Dec 13 - India's mobile phone customer base rose 0.56 percent or a net 4.9 million in October to 875.48 million, data released by the sector regulator showed on Friday. By comparison, China, the world's biggest mobile phone market, reported a 0.8 percent monthly rise in mobile subscribers to 1.22 billion as of end-October. Below is a table of mobile phone subscriptions in India, the world's second-biggest wirless market by number of users, as of end-October. COMPANY
* Vivendi committed to accelerating GVT's pay-TV business
BANGKOK, Dec 13 - Thai stocks slipped to three-month lows on Friday, poised for a second week of falls, as the domestic political drift marred growth at home, while Indonesian shares hit a week-low on a tumbling rupiah and worries over U.S. stimulus tapering. At midday, the Thai SET index was down 1 percent at 1,342.97, its lowest since Sept. 6. Selling was most active in telecoms shares, led by top mobile phone operator Advanced Info Service which fell 1.9 percent to nine-month lo
Dec 13 - EchoStar Corp said it is no longer in discussions to form a joint venture with Vivendi's subsidiary GVT for pay TV services in Brazil.
HIROSHIMA, Dec 13 - Kaoru Koyano's unlikely career arc has taken him from dark-suited investment banker to plum-purple professional sports mascot. In between, he was called in to fix the balance sheet of the hottest team in Japanese soccer, Sanfrecce Hiroshima.
Reuters Market eye - The BSE Sensex and the Nifty are down 1 percent each, heading towards their fourth consecutive day of falls.