SINGAPORE (Nov 25): The price war between the three main Indian telcos appears to have eased after Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Reliance Jio announced mobile-data price hikes starting December.

This news would have come as a relief to Singapore Telecommunications, which has been weighed down by its 35% stake in Bharti Airtel. From being a major earnings driver among its overseas associates, Bharti Airtel became a drag on Singtel instead, as it waged a price war ignited by Reliance Jio.

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