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    1. December 9, 2014

      Russian billionaire to return $4.1m Nobel medal to James Watson

      Alisher Usmanov, the Russian billionaire, placed the winning $4.1m bid for James Watson’s Nobel Prize medal and will hand it...

    2. October 9, 2014

      Ajax and Arsenal come out on top in European financial league

      Arsenal might not have won the European Champions League in 17 consecutive years of trying, but the London football club has...

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    1. Investing in Young People 2012

      Social media networks may let tomorrow’s adults talk and mobilise but they do not conf...
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    1. August 15, 2014

      Football clubs cry foul over rules to cut wealth gap

      Financial rules brought in to address the huge wealth gap between football clubs risk having the opposite effect, according...

    2. May 30, 2014

      Arsène Wenger signs 3-year deal with Arsenal

      Arsène Wenger has signed a contract to stay Arsenal until 2017 following the Premier League football club’s FA Cup final...

    3. May 16, 2014

      Arsenal fans tout case for ticket reform

      Arsenal fans’ search for tickets to Saturday’s FA Cup final against Hull City is proving as fraught and painful as the...

    4. May 14, 2014

      Liverpool misses glory – but takes cash prize

      Liverpool really did win the English Premier League – if it was measured by the revenues each football club makes from the...

    5. February 20, 2014

      Puma sales worse than expected as brand tackles global image

      Puma, the German sportswear company, aims to position itself to global consumers as the “fastest sportswear brand in the...

    6. February 17, 2014

      Football clubs follow Arsenal into property development

      Colin Firth’s character in Fever Pitch, the film based on Nick Hornby’s Arsenal football club fixation, was pilloried by his...

    7. January 27, 2014

      Arsenal secures five-year kit deal with Puma

      Arsenal secured its biggest ever commercial deal by agreeing a five-year kit agreement with German sportswear company Puma....

    8. January 10, 2014

      Manchester United: Profits before goals

      With a warning that his results “have not lived up to our standards”, the Glazer family lost patience and fired their club’s...

    9. December 12, 2013

      Rachel Yankey

      I’m a long way off from bending it like Beckham, according to Rachel Yankey. No sooner are we taking free-kicks at Arsenal’s...

    10. November 24, 2013

      Insurers tackle risk that injuries pose to football revenue

      It is the nightmare of every top Premier League club owner. The club’s prized asset, a top player who commands a...

    11. September 5, 2013

      Usmanov’s Mail.ru cashes in on Facebook recovery

      Mail.ru, the Russian internet portal partly owned by billionaire Alisher Usmanov, has sold its remaining stake in Facebook,...

    12. August 30, 2013

      Football’s ‘cajillionaires’ go on record summer spending spree

      Even by football’s profligate standards, this has been a summer of frenzied transfer megadeals to defy economic reality and...

    13. August 16, 2013

      The footballers who are all pay, no play

      When West Ham kick off the new Premier League season against Cardiff on Saturday, the spotlight will be on Ravel Morrison, a...

    14. August 15, 2013

      Apollo co-founder buys into New Jersey Devils

      Investors led by private equity heavyweight Josh Harris have bought the New Jersey Devils ice hockey franchise for about...

    15. July 13, 2013

      Al Fayed sells Fulham to US billionaire

      Mohamed Al Fayed on Friday brought the curtain down on his 16-year reign in charge of Premier League club Fulham after...

    16. July 12, 2013

      English football seeks Asian payday

      When Arsenal walk on to the field at Jakarta’s Gelora Bung Karno stadium on Sunday to play the Indonesian national team, it...

    17. July 10, 2013

      Debut success for Manchester United on Twitter

      English Premier League champions Manchester United on Wednesday became the last club in the top football flight to join...

    18. June 25, 2013

      England choke on snack between main courses

      England and its supporters might have hoped the bitter taste of the Champions Trophy could had turned into a fading memory,...

    19. May 26, 2013

      Companies continue to score with football sponsorship

      Bright yellow flags mixed with red banners on Wembley Way as Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund fans worked their way...

    20. March 6, 2013

      Soccer fans warm to Ruhr romantics

      John Maynard Keynes captured the internationalism of life before the first world war by writing about the freedom of a...

    21. March 4, 2013

      Manchester United 8 – Wharton 7

      Sport is global business with soccer arguably its biggest sector. Football clubs are listed on stock exchanges and their...

    22. February 28, 2013

      Usmanov sells $530m of Mail.ru stake

      Alisher Usmanov, the Russian tycoon, has sold part of his stake in Russian internet company Mail.ru, fuelling speculation...

    23. February 25, 2013

      Arsenal has cash reserves of £123.3m

      Arsenal further strengthened manager Arsène Wenger’s negotiating hand in transfer dealings by announcing cash reserves of...

    24. February 4, 2013

      Ecclestone looks to Emirates for F1 deal

      Bernie Ecclestone is expected to seal a sponsorship deal for Formula One with Emirates Airlines in Dubai on Tuesday worth...

    25. January 25, 2013

      Arsène’s austerity

      Spend some f money!” Arsenal fans chanted as their team lost again last Sunday at Chelsea. The cry echoed around the world...

    26. January 18, 2013

      Be careful what you pray for…

      The boy and I have a part share of a pair of Arsenal season tickets, so a few times each season we trudge up to north London...

    27. January 14, 2013

      Portsmouth fans gain time to save club

      Long-suffering Portsmouth fans have been given more time to assemble a rescue plan for their debt-ridden club in a crucial...

    28. December 14, 2012

      Follow we will as Rangers joins Aim

      Rangers International Football Club are to issue new shares at 70p each on to the Alternative Investment Market next week,...

    29. November 28, 2012

      Megafon shares fall after $1.7bn IPO

      Megafon shares made a disappointing debut in London and Moscow after pricing at the bottom end of the range on Wednesday in...

    30. November 26, 2012

      Big buyer takes Megafon over IPO line

      Megafon has received orders for all the shares in its initial public offering following a bid for more than a 10th of the...

    31. November 23, 2012

      Matchday, 2012

      Seventeen minutes into last weekend’s derby match between north London neighbours Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, the crowd...

    32. November 23, 2012

      Arsenal signs new £150m Emirates deal

      Arsenal added commercial firepower to manager Arsene Wenger’s team-building options by signing £150m worth of shirt...

    33. November 22, 2012

      Partner breaks silence over Usmanov deals

      As Alisher Usmanov prepares the $2.1bn London flotation of Megafon, his mobile operator, it is his friend Andrei Skoch, a...

    34. beyondbrics

      November 20, 2012

      London headlines

      * Asian stocks rise for third day; euro falls on France downgrade * Regional tensions flare at Asean summit * India...

    35. beyondbrics

      November 19, 2012

      Qatar Airways muscles in on Barça

      So, Qatar Airways will appear as the main logo on FC Barcelona’s shirts from next year, replacing the Qatar Foundation. That...

    36. November 16, 2012

      Alisher Usmanov: Uzbek eyes a prize listing

      When Alisher Usmanov met Lloyd Blankfein on the sidelines of the St Petersburg Economic Forum in June, the two men appeared...

    37. November 15, 2012

      Megafon – questions and answers

      Caveat emptor. It would be nice to offer investors some views on whether Megafon represents an interesting investment at the...

    38. beyondbrics

      November 15, 2012

      Megafon: repackaged for the market

      The London-Moscow Megafon IPO is back on track, with a whopping price tag and a keenly-awaited clarification of the...

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