Athens hoping for €6bn boost from privatisations in next 18 months

Greece is looking to raise up to €6bn from the sale of ports, airports and utilities…

Nurly Zhol and structural reforms set to boost Kazakh growth to 2.5% – IMF

A combination of targeted fiscal support, exchange rate adjustment, strengthened domestic liquidity management and structural reforms…

Air Astana, Kazatomprom and KazMunayGaz to kick off Kazakh privatisation programme

Kazakh privatisation programme: A significant proportion of the Kazakh government’s stakes in KazMunayGas, Air Astana and Kazakhtelecom  operator…

Hundreds of SMEs to be included in Russian privatisation programme

Russian privatisation: Hundreds of Russian SMEs could be put up for sale alongside some of the…

Russian Economy Minister Ulyukaev arrested over Bashneft ‘bribe’

Russia’s Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukaev is under arrest after being accused of accepting a $2m bribe…

Russian privatisation plans expanded to include VTB bank, Alrosa and Russian Railways

Russian privatisation: The government in Moscow has drawn up plans to sell stakes in the VTB bank…

Rosneft privatisation next after Sechin wins $5bn battle for Bashneft

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev yesterday gave into pressure from his boss President Putin and signed…

Rosneft favourites to buy Bashneft as Moscow bows to financial pressures

Russia’s state-run Rosneft is in pole position to gain control of the Bashneft oil enterprise, it…

Moscow looking to sell off Aeroflot’s Rossiya Airline subsidiary

Just days after shelving plans to privatise Aeroflot, Moscow is considering selling off the national carrier’s…

Aeroflot privatisation put off until 2020 – but Bashneft sale still on the cards

Aeroflot privatization: Russia’s flagship national airline will not be privatized before 2020 at the earliest, the Economic…

Shares in Bashneft jump as Sechin offers Putin $5bn for Kremlin stake

Shares  in Bashneft jumped yesterday after Rosneft Chairman Igor Sechin, undeterred by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s reluctance to…

Bashneft privatisation postponed as Rosneft sale moves up agenda

Bashneft privatisation: The Russian government is considering putting its 19.5% stake in the Rosneft oil giant…

Rosneft and VTB defy Medvedev over Bashneft privatisation

Bashneft privatisation:  Rosneft and VTB Bank appeared to have set themselves on a collision course  with the Kremlin…

Moscow issues guidelines for Rosneft privatisation and hopes for $11bn

Rosneft privatisation: The Russian government has published the criteria that anybody wanting to participate in the forthcoming…

Moscow rules out VTB sale in 2015

VTB sale:  Russia’s state-owned VTB will not be privatised this year, Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov…

Bashneft and Sovcomflot added to Russian privatisation programme as Alrosa sale nets Kremlin $816m

Russian privatisation programme: The state-run Bashneft (oil) and Sovcomflot (shipping) companies could be put up for…

Moscow puts Alrosa stake into play

The Russian government yesterday officially went ahead with its plans to sell a 10.9% stake in…

Moscow hoping to raise $889m from Alrosa privatisation – date set soon

Alrosa privatisation: The Russian government is hoping to raise $889m through the sale of a 10.9% stake…

Rosneft worth $130bn, claims CEO as Putin considers sale to China or India

The Russian energy giant  Rosneft could be worth as much as $130bn, its CEO Igor Sechin said this week, amid reports…

Ulyukayev invites Germany to take part in Russian privatisation programme

There is no reason that German companies should not participate in the Russian privatisation programme, Economic…

Putin keeps South Stream pipeline on agenda ahead of Athens visit

South Stream: Russia is still interested in working out a way of building a pipeline along…

Putin OKs Bashneft privatisation

Bashneft privatisation: Russian President Vladimir Putin this week gave his approval to plans to privatise  the state-owned…

CNPC eyes up Rosneft privatisation

Rosneft privatisation: China’s largest integrated energy company, the  state-owned China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), is considering buying…

Airbus eyes up Russian Helicopters

The Russian government may sell a controlling stake in  Russian Helicopters  to Airbus as part of its…