Deals Rumor Mill: Carlos Slim, Deutsche Telekom, HSBC

Law360, New York (January 31, 2014, 3:18 PM EST) -- Austrian regulators are open to Carlos Slim's America Movil SAB de CV long-awaited play for a majority stake in Telekom Austria Group, an official told Austria's ORF radio on Friday. Slim has tried to push deeper into Europe's fast-consolidating telecom sector in order to diversify his telecom holdings beyond his more regulated home market of Mexico. Last year, America Movil launched a $9.7 billion campaign to take over Dutch telecom giant Royal KPN NV, but ultimately withdrew its offer amid stiff opposition from a foundation tied...
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