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  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 regional...

  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 telecoms...

  1. 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 operator...

  2. 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 and...

  3. 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 fixed-line...

  4. 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...

  5. 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 mobile...

  6. 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 stamp on...

  7. 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 poverty...

  8. 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 Algerian...

  9. 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 offering...

  10. 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. Telecom...

  11. 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...

  12. 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 equity...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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 pressures...

  17. 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 Vimpelcom...

  18. 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 the...

  19. 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 to...

  20. 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 threatening...

  21. 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...

  22. 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 where...

  23. 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 with...

  24. 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 joint...

  25. 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...

  26. 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 mobile...

  27. 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 turnround...

  28. 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...

  29. 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 additional...

  30. 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 other...

  31. February 13, 2012

    France Telecom: growth prospect

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

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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. Apax...

  35. November 28, 2011

    Telekom Austria

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

  36. 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 with...

  37. September 19, 2011

    France Telecom starts Swiss arm sale process

    France Telecom has begun the sale of its Swiss mobile operations this week in a process that could raise more than €1.5bn...

  38. September 7, 2011

    VimpelCom hurt by costs of Wind merger

    VimpelCom, the Russian telecoms operator, reported a 29 per cent drop in net profit in the second quarter as it took on...

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