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    1. beyondbrics

      February 12, 2014

      Uralkali and Belaruskali: driven by business or politics?

      When billionaire Suleiman Kerimov and his business partners sold their stakes in Uralkali, the Russian potash miner, at the...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. beyondbrics

      September 25, 2013

      Uralkali and CIC - will China call the shots?

      The great potash saga rumbles on. With Uralkali’s chief executive in a Belarusian KGB cell, the global potash market...

    5. September 24, 2013

      CIC Chinese fund obtains 12% equity stake in Uralkali

      Chinese sovereign wealth fund CIC has become the second largest shareholder in Uralkali, the world’s largest potash...

    6. September 20, 2013

      Kremlin says Uralkali chief may be released soon

      Vladislav Baumgertner, the jailed Uralkali executive, may soon be extradited back from Belarus to Russia, the Kremlin said...

    7. September 19, 2013

      Five football clubs risk breaking Uefa financial rules

      At least five clubs competing in this season’s Uefa competitions risk breaching the European football’s governing body’s new...

    8. beyondbrics

      September 18, 2013

      Further reading: the loyal, the brave, and the rich

      Wednesday’s reads from the BB team: Potash wars – Suleiman Kerimov may have met his match; investors stay loyal to India;...

    9. beyondbrics

      September 3, 2013

      Belarus: potash row threatens hopes of Russian funding

      The behaviour of Belarus’s authorities is looking increasingly chaotic. On the one hand, law-enforcement agencies risk...

    10. August 30, 2013

      Kremlin official tells Belarus it must release businessman

      Russia increased the pressure on Belarus on Friday as the row over the arrest of a prominent businessman intensified, with a...

    11. August 30, 2013

      Polyus Gold swings to loss after writedown

      Polyus Gold swung to a loss after the fall in the price of the precious metal promoted Russia’s largest producer to postpone...

    12. August 30, 2013

      Football’s ‘cajillionaires’ go on record summer spending spree

      Even by football’s profligate standards, this has been a summer of frenzied transfer megadeals to defy economic reality and...

    13. beyondbrics

      August 7, 2013

      Russian football: Kerimov to be a little less flash with the cash

      Say goodbye to the Anzhi dream team. Two years after Suleiman Kerimov (pictured) splashed out millions of dollars – and...

    14. July 30, 2013

      Global fertiliser shake-up after cartel falls apart

      One of the two big cartels controlling the potash market has fallen apart after a leading Russian producer of the vital...

    15. May 27, 2013

      Suleiman Kerimov’s motives eyed in ENRC deal

      The struggle over a buyout of minority investors by the Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation has focused attention on the...

    16. April 30, 2013

      UK regulator probes ENRC for potential breaches of takeover rules

      The UK listings regulator has launched a probe into potential breaches of its takeover rules by FTSE 100 miner Eurasian...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. November 9, 2012

      VTB and CIC secure option on UralKali

      Russian state lender VTB and the China Investment Corporation have secured the option to take a 14.5 per cent stake in...

    20. 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,...

    21. 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,...

    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. May 1, 2012

      Polyus sells 5% stake to China fund unit

      Polyus Gold, Russia’s biggest gold producer by volume, has sold a 5 per cent stake to a subsidiary of China Investment Corp,...

    24. March 27, 2012

      Kremlin mired in Gazprom deal

      The family of Igor Shuvalov, Russia’s first deputy prime minister, bought nearly $18m in Gazprom shares through an offshore...

    25. March 27, 2012

      Shuvalov case raises cronyism questions

      When Igor Shuvalov, Russia’s first deputy prime minister, declared that his wife had earned an income of $10.9m in 2008, he...

    26. February 10, 2012

      Suleiman Kerimov, the secret oligarch

      It was October 10 2008, and US markets had opened nearly 10 per cent down on one of the darkest days of the financial...

    27. beyondbrics

      December 12, 2011

      Anelka heads east

      Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka is following in the footsteps of Marlon Harewood and moving continents to play in the ...

    28. beyondbrics

      October 31, 2011

      Prokhorov goes media shopping

      The owners of three of Russia’s most liberal media outlets are attracting attention from an interesting suitor: Mikhail...

    29. FT Alphaville

      October 31, 2011

      Another day, another Russian

      Uh-oh, yet another Russian company is considering a premium listing in London. The FT reports on Monday that UralKali, which...

    30. FT Alphaville

      October 24, 2011

      "The paradox of small free floats"

      Here’s a recipe for disaster: garnish a Russian resources company with a free float of less than 20 per cent, mix in an...

    31. FT Alphaville

      October 20, 2011

      Russians and the FTSE – what does London get?

      Three Russian metals companies each with market caps of at least $7bn (£4.4bn) are making strides towards inclusion in the...

    32. October 13, 2011

      Polyus eyes UK relocation ahead of float

      Polyus Gold has moved to redomicile in the UK by early November, paving the way for Russia’s biggest gold miner to become a...

    33. August 26, 2011

      Tycoon who has stayed in the shadows

      A tycoon with holdings in the metals and fertilisers industries, Suleiman Kerimov has seamlessly navigated the line between...

    34. August 26, 2011

      Oligarch sets tough goals for Dagestan team

      A Russian oligarch is bidding to transform an obscure football team in a war-torn region of the country into a...

    35. beyondbrics

      August 26, 2011

      Football: why Anzhi may be a better bet than Chelsea for a trophy-hunting oligarch

      The announcement by an obscure Russian club, Anzhi Makhachkala, to make Samuel Eto’o the world’s highest paid footballer...

    36. August 23, 2011

      Eto’o to score highest paid footballer tag

      An unheralded Russian club owned by billionaire oligarch Suleiman Kerimov is expected to make Samuel Eto’o the world’s...

    37. June 18, 2011

      Polyus set for listing after Kazakh progress

      Polyus Gold, Russia’s largest gold producer, is poised to come to the London market after a long-delayed merger with...

    38. June 14, 2011

      Phosagro: Russian IPO hopeful

      Russian fertiliser company Phosagro will try its luck with an initial public offering to raise $500m in London and Moscow...

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