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    1. May 5, 2014

      Fridman-backed Pamplona buys Beacon Rail Leasing

      Pamplona Capital Management, the London-based investment firm backed by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman’s Alfa Group,...

    2. April 18, 2014

      VimpelCom settles dispute with Algeria over Djezzy arm

      Mobile operator VimpelCom has resolved its dispute with the Algerian government, selling a 51 per cent stake in operator...

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    1. March 16, 2014

      RWE agrees €5.1bn sale of oil and gas arm

      RWE has agreed the sale of its oil and gas exploration unit at an enterprise value of €5.1bn to an investment vehicle owned...

    2. July 30, 2013

      Mikhail Fridman: Oligarchy with all that jazz

      Lounging in a hotel lobby with a panoramic view of Lviv, the medieval city in western Ukraine, the oligarch Mikhail Fridman...

    3. July 29, 2013

      Cukurova gains time to buy back Turkcell stake from Alfa

      Mehmet Emin Karamehmet, one of Turkey’s best known businessmen, received a boost in his bid to regain control of Turkcell,...

    4. beyondbrics

      July 10, 2013

      London headlines

      * China trade numbers suggest deeper slowdown * KKR raises record $6bn for second Asian buyout fund * Cukurova wins legal...

    5. July 9, 2013

      Turkcell: interference on the line

      When a legal judgment advises that the facts can be briefly summarised and then rattles on for paragraphs, it is a sure...

    6. June 17, 2013

      Former BP chief Lord Browne to advise Alfa on oil and gas deals

      Lord Browne, the former chief executive of BP, is to advise Russia’s Alfa Group on global energy investments, as it looks to...

    7. June 5, 2013

      Turkish media criticised for muted response to protests

      Wildlife, cookery, psychology and smoking – until many of Turkey’s mainstream media outlets incurred public anger and...

    8. May 16, 2013

      Fridman-backed Pamplona seals second US deal

      Pamplona Capital, the London-based investment firm backed by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman’s Alfa Group, has purchased...

    9. April 16, 2013

      Altimo offers $1.8bn to buy out Orascom

      Mikhail Fridman’s Altimo has made an offer to buy out minorities in Egypt’s Orascom Telecom for $1.8bn, as the Russian...

    10. April 5, 2013

      Cash-laden oligarchs hunt pastures new

      Hours after Rosneft finalised a deal to buy out the oligarch founders of rival oil producer TNK-BP last month, Mikhail...

    11. March 28, 2013

      Russian oil cash fuels mobile bidding war

      A bidding war between Russian groups for Sweden's Tele2 Russia mobile phone operator erupted on Thursday, a day after it...

    12. February 4, 2013

      Georgian wine to flow as Russia lifts ban

      Georgian wine and mineral water are poised to return to Russian shops and restaurants after a seven-year absence, marking...

    13. January 28, 2013

      UK judges to rule on Turkcell control

      Turkey’s biggest corporate feud could be resolved this week when the UK Privy Council rules on the ownership of the...

    14. beyondbrics

      January 23, 2013

      X5: Olympics deal won't hold off Magnit's rise for long

      Coming soon: sportswear for dogs X5, the Russian food retailer controlled by Mikhail Fridman’s Alfa Group, has won a tender...

    15. November 29, 2012

      Kremlin retains influence on business

      One surprising feature of the long-running scrap between the oligarchs Vladimir Potanin and Oleg Deripaska for control of...

    16. beyondbrics

      November 26, 2012

      Belarus: Alfa picks up SocGen unit

      Russian Alfa Bank, controlled by billionaire Mikhail Fridman, announced on Monday that its Belarusian subsidiary, Alfa Bank...

    17. November 18, 2012

      BP eyes Russia cash for buyback

      BP is believed to be planning a share buyback of at least $4bn, using the proceeds from the sale of its half of its Russian...

