Bidding for a struggling Dutch telecoms group may seem an odd move for a Mexican billionaire, but Carlos Slim could be placing a long-term bet on an improvement in the European economic climate and in Germany in particular.
Robin Bienenstock, senior analyst for European and Latin American telecommunications at Sanford C Bernstein, says Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim's bid for KPN is all about Germany.
Dutch telecom group KPN's main shareholder America Movil has ended an agreement to limit its holding to below 30 percent, a sign it may bid for the whole company.
With industrial economies, it's OK to have workers retire at 65, Slim says. But in developed economies, built on knowledge and experience, 60 is when workers hit their prime.
The world's second-wealthiest man explains to CNBC why workers in Europe and other parts of the developed world are at the "best" part of their career after they reach their 60s.
Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim thinks the central banks' easy money is all good, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera spoke with Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim about why he thinks Mexico is the best place to invest right now. And, Fast Money trader Josh Brown reveals how he's managing his bearish call on Microsoft.
The billionaire telecom titan has slipped in rankings of the world's richest men, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
In an exclusive interview, telecom titan Carlos Slim provides his take on Mexico's regulation of the telecom industry, which could force him to breakup America Movil.
Carlos Slim, one of the world¿s richest men, sheds light on his philosophy on wealth by reading poetry in Spanish from Kahlil Gibran¿s ¿The Prophet.¿
California officials may decide to investigate a group campaigning against one of the world's richest men, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
Protesters disrupt a Carlos Slim event at New York Public Library on May 9th, 2013. The Mexican billionaire sits quietly as the protesters exit the auditorium.
Reforms that aim to level the playing field of Mexico's telecom industry will not necessarily end the dominance of the two big players.
Record low interest rates, cold hard cash on balance sheets and Mexico are among the themes at the Milken Institute Global Conference.
Guessing the number of billionaires in the world (or even in a single country) is just that -- a guessing game. But it's a highly profitable and increasingly popular one.
U.S. telecoms group AT&T is looking at an acquisition in Europe, possibly of Dutch peer KPN or the UK's Everything Everywhere, the Wall Street Journal reported.
MEXICO CITY-- Mexican telecommunications company America Movil says its profits jumped 66.8 percent in the third quarter from the same period last year, reaching 30.6 billion pesos. America Movil also expanded its cellphone customer base. America Movil SA is Latin America's biggest telecom company.
MEXICO CITY-- Mexican telecommunications company America Movil says its profits rose 6.6 percent in the third quarter from the same period last year, reaching 30.6 billion pesos. America Movil also expanded its cellphone customer base. America Movil SA is Latin America's biggest telecom company.
The media company, which publishes its namesake newspaper and the Boston Globe, earned $2.3 million, or 2 cents per share, in the July-September period. In the year-ago quarter, the Times Co. booked a one-time gain of $37.8 million, or 24 cents per share, from the sale of its stake in the Red Sox and other sports holdings.
MEXICO CITY, Oct 25- Mexico's main competition watchdog said on Thursday it had started an investigation into possible monopolistic practices in the country's mobile phone market, which is dominated by tycoon Carlos Slim. Slim's mobile phone company America Movil has about 70 percent of Mexico's market.