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  1. April 8, 2014

    Sleaze v spin in Mexico’s race for reform

    When Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico’s president, ran a 10km race last month, he cruised over the finish line without so much as...

  2. March 31, 2014

    América Móvil: monopoly money

    Pessimists argue that market reform will never come to Mexico. Least of all to the telecoms sector, which operates in the...

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  1. 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...

  2. March 25, 2014

    Mexico moves to strengthen telecoms regulators

    Mexico’s government has unveiled a telecoms bill that arms regulators with tough sanctions to “level the playing field” and...

  3. March 10, 2014

    Planners, architects and developers promote mixed-use property projects

    For most of the 20th century it would have been possible to say that the world’s most impressive buildings and its most...

  4. March 9, 2014

    Mexico watchdog opens door to Slim’s TV ambitions

    Carlos Slim, the Mexican telecoms billionaire, has long had an eye on his country’s television market but has been barred...

  5. beyondbrics

    March 3, 2014

    Africa's elite leap up the global billionaire rankings

    Forbes publishes its Billionaire rankings today, tracking the trials and tribulations of the world’s richest – the 1 percent...

  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. 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...

  8. February 12, 2014

    América Móvil buoyed by jump in mobile data usage

    The increased use of internet data, a jump in subscribers in Brazil and a lower tax bill boosted fourth-quarter numbers at...

  9. beyondbrics

    November 19, 2013

    Pemex and Repsol: what’s going on?

    Pemex, Mexico’s state oil company, has strenuously denied a report in Spain’s ABC newspaper which had said it was looking to...

  10. beyondbrics

    November 14, 2013

    Martinez snaps up Argentina Telecom. Why?

    He’s Mexican and rich. He owns important stakes in telecoms and media operations. But his name is not Carlos Slim. David...

  11. 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...

  12. 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,...

  13. 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...

  14. beyondbrics

    October 19, 2013

    The Weekender, October 19

    The week in emerging markets, including: our most read, five things we have learned and some long reads for the weekend....

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. FT Alphaville

    October 17, 2013

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asia-Pacific markets were higher across the board, with Japanese stocks in the lead, joining a relief rally that...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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,...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. beyondbrics

    July 26, 2013

    Eike Batista: sorry, you are no longer a billionaire

    Some damning number crunching over at Bloomberg on Eike Batista’s net worth. According to the report, Batista – who famously...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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,...

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