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  1. July 23, 2014

    The Carlos Slim three-day week is a great idea

    Carlos Slim’s proposal that we work a three-day week sounds crazy. But many, in 1922, thought Henry Ford crazy when he...

  2. July 11, 2014

    Carlos Slim, Mexico’s mogul of mobile

    Carlos Slim has one of the world’s biggest Rodin collections, almost 400 pieces – and the snide dig in Mexican art circles...

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    An economy of $6tn and a 600m population entice multinationals on the hunt for fresh m...
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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. beyondbrics

    June 12, 2014

    Opinion: Mexican reform, an outlier or an exemplar?

    Ever eager to point out exemplars, the World Bank this week made a point of praising Mexico as one of the few countries...

  3. beyondbrics

    June 2, 2014

    Mexico's telecoms reform: will it work?

    Mexico’s Congress should this month pass legislation designed to give the country’s fixed and mobile phone users access to...

  4. March 28, 2014

    Carlos Slim slams Mexico telecoms bill

    Billionaire Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim has slammed a new telecoms bill before Congress as “confiscatory” and demanded that...

  5. March 7, 2014

    Mexico eyes telecoms measures

    Mexico’s telecoms regulator has identified “predominant players” in the country’s telecoms and broadcast markets, but will...

  6. beyondbrics

    December 20, 2013

    Christmas cheer for Mexico

    Mexico is certainly ending 2013 on a high note. Enrique Peña Nieto, the president, signed the country’s landmark energy...

  7. October 31, 2013

    Mexico: Funds race revs up for F1 2014 start

    Mexico City has never been closer to returning to the Formula One calendar since it held its last Grand Prix more than two...

  8. September 23, 2013

    Growth leaves nowhere else to go but abroad

    The last time you sloped off to the beach – especially if that was in Latin America – it is likely that you wore or carried...

  9. June 27, 2013

    Telecoms: Regulation aims to rein in communication titans

    Mexico’s most powerful business leaders are poised to battle it out for control of the country’s telecoms, as an ambitious...

  10. 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...

  11. beyondbrics

    March 16, 2013

    America Movil: time to buy?

    embed1 At what point do América Móvil shares start to look cheap? Investors have several ways of deciding the true value of...

  12. March 14, 2013

    América Móvil suffers as reforms sink in

    Shares in Carlos Slim’s América Móvil fell sharply on Wednesday as investors saw tougher competition ahead in the home...

  13. March 12, 2013

    Latin America: Mexican stand-off

    Twenty five years ago, as a dynamic and reformist government took power in Mexico, a youthful Carlos Slim, clean-shaven and...

  14. March 12, 2013

    A monopoly that has cost Mexico dearly

    Mexico’s overhaul of its telecoms market looks set to follow the deregulation of European markets more than a decade ago,...

  15. March 12, 2013

    Mexican revolution

    There is no siesta for Enrique Peña Nieto in his attempt to modernise Mexico. Two weeks ago, the new president signed into...

  16. March 6, 2013

    Billionaires’ club has become less exclusive

    Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is unhappy with Forbes magazine, accusing it of prejudice in estimating his wealth at $20bn – a...

  17. March 4, 2013

    A fight in Mexico

    The gloves are off in the battle between Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico’s new president, and the crony union and industrial...

  18. beyondbrics

    February 8, 2013

    Sanborns IPO: a bright spot in a not so swell week for Carlos Slim

    Carlos Slim closed the week with a successful $950m IPO of his Sanborns retail and restaurant chain whose tastes reflect the...

  19. beyondbrics

    January 16, 2013

    Slim Academy? Carlos Slim brings Khan Academy to LatAm

    ¿Hablas inglés? If the answer is no, help is at hand: Carlos Slim, the world’s richest man, has just signed an agreement to...

  20. December 5, 2012

    A grand plan for Mexico’s future

    When Enrique Peña Nieto was elected Mexico’s 57th president last July, he promised sweeping reforms that would treble the...

  21. September 26, 2012

    Televisa – Tech’s Mex

    Televisa, the Mexican media conglomerate, was built on telenovelas and is itself a tale of many parts and characters. Those...

  22. June 20, 2012

    Telcel: No panic as Carlos Slim unit is denied TV access

    What do you do when, as a large company selling products and services to the general public, you suddenly find yourself cut...

  23. beyondbrics

    June 18, 2012

    Slim's YPF stake: more than meets the eye [updated]

    By John Paul Rathbone, Jude Webber and Adam Thomson At a lunch with businessfolk at the Council of the Americas last Friday,...

  24. May 8, 2012

    Slim eyes KPN as launch pad into Europe

    Could Carlos Slim, the Mexican telecoms tycoon and the world’s richest man, be about to realise his long-held ambition of...

  25. April 27, 2012

    América Móvil reports surge in net profit

    América Móvil, Latin America’s largest telecoms company by subscribers, on Thursday reported a 37.5 per cent surge in net...

  26. beyondbrics

    March 22, 2012

    New York headlines

    * Singh under fire over new India scandal * China and Australia in $31bn currency swap * Stocks slip on China and Europe...

  27. beyondbrics

    March 22, 2012

    London headlines

    * US under pressure over World Bank chief * China factory activity slows, stoking market fears * Slim’s Telmex targeted in...

  28. beyondbrics

    March 13, 2012

    New salvos in Mexico's TV war

    Carlos Slim, the world’s richest man, has opened a new front in Mexico’s TV war – and this time he has enlisted the help...

  29. February 10, 2012

    América Móvil profits fall on higher debt costs

    América Móvil has reported a 36 per cent fall in fourth-quarter profits as Latin America’s largest telecoms company suffered...

  30. beyondbrics

    January 4, 2012

    EM M&A in 2011: a tougher market

    What to make of emerging markets M&A in 2011? Overall deal values were 13.6 per cent down on 2010, EMs’ global share...

  31. beyondbrics

    November 11, 2011

    Mexico: rewriting the media rulebook

    Mexico’s media wars just got more brutal. For the best part of this year, Carlos Slim, the world’s richest man, has been...

  32. October 28, 2011

    Currency movements hit América Móvil results

    América Móvil, one of the world’s largest telecoms companies, reported a 21 per cent fall in third-quarter net income as...

  33. October 10, 2011

    América Móvil targets Telmex shares

    América Móvil, the pan-American telecoms provider, said on Monday that it would seek to buy the remaining 40 per cent of...

  34. August 23, 2011

    Slim increases his stake in NY Times

    Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Helu has increased his stake in the New York Times Company just weeks after the US newspaper...

  35. beyondbrics

    August 3, 2011

    Further reading: small beer

    What caught the beyondbrics team’s eye on Wednesday: what is behind Walmart’s struggle in South Africa, how to prevent...

  36. August 2, 2011

    Slim bids $6.5bn for Teléfonos de Mexico

    Carlos Slim’s most recent revamp of his telecommunications empire might have come as a surprise to market watchers in...

  37. August 2, 2011

    Telmex: Carlos Slim’s premium call

    When Teléfonos de México (Telmex) spun off its cellular arm a decade ago to form América Móvil, the fixed line operator was...

  38. FT Alphaville

    August 2, 2011

    Carlos Slim makes $6.5bn offer for Telmex

    Carlos Slim moved to bring his telecommunications empire under one roof when América Móvil launched an offer to buy the rest...

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