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    1. July 9, 2015

      Mining companies sucked into Chinese stock market’s vortex

      Just when miners thought there was light at the end of the tunnel. A month ago commodities were showing signs of...

    2. July 1, 2015

      Coal bid sets up clash of mining heavyweights

      It is a tantalising prospect for deal junkies: Sir Mick Davis going head-to-head with his arch rival Ivan Glasenberg in...

    1. June 30, 2015

      Mick Davis is ready to make a contrarian bet on thermal coal

      Mick Davis, former chief executive of Xstrata, knows coal. By the time Xstrata was sold to Glencore in 2013, Mr Davis...

    2. June 29, 2015

      Mick Davis’s X2 in talks to buy Rio Tinto coal assets in Australia

      Mick Davis, the former head of Xstrata, is in “serious” talks with Rio Tinto about a multibillion-dollar offer to buy...

    3. June 12, 2015

      Political donors receive honours in Queen’s birthday list

      A clutch of Conservative party donors have been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours, including Mick Davis,...

    4. May 18, 2015

      BHP Billiton goes south as spin-off receives lukewarm reception

      BHP Billiton’s move to spin off non-core assets into a separate company received a lukewarm reception, with South 32...

    5. April 21, 2015

      Mick Davis says commodities prices close to bottoming out

      Mick Davis, one of the mining sector’s most prolific dealmakers, on Tuesday declared that commodities prices were close...

    6. April 5, 2015

      Barrick open to sell-offs and joint ventures in debt drive

      Barrick Gold is open to a wide range of asset sales and joint ventures as it tries to cut debt by $3bn and rebuild its...

    7. March 25, 2015

      Wanted: flexible corporate strategies for fast times

      Lord Livingston, former chief executive of BT, claims he used the same slide about strategy on the day he arrived at...

    8. March 17, 2015

      BHP unwinds Billiton merger with South32 spin-off plan

      BHP Billiton chief Andrew Mackenzie on Tuesday hailed the “perfect timing” to create a company “unparalleled in the...

    9. March 15, 2015

      X2’s Davis ready to re-enter the fray with $5.6bn war chest

      Mick Davis, the South African who built Xstrata into one of the most successful companies of the last mining boom, is...

    10. March 5, 2015

      Noble vows greater transparency in defence of accounting methods

      Noble Group, Asia’s biggest commodities trader by sales, has promised greater transparency as it mounted a robust...

    11. March 5, 2015

      Mick Davis builds X2 war chest up to $5.6bn

      Mick Davis has raised up to $5.6bn for the private equity vehicle that is intended to bring the former Xstrata chief...

    12. December 21, 2014

      Talk of rebound in mining deals as valuations sink

      Tumbling commodity prices are aggravating the problems of cash-strapped mining groups and could spur a rebound in...

    13. November 12, 2014

      BHP Billiton abandons Nickel West sale

      BHP Billiton has shelved the sale of its nickel unit in Western Australia in a setback to the company’s declared...

    14. November 7, 2014

      Noble Group reviews capital structure

      Noble Group, one of Asia’s biggest commodities trading companies, has launched a review of its financial structure that...

    15. October 29, 2014

      Rainmaker Klein stays in the shadows as Glencore eyes Rio Tinto

      Where is Michael Klein when you need him? The former Citi supremo, who brokered talks between Ivan Glasenberg and Mick...

    16. October 24, 2014

      Former Glencore executive wins pay case

      A former Glencore executive has won a legal battle to receive £418,000 in severance pay in addition to a £487,925...

    17. October 12, 2014

      Glencore’s ambitions have global implications

      Since floating Glencore on the stock market three years ago, Ivan Glasenberg has made little secret of his ambition to...

    18. October 9, 2014

      Former Xstrata chief made bid for BHP Billiton assets

      Mick Davis, the former head of Xstrata, attempted a dramatic comeback earlier this year, approaching BHP Billiton with...

    19. July 16, 2014

      Commodity traders and asset ownership

      As trading has become more competitive and markets more transparent, big commodity traders have responded by sinking...

    20. May 15, 2014

      Soaring gas and power prices lift Noble

      Noble Group, one of the world’s leading commodities traders, enjoyed a strong start to the year with first-quarter...

    21. March 31, 2014

      X2 Resources: X-Men

      What does almost $4bn get you in holes in the ground these days? Perhaps rather a lot, if you can buy the unfinished...

    22. FT Alphaville

      March 31, 2014

      Mini-miners for sale?

      Wanted: mid-scale mining company with potential to renovate and extend. Desperate and/or motivated sellers preferred....

    23. FT Alphaville

      March 31, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE The slow but sure ebb of eurozone inflation. David has a look at the HFT story,...

    24. March 31, 2014

      Mick Davis’s X2 secures $2.5bn funding

      Mick Davis, a driving force in the dealmaking that transformed the mining sector during a decade-long commodities boom,...

    25. March 6, 2014

      Recap brings Stobart minorities bad vibes

      Stobart Group, the company best known as a trucker, is taking off its tie and turning it into a headband. The group is...

    26. February 10, 2014

      QKR buys African gold mine for $110m

      One of the private financing vehicles set up to buy mining assets as the industry’s largest companies retrench has...

    27. January 26, 2014

      Warburg Pincus hires ArcelorMittal’s former mining chief

      Warburg Pincus, the private equity investor, has hired Peter Kukielski, ArcelorMittal’s former mining chief, to...

    28. December 6, 2013

      Glencore plans to drop Xstrata name

      Glencore Xstrata plans to drop the ‘Xstrata’ from its corporate name – in a move that will erase the final remnants of...

    29. November 1, 2013

      Xstrata deal bonuses paid despite shareholder blocking action

      Xstrata awarded bonuses linked to its acquisition by Glencore to about 20 executives late last year after shareholders...

    30. October 8, 2013

      Private equity turns to mining veterans

      Some of mining’s top names are leading an advance into the industry by private equity investors, aiming to combine...

    31. September 30, 2013

      Mick Davis: X-man, the sequel

      Mick Jagger has made a great career of playing the same songs again and again. Mick Davis, chief executive of Xstrata...

    32. September 30, 2013

      Former Xstrata chief Mick Davis wins $1bn backing for mining venture

      Mick Davis has raised $1bn for his new mining venture in a bet by investors that the industry heavyweight can master...

    33. May 5, 2013

      Former Xstrata chief hires Goldman to raise fund

      Mick Davis has hired Goldman Sachs to help him raise a new fund, as the former Xstrata chief executive prepares his...

    34. April 16, 2013

      Davis in line for £4.63m payout

      Mick Davis, chief executive of Xstrata, is in line to receive £4.63m for stepping down as soon as the Swiss-based...

    35. April 16, 2013

      Lombard: Push comes to shove for Davis

      The last immovable object blocking Glencore’s $64bn combination with miner Xstrata has fallen. Striking a deal with...

    36. FT Alphaville

      March 11, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning, New York… Daylight Savings Time started on Sunday, moving clocks forward an hour. British Summer Time...

    37. FT Alphaville

      March 11, 2013

      Xstrata 2.0 (or what Mick did next)

      What now for Xstrata CEO Mick ‘The Miner’ Davis? Bloomberg thinks it has the answer: Xstrata (XTA) Plc Chief Executive...

    38. March 10, 2013

      CEOs applaud protection of overseas aid

      David Cameron’s decision to protect Britain’s overseas aid budget has been praised by Britain’s leading business...

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