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    1. beyondbrics

      November 12, 2014

      Indian telecoms: sorely stretched

      On a hot Tuesday afternoon Neha Arora, 32, stands outside an upmarket café in south Mumbai, struggling with two mobile...

    2. July 9, 2014

      Bharti Airtel to sell 3,100 telecom towers in infrastructure deal

      Bharti Airtel, the Indian telecoms group, will sell its towers network in four countries in Africa to Helios Towers, the...

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    1. June 6, 2014

      Fresh signs of life in India’s equity capital markets

      Shares in Idea Cellular jumped as much as 3.5 per cent on Friday as India’s third-largest mobile group by revenue raised...

    2. beyondbrics

      June 5, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * G7 warns Kremlin over Ukraine | Industrial nations meeting without Russia for first time in 17 years set no...

    3. June 4, 2014

      Trio team up to challenge Vodafone’s M-Pesa hold in Africa

      Vodafone’s hold on the African telecoms market is facing a new challenge from rivals seeking to compete directly with its...

    4. May 21, 2014

      Helios Towers Africa seeks $500m for Bharti infrastructure sale

      Helios Towers Africa, the infrastructure company backed by funds of George Soros, Madeleine Albright and Jacob Rothschild,...

    5. April 25, 2014

      NTT to end ailing Tata-DoCoMo venture

      NTT DoCoMo, Japan’s biggest mobile group by market share, is ending its ailing TataDoCoMo joint venture with India’s Tata...

    6. April 23, 2014

      India’s Viom Networks eyes offshore listing

      Viom Networks, the Indian telecom infrastructure company majority owned by Tata group, is preparing for an initial public...

    7. April 10, 2014

      Vodafone: stay on the line

      Well, that was a long phone call. Vodafone will finally gain full control on Friday of its Indian subsidiary, after agreeing...

    8. April 9, 2014

      Business is going native again

      Whether you trace them back to Assyrian trading networks in 2000BC, or only as far as the mid-19th century when the modern...

    9. beyondbrics

      April 3, 2014

      India telecoms infrastructure group plans big expansion

      Viom Networks, the Indian telecom infrastructure group, is set for some fundraising once the elections are over and markets...

    10. March 16, 2014

      ‘One size fits all’ marketing by global companies fails in Africa

      When a television advertising campaign promoting Indian mobile phone company Bharti Airtel in Africa fell flat a few years...

    11. March 2, 2014

      Goldman Sachs joins scramble for African mobile telecoms

      Goldman Sachs has made a bet on Africa’s booming mobile phone industry, joining a nearly $500m capital raising by...

    12. February 18, 2014

      Bharti Airtel sparks India mobile consolidation with Loop takeover

      Bharti Airtel, India’s largest mobile operator, is poised to buy telecoms group Loop for about $110m in the first deal of a...

    13. February 13, 2014

      Chad launches state telecoms company privatisation

      Chad has launched the privatisation of its state-owned telecoms company, following a failed attempt four years ago to sell a...

    14. February 3, 2014

      India kicks off $1.8bn spectrum auction

      Indian telecoms groups kicked off the country’s latest spectrum auctions with $7bn worth of bids on Monday, after the...

    15. beyondbrics

      January 29, 2014

      Bharti Airtel: growing, in parts

      Are Bharti Airtel‘s latest set of results a disappointment, or not? It’s hard to say. Investors were initially cheered on...

    16. January 20, 2014

      Companies flock to Europe to raise cash

      A growing number of global multinationals are turning to the European debt capital markets to raise funds, taking advantage...

    17. January 16, 2014

      Reserve Bank of India moves to enhance mobile payments market

      Indian telecom groups such as Bharti Airtel and Vodafone are set to be given greater freedom to take on the country’s banks...

    18. December 10, 2013

      Feuding tycoons agree Indian telecoms deal

      Two of India’s most prominent tycoons, Mukesh Ambani of Reliance Industries and Sunil Mittal of Bharti, have signed an...

