Malaysia: Axiata unit close to acquiring Veon Towers in $1b deal

A security officer guards in front of the Axiata headquarters buiding in Kuala Lumpur May 28, 2014. REUTERS/Samsul Said

Axiata Group Bhd., the biggest Malaysian mobile operator, is nearing a deal to acquire Veon Ltd.’s Pakistan wireless towers for around $1 billion, people familiar with the matter said.

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