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  • May 18- DirecTV, the No. 1 U.S. satellite TV operator, said on Sunday it has agreed to sell itself to AT&T for $48.5 billion, in the second mega-deal to shake up the U.S. television landscape this year. AT&T said it is offering $95 per DirecTV share in a combination of stock and cash, a 10 percent premium over Friday's closing price of $86.18.

  • MEXICO CITY, May 18- Mexico's biggest opposition party on Sunday holds a leadership election whose outcome could shape how quickly President Enrique Pena Nieto can pass pending legislation to open up the oil industry and increase competition in telecoms.

  • MEXICO CITY, May 15- Mexico's lower house of Congress gave general approval to a political reform bill on Thursday that will help clear the way for the passage of legislation needed to implement a major energy reform.

  • Sony Music invests $3 mln in Shazam - source Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 4:10 PM ET

    May 14- Sony Music Entertainment, a unit of Sony Corp, has invested $3 million in music-recognition application maker Shazam Entertainment, a source familiar with the matter said.

  • MEXICO CITY, April 29- America Movil, Latin America's biggest phone company, said on Tuesday that higher debt costs had pushed its first-quarter profit down by almost half as its service revenue and subscriber base showed sluggish growth.

  • MEXICO CITY, April 28- In his first year in power, Enrique Pena Nieto raced to push through Congress the most ambitious reforms Mexico has seen in a generation, raising hopes of a new dawn for Latin America's second largest economy.

  • *America Movil takes operational control of Telekom Austria. VIENNA/ MEXICO CITY April 24- Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim plans to use Telekom Austria as a base to build up his presence in European telecoms after sealing a deal with the Austrian state to take control of the company.

  • *America Movil takes operational control of Telekom Austria. VIENNA, April 24- Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim plans to use Telekom Austria as a base to build a European telecommunications network after sealing an eleventh-hour deal with the Austrian state to take control of the company.

  • *To pay 7.15 euros/ share for rest of Telekom Austria. VIENNA/ MEXICO CITY, April 23- Mexico's Carlos Slim struck an 11th- hour deal on Wednesday with the Austrian government that could give him control of Telekom Austria and allow the multi-billionaire to consolidate his foothold in Europe as he expands outside the Americas.

  • Carlos Slim and Austria sign Telekom Austria deal Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 3:54 PM ET

    VIENNA, April 23- Carlos Slim and the Austrian government signed a deal to pool their stakes in Telekom Austria, the telecoms operator said, paving the way for Slim to take control of the company.

  • AT&T trims stake in Slim's America Movil Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 5:49 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY, April 11- AT&T has sold more than 300 million shares in billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil, following up on other sales last year, a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission showed on Friday.

  • VIENNA, March 28- Austrian state holding company OIAG's board authorised management to negotiate a deal to pool the state's Telekom Austria stake with that of Carlos Slim's America Movil, effectively handing Slim control of the group.

  • VIENNA, March 28- Austrian state holding company OIAG's board authorised management on Friday to negotiate pooling the state's Telekom Austria stake with that of Carlos Slim's America Movil, OIAG said in a statement.

  • MEXICO CITY, March 28- Mexico's new telecommunications regulator has opened a probe into possible monopolistic practices in the country's internet services market following a complaint, the federal government's official gazette said on Friday.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO/ BRASILIA, March 27- Brazil's securities watchdog on Thursday suspended the offer of shares in telecommunications company Grupo Oi SA for up to 30 days, dealing a setback to its planned merger with Portugal Telecom.

  • MEXICO CITY, March 25- Mexico's opposition said on Tuesday a government telecom bill undermines a new watchdog by keeping key regulatory powers in the executive's hands, in a spat that could stall the passage of rules aimed at curbing cell phone mogul Carlos Slim and fellow tycoon Emilio Azcarraga's TV group Televisa.

  • MEXICO CITY, March 19- Mexico will send legislation to Congress this week to flesh out a reform that seeks to curb the power of telecoms mogul Carlos Slim and the country's top broadcaster, Televisa, a senior lawmaker said on Wednesday.

  • Slim completes bundling of Telekom Austria stakes Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    VIENNA, March 17- Mexican telecoms tycoon Carlos Slim has finished consolidating his company and family stakes in Telekom Austria into a blocking minority, the Austrian firm said on Monday in a regulatory filing.

  • MEXICO CITY, March 14- Tycoon Carlos Slim, under fire from regulators in his home country, has spent the last two years sniffing out deals in Europe to offset an impending regulatory shake-up of Mexican telecoms.

  • Austria, Slim continue talks on Telekom syndicate Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 8:13 AM ET

    VIENNA, March 11- Austria and America Movil are still in talks on pooling their stakes in Telekom Austria but have not moved to formal negotiations, the state holding company said.