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  1. September 16, 2014

    Worst is far from over for India’s indebted tycoons

    When Raghuram Rajan gives a warning, people listen. India’s central bank governor is credited with foretelling the 2008...

  2. September 11, 2014

    Suzlon to float subsidiary in London

    Suzlon Energy, India’s largest wind power company by sales, plans to push ahead with a $600m London flotation of its German...

  1. July 17, 2014

    India’s Essar suffers fresh blow with steel unit’s bankruptcy

    The lossmaking Canadian steel division of India’s Essar conglomerate has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US as part...

  2. June 18, 2014

    Minority investors: case studies

    The life of a minority investor, part one. In London this year, Essar Group bought the shares in Essar Energy it did not...

  3. June 12, 2014

    Essar to sell UK’s second-biggest refinery

    India’s Essar Group plans to sell the British oil refinery it bought from Royal Dutch Shell for $350m in 2011, as the...

  4. May 16, 2014

    Letter from Lex: let’s make a deal

    Readers, Spring is in the air and M&A bankers are looking forward to a long, busy summer. Yes, last week’s collapse of the...

  5. May 13, 2014

    Essar Energy: minority retort

    If you tolerate this, your minority stake will be next. The independent directors of Essar Energy have “reluctantly” advised...

  6. beyondbrics

    May 13, 2014

    India elections: daily wrap

    After exit polls came out last night, supporting the view that Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will come...

  7. May 13, 2014

    Essar Energy panel backs Ruia family’s take-private offer

    Independent directors of Essar Energy have “reluctantly” recommended that minority shareholders accept a hostile offer from...

  8. May 1, 2014

    UK regulator moves to protect minority shareholders

    The Financial Conduct Authority has approved new rules to strengthen the position of minority shareholders when a...

  9. April 25, 2014

    Essar investors step up attack on Ruias over hostile offer

    Leading investors in Essar Energy have escalated their attacks on India’s Ruia family, the company’s majority stakeholder,...

  10. April 20, 2014

    Minority shareholders’ rights to be beefed up

    The Financial Conduct Authority is to strengthen minority shareholders’ rights in an attempt to protect London’s reputation...

  11. April 11, 2014

    Shareholders urged to resist Essar owners’ offer

    Independent directors of Essar Energy have repeated their call for shareholders to resist an offer from its majority owner...

  12. beyondbrics

    April 3, 2014

    Indian businesses driving UK employment

    India’s domestic economy may be a bit subdued these days, but some 700 India-based companies operating in the UK are driving...

  13. March 14, 2014

    Essar Energy bid turns hostile

    The majority owner of Essar Energy has gone hostile with its controversial offer to take the Indian-focused oil refining and...

  14. March 2, 2014

    Shareholders beware when the majority stakes are high

    Minority investors in Essar Energy, an India-focused but London-listed oil refiner and power generator, have had a crash...

  15. February 24, 2014

    City sees Carphone/Dixons chimera as a fabulous beast

    A genuine merger requires equal partners. They are thus almost as rare in real life as the griffins adorning the crest of...

  16. February 24, 2014

    Essar Energy independent directors reject Ruia take-private offer

    Essar Energy has knocked back a contentious move by its majority owners to take the India-focused oil refiner and power...

  17. February 21, 2014

    Week in Review, February 22

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Barclays trio to face SFO charges over...

  18. February 19, 2014

    Essar owners warned over reputation risk

    Investors on Wednesday warned the Ruia family against ruining their reputation in the City of London by taking Essar Energy...

  19. February 18, 2014

    Reversal of fortunes for India takes toll on Essar Energy

    Essar Energy’s unexpected plans to delist its shares have caused immediate bad feeling among long-suffering investors, who...

  20. February 18, 2014

    Essar Energy commits to trimming unnecessary spending

    Essar Energy finished its third quarter with marginally increased net debt of $6.7bn, but again committed itself to trimming...

  21. February 18, 2014

    Essar Energy: mean to minorities

    Everyone loves a bargain – except the seller. Essar Energy minority shareholders have a particularly dispiriting bargain bid...

  22. February 17, 2014

    Opposition mounts over plans to take Essar Energy private

    Leading minority investors in Essar Energy have joined Standard Life in expressing opposition to plans by the India-focused...

  23. FT Alphaville

    February 17, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE David has a look at Chinese Credit, where there seem to be a variety of...

  24. February 17, 2014

    Leaks leave HP’s reputation less than snowy white

    Mike Lynch, founder of UK software group Autonomy, was described as “the sixth dwarf” in an email from a Hewlett-Packard...

  25. FT Alphaville

    February 17, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Momentum from Wall Street and signs of credit growth in China had Asian bourses in an upbeat mood, in spite of...

  26. February 16, 2014

    Essar move branded ‘cynical opportunism’

    One of the UK’s largest institutional investors has accused the majority owners of Essar Energy of “cynical opportunism”...

  27. February 14, 2014

    Essar Energy’s Ruia family eyes buyout of minority shareholders

    The majority owners of Essar Energy, the FTSE 250, India-focused oil refiner and power generator, are considering a buyout...

  28. November 25, 2013

    Essar Energy considers disposals as losses deepen

    Essar Energy is considering the sale of some peripheral assets after reporting widening interim losses and higher financing...

  29. November 22, 2013

    Essar to meet free-float requirements of FTSE 100

    Essar Energy moved a step closer to being included in the FTSE 100 index of leading blue-chip stocks after the Indian oil...

  30. October 14, 2013

    Oil processing: A refined model

    Gary Klesch likes trouble. The American financier made his name in the City of London in the 1980s by buying debt in...

  31. October 3, 2013

    Essar Energy to exit Kenyan refinery due to upgrade costs

    India-focused Essar Energy has said it will exit a troubled oil refining joint venture in Kenya, sending shares up as much...

  32. July 22, 2013

    Randgold rises as investors seek bargains

    Randgold Resources led the FTSE 100 risers yesterday as precious metals miners supported an otherwise listless London...

  33. July 17, 2013

    Unilever slides on earnings worries

    Earnings worries put Unilever among London’s biggest fallers on Wednesday. Weaker emerging markets meant Unilever’s sales...

  34. beyondbrics

    June 25, 2013

    London headlines

    * Rout in Asian shares continues * Investors press Repsol to strike deal over YPF expropriation * PBoC plays hard ball over...

  35. June 24, 2013

    Essar Energy upbeat over India power demand

    Essar Energy said it was set to profit from increasing demand for power and transport fuels by the fast-growing Indian...

  36. June 24, 2013

    Essar Energy: work in progress

    Essar Energy may be ready to go to its own party, after all. The Anglo-Indian power and refining group has leaked a lot of...

  37. beyondbrics

    June 24, 2013

    Essar Energy: a better year

    Shares in London-listed Essar Energy rallied 3.5 per cent by 10am on Monday, after the Anglo-Indian oil and power group...

  38. beyondbrics

    June 23, 2013

    Week ahead, June 24 to 28

    US President Barack Obama begins a three-nation visit to sub-Saharan Africa on Wednesday, continuing until July 3, while...

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