(Reuters) - French telecoms operator Iliad has made a buyout offer for T-Mobile USA Inc , the Wall Street Journal cited sources as saying, a surprise bid that counters an offer by Sprint Corp . Details of the offer, which was made to T-Mobile's board, were unclear but the Journal cited one of its sources as saying it involved control of the company. Shares in T-Mobile were up 4.5 percent at midday. Iliad and T-Mobile were not immediately available for comment. (Reporting by San Francisco newsroom)
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The woes of troubled Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo deepened Thursday as its share price plunged on the Lisbon stock exchange, a day after it reported a record half-year loss of 3.58 billion euros ($4.8 billion).