Carlos Slim


  • *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.

  • CNBC 25 faceoff: Battle of the billionaires     Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    CNBC's Sara Eisen and Dominic Chu take a look at two of the world's richest men, the legendary "Oracle of Omaha," Warren Buffett and Mexican mega billionaire, Carlos Slim.

  • Eike Batista: The downfall of a $30 billion tycoon Saturday, 26 Oct 2013 | 6:39 PM ET
    Eike Batista

    Eike Batista's OGX—the cornerstone of his short-lived mining, energy and shipping empire—is expected to file for bankruptcy as early as this weekend.

  • Carlos Slim

    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.

  • Why has Carlos Slim bid for KPN?     Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 4:54 AM ET
    Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim.

    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.

  • Billionaire Carlos Slim may buy Dutch telco KPN Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 3:28 AM ET
    Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim.

    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.

  • Billionaire Carlos Slim: Why 60 Is the New 30 Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    Carlos Slim

    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.

  • 60 Is the New 30: Carlos Slim     Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    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.

  • Slim Supports Low Interest Rates     Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 1:21 PM ET

    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.

  • Carlos Slim's Wallet Takes A Hit     Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 10:10 AM ET

    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's Philosophy on Wealth     Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    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.¿