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    1. June 25, 2015

      Political TV talk shows a victim of Egypt’s crackdown on dissent

      When Reem Maged, a TV talk show host, returned to Egyptian screens after a two-year absence with a weekly programme...

    2. March 11, 2015

      Naguib Sawiris: the Egyptian tycoon with a sharp political edge

      It is not usual for Egyptian businessmen to court political controversy, and more so if they come from the country’s...

    1. July 7, 2014

      Naguib Sawiris’s bid for EFG-Hermes shares falls short

      A bid led by Naguib Sawiris, Egypt’s telecoms tycoon, to acquire a 20 per cent stake in EFG-Hermes, the Cairo-based...

    2. June 10, 2014

      Naguib Sawiris’s bid for stake in EFG signals revival of Egyptian economy

      The board of EFG Hermes said it was discussing the tender offer by a consortium led by Naguib Sawiris, the Egyptian...

    3. April 18, 2014

      VimpelCom settles dispute with Algeria over Djezzy arm

      Mobile operator VimpelCom has resolved its dispute with the Algerian government, selling a 51 per cent stake in...

    4. September 6, 2013

      Carmakers and dealmakers lift European stocks

      European equity markets perked up this week, backed up by stronger than expected industrial data that helped carmakers...

    5. December 7, 2012

      Telecom Italia mulls asset spin-off

      The board of Telecom Italia has given the nod to management to investigate the spin-off and partial sale of its...

    6. December 5, 2012

      Telecom Italia seeks strategic direction

      When the board of directors of Telecom Italia, the heavily indebted Italian telecoms group, sit down on Thursday for a...

    7. November 27, 2012

      Telekom Austria falls despite deal backing

      News that Telekom Austria received the green light from a local court to acquire Yesss, Orange Austria’s low-cost...

    8. beyondbrics

      November 27, 2012

      New York headlines

      * Argentina seeks halt to $1.3bn debt order * S Korea tightens derivatives limits * Egyptian investor seeks to put...

    9. beyondbrics

      November 23, 2012

      Guest post: Sawiris - Algeria must respect investment treaties

      By Naguib Sawiris Most governments in North Africa acknowledge the role of foreign direct investment in relieving...

    10. November 18, 2012

      Sawiris’ Weather seeks $5bn Algeria damages

      Weather, the investment company chaired by Naguib Sawiris, the Egyptian telecoms magnate, is seeking $5bn from the...

    11. November 16, 2012

      Sawiris turns to European telecoms

      Naguib Sawiris, the Egyptian telecoms magnate, stepped up his activity in the European telecoms market this week by...

    12. November 16, 2012

      Sawiris fillip for T Italia and Vivendi

      Egyptian telecoms magnate Naguib Sawiris breathed new life into a struggling European telecoms sector this week....

    13. November 15, 2012

      SFR deepens Sawiris’ focus on telecoms

      Naguib Sawiris, the Egyptian telecoms magnate, is considering buying SFR, France’s second-biggest telephone company by...

    14. November 12, 2012

      Egypt’s Sawiris in Telecom Italia offer

      Naguib Sawiris, the Egyptian telecoms billionaire, has offered to buy a stake in Telecom Italia as part of a wider...

    15. November 12, 2012

      Telecom Italia jumps on Egyptian offer

      Telecom Italia hit the top of a weak FTSE Eurofirst index on Monday after it said Egyptian investor Naguib Sawiris was...

    16. October 30, 2012

      Altimo’s move eases pressure on Telenor

      Mikhail Fridman’s Altimo has increased its stake in Russian telecoms group Vimpelcom, giving it an edge over rival...

    17. July 16, 2012

      Areva’s atomic reactor faces further delays

      The next-generation atomic reactor being built in Finland by France’s Areva is facing new delays, the company’s local...

    18. June 18, 2012

      EU telecom operators ready to talk M&A

      Telecoms mergers and acquisitions have been more rumoured than seen in recent years, but financial and trading...

    19. June 12, 2012

      Sawiris backs new European telecoms fund

      Naguib Sawiris, the Egyptian telecoms billionaire, has backed a fund management group formed by former Wind and...

    20. June 6, 2012

      EFG-Hermes faces own Arab spring

      It has been a difficult 12 months for EFG-Hermes, the leading Middle East investment bank, which now finds itself in...

    21. June 5, 2012

      Sawiris backs out of bid for EFG-Hermes

      Naguib Sawiris, the Egyptian telecommunications mogul, has decided against joining a consortium of investors attempting...

    22. June 4, 2012

      EFG-Hermes in legal threat over bid

      The fight for control of the Arab world’s most prominent investment bank escalated on Monday with its managers...

    23. June 3, 2012

      Hostile move launched for EFG-Hermes bank

      A group of Arab investors is making a billion-dollar offer to buy investment bank EFG-Hermes from under the noses of a...

    24. May 28, 2012

      France Telecom lifts Mobinil stake to 94%

      France Telecom has tightened its control of Mobinil, its mobile phone venture in Egypt, the most populous Arab country...

    25. April 24, 2012

      Altimo sets sights on global expansion

      The Megafon peace deal will end one of Russia’s most dramatic corporate disputes that played out across European courts...

    26. beyondbrics

      April 23, 2012

      Mobinil deal gets go-ahead

      The Egyptian regulator has given approval for France Telecom to take almost full control of its Egyptian mobile phone...

    27. April 12, 2012

      France Telecom closer to full Mobinil control

      France Telecom has moved closer to assuming almost full control of its Egyptian mobile phone venture, Mobinil, after...

    28. April 11, 2012

      Megafon owners in talks over stake sale

      Shareholders in Russia’s Megafon have confirmed that they are discussing changes to the ownership structure of the...

    29. 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...

    30. February 17, 2012

      Letter from Lex: grand tours

      In centuries past, Europe’s moneyed gentry used to undertake grand tours of the Continent. These days it is travelling...

    31. 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...

    32. February 13, 2012

      France Telecom seeks Egyptian deal

      France Telecom has offered to buy the majority of Egyptian telecoms operator Mobinil from tycoon Naguib Sawiris and...

    33. February 13, 2012

      France Telecom: growth prospect

      Sometimes it pays to get divorced. For years, the partnership at Egyptian mobile operator Mobinil between France...

    34. 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...

    35. January 9, 2012

      Egyptian tycoon faces ‘tweet’ trial

      Naguib Sawiris, the Egyptian telecoms tycoon, faces trial and a possible jail sentence over a Twitter message featuring...

    36. December 23, 2011

      France Telecom to sell Swiss unit to Apax

      France Telecom has agreed to sell its Swiss business to Apax Partners, the private equity group, for more than €1.5bn....

    37. November 28, 2011

      Telekom Austria

      There is nothing like a stalker to get a share price moving. Since early September, when Telekom Austria first...

    38. 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...

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