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  1. March 17, 2013

    Debt continues to tarnish Rusal’s prospects

    Ever since 2008 when it borrowed heavily to buy a one-quarter share in the Arctic metals conglomerate Norilsk Nickel,...

  2. December 4, 2012

    Norilsk Nickel – three’s a crowd

    Two’s company, three’s a crowd. The long-running spat between Vladimir Potanin’s Interros and Oleg Deripaska’s Rusal over...

  1. beyondbrics

    December 4, 2012

    Norilsk Nickel: Abramovich steps in to keep the peace - but for how long?

    Norilsk Nickel gained 1.4 per cent in Moscow on Tuesday on a settlement in the long-running management dispute between...

  2. December 4, 2012

    Abramovich buys Norilsk stake to end row

    Roman Abramovich, the Russian billionaire owner of Chelsea football club, has agreed to buy a 7.3 per cent stake in Norilsk...

  3. November 26, 2012

    Norilsk general director might step down

    The general director of Norilsk Nickel, the Russian metals conglomerate, may step down as part of a new peace deal between...

  4. March 19, 2012

    Rusal: without Oleg to stand on

    Pity investors who bought shares in Oleg Deripaska’s Rusal as a long-term bet on aluminium. Sure, the Russian company is the...

  5. November 2, 2011

    Norilsk seals $4.5bn share buy-back

    Norilsk Nickel has completed a $4.5bn buy-back of 7.7 per cent of its shares, potentially consolidating the grip of metals...

  6. October 26, 2011

    Rusal / Norilsk: the risks are high

    The long-running struggle between rival oligarchs Oleg Deripaska and Vladimir Potanin for control of Norilsk Nickel,...

  7. October 26, 2011

    Norilsk buy-back raises questions over stake

    When Norilsk Nickel, the world’s biggest nickel miner, revealed last December that it had sold a 8.1 per cent stake to a...

  8. October 12, 2011

    Watchdog warns Norilsk over share buy-back

    Russia’s anti-monopoly watchdog has warned Norilsk Nickel that the miner’s upcoming $4.5bn share buy-back could be void...

  9. beyondbrics

    October 12, 2011

    Russia's buy-back feud: time for Kremlin intervention?

    For months, two of Russia’s biggest corporate giants – Interros and Rusal – have been feuding about a planned buy-back at...

  10. August 19, 2011

    Norilsk offers to buy back stake from Rusal

    Norilsk Nickel has offered to buy back a 15 per cent stake in the group from Oleg Deripaska’s Rusal, a purchase that would...

  11. June 21, 2011

    Blow for Rusal in Norilsk board elections

    Norilsk Nickel directors have elected Andrey Bugrov, an Interros executive and Vladimir Potanin ally, as head of the mining...

  12. May 31, 2011

    Russia grapples with governance drive

    Russia’s tycoons are weighing a recent push by Dmitry Medvedev to reform corporate governance rules in a shake-up that could...

  13. May 8, 2011

    Potanin backs Norilsk’s role in Rusal fight

    Vladimir Potanin, the Russian tycoon, has defended controversial actions by the management of Norilsk Nickel during his...

  14. May 8, 2011

    From oligarchy to philanthropy

    Vladimir Potanin: ‘I would like to create something that would last a long time’ Late last month, Vladimir Potanin was...

  15. March 23, 2011

    Interros wins battle of boardroom at Norilsk

    Vladimir Potanin, the Russian billionaire, has bested rival oligarch Oleg Deripaska in the latest round of the battle over...

  16. March 4, 2011

    Norilsk set to call time on Rusal stake bids

    Norilsk Nickel has said it will not make any more offers to buy Oleg Deripaska’s stake in the world’s biggest nickel miner...

  17. December 23, 2010

    Rusal calls for removal of Norilsk board

    Rusal, the world’s top aluminium producer, signalled it was not ready to concede defeat in its battle for control of Norilsk...

  18. December 16, 2010

    Norilsk offers to buy Deripaska’s stake

    Norilsk Nickel, the world’s biggest nickel producer, has offered to buy Oleg Deripaska’s 25 per cent stake in the company...

