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NEW YORK, Jan 3- AT&T Inc on Friday offered customers of No.4 U.S. mobile provider T-Mobile U.S. Inc a $200 credit to switch to its service, firing the first volley in what may be a price war that benefits consumers but plays havoc with profits.
Deutsche Telekom's new Chief Executive Tim Hoettges takes office on Wednesday.
*Former finance chief Tim Hoettges becomes CEO on Jan 1. FRANKFURT, Dec 31- When Deutsche Telekom's new Chief Executive Tim Hoettges takes office on Wednesday, a revival of mergers and acquisitions in the sector and a dramatically changing competitive landscape in Germany will pose his biggest challenges.
Asian markets were mixed on Thursday with the Nikkei at fresh six-year highs while mainland shares were dragged down by steep losses in financials.
Japan's SoftBank is in talks to acquire wireless carrier T-Mobile US and is discussing funding for a deal with financial institutions, sources say.
TOKYO, Dec 25- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Wednesday, clinging near a six-year peak hit the previous day, supported by optimism towards the global economy and hopes for fresh buying by Japanese retail investors due to upcoming tax changes.
TOKYO, Dec 25- Japan's SoftBank Corp is in talks to acquire U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile US Inc and is discussing funding for a deal with financial institutions, sources close to the matter said on Wednesday.
SoftBank is in final stage talks with T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom about acquiring the wireless carrier, the Nikkei news service reported.
Stocks in Japan and China rose in holiday-thinned trading on Wednesday following a positive lead from Wall Street.
Dec 20- Japanese tech and telecoms group SoftBank Corp's Chief Executive Masayoshi Son held talks with at least five banks to finance a possible bid by Sprint Corp to buy a majority stake in T-Mobile US Inc in 2014, Bloomberg reported, citing sources.
PARIS, Dec 19- European shares rose early on Thursday, mirroring sharp gains on Wall Street after the U.S. Shares in Saab AB were the top gainers in Europe, jumping 24 percent after Brazil awarded a $4.5 billion contract to Saab to supply the country's air force with 36 new Gripen NG fighters by 2020..
Dish is considering making a bid for T-Mobile next year, potentially setting the stage for a new bidding war with Softbank according to sources.
Dish Network Corp, which lost out to Japanese telecoms giant Softbank in its attempt to buy Sprint Corp several months ago, has since been sizing up T-Mobile US Inc as a takeover candidate and has talked to majority owner Deutsche Telekom AG about a potential deal, the three sources said.
*Telecom Italia up on news of BlackRock stake increase. LONDON, Dec 16- European shares rebounded on Monday as encouraging economic data out of the euro zone outweighed concern over the outlook for U.S. monetary policy, with Aggreko leading gainers after a bullish trading update.
*Deutsche Telekom gains on T-Mobile US report. LONDON, Dec 16- European shares rose on Monday, led by Aggreko after a bullish trading update, although concern the U.S.
PARIS, Dec 16- European shares fell early on Monday following tepid Chinese manufacturing data and as bets increase on the U.S.
*UK utilities seen most at risk from politics. Investors are thus paying more attention to what authorities are doing, prompting both Citi and HSBC to pick regulation as a key European equity investment theme for 2014..
BARCELONA, Nov 20- Liberty Global, Europe's biggest cable group will sell mobile services as part of all-inclusive bundles across its 12 markets in the coming years but is not yet convinced that such so-called quadruple-play offers are a big attraction.
NEW YORK, Nov 19- T-Mobile US is looking to buy wireless airwaves from larger rival Verizon Wireless to bolster its mobile network capacity for data services, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Representatives for Verizon Wireless, which is owned by Verizon Communications Inc and Vodafone Group Plc, were not immediately available for comment.
The ratios are now at 13.9 times forecast earnings for Europe and 14.5 for the U.S, according to Thomson Reuters data.