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January 23, 2015

Li Ka-shing's Hutchison to buy Telefonica UK for £10.25 billion and China’s richest man snaps up stake in Athletico Madrid

Li Ka-shing's Hutchison to buy Telefonica UK for £10.25 billion

Hong Kong-based conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa, controlled by billionaire Li Ka-shing, is in exclusive negotiations tobuy Telefonica’s British mobile division O2 for £10.25 billion (€13.6 billion).

The conglomerate already operates the Three Mobile network in Britain. The combination of Three and O2 will create the largest mobile operator in Britain, with as many as 32 million customers.

January 16, 2015

Li Ka-shing restructures business empire, shares soar; Samsung crushes rumours of $7.5 billion Blackberry bid

Li Ka-shing restructures business empire, shares soar

Share prices at Hong Kong-based conglomerate Hutchinson Whampoa and property giant Cheung Kong Holdings rose dramatically on Monday following reports of a multi-billion dollar corporate restructure by owner Li Ka-Shing.

As a result, Cheung Kong's shares were up in Hong Kong as much as 14% in afternoon trading on Monday, while Hutchison Whampoa's shares surged more than 12%. 

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