  19. October 21, 2010

    Deripaska fails to force Norilsk board vote

    Oleg Deripaska, the Russian metals tycoon, has failed in his attempt to force a re-election of the board at Norilsk Nickel,...

  20. October 19, 2010

    Norilsk board vote too close to call

    A proxy war between two of Russia’s richest tycoons for Norilsk Nickel reaches a crucial stage on Thursday with an...

  21. October 14, 2010

    Rusal / Norilsk Nickel

    It is rarely pretty watching powerful men play the victim. Consider the behaviour of Oleg Deripaska and Vladimir Potanin,...

  22. September 15, 2010

    Probe uncovers ‘violations’ at Norilsk AGM

    Battleground: Oleg Deripaska and Vladimir Potanin are fighting it out for control of Norilsk Nickel Oleg Deripaska’s battle...

  23. August 12, 2010

    Fresh loan brings respite for Potanin

    Vladimir Potanin’s Interros said on Thursday it had been able to refinance part of its debt to VTB, the Russian state-owned...

  24. August 11, 2010

    Rusal takes Norilsk dispute to court

    Oleg Deripaska’s UC Rusal on Wednesday said it had taken its dispute with Vladimir Potanin, the rival metals tycoon, over...

  25. August 5, 2010

    Pressure intensifies on nickel tycoon

    Pressure is mounting on Vladimir Potanin, the Russian metals tycoon, after a row over alleged vote manipulation at Norilsk...

  26. August 2, 2010

    Potanin’s man appointed Norilsk president

    Vladimir Potanin on Monday moved to strengthen his dominant position at Norilsk Nickel as the world’s largest nickel...

  27. July 14, 2010

    Deripaska faces a credibility test in Norilsk battle

    Many words spring to mind to describe Oleg Deripaska, but “victim” is unlikely to be one of them. As one of Russia’s best...

  28. July 14, 2010

    Deripaska portrays himself as a victim of foul play

    Several words spring to mind to describe Oleg Deripaska, but “victim” is not one of them. As one of Russia’s best-known...

  29. July 6, 2010

    Deripaska steps up Norilsk dispute

    Oleg Deripaska, the Russian tycoon, vowed on Tuesday to see the former chairman of Norilsk Nickel reinstated, claiming the...

  30. June 29, 2010

    Accusations of share manipulation reignite argument over Norilsk Nickel

    The festering dispute over control of Norilsk Nickel, the world's biggest nickel producer, erupted again yesterday after UC...

  31. June 29, 2010

    Accusations reignite debate over Norilsk

    The festering dispute over control of Norilsk Nickel, the world’s biggest nickel producer, erupted again on Monday after UC...

  32. March 23, 2010

    One of Russia's biggest IPOs pulled from London market

    One of Russia's biggest initial public offerings this year has been pulled from the London market and another could be...

  33. March 22, 2010

    Russian IPO pulled from London market

    One of Russia’s biggest initial public offerings this year has been pulled from the London market and another could be...

  34. February 18, 2010

    SocGen eyes ‘bounce-back’ in 2010

    Société Générale reported a slim profit for the fourth quarter as it looks to “bounce back” from a year where its...

  35. February 2, 2010

    Russian oligarch inspired by Gates

    Vladimir Potanin says he intends to ensure that his entire fortune is handed over to charity when he dies. As one of the...

  36. February 1, 2010

    Potanin plans charitable legacy

    Vladimir Potanin intends to hand his entire fortune to charity in 10 years’ time, as one of the founding fathers of Russia’s...

  37. May 28, 2009

    Fridman steps into breach at TNK-BP

    Mikhail Fridman, the chairman of TNK-BP, will take over as interim chief executive of the Anglo-Russian oil joint venture...

  38. May 28, 2009

    Fridman stands in as TNK-BP chief

    Mikhail Fridman, the chairman of TNK-BP, will take over as interim chief executive of the Anglo-Russian joint venture until...

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