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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...

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    Despite Austria’s outward trappings of economic success, structural changes are in urg...
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    The eastern exposure of Vienna’s banks is a cause for concern amid the stand-off betwe...
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  1. May 28, 2014

    Austria’s ÖIAG seeks expanded role amid political backlash

    Almost three decades after Austria began privatising its state sector, ÖIAG, the state holding company responsible for...

  2. 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...

  3. April 24, 2014

    Telekom Austria: cell-sa

    A Mexican stand-off has begun in Austrian telecoms. Carlos Slim’s América Móvil has increased its stake in Telekom Austria...

  4. FT Alphaville

    April 24, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Dan notes another way to show that there aren’t many value stocks left. Albert Edwards...

  5. April 24, 2014

    Carlos Slim set to secure control of Telekom Austria

    Carlos Slim’s long-running battle to establish himself in the European telecoms market took a step forward after Austria’s...

  6. February 26, 2014

    Telekom Austria: Viennese waltz

    As every schoolchild knows, if at first you don’t succeed try, try and try again. Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim seems to have...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. October 30, 2013

    Telecoms: Price wars take their toll on operators’ bottom line

    It has been a year of big developments in Europe’s most cut-throat telecoms market. In January, after months of wrangling...

  10. October 15, 2013

    KKR expands reach with €1bn Serbian cable deal

    KKR has demonstrated it is ready to venture out of its traditional European hunting grounds with a €1bn acquisition of...

  11. August 12, 2013

    Ryanair slips as pilots call for inquiry

    Ryanair fell to the foot of a flat FTSE Eurofirst after pilots at the Dublin-listed budget airline called for an inquiry...

  12. beyondbrics

    July 23, 2013

    Carlos Slim, dunked again by KPN

    Carlos Slim’s almost €5bn investment in European telecoms is still underwater and, unfortunately for the Mexican tycoon,...

  13. beyondbrics

    May 17, 2013

    Carlos Slim: not world's richest man

    Almost like Pavlov’s dogs, journalists and business commentators covering Carlos Slim only have to mention the name before...

  14. March 7, 2013

    European companies cut dividends sharply

    Dividends paid by European companies have fallen for the first time in three years as economic uncertainty and a challenging...

  15. February 26, 2013

    AT&T eyes a mobile revolution in Europe

    With political deadlock in Italy triggering fresh concerns about the eurozone economies, few chief executives would consider...

  16. February 25, 2013

    Slim shrugs off European battering

    It has been a bad start to the year for Carlos Slim. The world’s richest man has lost about €2bn in Europe thanks to a...

  17. February 14, 2013

    Telecoms groups must make the right call

    For Europe’s financially hard-pressed telecommunications sector, the spending cuts incorporated in the EU’s 2014-20 budget,...

  18. February 6, 2013

    Hybrid bond issues hit record level

    Strong hybrid bond issuance since the start of the year is being heralded as a turning point for the asset class after years...

  19. January 13, 2013

    European telecoms’ slow march

    It was less a Viennese waltz and more a slow march as Telekom Austria became the first European telco to update its 2013...

  20. December 21, 2012

    Europe woes weigh on América Móvil

    América Móvil, Latin America’s largest telecoms operator, controlled by Carlos Slim and his family, has lost close to €2bn...

  21. beyondbrics

    December 18, 2012

    Carlos Slim: in for a penny...

    Having just taken a €2bn hit on investing in Europe, Carlos Slim has signed up for more. Inmobiliaria Carso, a Spanish unit...

  22. December 17, 2012

    Slim suffers €2bn paper loss in Europe

    Carlos Slim, the world’s richest man, has overseen a loss of close to €2bn on his foray this year into the European market...

  23. November 27, 2012

    Telekom Austria falls despite deal backing

    News that Telekom Austria received the green light from a local court to acquire Yesss, Orange Austria’s low-cost mobile...

  24. November 21, 2012

    Short sellers target European tech stocks

    Short selling of European information technology stocks is nearing a one-year high and traders are the most pessimistic they...

  25. November 18, 2012

    ÖIAG: Political wrangling puts privatisations on hold

    After being appointed this autumn as head of ÖIAG, Austria’s state holding company, Rudolf Kemler was quick to stress he...

  26. September 28, 2012

    Letter from Lex – shadowlands

    As T.S. Eliot wrote in his poem The Hollow Men: “Between the idea and the reality, between the motion and the act, falls the...

  27. September 25, 2012

    Telekom Austria – Slim pickings

    Investing in Europe’s telecoms sector is a long-term strategy, says Mexican magnate Carlos Slim. Just as well. His América...

  28. September 24, 2012

    Telekom Austria to slash dividend by 87%

    Telekom Austria is to cut this year’s dividend by 87 per cent and will not raise its payout to shareholders in 2013 as it...

  29. beyondbrics

    July 5, 2012

    Globul sale to shake Bulgaria telecoms

    Photo: Bloomberg The sale of Globul, Bulgaria’s second-biggest mobile phone company, looks almost certain to go ahead and...

  30. beyondbrics

    June 22, 2012

    Carlos Slim's learning spree

    Two messages came out of América Móvil’s webcast on Thursday: the Mexican telecoms giant plans to become a long-term...

  31. June 18, 2012

    EU telecom operators ready to talk M&A

    Telecoms mergers and acquisitions have been more rumoured than seen in recent years, but financial and trading pressures...

  32. beyondbrics

    June 15, 2012

    What is Carlos Slim up to?

    Most other investors might be selling assets and hoarding cash, but not Carlos Slim. The Mexican telecoms tycoon and world’s...

  33. beyondbrics

    June 15, 2012

    New York headlines

    * Egypt court orders parliament dissolved * Basel III will ‘damage developing countries’ * Petrobras cuts production targets...

  34. FT Alphaville

    June 15, 2012

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York… FT ALPHAVILLE What might the Federal Reserve do next week: Ahead of next week’s FOMC meeting, Cardiff...

  35. June 15, 2012

    América Móvil buys into Telekom Austria

    Latin American mobile phone provider América Móvil on Friday emerged as the surprise buyer of a 21 per cent stake in Telekom...

  36. June 12, 2012

    Sawiris backs new European telecoms fund

    Naguib Sawiris, the Egyptian telecoms billionaire, has backed a fund management group formed by former Wind and Vimpelcom...

  37. beyondbrics

    June 5, 2012

    Carlos Slim: at it again?

    Shares in Telekom Austria jumped by nearly 10 per cent in Vienna on Tuesday after a local news magazine said Carlos Slim,...

  38. February 25, 2012

    European telecoms woes grow

    Telefónica and Telecom Italia added to the woes of the European telecoms sector, with more evidence of weakening home...

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