Mikhail Fridman has always set his sights high. The Russian oligarch started his working life cleaning windows in the early 1990s, but a decade on and he is one of the most successful businessmen in Russia. The Alfa Group that he built up has interests in oil, finance, real estate and even tea, but in April he cleared away the last obstacle to fulfilling his dream: to build a “Vodafone of the east.”
The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine may demand VimpelCom (Russia) to sell part of its assets to permit a merger with Kyivstar, a Ukrainian mobile communication operator, Committee Chairman Oleksii Kostusev has announced in an interview with newspaper Delo.
The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine has suspended its permission for merger of the VimpelCom mobile communication operator and the Kyivstar mobile communication operator.
Norway’s Telenor and Russia’s Alfa-Group had an unexpected obstacle thrown in the path of their asset merger when Ukraine’s anti-monopoly regulator said it would review its March approval of the deal.
On April 16, the Farimex Products Inc, the British Virgin Islands, recalled its appeal against the Telenor telecommunication company, Norway, on the payment of USD 1.73 billion in accordance with the case upon the acquisition of the Ukrainian Radio Systems…
The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) has approved merger of the Kyivstar mobile communication operator and the VimpelCom mobile communications operator (Russia).
The Astelit mobile communication operator, which renders services under the life:) brand, and the VimpelCom mobile communication operator (Beeline; Russia) have agreed on mutual merger of networks, VimpelCom said.
The Ukrainian Radio Systems communication operator, which renders its services under the Beeline brand, has introduced a 30-second tariff rate for pre-paid subscribers as of January 21, 2010, the company reported.