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    1. October 15, 2014

      UK blocks €5bn Russian North Sea deal

      The UK has blocked a €5bn deal by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman to acquire gasfields in the North Sea, as even private...

    2. MBA blog

      August 21, 2014

      The London Entrepreneurship Review

      Few topics produce such wild extremes in opinion as that of entrepreneurship. For politicians, the tech media industry and...

    1. July 31, 2014

      Cukurova reclaims Turkcell controlling stake

      A seven-year fight between a Russian oligarch and one of Turkey’s most famous businessmen came to an end on Thursday, when...

    2. July 25, 2014

      Cukurova clears legal obstacle to regain control of Turkcell

      Cukurova, the Turkish company fighting to regain control of Turkcell, has cleared a legal obstacle to financing the $1.5bn...

    3. June 15, 2014

      Germany investigates €5.1bn sale of RWE unit to Russian group

      An energy spat between Moscow, Kiev and Brussels is threatening to erupt into a third “gas war” in eight years and...

    4. March 21, 2014

      Putin boosted by defiant tone at top and among people

      Vladimir Putin responded on Friday to US sanctions against his inner circle with typically acid humour. He had no account,...

    5. March 6, 2014

      VimpelCom writes down Ukraine business by $2bn

      VimpelCom, the telecoms group controlled by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman and Norway’s Telenor, has written down the...

    6. February 4, 2014

      Russian oligarchs take battle to NY court

      The 2013 purchase by two tycoons was the third-biggest oil acquisition of all time. Now another oligarch is demanding a...

    7. September 30, 2013

      Rosneft makes formal offer for minority investors’ TNK-BP stake

      Rosneft made a formal offer to buy out TNK-BP minority shareholders on Monday, six months after it signed a deal to buy out...

    8. 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...

    9. July 30, 2013

      Mikhail Fridman: Oligarchy with all that jazz

      Lounging in a hotel lobby with a panoramic view of Lviv, the medieval city in western Ukraine, the oligarch Mikhail Fridman...

    10. July 9, 2013

      Cukurova wins legal battle against Alfa over Turkcell

      Mehmet Karamehmet, one of Turkey’s best known businessmen, has won a long-sought victory over Russia’s Alfa Group in a legal...

    11. July 9, 2013

      Turkcell: interference on the line

      When a legal judgment advises that the facts can be briefly summarised and then rattles on for paragraphs, it is a sure...

    12. 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...

    13. June 17, 2013

      Former BP chief Lord Browne to advise Alfa on oil and gas deals

      Lord Browne, the former chief executive of BP, is to advise Russia’s Alfa Group on global energy investments, as it looks to...

    14. 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...

    15. beyondbrics

      April 8, 2013

      Tariko reels in vodka maker CEDC

      It took him a long time to reel in his trophy, but it looks as though Russian alcohol and finance magnate Roustam Tariko has...

    16. 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...

    17. April 3, 2013

      VTB given go-ahead for Tele2 deal

      Russian state bank VTB has received permission by Russian regulators to acquire the Russia business of Tele2, the...

    18. 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...

    19. March 21, 2013

      Rosneft and BP plan Arctic projects

      Rosneft, the Kremlin-controlled oil company, said it would work with BP in a series of big projects in Russia’s Arctic,...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. January 30, 2013

      Çukurova wins right to control Turkcell

      Mehmet Karamehmet, one of Turkey’s richest men, has won the opportunity to regain control of Turkcell, the country’s biggest...

    23. December 12, 2012

      Rosneft makes agreement with AAR

      Rosneft has finalised its agreement to buy 50 per cent of TNK-BP from BP’s oligarch partners, allowing the state energy...

    24. 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...

    25. beyondbrics

      November 26, 2012

      Belarus: Alfa picks up SocGen unit

      Russian Alfa Bank, controlled by billionaire Mikhail Fridman, announced on Monday that its Belarusian subsidiary, Alfa Bank...

    26. November 18, 2012

      BP eyes Russia cash for buyback

      BP is believed to be planning a share buyback of at least $4bn, using the proceeds from the sale of its half of its Russian...

    27. beyondbrics

      November 6, 2012

      Belarus: Alfa looks to double down

      The influence of Russia in Belarus’ banking sector is easily spotted. All of Russia’s major banks have subsidiaries in the...

    28. November 5, 2012

      Anglo Irish in move to chase Quinn assets

      Anglo Irish Bank has formed a partnership with a company owned by three Russian oligarchs to help it recover €500m in assets...

    29. November 1, 2012

      Moscow defends Rosneft move on TNK-BP

      Igor Shuvalov, Russia’s first deputy prime minister, has defended Rosneft’s acquisition of TNK-BP as helping to speed the...

    30. October 24, 2012

      Questions swirl over TNK-BP sale

      When Rosneft said this year it was interested in buying out BP’s 50 per cent stake in TNK-BP , many in Moscow believed the...

    31. FT Alphaville

      October 22, 2012

      A Better Partnership

      Because the deal has been exclusively revealed repeatedly and over a number of weeks, few seemed too excited by news on...

    32. October 21, 2012

      Rosneft deal marks new dawn for BP

      Last Friday, a black Mercedes with tinted windows slipped into BP’s underground car park, avoiding the TV crews and...

    33. October 18, 2012

      Kremlin steals a march on oil industry

      Rosneft’s bid to buy out BP’s 50 per cent stake in TNK-BP puts Igor Sechin at the centre of a Kremlin consolidation that...

    34. October 18, 2012

      Rosneft offers $28bn for stake in TNK-BP

      Rosneft has offered BP up to $28bn in cash and shares for its 50 per cent stake in TNK-BP, in a deal that will turn the...

    35. October 17, 2012

      Rosneft set to clinch deal on TNK-BP

      The chief executive of Rosneft will on Thursday finalise a deal with BP that will turn the Russian national champion into...

    36. beyondbrics

      October 17, 2012

      TNK-BP: oligarchs sell out [update]

      embed1 Shares in BP jumped nearly 3 per cent on Wednesday on a report that its oligarch partners in TNK-BP, its troubled...

    37. September 25, 2012

      TNK-BP partners eye BP’s entire stake

      BP’s Russian billionaire partners in TNK-BP are preparing an all-cash offer for the UK oil company’s 50 per cent holding in...

    38. beyondbrics

      September 20, 2012

      Sechin woos Putin on Rosneft deal

      So Rosneft is showing that it is serious about buying a stake in TNK-BP, the Anglo-Russian joint venture, by seeking to...

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