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*Deutsche Telekom only offering 30 pct stake- sources. FRANKFURT, Oct 10- Five buyout firms are expected to bid next week for a stake in Deutsche Telekom's online classified advertising business Scout24, valuing the equity and debt of the whole unit at $2.2- 2.3 billion, three sources close to the process said.
BRUSSELS, Oct 8- AT&T Inc Chief Executive Randall Stephenson on Tuesday said that he sees a "huge opportunity for somebody" in Europe to invest in mobile broadband and reap the big profits already being generated from such services in the United States.
*UBS upgrade boosts Deutsche Telekom. LONDON, Oct 4- European shares edged up on Friday to end a two-day losing run, with Deutsche Telekom outperforming, while expectations of an eventual deal on the United States' debt issues also propped up equities.
*Deutsche Telekom rises after UBS upgrade. *Buy into ESTOXX if it falls to 2,800- Steppenwolf Capital. Shares in Deutsche Telekom bucked the trend, gaining 1.7 percent after UBS upgraded its recommendation on the stock to' buy' from' neutral'.
PARIS, Oct 4- European shares dipped in early trade on Friday, extending their two-week slide as investors worry the U.S. budget deadlock could have negative implications on much more critical legislation to raise the U.S. federal debt ceiling.
*Telefonica, Vodafone, Orange follow in Spain. This mood spells trouble for operators in France, Britain, Italy and even in stronger economies such as Germany, which have spent billions to build 4 G networks in the hope that the new technology will help reverse years of falling prices.
*Bidding process ongoing, total close to 2 bln euros. *Government has budgeted 600 mln eur from auction. VIENNA, Oct 1- Austria's auction for fourth-generation telecoms frequencies is into its fourth week with bids already about four times the minimum price set by the regulator, according to Reuters calculations.
BRUSSELS, Sept 26- The EU's second-highest court should reassess a 151 million-euro fine imposed on telecoms company Telefonica, an adviser to the EU's top court said on Thursday. The European Commission fined Telefonica in 2007 for charging competitors too much for broadband access in Spain between 2001 and 2006..
BRUSSELS, Sept 18- Dutch telecoms group KPN has acted to catch up with European rivals after years of underperformance and may be nearing a turning point as it faces a takeover offer by Mexico's America Movil. It lagged behind peers in jumping on new trends in television and bundled services to limit the damage from free services such as Skype.
*Vodafone says reached 75 pct threshold for takeover. *Deal would give Vodafone leg up in fragmented market. FRANKFURT, Sept 12- Vodafone has secured enough shares in Kabel Deutschland for its 7.7 billion euro offer for Germany's largest cable company to succeed, Vodafone said on Thursday.
*Italian executive streamlined Vodafone with asset sales. PARIS/ LONDON, Sept 2- Vittorio Colao, the urbane Italian boss of Vodafone, believes that negotiating major deals is an art whose finest practitioners know how to wield power and resist pressure.
*Vodafone rises 8.2 pct on Verizon talks, telecoms rally. LONDON, Aug 29- Bumper gains among telecom stocks powered a rebound in European shares on Thursday after Vodafone confirmed it was in talks with Verizon to sell out of its U.S. joint venture.
*Vodafone rises 8.5 pct on Verizon talks, telecoms rally. LONDON, Aug 29- Bumper gains among telecom stocks powered a rebound in European shares in late trade on Thursday after Vodafone confirmed it was in talks with Verizon to sell out of its U.S. joint venture.
*Vodafone rises 9 pct to 12- year high on Verizon talks. PARIS/ LONDON, Aug 29- European stocks rose on Thursday, snapping a sharp two-day drop, as Vodafone's renewed talks with Verizon sent the UK firm's stock to a 12- year high and sparked a brisk rally in the telecom sector.
*Vodafone jumps after renewed Verizon talks. PARIS, Aug 29- European stocks rose on Thursday, snapping a sharp two-day drop, lifted by Vodafone shares surging on renewed talks with Verizon. Shares in the UK telecom firm jumped 8.5 percent after confirming talks with Verizon to buy Vodafone's 45 percent stake in their U.S. joint venture.
*Telefonica raises bid for KPN's E-Plus to 8.55 bln euros. AMSTERDAM/ MADRID, Aug 26- Telefonica has raised its bid for KPN's German arm by 6 percent to 8.55 billion euros, winning over top KPN investor America Movil and setting the stage for consolidation in Europe's largest mobile market.
*FTSE 100 underperforms, hit by ex-div stocks. PARIS, Aug 21- European stocks fell on Wednesday, after a sell-off the previous day, as investors avoided making fresh bets before eagerly awaited Federal Reserve minutes. "After showing strong resilience despite the pull-back on Wall Street, European stocks are finally losing steam," FXCM analyst Vincent Ganne said.
*CAC, DAX steady after sell-off, FTSE 100 hit by ex-div. "After showing strong resilience despite the pull-back on Wall Street, European stocks are finally losing steam," FXCM analyst Vincent Ganne said.
DUESSELDORF, Germany, Aug 14- A German court threw in doubt Liberty Global's completed 3 billion euro purchase of KabelBW after reversing a 2011 antitrust approval, deepening uncertainties in a rapidly changing telecoms sector.
DUESSELDORF, Germany, Aug 14- A German higher regional court reversed an approval by the country's cartel office for Liberty Global's 3.16 billion euro acquisition of KabelBW, throwing the now-completed merger into doubt.