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    1. January 15, 2015

      Basketball franchises in play as rights value soars

      These are good times to be the owner of a National Basketball Association franchise. The sport’s rights deal value has...

    2. January 15, 2015

      Mikhail Prokhorov hires advisers for sale of Brooklyn Nets

      Billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov has hired Evercore Partners to sell the Brooklyn Nets basketball team, a sign that one of...

    1. The World

      December 19, 2014

      Putin treats Russia's oligarchs to a free supper

      After watching their fortunes nosedive over the past year on the back of Russia’s annexation of Crimea and adventures in...

    2. March 5, 2014

      Uralkali investors back renewing Belarus partnership

      The two largest shareholders in Uralkali have endorsed the logic of restarting a partnership with Belarus, opening the door...

    3. February 7, 2014

      Sochi 2014: Russia’s capitalists seek Soviet style triumph

      Sochi spectacle opens In 2009, a year before the Vancouver Olympics, the oligarch Mikhail Prokhorov set himself a daunting...

    4. November 27, 2013

      Oligarchs profit from swapping assets

      With Uralkali’s change in ownership, Russia’s biggest potash producer moves from the hands of one rich and influential...

    5. beyondbrics

      November 18, 2013

      Belarus vs Uralkali: light at end of tunnel?

      It’s official: billionaire Suleiman Kerimov, formerly the main shareholder of Uralkali, the Russian potash miner, has sold...

    6. November 18, 2013

      Suleiman Kerimov sells stake in Uralkali to Mikhail Prokhorov

      Suleiman Kerimov, the Russian oligarch and largest shareholder of the world’s largest potash miner Uralkali, has agreed to...

    7. beyondbrics

      September 26, 2013

      New York headlines

      * Nets owner and sovereign funds eye Uralkali stakes * Alibaba dream over for HK stock exchange * China to boost domestic...

    8. beyondbrics

      September 26, 2013

      London headlines

      * Nets owner and sovereign funds eye Uralkali stakes * Alibaba dream over for HK stock exchange * China to boost domestic...

    9. September 25, 2013

      Nets owner and sovereign funds eye Uralkali stakes

      The billionaire owner of the Brooklyn Nets basketball team, Mikhail Prokhorov, and two Asian groups are among potential...

    10. May 16, 2013

      SocGen reaffirms commitment to Russia

      French bank Société Générale has announced it remains committed to Russia after a bribery scandal erupted that enveloped its...

    11. beyondbrics

      March 20, 2013

      Cyprus: Prokhorov to the rescue?

      Mikhail Prokhorov, the billionaire Russian businessman and politician, reckons the Kremlin should help rescue Cyprus from...

    12. February 22, 2013

      Prokhorov sells gold stake for $3.6bn

      Mikhail Prokhorov has sold his 38 per cent stake in London-listed Polyus Gold to two Russian investors for $3.6bn, a...

    13. beyondbrics

      February 22, 2013

      Prokhorov sells out of gold

      Mikhail Prokhorov is slimming down his business empire in a move that has Moscow gossips wondering if the Russian...

    14. January 29, 2013

      Prokhorov nears sale of Polyus $4bn stake

      Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov is close to selling his up to $4bn stake in UK-listed Polyus Gold, in a deal that...

    15. December 27, 2012

      Russia bans adoptions by US citizens

      President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed a controversial law banning adoptions by US parents, risking a backlash from...

    16. November 14, 2012

      Jennings sells RenCap to Prokhorov

      Stephen Jennings, the veteran Moscow-based financier, is giving up control of Renaissance Capital, the investment bank he...

    17. FT Alphaville

      November 14, 2012

      Jennings sells the rest of RenCap

      Moscow-based financier Stephen Jennings is finally giving up control of Renaissance Capital, the investment bank he founded...

    18. beyondbrics

      November 14, 2012

      [Update] Jennings sells out of Renaissance Capital

      Moscow-based financier Stephen Jennings is finally giving up control of Renaissance Capital, the investment bank he founded...

