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Africa to weigh on Bharti Airtel’s earnings near term

The loss-making African operation of Bharti Airtel is expected to dent near-term earnings of India's biggest mobile operator.

Hello Africa, this is India calling

The expansion by Bharti Airtel into Africa underscores the rise of India on the continent, at a time when the focus on investment has been on China.

India Bharti closes $9bn Zain Africa deal

India's Bharti Airtel has completed its $9-billion acquisition of African operations from Kuwait's Zain.

Bharti moves closer to $9bn Zain Africa deal

Bharti Airtel looks set to wrap up its $9-billion deal to buy most of Kuwaiti telecom group Zain's African assets.

Bharti ties up Zain deal funds as talks deadline nears

Bharti Airtel said it had tied up the entire financing requirement of $8,3-billion for its planned buy of Kuwaiti telecom Zain's African assets.

Indian telecoms tycoon spooks investors with Africa move

Indian telecoms tycoon Sunil Bharti Mittal may be known for his Midas touch, but investors are questioning his bid to gain a foothold in Africa.

Bharti: Africa’s potential makes Zain deal value fair

Bharti Airtel said $9-billion was not a high price for Kuwaiti telecom Zain's African assets given the growth opportunities.

Bharti hopes to be third time lucky with Zain bid

Indian telecom tycoon Sunil Bharti Mittal is hoping to make it third time lucky as he seeks to gain a presence in Africa.

Bharti confirms $10,7bn bid for Zain

India's Bharti Airtel launched its third attempt to gain a foothold in Africa, entering $10,7-billion talks to buy most of telecom Zain's assets.

Bharti offers $10,7bn for Zain’s Africa operations

Bharti Airtel has offered up to $10,7-billion for the African assets of Kuwaiti telecom group Zain, newspapers reported on Saturday.

Treasury downplays role in tanked MTN-Bharti merger

The South African Treasury on Wednesday played down its role in tanked merger talks between MTN and India's Bharti.

MTN, Bharti extend exclusivity agreement

MTN said on Thursday that it has extended the exclusivity agreement with Indian telecommunications giant Bharti Airtel until September 30 2009.

Deadline looms for MTN-Bharti merger talks

The countdown is on in merger talks between India's top mobile firm Bharti Airtel and MTN to create an emerging market powerhouse.

Reliance, MTN eye stock swap

South African cellular giant MTN could pick up to a 74% stake in India's Reliance Communications in a share-swap deal being discussed between the companies, an official said on Friday. "The stock swap is an option being considered at the moment," a Reliance official said on condition of anonymity.

JSE in record territory on miners

South African stocks continued to run in record territory at midday on Monday, buoyed by miners on firmer metal prices while an upbeat mood in overseas markets added to the bullish tone. The market touched 33 116,051 during the session, an all-time high.

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