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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. January 9, 2012

    VimpelCom in talks to sell Algeria stake

    VimpelCom, the global telecoms group, is in talks to sell a majority stake in its Algerian operations to the country’s...

  2. November 28, 2011

    Telekom Austria attracts interest from raider

    Telekom Austria shares rose on Monday after a high-profile corporate raider revealed the extent of his stake building with...

  3. September 7, 2011

    VimpelCom hurt by costs of Wind merger

    VimpelCom, the Russian telecoms operator, reported a 29 per cent drop in net profit in the second quarter as it took on...

  4. April 20, 2011

    Russian companies in rush of offers to seekers after yield

    Russian companies are flocking to the eurobond market as low yields globally drive investors into emerging market debt...

  5. 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...

  6. March 17, 2011

    VimpelCom: work has only just begun

    VimpelCom’s $6.5bn deal with Egyptian businessman Naguib Sawiris looked unstable almost as soon as it was announced last...

  7. March 17, 2011

    VimpelCom shareholders back Sawiris deal

    VimpelCom’s shareholders on Thursday voted in favour of a contentious $6.5bn deal under which the Russian mobile phone...

  8. 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...

  9. January 20, 2011

    Telenor set on difficult territories

    Telenor has come a long way since its days as Norway’s monopoly telecoms provider. Just how far was brought home to Jon...

  10. January 16, 2011

    Sawiris wants board seats at Vimpelcom

    Naguib Sawiris, the Egyptian entrepreneur, hopes to secure board representation at VimpelCom should Russia’s second-largest...

  11. January 14, 2011

    Telenor set to reject deal with Sawiris

    Telenor is preparing to vote against a revised deal under which VimpelCom would merge with telecoms assets controlled by...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. December 20, 2010

    VimpelCom / Weather

    VimpelCom’s proposed merger with Weather was always heavy on ambition and light on detail. Investors were urged to think...

  15. 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,...

  16. November 22, 2010

    Qtel consortium buys Orascom’s Tunisian stake

    Orascom Telecom has agreed to sell its 50 per cent stake in Tunisiana, Tunisia’s largest mobile phone operator, to a...

  17. November 10, 2010

    HMV’s oligarch

    HMV, where Alexander Mamut has appeared on the shareholder register with a 3 per cent stake. A trained lawyer, the...

  18. October 17, 2010

    Vimpelcom

    Is Naguib Sawiris’ telecom empire too big to sell? The Egyptian entrepreneur tried and failed to offload some of his assets...

  19. October 14, 2010

    Vimpelcom investor questions Sawiris’ terms

    Vimpelcom, Russia’s second-largest mobile phone operator, may need to reassess the price it is paying for most of the...

  20. October 13, 2010

    Vimpelcom investors wary of Sawiris deal

    Shareholders in Vimpelcom, Russia’s second-largest mobile operator, have cast doubt on its $6.6bn deal to buy most of the...

  21. October 12, 2010

    Vimpelcom to focus on cutting debt

    Vimpelcom’s immediate priority will be to cut its large debt load rather than to increase its dividend, following a deal...

  22. October 11, 2010

    Pressure for Djezzy nationalisation rising

    The Algerian government has intensified efforts to nationalise Djezzy, the country’s largest mobile phone operator that is...

  23. October 8, 2010

    Vimpelcom threatens to sue Algeria

    Vimpelcom is warning it could sue the Algiers government if it seeks to nationalise Algeria’s leading mobile phone operator....

  24. October 6, 2010

    Algeria moves to knock Vimpelcom’s plans

    Vimpelcom’s plans to combine with most of the telecoms assets of Naguib Sawiris, the Egyptian entrepreneur, have suffered a...

  25. September 29, 2010

    Row escalates over Orascom Algeria unit

    The head of Orascom Telecom’s Algerian subsidiary has been called in for police questioning over allegations that the mobile...

  26. August 1, 2010

    Oligarch accuses Russia of seeking revenge

    In the Russian oligarch world of dark-suited industrialists and former spooks, Yevgeny Chichvarkin has always been something...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. February 8, 2010

    Telenor and Alfa call time on old grudges

    Alfa Group and Telenor will on Tuesday launch a push to secure the backing of minority shareholders for their enlarged...

  30. 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,...

  31. 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...

  32. November 13, 2009

    Stability at last for uncertain investors

    If the Nobel peace prize had not already been decided for this year, the Norwegian judging panel might have been tempted to...

  33. November 13, 2009

    Deal places Alfa atop Russian mobile industry

    Alfa Group’s latest deal puts it at the top of the Russian mobile industry after more than five years of bruising corporate...

  34. October 13, 2009

    Legal: Big cases shed light on murky courts

    Ole Bjorn Sjulstad says that the misuse of Russia’s regional courts system is beyond anything he has ever seen. After...

  35. October 6, 2009

    Telenor and Alfa declare truce

    A corporate battle that has blighted Russia's investment climate for years took a big step towards resolution when Telenor,...

  36. October 6, 2009

    Telecoms bring welcome relief

    European equities rose for the first time in four sessions yesterday after news of dealmaking activity in the telecoms...

  37. October 6, 2009

    Telenor in truce with Russian partner

    A corporate battle that has blighted Russia's investment climate for years took a big step towards resolution when Telenor,...

  38. October 5, 2009

    Telecoms deals bring relief for Europe

    European equities rose for the first time in four sessions on Monday after news of dealmaking activity in the telecoms...

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