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    1. November 26, 2014

      Picking losers: trapped value, value traps

      It is not just Santa that tracks the naughty and the nice. At this time of year, fund managers sell their bad children,...

    2. July 2, 2014

      Telecoms executives cheer Brussels’ antitrust decision on E-Plus

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    1. 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...

    2. April 14, 2014

      Telecom Italia to draw line under turbulent past with new board

      Telecom Italia will draw a line under a long period of managerial and financial turbulence with the most independent board...

    3. December 22, 2013

      Wind of change blows for VimpelCom’s Italian unit

      VimpelCom is reviewing the future of its Italian mobile phone business including a possible sale or merger, or a refinancing...

    4. December 18, 2013

      Tele2 Russia faces up to competition

      When Rostelecom, Russia’s state-controlled telecoms group, approved the merger of its mobile business into rival Tele2...

    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. 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...

    7. July 17, 2013

      Russian mobile operators halt iPhone sales

      Russia’s three major mobile phone operators have halted iPhone sales, a further sign that the tide is turning against Apple...

    8. beyondbrics

      June 27, 2013

      Corporate watch: Russian Towers plans to dominate telecoms landscape

      By Ben Aris of bne Russian mobile phone operators just launched their first 4G networks and the biggest cities are due to be...

    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 7, 2013

      Tele2 seeks European acquisitions

      Tele2 will seek further acquisitions in the European telecoms market after completing the rapid sale of its Russian business...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. February 17, 2013

      VimpelCom signs Windows Phone deal

      VimpelCom, the global telecoms operator, has signed an agreement with Microsoft and Nokia that will allow its customers to...

    14. January 16, 2013

      VimpelCom lifts hopes of Algeria deal

      VimpelCom expects to secure a deal with the Algerian government this year that will allow the global telecoms group to...

    15. January 15, 2013

      Myanmar opens telecoms to foreign groups

      Myanmar’s government has begun the process of opening up the country’s telecoms industry, inviting foreign companies to...

    16. beyondbrics

      December 7, 2012

      Euroset: Usmanov & Fridman together

      You might have thought that after the battle of the billionaires at Norilsk Nickel, Russia’s oligarchs might try to steer...

    17. November 26, 2012

      Telenor chief reflects on tough year

      TeliaSonera is hardly the only Nordic telecommunications operator to face questions about its activities in emerging...

    18. beyondbrics

      November 23, 2012

      Megafon: to buy or not to buy

      Whatever the reason behind Goldman Sachs’ decision to exit as underwriter of Megafon’s forthcoming IPO, the move was a kick...

    19. beyondbrics

      November 23, 2012

      Guest post: Sawiris - Algeria must respect investment treaties

      By Naguib Sawiris Most governments in North Africa acknowledge the role of foreign direct investment in relieving poverty...

    20. November 19, 2012

      Myners joins Megafon board ahead of float

      Lord Myners, a former Labour minister and Marks and Spencer chairman, has joined the board of Megafon as the Russian mobile...

    21. November 16, 2012

      Sawiris turns to European telecoms

      Naguib Sawiris, the Egyptian telecoms magnate, stepped up his activity in the European telecoms market this week by offering...

    22. 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...

    23. November 15, 2012

      SFR deepens Sawiris’ focus on telecoms

      Naguib Sawiris, the Egyptian telecoms magnate, is considering buying SFR, France’s second-biggest telephone company by...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. beyondbrics

      October 29, 2012

      New York headlines

      * Ukraine ruling party claims election victory * India sets 3% deficit target for 2017 * China’s luxury buyers embrace...

    28. October 28, 2012

      VimpelCom to sell emerging market units

      VimpelCom will sell several of its emerging market businesses in Africa and Asia as part of a rationalisation of its global...

    29. October 15, 2012

      Megafon agrees deal to control Euroset

      Megafon, the Russian mobile phone operator preparing to list in London, has agreed to pay $1.3bn for control of Euroset,...

    30. 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...

    31. October 5, 2012

      Bringing people together

      Entries for Legal Innovator of the Year in previous years have mirrored the times, focusing on ways of dealing with the...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. June 12, 2012

      Sawiris backs new European telecoms fund

      Naguib Sawiris, the Egyptian telecoms billionaire, has backed a fund management group formed by former Wind and Vimpelcom...

    37. May 15, 2012

      VimpelCom first-quarter income falls 36%

      VimpelCom, the telecoms group, has seen its first-quarter net income fall by more than a third year-on-year in spite of a...

    38. 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...

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