    18. beyondbrics

      November 6, 2012

      Belarus: Alfa looks to double down

      The influence of Russia in Belarus’ banking sector is easily spotted. All of Russia’s major banks have subsidiaries in the...

    19. November 5, 2012

      Anglo Irish in move to chase Quinn assets

      Anglo Irish Bank has formed a partnership with a company owned by three Russian oligarchs to help it recover €500m in assets...

    20. October 31, 2012

      Telenor shifts stance on VimpelCom stake

      Telenor has opened the door to a potential sale of its $6.4bn stake in VimpelCom, the world’s sixth-largest telecoms group...

    21. October 30, 2012

      Altimo’s move eases pressure on Telenor

      Mikhail Fridman’s Altimo has increased its stake in Russian telecoms group Vimpelcom, giving it an edge over rival...

    22. October 9, 2012

      Goldman quits Megafon listing

      Russia’s attempts to woo foreign investors have suffered a setback with Goldman Sachs pulling out of a role as lead bank on...

    23. August 23, 2012

      Emerging markets test Nordic constitutions

      Emerging markets can appear like an elixir to western companies these days. With the US and especially Europe still...

    24. August 17, 2012

      VimpelCom shareholders raise stakes

      The long-running power struggle at VimpelCom took a turn this week after its two main shareholders took near-equal stakes in...

    25. August 16, 2012

      VimpelCom shareholders feud on hold

      A breakthrough was made in the drawn-out dispute over control of VimpelCom after its two major shareholders took near-equal...

    26. August 15, 2012

      VimpelCom postpones European listing

      VimpelCom, the world’s sixth-largest mobile operator by customers, has postponed its decision to list in Europe until a...

    27. July 27, 2012

      BP case a red flag for foreign investors

      To the impartial observer, the workings of Siberia’s courts can seem puzzling. Consider the case of Vladimir Loskutov, a...

    28. July 23, 2012

      Bank investors should push for simplicity

      Bank shareholders are looking unstoppable. They have just claimed another small victory after Sir Michael Rake – the BT...

    29. June 14, 2012

      TNK-BP divorce need not have unhappy end

      All happy families are alike, wrote Leo Tolstoy; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. When assessing BP’s likely...

    30. June 3, 2012

      Oligarchs threaten BP’s Russia sale plans

      The group of billionaire oligarchs who are BP’s partners in TNK-BP have threatened to thwart any attempt by the UK oil group...

    31. May 28, 2012

      Focus on TNK-BP partnership as chief quits

      Never a match made in heaven, BP’s partnership with the Russian oligarchs of AAR is on the rocks. And to hear AAR tell it,...

    32. April 24, 2012

      Usmanov to control Russia’s Megafon

      Peace has broken out in one of Russia’s longest-running corporate battles, with the oligarch Alisher Usmanov set to take...

    33. April 12, 2012

      MTN defends operations in Iran

      MTN, the emerging markets mobile phone group, mounted a blistering defence of its Iranian operations after rival Turkcell...

    34. April 11, 2012

      Megafon owners in talks over stake sale

      Shareholders in Russia’s Megafon have confirmed that they are discussing changes to the ownership structure of the mobile...

    35. March 16, 2012

      A battle too far for Vekselberg

      When Viktor Vekselberg, one of the main shareholders in United Company Rusal, noisily announced he was resigning as chairman...

    36. March 7, 2012

      Fitch warns on Turkcell bid for Vivacom

      A bid by Turkcell for 94 per cent of Vivacom would put downward pressure on the credit rating of Turkey’s biggest mobile...

    37. March 2, 2012

      Tycoon wins appeal in Turkcell battle

      (Reuters) – Turkish tycoon Mehmet Emin Karamehmet won some relief in his battle to retain control of Turkcell, the country’s...

    38. March 1, 2012

      Turkcell weighs up offer for Vivacom

      Turkcell, Turkey’s biggest mobile phone company, said it was considering investing in Vivacom, a Bulgarian telecoms operator...

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