(adds details on partnership)
BOGOTA, Sept 2 Shares of local Colombian
telecommunications company ETB ETB.CN fell 26.6 percent on
Thursday on the local stock exchange after the company
announced it had failed in a bid to secure a strategic
Shares of Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogota ETB.CN
fell to 800 pesos at the start of trading from Wednesday's
close of 1090 pesos.
ETB, owned by Bogota city with a minority stake on the
stock market, announced that it had not received any offers in
its second attempt to seek a partner. Telefonica (TEF.MC) had
shown initial interest in ETB.
(Reporting by Nelson Bocanegra, editing by Gerald E. McCormick
and Derek Caney)