    19. September 12, 2012

      Prokhorov in talks to sell Polyus stake

      Mikhail Prokhorov, the Russian tycoon, is in talks with two possible buyers to sell his near-$4bn stake in Polyus Gold,...

    20. August 30, 2012

      Higher gold price boosts Russian miners

      Higher gold sales and prices helped Russia’s largest producers of the precious metal report increases in first-half profits,...

    21. The World

      June 4, 2012

      Prokhorov and the post-political-party party

      Mikhail Prokhorov during a press conference on June 4. AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Mikhail Prokhorov, the billionaire...

    22. beyondbrics

      May 17, 2012

      Polyus Gold: London listing in sight

      Polyus Gold, Russia’s largest gold producer, is finally getting close to its proposed full listing on the London Stock...

    23. beyondbrics

      April 2, 2012

      Russian gold miners: party over?

      Investors see gold as a safe haven and are ready to pay high prices for bullion in times of recession. So it’s no surprise...

    24. March 29, 2012

      Russia needs clean end to Norilsk battle

      The most surprising aspect of the all-in wrestling match between Russia’s Vladimir Potanin and Oleg Deripaska for control of...

    25. March 19, 2012

      Polyus shelves plans for London listing

      Russia’s Polyus Gold has suspended plans to join the FTSE 100 after becoming bogged down in long delays while seeking...

    26. March 13, 2012

      Rusal: clash of the oligarchs

      Things at Rusal are not only ugly; they are interesting. Though more properly material for a novel (ideally by Dostoevsky),...

    27. March 6, 2012

      Putin victory poses test for opposition

      The stand-off between riot police and protesters in Moscow on Monday evening, ending in hundreds of arrests, represents a...

    28. March 5, 2012

      Opposition denounces Putin’s win

      One by one, opposition leaders took the microphone on Monday night in Pushkin Square, in front of more than 15,000...

    29. March 4, 2012

      Putin opponents rap ‘carousel voting’

      When a trio of grimy buses pulled up near Leningrad train station on Sunday, Yuri Tyunyagin, a first-time election observer,...

    30. March 4, 2012

      Tearful Putin claims election victory

      Russia’s opposition has vowed to continue protests alleging widespread irregularities after a tearful Vladimir Putin claimed...

    31. March 4, 2012

      Heavy security presence in Moscow has air of city under siege

      Russian elections were once a festive occasion, with loudspeakers set up outside polling stations playing folk music. But...

    32. March 4, 2012

      Putin poised for victory in Russian polls

      Russia was on Sunday preparing for a third presidential term for Vladimir Putin, with voters forecast to give him a majority...

    33. beyondbrics

      March 3, 2012

      The weekender

      This week on beyondbrics: India suffers another slowdown; HSBC stutters, but not in EMs; the world’s worst-paid banker, from...

    34. beyondbrics

      March 2, 2012

      Russia: who'd bet $1m on Prokhorov?

      Vladimir Putin is such a favourite to win the Russian presidential vote on March 4 that analysts are already setting up...

    35. beyondbrics

      March 2, 2012

      Russia's first online election campaign

      Sunday’s presidential election may be a five-person race but you wouldn’t know it from trawling the Russian internet. As...

    36. beyondbrics

      February 29, 2012

      On the road with Mikhail Prokhorov

      Russians vote in presidential elections on March 4, and few doubt the return of prime minister Vladimir Putin to the job he...

    37. February 29, 2012

      Prokhorov exploits anti-Putin mood

      Inside the MixMax exhibition hall in Krasnoyarsk, an industrial city in the heart of Siberia, more than 1,000 students are...

    38. The World

      February 23, 2012

      Putin's progress: one round or two?

      A pro-Putin rally. Photo AP One round or two? For all the protests against Vladimir Putin, that has long been the only real...

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