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  1. July 7, 2014

    TeliaSonera buys Tele2 Norway arm

    TeliaSonera, the Swedish telecoms group, will acquire the Norwegian business of Tele2 for SEK5.1bn ($740m) in the latest...

  2. May 13, 2014

    UK court dismisses Çukurova appeal in Turkcell ownership dispute

    A UK court on Tuesday dismissed an appeal by Turkish group Çukurova in a long-running dispute with Nordic telecommunications...

  1. April 25, 2014

    Cukurova gains US court ruling boost in Turkcell battle

    Cukurova, the Turkish conglomerate that has been battling for years to secure control of mobile phone operator Turkcell,...

  2. March 17, 2014

    TeliaSonera faces US probes on Uzbekistan corruption allegations

    TeliaSonera is under investigation by the US Department of Justice over corruption allegations in Uzbekistan in a...

  3. November 29, 2013

    TeliaSonera clears out senior management after ethics review

    TeliaSonera cleared out its senior management on Friday, firing its chief financial officer and three other employees, after...

  4. August 16, 2013

    Ankara wades in to resolve Turkcell deadlock

    A Turkish government agency has broken the deadlock at Turkcell by putting temporary control of the country’s leading mobile...

  5. August 8, 2013

    MegaFon plans to gain edge with proposed $1.2bn Scartel purchase

    Russian mobile operator Megafon plans to acquire Scartel, a fourth-generation mobile company, for $1.2bn, giving it greater...

  6. beyondbrics

    July 12, 2013

    New York headlines

    * China cuts its growth target… or does it? * Egypt faces moment of reckoning on its economy as protests wane * China...

  7. beyondbrics

    July 12, 2013

    London headlines

    * China cuts its growth target … or does it? * Egypt faces moment of reckoning on its economy as protests wane * China...

  8. July 11, 2013

    TeliaSonera attacks Turkcell board move

    A Turkish government regulator plans to appoint a majority of the board members of Turkcell, the country’s leading mobile...

  9. July 7, 2013

    Turkcell saga nears climax with UK court ruling

    A long-running battle over Turkcell, Turkey’s biggest mobile group, is entering a crucial week, with a UK court set to rule...

  10. June 16, 2013

    New TeliaSonera head appointed

    TeliaSonera, which lost its last chief executive amid an Uzbek corruption scandal, has appointed the head of South Africa’s...

  11. beyondbrics

    May 15, 2013

    MegaFon rewards its shareholders

    Investors who participated in the controversial MegaFon flotation last year made a good bet buying shares in Russia’s second...

  12. April 23, 2013

    US injunction deals blow to Turkcell tycoon

    A recent US court decision could “kill” the $1.5bn-$3bn effort by one of Turkey’s richest men to regain control over...

  13. April 4, 2013

    Merger buzz boost for Telecom Italia

    Reports that Telecom Italia may consider merging with Hutchison Whampoa’s Italian unit sent its share price rallying on...

  14. March 27, 2013

    Tele2 sells Russian arm to VTB

    Swedish telecoms group Tele2 is to sell its Russian mobile operator Tele2 Russia to local bank VTB for $3.55bn, in one of...

  15. 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...

  16. March 10, 2013

    Cukurova fined for contempt in US

    A New York federal court has imposed an escalating series of fines on a company controlled by Mehmet Karamehmet, one of...

  17. beyondbrics

    February 1, 2013

    New York headlines

    * China’s factories report slower growth * China data signals capital outflows in 2012 * Emerging stock volatility falls to...

  18. February 1, 2013

    TeliaSonera eyes shake-up as chief quits

    TeliaSonera is shaking up its board after the chief executive of the Swedish telecoms operator resigned amid sharp criticism...

  19. 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...

  20. January 27, 2013

    The Week Ahead: January 28 - February 3

    Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

  21. December 12, 2012

    TeliaSonera – margins over ethics

    Imitation does not always mean flattery. An initial public offering of shares and global depositary receipts by Kcell was...

  22. December 5, 2012

    TeliaSonera chairman to step down

    Anders Narvinger, chairman of TeliaSonera, the Swedish telecoms operator, on Wednesday announced his decision to resign,...

  23. 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...

  24. beyondbrics

    November 28, 2012

    Megafon: sold for just $20 a share

    Megafon has got its IPO away but only at $20, the very bottom of its $20-$25 price range. The company announced on Wednesday...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. November 26, 2012

    Telia chief urges common rules on privacy

    The chief executive of TeliaSonera has urged telecoms operators to disclose when governments ask them to close down their...

  28. November 15, 2012

    Megafon faces battle to drum up confidence

    Megafon’s management and organisers have launched a blitzkrieg two-week roadshow to market the Russian mobile operator to...

  29. 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...

  30. November 15, 2012

    Megafon relaunches London IPO

    Megafon has launched its delayed London-Moscow initial public offering, seeking to sell shares worth up to $2.1bn in a...

  31. November 13, 2012

    Kcell plans £500m London listing

    Kcell, the largest mobile operator in Kazakhstan, has confirmed plans to list a minority stake in London in a move that...

  32. November 4, 2012

    Kcell set to pursue listing in London

    Investor appetite in London for companies from the former Soviet Union will be tested with plans for the second mobile...

  33. October 17, 2012

    TeliaSonera axe swings over 2,000 jobs

    TeliaSonera, the Swedish telecoms operator wracked by problems in central Asia, is to cut 2,000 jobs as profitability in the...

  34. October 11, 2012

    Nestlé sets new low for European bond yield

    Nestlé has broken the record for the lowest coupon offered on a four-year bond in Europe, as central bank action around the...

  35. October 8, 2012

    TeliaSonera to investigate Uzbek licence

    TeliaSonera has become the latest Nordic telecoms operator to run into trouble in emerging markets as the Swedish group...

  36. September 10, 2012

    FTSE faces questions over foreign IPOs

    In the summer of 2002, the US Congress handed London’s capital markets a priceless opportunity. It signed into law the most...

  37. August 26, 2012

    Companies and human rights – a rethink

    Bad things can happen to good people. TeliaSonera is agonising publicly over the way governments in some less than...

  38. July 26, 2012

    France Telecom slows customer loss

    France Telecom’s sales and profits fell in the first half of the year, but it offered the first evidence that the speed of...

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