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  1. December 11, 2011

    TNK-BP warned on legal action

    Two of the independent directors in TNK-BP, the Russian joint venture of BP, warned the board that legal action by the...

  2. December 16, 2010

    Leng’s never-say-die spirit

    As the Cabinet Office releases new Whitehall board members, justice ministry civil servants might want to don their tin hats...

  1. Westminster Blog

    December 15, 2010

    Full list of new Whitehall non-execs from the business world

    The announcement has just gone out about the business leaders who will now sit on Whitehall boards. Lord Browne, former...

  2. February 13, 2010

    Beware of the dog

    Esrtwhile Cadbury chairman Roger Carr showed a sense of humour amid the serious debate about his capitulation to the Kraft...

  3. November 20, 2009

    Show of unity gives TNK-BP chance to focus on resources

    "This company is getting normalised," says Jim Leng, the former chairman of Corus who is now an independent director of...

  4. November 19, 2009

    TNK-BP set to extend Russian partner's tenure as interim chief

    TNK-BP, the oil joint venture between BPand a group of Russian tycoons, is likely to be led by Mikhail Fridman, one of the...

  5. October 24, 2009

    Krug and kudos

    A stellar cast of City names that could be dropped right into the next Mrs Moneypenny column gathered to raise a glass of...

  6. July 21, 2009

    Temasek / Chip Goodyear

    Pity Ho Ching. The chief executive of Singapore’s state investment agency, having presided over a grisly year, was due to...

  7. June 6, 2009

    More to mine from Rio

    The increase in Rio Tinto's shares on yesterday's formal announcement of its $15.2bn rights issue suggests shareholders...

  8. June 5, 2009

    Rio investors can start celebrating a famous victory

    Shareholders must be starting to feel the same about Rio Tinto's directors as Winston Churchill felt about the Americans:...

  9. June 4, 2009

    Rio investors can start celebrating a famous victory

    Shareholders must be starting to feel the same about Rio Tinto’s directors as Winston Churchill felt about the Americans:...

  10. May 9, 2009

    BP future alumni

    Could the short-listed candidates for the BP chairman's job have been in the crowd at the company's centenary anniversary...

  11. March 18, 2009

    Diplomacy is best weapon of Rio's new chairman

    His predecessor is leaving under a cloud. His predecessor-designate lasted only three weeks in the job. If Paul Skinner and...

  12. March 18, 2009

    Du Plessis must sell China deal to sceptics

    His predecessor is leaving under a cloud. His predecessor-designate lasted only three weeks in the job. If Paul Skinner and...

  13. March 18, 2009

    BAT executive named as Rio chairman

    Rio Tinto yesterday turned to a relative newcomer to the mining industry to become its chairman as it tries to win over...

  14. March 18, 2009

    Du Plessis to be Rio chairman

    Rio Tinto turned to a relative newcomer to the mining industry to become its chairman as it tries to win over investors...

  15. March 18, 2009

    Rio Tinto names BAT executive du Plessis as its next chairman

    Rio Tinto yesterday turned to a relative newcomer to the mining industry to become its chairman as it tries to win over...

  16. March 17, 2009

    Du Plessis must sell Rio China deal to sceptics

    His predecessor is leaving under a cloud. His predecessor-designate lasted only three weeks in the job. If Paul Skinner and...

  17. March 6, 2009

    Leng ta-ta to Corus

    As he quits the chairman's role at Corus, Jim Leng is becoming increasingly free for the big board role that awaits if...

  18. February 20, 2009

    Non-exec at large

    With some investors keen on Jim Leng returning to Rio Tinto, headhunter Anna Mann may instead want to consider the man just...

  19. February 20, 2009

    Australian investors add voices to Rio deal criticism

    Discontent among Rio Tinto shareholders has spread as its Australian investors raise their voices in opposition to a deal...

  20. February 19, 2009

    Australian investors join Rio revolt

    Discontent among Rio Tinto shareholders has spread as its Australian investors raise their voices in opposition to a deal...

  21. February 17, 2009

    Finding new chairmen

    It is hard to get good help nowadays. That, at least, is what shareholders are told when it comes to finding new chairmen...

  22. February 17, 2009

    Clock ticks in BP race to pick chairman

    BP, having searched for a new chairman for 18 months, BPnow has to find one in as many weeks. Its severe case of succession...

  23. February 17, 2009

    Clock ticks in BP race to pick chairman

    BP, having searched for a new chairman for 18 months, BPnow has to find one in as many weeks. Its severe case of succession...

  24. February 17, 2009

    Big groups face growing succession problems

    Having searched for a new chairman for 18 months, BP now has to find one in as many weeks. Its severe case of succession...

  25. February 17, 2009

    BP's field is narrowing in its search for new chairman

    Succession planning is not BP's forte. The selection process to replace Lord Browne as chief executive probably came up...

  26. February 16, 2009

    Clock ticks in BP race to pick chairman

    BP, having searched for a new chairman for 18 months, now has to find one in as many weeks. Its severe case of succession...

  27. February 16, 2009

    BP’s field is narrowing in its search for new chairman

    Succession planning is not BP’s forte. The selection process to replace Lord Browne as chief executive probably came up with...

  28. February 16, 2009

    Wanted: foreign chairmen

    It is hard to get good help nowadays. That, at least, is what shareholders are told when it comes to finding new chairmen...

  29. February 16, 2009

    Tough times are just beginning at Rio

    The past fortnight has been tumultuous for Rio Tinto. The mining group has lost Jim Leng, its incoming chairman, who fell...

  30. February 14, 2009

    Tough times are only just beginning for Rio

    The past fortnight has been tumultuous for Rio Tinto. The mining group has lost Jim Leng, its incoming chairman, who fell...

  31. February 13, 2009

    Unanimous Rio

    Rio Tinto chairman Paul Skinner almost skirted the elephant in the room - losing successor Jim Leng last week - but not...

  32. February 13, 2009

    Plea on pre-emption rights ignored

    Paul Skinner, chairman of Rio Tinto, is no longer the favourite he was with investors, writes Kate Burgess . Many are...

  33. February 12, 2009

    Rio directors in the line of fire

    Paul Skinner chairman of Rio Tinto, is no longer the favourite he once was with investors. Many are furious with him and the...

  34. FT Alphaville

    February 12, 2009

    Rio spreads no joy Down Under

    It’s official: Chinese state-owned aluminium group Chinalco on Thursday sealed the biggest overseas investment by a Chinese...

  35. February 12, 2009

    Rio to gain$19bn cash injection from China

    Troubled mining group Rio Tinto is today set to unveil a $19.5bn (£13.5bn) cash injection from Chinese state-owned Chinalco...

  36. February 12, 2009

    Rio Tinto to gain $19.5bn cash injection from China's Chinalco

    Troubled mining group Rio Tinto is today set to unveil a $19.5bn cash injection from Chinese state-owned Chinalco in a deal...

  37. February 12, 2009

    Rio Tinto/Chinalco

    Rio Tinto will today present a rescue plan devised by Chinalco, the Chinese state-controlled aluminium company. The details...

  38. February 11, 2009

    Rio Tinto/Chinalco

    Rio Tinto will on Thursday present a rescue plan devised by Chinalco, the Chinese state-controlled aluminium company. The...

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