takeover approach

    KPN has been much in the news recently and it was the day’s biggest gainer on the FTSE Eurofirst 300 on Friday after a...

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