The Russian government's abuse of Yukos ' property rights and the cancellation ..... penetration rate is closer to 90% in Russia .There are no handset subsidies in Russia ..... TeleSystems is the leading mobile operator in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States ..... political uncertainty. The treatment of Yukos , Mechel, and foreign oil firms shows ..... connections with MTS' competitors in Russia and Ukraine. There is also integration
very wild ride. In 2008, the S&P Russia BMI Index fell 73.5% and then returned ..... weigh on the economic development of Russia . While a rising middle class is expected ..... Russian equities. The expropriation of Yukos ' assets, a company that was owned by ..... they were halting new investments in Russia because of the "unpredictability of
a very wild ride. In 2008, the MSCI Russia Index lost 74%, and then it returned ..... weigh on the economic development of Russia . While a rising middle class is expected ..... Russian equities. The expropriation of Yukos ' assets, a company that was owned by ..... they were halting new investments in Russia because of the "unpredictability of
project-management efforts from Mexico to Russia where it manages the entire oil field ..... company's extensive infrastructure in Russia could prove to be a liability if the ..... like it has treated operators such as Yukos .The firm's strategy is to rely on ..... for political gain (as we've seen in Russia ) or nationalize assets (as we've
light of the political risks associated with doing business in Russia . Earlier, Russian Prime Minister Putin criticized Mechel ..... through offshore companies so as to pay less export taxes in Russia . We think there is a possibility that Mechel may repeat the fate of Yukos Oil, whose assets were auctioned off after its billionaire
minutes now mostly used, we expect some bounce back in average revenues during the second quarter. Also, on May 31 former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khordorkovsky was officially convicted of fraud and tax evasion and sentenced to nine years in jail. Some Russian ..... charges are pending, such as money laundering. The harsh action against Khordorkovsky reminds us of the risks of investing in Russia , where any other firm seemingly could also be singled out for such treatment.
include a number of brand extensions such as a broad array of juice drink flavors. Given the recent business climate in Russia , most notably surrounding energy companies such as Yukos , the acquisition carries a great deal of political risk. However, political risk seems to increasingly be a fact of life
one-time event or only the beginning--as happened with Yukos --is unknown at this time. The imposition of the tax bill ..... Telecominvest, a Russian holding company, for a 25% stake in Russia 's third largest wireless company, OAO Megafon. Alfa has also attacked Russia 's communications minister, Leonid Reiman, accusing him