* Commission decision expected by Oct. 3 (Recasts, adds Commission questionnaire)
* Iliad in talks with partners possibly to improve its bid
PARIS, Sept 1 - French low-cost telecom operator Iliad said it would continue its pursuit of T-Mobile US even though the owner of the U.S. fourth-place mobile operator, Deutsche Telekom, had rebuffed its first bid as too low.
BRUSSELS, Sept 1 - European Union antitrust regulators will decide by Oct. 3 whether to clear world No. 1 online social network Facebook's $19 billion offer for mobile messaging startup WhatsApp, the European Commission said on Monday.
* Board reiterates its confidence in Perform Group's standalone strategy and growth prospects Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
Sun, Aug 31 2014
Aug 31 - America Movil SAB, the wireless provider controlled by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, has hired Bank of America Corp to sell certain phone assets as part of a breakup plan to appease Mexican lawmakers, Bloomberg said, citing people familiar with the matter.
Sept 1 - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
Fri, Aug 29 2014
PARIS, Aug 29 - French low-cost telecoms carrier Iliad is ahead of schedule on its 2015 goal to reach annual sales of 4 billion euros ($5.3 billion) and will probably have 15 percent mobile market share by the end of this year, its finance chief said.
LONDON/STOCKHOLM, Aug 29 - Norway's second-biggest cable operator Get expects to receive binding offers from Denmark's TDC and two private equity funds in a sale that could value the company at around 1.4 billion euros ($1.84 billion) including debt, sources familiar with the situation said.
PARIS, Aug 29 - Reports that French advertising agency Publicis is in talks to buy online ad start-up Criteo are unfounded, said a source close to Publicis on Friday.
Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.