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  1. 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,...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  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. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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,...

  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. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. July 24, 2012

    Rosneft / BP – Russian to conclusions

    Those of us who like our Russian intrigue with a twist are spoiled by TNK-BP. Rosneft’s announcement on Tuesday that it is a...

  35. beyondbrics

    July 24, 2012

    Rosneft: up for BP's TNK stake

    BP’s escape hatch from its Russian joint venture might be in view. Rosneft, the state-owned energy giant, has confirmed that...

  36. FT Alphaville

    July 2, 2012

    Weekend news catch-up

    Weekend headlines from the FT and other UK media:* From The FT, -       Cameron orders review of interbank rates -      ...

  37. June 29, 2012

    BP’s TNK stand-off derails pipeline plans

    BP’s stand-off with its billionaire partners in its TNK-BP Russian joint venture has derailed its plans to seek...

  38. beyondbrics

    June 29, 2012

    London headlines

    * UTC agrees fine over China military exports * Chinese industrial companies’ profits drop for second month * Turkey sends...

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