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Mexico's Slim not selling New York Times stock: spokesman

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim speaks during a news conference in Mexico City, Mexico January 27, 2017. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim has not be selling stock in the New York Times Co (NYT.N), Slim's son-in-law and main spokesman, Arturo Elias Ayub, said on Friday after the newspaper's stock slid on comments made by Slim during a media conference.

Elias Ayub told Reuters "it was just a saying" and that Slim was not selling the stock in the paper.

(Reporting by Christine Murray)