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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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,...

  17. 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,...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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),...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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,...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. beyondbrics

    February 14, 2012

    Russian elections: the XX factor

    On the eve of Russia’s March elections, Russia’s state-owned news channel has been airing regular presidential debates –...

  37. February 4, 2012

    Tens of thousands protest against Putin

    Tens of thousands of Muscovites rallied against Vladimir Putin’s regime on Saturday, defying expectations that the protest...

  38. beyondbrics

    January 19, 2012

    Putin to oligarchs: watch out

    As well as bashing the US and the independent media in assaults on his critics, Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin isn’t...

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