Telecoms case shows Fridman taste for combat

Alfa’s frequent recourse to legal action evident in VimpelCom saga

Mikhail Fridman: The Alpha oligarch

The Russian billionaire, who has earned a reputation as a fierce corporate fighter, is taking on the UK government

CTS Eventim eyes expanding into Brazil

Ticketing group to use Olympics as bridgehead into Latin America

Rise in lending helps AIB return to black

Chances of bank returning to private ownership are boosted

Germany moves to cap rents

Law will limit increases to 10% of the local average

Moncler shares power ahead as sales rise

Luxury skiwear maker bounces back after autumn slowdown

IAG chief secures 28% rise in pay

Walsh warns fares may not fall after oil price collapse

Carrefour turnround starts to bear fruit

Operating profits rise at hypermarket group

Strike grounds Norwegian Air Shuttle

Pilot pay dispute coincides with long-haul operation launch

Exxon chief says oil prices will stay low

Tillerson points to 12 per cent capital spending cut this year

Paris looks to EDF to aid flagging Areva

Nuclear engineering group’s €4.8bn loss adds to pressure for deal

Fridman given week to save gas deal

Energy secretary ‘willing to consider further representations’

GDF issues euro bond at record low rate

Relentless investor demand for less risky eurozone assets

Browne should think twice on gas deal

If other nations follow London on L1, former BP boss may regret move, writes Sarah Gordon

Ex-Virgin Media chiefs to buy ailing telcos

Zegona set up to build small portfolio of large businesses

EU proposes to extend bank pay rules

Bonus caps of ‘major concern’ in London

Q&A: What we know about Nemtsov’s murder

Final hours of Russian’s life are subject of rumour and speculation

Downing St behind challenge to Fridman deal

Scope of Russia sanctions sparked move over North Sea fields

A route to profit in the middle market

Key to success is to match business’s position to capabilities

World’s biggest banks still €300bn short

Regulator reveals shortfall of safe assets to comply with new rules

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