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  1. March 26, 2014

    Bumi: farewell to arms

    “A worthless pile of . . .” that was Nat Rothschild’s fruity Twitter valuation on Tuesday of coal mining assets returning to...

  2. March 25, 2014

    Rothschild’s Bumi alliance with Bakries finally unwound

    Nat Rothschild’s ill-fated business alliance with Indonesia’s Bakrie family has ended after the tie-up that created Bumi plc...

  1. March 21, 2014

    ARMS to unwind Bakrie venture

    The company that Nat Rothschild founded and turned into an Indonesian coal miner is finally on the verge of a long-awaited...

  2. March 10, 2014

    Jardines sidesteps, others will not follow

    The decision by Jardines to jettison premium listings for its group companies in London is, on the face of it, a snub to...

  3. February 19, 2014

    Bakrie Group to trim terms of coal mining separation deal

    Asia Resource Minerals, the coal mining business being formed from the rump of Bumi plc, is set to receive $65m less than...

  4. November 29, 2013

    Bumi moves closer to unwinding troubled deal with Bakrie family

    London-listed coal miner Bumi has moved a step closer to unwinding its troubled relationship with Indonesia’s powerful...

  5. November 20, 2013

    Bumi runs into conflict as it misses funding deadline

    Bumi’s attempt to revamp its ownership and end boardroom conflicts ran into fresh problems when the coalminer’s chairman...

  6. November 8, 2013

    Bumi transactions probed by UK Financial Conduct Authority

    Bumi, the London-listed coalminer pushing for a name change as it attempts to draw a line under its past, is the subject of...

  7. November 4, 2013

    Bumi coal output up as it prepares for split

    Bumi paved the way to present investors with a plan for the mining group to split from one of its largest shareholders,...

  8. October 9, 2013

    Bumi Resources agrees deal to revamp $1.3bn loan from CIC

    Bumi Resources, the heavily indebted coal miner linked to Indonesia’s influential Bakrie family, has agreed to swap some...

  9. September 23, 2013

    Court rejects creditors’ petition against Bakries’ property arm

    A Jakarta court has rejected a petition by a group of international bondholders to have Bakrieland, a property company...

  10. September 11, 2013

    Bakries face legal challenge over bond issued by property arm

    Indonesia’s politically connected Bakrie family is facing yet more headaches after a group of creditors including hedge fund...

  11. August 29, 2013

    Bumi steps up oversight at Indonesia arm

    Bumi said a complex separation from Indonesia’s Bakrie group was making progress and stepped up oversight of a subsidiary...

  12. July 22, 2013

    Bumi shares see turbulent return to trading

    Shares in mining group Bumi endured a turbulent return to trading on Monday after a three-month suspension caused by the...

  13. July 18, 2013

    Bumi plc stake sale plan edges closer to cutting Bakrie ties

    Bumi plc, has taken the next step towards ending its tumultuous relationship with Indonesia’s Bakrie family by agreeing to...

  14. July 10, 2013

    Tan makes bid to increase Bumi stake

    Indonesia’s powerful Bakrie family has put forward an amended proposal to exit from Bumi, the London-listed coal miner, by...

  15. June 26, 2013

    How Rich sapped power of the Seven Sisters

    Time is better at legitimising businesses than people. Obituaries of commodities pioneer Marc Rich dwell on his flight from...

  16. June 26, 2013

    Bumi deal to claw back $173m of queried payments

    Bumi, the London-listed coal miner that has been hit by accounting irregularities and high-profile boardroom disputes, has...

  17. June 21, 2013

    Bumi’s two-month share trading suspension continues

    Bumi’s two-month share trading suspension is to continue until at least next week’s annual meeting because it has not...

  18. June 16, 2013

    Bumi lines up BP veteran as chairman

    Bumi, the coal miner founded by Nat Rothschild, has lined up a former BP executive as its new chairman in what it hopes will...

  19. June 12, 2013

    Small Indonesian coal miners to be hit by China import ban

    China’s proposed ban on the import of low-grade coal is likely to hit small Indonesian producers hard but most large miners...

  20. June 6, 2013

    Bumi Resources in Australia legal fight

    Indonesian coal miner Bumi Resources is facing more trouble after launching legal action in Australia against one of its...

  21. May 31, 2013

    Bumi reveals tally for missing payments stands at $201m

    It was hard to imagine investors’ expectations about corporate governance at Bumi could fall much lower when the FTSE 250...

  22. April 23, 2013

    Mining accidents

    Most mining booms end in tears, and the City’s own gold rush to attract foreign mining companies to London looks no...

  23. April 22, 2013

    Lombard: PwC’s grounds to feel anxious

    You can see why PwC might feel nervous about Bumi, the Indonesian coal miner and FTSE 250 constituent. The accountant signed...

  24. March 7, 2013

    Ten executives leave Bumi Resources

    Ten executives have resigned from Indonesian coal miner Bumi Resources in a possible step toward separating the Bakrie...

  25. FT Alphaville

    February 28, 2013

    The battle for Bumi flares again [Updated]

    We assume that the Bumi survivalists, led by Sir Julian Horn-Smith, never really expected Nat Rothschild to just retire from...

  26. February 22, 2013

    Bumi director survives showdown

    Sir Julian Horn-Smith has a contrarian take on the City’s most public corporate governance debacle in recent times. “If...

  27. February 22, 2013

    Week in Review, February 23

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Corporate person in the news: Sir...

  28. FT Alphaville

    February 22, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stocks inched back after a day of selling across US and European markets: the Nikkei advanced more than 0.5 per cent...

  29. February 21, 2013

    Rothschild defiant and investors divided

    The scene for the City’s most explosive boardroom battle of recent times could not have been more apposite. Inside the...

  30. February 21, 2013

    Rothschild loses Bumi power struggle

    Financier Nat Rothschild has been defeated in his bid to replace the board of Bumi, the Indonesian mining company he helped...

  31. February 19, 2013

    The Bumi controversy

    The fiercest recent boardroom battle at a big UK company comes to a head on Thursday. Shareholders will vote on whether to...

  32. February 19, 2013

    Standard Life to support Bumi board

    Standard Life Investments, a big shareholder in Bumi, said it would support the company’s board and vote against proposals...

  33. February 19, 2013

    An RBS divi is best delivered in votes

    David Cameron is quite right to feel impatient with Stephen Hester, chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland. How long can...

  34. February 18, 2013

    Bumi – an activist pre-empted

    Paradoxes ‘R’ Us. The camp of the Bakries, powerful Indonesian shareholders in dysfunctional coal miner Bumi, has just sold...

  35. February 18, 2013

    Advertising optimism helps invigorate ITV

    Advertising optimism helped ITV hit a five-year high in a flat Londonmarket on Monday. Broadcaster climbs 2.8% amid talk of...

  36. February 17, 2013

    The Week Ahead: February 18 – February 22

    Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

  37. beyondbrics

    February 15, 2013

    China's CIC and the Moscow Exchange: benign bonhomie?

    The investment by China Investment Corporation in Friday’s flotation of the Moscow Exchange carries several messages for...

  38. February 8, 2013

    Personal standings at stake in Bumi fight

    An ant on a twig dangles a huge grasshopper from its jaws in a photo circulated to contacts by Nat Rothschild. Quirkily, he...

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