India’s Vodafone Idea says board has no proposal from Amazon, Verizon

BENGALURU (Reuters) – Vodafone Idea (VODA.NS) said on Thursday its board had no investment proposal to consider from U.S. wireless carrier Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) or Inc (AMZN.O).

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The Indian mobile firm added, however, that it constantly evaluates opportunities for enhancing stakeholders’ value.

Vodafone Idea’s statement followed a report in local newspaper the Mint that Verizon and Amazon may invest more than $4 billion for a stake in heavily indebted Vodafone Idea.

The telecoms carrier’s shares rose as much as 30% following the report.

Vodafone Idea won something of a reprieve this week as

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