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MILAN (Reuters) - Telecom Italia (TIM) ( TLIT.MI ) has postponed to Aug. 31 a decision on the sale of a minority stake in its last-mile grid to U.S. investment firm KKR ( KKR.N ) on a government request to negotiate a deal with rival Open Fiber. FILE PHOTO: Trading information for KKR & Co is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., August 23, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo. TIM and Open Fiber, a wholesale-only broadband unit jointly owned by government-controlled utility Enel ( ENEI.MI ) and state lender CDP, have been talking since June last year on ways of combining their assets, but talks have so far been fruitless. In a bid... Full story

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