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  1. August 7, 2013

    VimpelCom in talks over Italian mobile market consolidation

    VimpelCom has held discussions with rivals about consolidation in the Italian mobile market as it looks to build core...

  2. May 28, 2013

    Russian companies contest $800m legal battle in Isle of Man court

    A complex multimillion-dollar court battle between two Russian groups over the ownership of Kyrgyzstan mobile telecom assets...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. March 12, 2013

    Regulator appoints Turkcell board members

    The Turkish authorities have imposed three representatives on the seven member board of Turkcell, the country’s biggest...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. April 24, 2012

    Altimo sets sights on global expansion

    The Megafon peace deal will end one of Russia’s most dramatic corporate disputes that played out across European courts with...

  9. beyondbrics

    April 20, 2012

    Megafon: stake sale and IPO

    After years of squabbling, an amicable parting of ways between Megafon shareholders appears to be close on the horizon. The...

  10. 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...

  11. March 14, 2012

    Acquisition costs hit VimpelCom profits

    VimpelCom, the mobile telecoms group, aims to reverse its profit decline in the final quarter of this year with a turnround...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. February 20, 2012

    Turkcell’s owner to find $1.4bn or lose control

    The owner of Turkcell has to come up with $1.4bn next month or lose its controlling stake in Turkey’s biggest mobile group,...

  15. February 15, 2012

    Telenor ends long-running Vimpelcom dispute

    Telenor has ended its dispute with rival shareholders in Vimpelcom, the global telecoms group, by acquiring an additional...

  16. December 22, 2011

    Alfa-Cukurova dispute takes new turn

    A dispute between a Russian oligarch and one of Turkey’s richest men has taken a new turn with claims that have raised...

  17. October 25, 2011

    Turkcell chief hits back at TeliaSonera

    The chief executive of Turkcell, Turkey’s biggest mobile phone company by subscribers, has hit out at TeliaSonera, its...

  18. September 30, 2011

    TeliaSonera awarded $1bn in Turkcell dispute

    TeliaSonera announced on Friday that it had won nearly $1bn in damages from Turkish conglomerate Çukurova in a dispute over...

  19. beyondbrics

    July 7, 2011

    Russia: pick your partners carefully

    Here we go again: yet another conflict has broken out between Mikhail Fridman’s Alfa Group and a foreign partner. This time...

  20. May 17, 2011

    VimpelCom appoints Lunder as chief

    VimpelCom on Monday announced the appointment of a new chief executive, a month after Russia’s second-largest mobile phone...

  21. April 18, 2011

    Alfa to tear up Telenor peace accord

    Russia’s Alfa Group has resumed hostilities with Norway’s Telenor in their tussle for control of VimpelCom, the Russian...

  22. April 14, 2011

    Altimo steps up Turkcell battle

    Altimo, the telecoms arm of Russia’s Alfa Group, will seek the removal of Turkcell’s board chairman at a shareholder meeting...

  23. March 3, 2011

    Russian operators seal 4G network deal

    Four of Russia’s largest mobile telecoms operators have agreed a deal that will see them share the roll-out of a high-speed...

  24. March 1, 2011

    Way open for Wind’s sale to VimpelCom

    Russia’s VimpelCom is set to acquire Naguib Sawiris’s telecommunications assets after London’s Commercial Court denied a...

  25. December 21, 2010

    VimpelCom plan for Weather deal hits snag

    VimpelCom’s bid to merge with the telecoms assets of Naguib Sawiris, the Egyptian entrepreneur, has hit another hurdle after...

  26. December 20, 2010

    VimpelCom’s $6.6bn deal hangs in the balance

    Telenor has delivered a blow to plans for a merger between VimpelCom, the Russian mobile phone operator, and the telecoms...

  27. December 17, 2010

    VimpelCom faces Sawiris deal hurdle

    Plans by VimpelCom, Russia’s second-largest mobile phone operator, to combine with the telecoms assets of Naguib Sawiris,...

  28. October 28, 2010

    MTS hacks into cybercrime for app skills

    Russia’s MTS mobile phone company is seeking to create the country’s first market for mobile phone applications with a...

  29. April 25, 2010

    Telenor chief warns on Russian legal risks

    The resolution of Telenor’s long-running feud with Alfa Group sends a positive signal to foreign investors in Russia but the...

  30. April 17, 2010

    Telenor and Alfa closer to pooling resources

    Norway’s Telenor and Russia’s Alfa Group came a step closer to pooling their Russian and Ukrainian telecom assets yesterday...

  31. April 17, 2010

    Telenor and Altimo closer to merger

    Norway's Telenor and Russia's Alfa Group came a step closer to pooling their Russian and Ukrainian telecom assets yesterday...

  32. April 12, 2010

    TeliaSonera's plans for Russian telecoms group at risk

    TeliaSonera, the Swedish mobile operator, is facing a threat to its ambitions in Russia as Alisher Usmanov, the billionaire...

  33. April 8, 2010

    Russian billionaire seeks to block TeliaSonera deal with Alfa

    Plans by TeliaSonera and Alfa Group to merge their holdings in Megafon of Russia face a potential stumbling block after...

  34. February 9, 2010

    Doubts raised over deal with TeliaSonera

    Even as Alfa Group powers ahead with a deal to merge its Russian and Ukrainian telecoms assets with those of Telenor of...

  35. February 8, 2010

    Doubts raised over second deal with TeliaSonera

    Even as Alfa Group powers ahead with a deal to merge its Russian and Ukrainian telecoms assets with those of Telenor of...

  36. December 11, 2009

    Alfa and Telenor would eye developing markets

    A proposed mobile phone venture between Russia's Alfa group and Norway's Telenor would look at expanding in Asia and Africa,...

  37. December 10, 2009

    Alfa and Telenor would eye developing markets

    A proposed mobile phone venture between Russia’s Alfa group and Norway’s Telenor would look at expanding in Asia and Africa,...

  38. November 30, 2009

    Ex-Vimpelcom chief returns to lead group

    MOSCOW/OSLO, Nov 30 - Former Vimpelcom chief executive Alexander Izosimov will take the chief executive’s role at newly...

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