SAO PAULO, Aug 14- Telecom Italia SpA on Thursday confirmed its interest in acquiring Vivendi SA's Brazilian broadband unit GVT SA, challenging a surprise 6.7 billion euro bid by Telefonica SA.
The discovery of the deceit last month crippled the company and undermined credibility in Spain's stock market just as the country recovers from a four-year recession. Spain's judicial system does not require a formal plea and Garcia Martin has not given one.
Aug 11- Mobile service provider NII Holdings Inc, reporting its ninth quarterly loss in a row, said on Monday it may have to file for bankruptcy after struggling to compete in Brazil and Mexico. The company, which operates in Latin America under the Nextel brand, ended the second quarter with a net debt of $4.8 billion and with $1 billion in cash and investments.
FRANKFURT, Aug 7- Deutsche Telekom rejected an offer from Iliad for its mobile business in the United States and said regulators there should help smaller players compete against bigger rivals if they are not allowed to merge.
**Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox decided to pull its $80 billion offer to buy Time Warner Inc on Tuesday, abandoning plans to create one of the world's largest media conglomerates.
The privately held company obtained a license to operate in Mexico earlier this year, and will use the network owned by Spain's Telefonica, the sources, who requested anonymity as the plans were still not public, said.
PARIS, Aug 5- European shares gained ground on Tuesday in a tentative rebound following last week's sharp sell-off, supported by forecast-beating results from blue-chips including Deutsche Post. M&A fever also helped, with Vivendi surging 3.9 percent after Telefonica unveiled a 6.7 billion euro offer for the French firm's Brazilian business GVT.
PARIS, Aug 5- European shares gained ground on Tuesday in a tentative rebound following last week's sharp sell-off, supported by forecast-beating results from blue-chips such as BMW.
*Telefonica offers up Telcom Italia stake to Vivendi. PARIS/ MADRID, Aug 5- Spain's Telefonica has made a 6.7 billion euro bid to France's Vivendi for its Brazilian broadband unit GVT, seeking to strengthen its position in a market that accounts for one-fifth of revenue. Telefonica also offered Vivendi the chance to acquire its 8.3 percent stake in Telecom Italia.
Controlling around 70 percent of Mexico's mobile market and more than 60 percent of landlines, Slim's America Movil has been blamed for overcharging consumers for patchy service since he bought a former state-run phone monopoly in the early 1990 s.
MEXICO CITY, July 9- Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim's plan to divest a chunk of his most valuable asset, phone company America Movil, could open Mexico's telecoms market as never before to rivals.
MEXICO CITY, July 8- Billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil said on Tuesday it is ready to divest assets in an unprecedented step to cut its market share in Mexican telecoms below 50 percent and escape the burden of tougher regulations.
*Peers seek exit from Spain's alternative market. MADRID, July 7- The collapse on Sunday of wireless provider Gowex could rattle investors' confidence in Spain and its companies just as the country emerges from the worst of a five-year slump and foreign money starts to flow back into it.
*Peers seek exit from Spain's alternative market. The supervision of Spain's alternative stock exchange Mercado Alternativo Bursatil, which was thrown into the spotlight by the case, falls under the responsibility of both the market operator Bolsas y Mercados Espanoles and the bourse watchdog Comision Nacional del Mercado de Valores.
*FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.1 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.2 pct. *Total, Sanofi fall after cautioning over results. EDINBURGH, July 7- European shares fell on Monday after weak data out of Germany took the wind out of a rally that saw a top index post its best week in over three months.
Third-place mobile carrier Bouygues has become a target after losing out in a bidding war in April to buy bigger rival SFR to cable group Numericable. A purchase of Bouygues by Orange would likely have required a parallel deal with Iliad, which would buy Bouygues' network and mobile frequencies, to overcome competitive concerns.
BRUSSELS/ FRANKFURT, July 2- European regulators have cleared Telefonica's bid to consolidate the German mobile market by buying smaller rival KPN's E-Plus for 8.6 billion euros, raising prospects of more deals to come across Europe's telecoms markets.
*Telefonica must sell spectrum, rent out network capacity. BRUSSELS, July 2- Spain's Telefonica won EU antitrust clearance for its 8.6- billion-euro takeover of KPN's German mobile arm E-Plus, giving it a stronger position in Europe's largest phone market.
BRUSSELS, July 2- Spain's Telefonica won EU antitrust clearance for its 8.6- billion-euro takeover of KPN's German mobile arm, giving it a stronger position in Europe's largest phone market and marking a milestone in telecoms consolidation.
*Move to make Telefonica biggest Telecom Italia investor. MILAN, June 16- Italian banks Intesa Sanpaolo and Mediobanca moved on Monday to leave the shareholder pact that controls Telecom Italia, following insurer Generali and making way for new investors in the phone company.