    19. December 3, 2013

      Bharti raises €750m in first euro bond by an Indian company

      India’s Bharti Airtel, the world’s fourth-largest mobile operator by subscribers, has completed a €750m ($1bn) bond sale,...

    20. beyondbrics

      November 26, 2013

      Bharti: building up a bond warchest, but for what?

      Bharti Airtel, India’s largest mobile operator by sales, is looking to issue debt, possibly through a eurobond, according to...

    21. beyondbrics

      November 5, 2013

      India's Airtel continues Africa push with deal in Congo

      Airtel, India’s largest mobile operator by sales, is continuing its expansion into Africa. On Tuesday, it announced plans to...

    22. October 22, 2013

      Fresh India M&A rules set to hinder telecoms consolidation

      Hopes for consolidation in India’s fractured telecoms market look set to be undermined by new rules limiting operators’...

    23. September 19, 2013

      Senior Nigerian banker dragged into Ecobank drama

      One of the most senior figures at First Bank, Nigeria’s oldest and largest bank, has been dragged into the boardroom drama...

    24. August 20, 2013

      Rupee exposes India’s corporate debt stack

      India’s inability to bolster its free-falling currency or mend its worsening economy is causing increasing alarm in...

    25. beyondbrics

      August 1, 2013

      London headlines

      * Chinese manufacturing data mixed in July * Improved results at Bharti Airtel point to India mobile rebound * BMW’s China...

    26. July 31, 2013

      Improved results at Bharti Airtel point to India mobile rebound

      Shares in Bharti Airtel, India’s largest mobile operator by sales, rose more than 6 per cent on first-quarter results that...

    27. beyondbrics

      July 15, 2013

      Private equity in India: reasons to be cheerful

      Speak to people in Mumbai’s business community and it sounds like it’s about to go into pause mode, as investors wait for...

    28. beyondbrics

      June 28, 2013

      Myanmar telco auction: the good and the bad

      The decision by Myanmar’s government to award two fiercely contested national mobile communications licenses to Qatar’s...

    29. beyondbrics

      June 25, 2013

      India telecoms: early price skirmishes for data customers

      You know that things are serious when companies are willing to engage in a price war. India’s telecoms companies have been...

    30. June 9, 2013

      Reliance Communications: brotherly love

      Brotherly love is complicated. Just ask India’s once-feuding billionaire Ambani brothers. Anil Ambani, via his Reliance...

    31. May 23, 2013

      Vedanta sells India’s largest ever offshore bond

      Vedanta has sold India’s largest-ever offshore bond, raising $1.7bn from mostly US and European investors, joining domestic...

    32. beyondbrics

      May 20, 2013

      Chinese pharma cracks down on African counterfeits

      The reputation of Chinese pharmaceuticals in Africa has taken a hammering over the last couple of years. Far from curing...

    33. May 6, 2013

      Middle East and north Africa sees surge in M&A activity

      The past few years have been grim for corporate advisory work in the Middle East and north Africa as disappointing merger...

    34. May 6, 2013

      Balance sheet holes prompt India equity sales

      India’s industrial groups are being forced to overcome a historic reluctance to sell equity or assets as they attempt to...

    35. beyondbrics

      May 3, 2013

      New York headlines

      * India cuts rates to boost growth * Cnooc joins global bonds rush * Ikea green light to open in India after lengthy delay *...

    36. May 3, 2013

      Bharti Airtel sells stake to Qatar investment group for $1.26bn

      Bharti Airtel, the world’s fourth largest telecoms company by subscribers, has sold a 5 per cent stake in its business to...

    37. FT Alphaville

      May 3, 2013

      The 6am Cut London

      Asian stocks rose for the first time in three days as investors awaited the release of US jobs data and reacted to the ECB’s...

    38. May 2, 2013

      Bharti Airtel’s net income nearly halves

      Bharti Airtel, the world’s fourth-largest mobile operator by subscribers, reported poor full-year results on Thursday,...

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