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    1. February 21, 2013

      Bumi’s list of lessons

      Nathaniel Rothschild had lost a little bravado when he emerged from Thursday’s battle over the future of Bumi. The gruelling...

    2. beyondbrics

      November 23, 2012

      London headlines

      * Asian stocks outside Japan fall as talks continue on Greek aid * Argentina angry at hedge fund court win * Rothschild...

    1. October 15, 2012

      Fool’s coal

      When Nathaniel Rothschild signed the deal that created Bumi at the end of 2010, he vowed not to rest until shareholders had...

    2. October 11, 2012

      Bumi – full circle

      Thanks for nothing. Just over two years ago, ostensibly sane investors parted with £700m to capitalise a London-listed...

    3. September 28, 2012

      Bumi looks into alleged irregularities

      Bumi plc, the London-listed coal mining group, launched an investigation this week after receiving information from a...

    4. March 27, 2012

      Bumi: the Kiss of life?

      What a carry-on. On Monday, Bumi co-founder and former co-chairman Nathaniel Rothschild was moved to the sidelines as an...

    5. FT Alphaville

      March 27, 2012

      The end of a short era at Bumi plc

      It’s happened: Nathaniel Rothschild is no longer a co-chairman. From Bumi plc’s first full-year results: Bumi plc appoints...

    6. March 13, 2012

      Billionaire oligarchs clash over Rusal

      Two Russian billionaires have clashed publicly over corporate governance at the world’s largest aluminium company, after...

    7. FT Alphaville

      February 20, 2012

      Pink picks

      Comment, analysis and other offerings from Monday’s FT, Edward Luce: Obama nears his nuclear moment At the start of Barack...

    8. February 19, 2012

      Lessons from the flawed ‘Rothschild model’

      When Nathaniel Rothschild signed the deal that created Bumi at the end of 2010, he vowed not to rest until he had made a...

    9. February 14, 2012

      Bumi investors reach EGM accord

      The Indonesian investors in coal miner Bumi have said UK financier Nat Rothschild can stay on the company’s board, but only...

    10. February 10, 2012

      Rothschild loses aluminium libel case

      Nat Rothschild has lost a libel suit over a Daily Mail article he claimed portrayed him as a “puppet master’’ who...

    11. February 6, 2012

      Bumi: a bum rap for investors

      What sort of beast has Nathaniel Rothschild unleashed upon the London Stock Exchange with Bumi? That question has haunted...

    12. FT Alphaville

      February 3, 2012

      Squeaky Bumi time

      We can’t let this Bumi RNS go unnoticed: REQUISITION OF GENERAL MEETING The Company announces that the Directors have...

    13. January 23, 2012

      Rothschild sues news group over Moscow claims

      Nathaniel Rothschild, the billionaire investor, on Monday began a libel action against Associated Newspapers over an article...

    14. beyondbrics

      November 21, 2011

      Hayward and Rothschild's Vallares hits new low as it completes Kurdistan deal

      You would hardly call it a vote of confidence. On the day that Vallares – the investment vehicle set up Tony Hayward and...

    15. November 20, 2011

      Iraq oil: fools rush in

      There is something unseemly about the scramble for Kurdistan. Western oil companies are flocking to Erbil, capital of this...

    16. November 17, 2011

      Bumi loan move raises questions for Rothschild

      The board of Bumi plc agreed a schedule for liquidating $482m in related-party loans several weeks before Nathaniel...

    17. beyondbrics

      November 14, 2011

      Further reading: no quick fix

      Monday’s top picks from the beyondbrics team: Alan Beattie on why SDRs are not the answer to the eurozone’s problems; Lex on...

    18. November 13, 2011

      A mining accident

      Just months after the corporate governance scandal at Eurasian National Resources Corporation, there are rumblings at...

    19. beyondbrics

      November 1, 2011

      Bumi: Bakrie selling a $1bn jewel

      Indonesia’s Bakrie Group has bitten the bullet. On Tuesday the debt-laden family-run Indonesian conglomerate announced a...

    20. FT Alphaville

      November 1, 2011

      Bakrie selling Bumi stake to Borneo Lumbung

      Indonesia’s Bakrie Group is selling a 23.8 per cent stake in London-listed Bumi, its joint venture with financier Nathaniel...

    21. FT Alphaville

      October 18, 2011

      Pink picks

      Comment, analysis and more from Tuesday’s FT, Gideon Rachman: America must manage its decline Recently I met a retired...

    22. October 17, 2011

      Undermining the UK stock market

      In the past two years, Nathaniel Rothschild has made a name for himself, and a great deal of money, by promoting some of the...

    23. September 7, 2011

      Vallares deal straight from Hannam’s handbook

      The Vallares deal in Iraqi Kurdistan bears the hallmark of Ian Hannam, who has spent more than a decade convincing the...

    24. September 7, 2011

      Genel Energy: risks loom large

      Tony Hayward is a man in a hurry. Barely a year after being ousted from BP, he is back at the helm of an oil company: Genel...

    25. FT Alphaville

      September 7, 2011

      Genel deal close for Vallares

      Vallares, a cash shell which listed on the London stock market in June, is in final talks to buy Kurdistan-based Genel...

    26. September 6, 2011

      The God of Soho, Shakespeare’s Globe, London

      Act two of The God of Soho opens with an attention-starved celebrity hijacking her mother’s funeral with “I Am So Shit”, a...

    27. September 6, 2011

      Hayward strikes $2bn Kurdistan deal

      Tony Hayward, the former chief executive of BP, has struck his first deal at the head of his new investment vehicle Vallares...

    28. June 17, 2011

      Vallares share issue raises more than £1bn

      Tony Hayward heartened by the investor support received by Vallares Tony Hayward’s business comeback got off to a good start...

    29. June 16, 2011

      Governance concerns rise after London IPOs

      Next week Vallares makes its City debut, the latest in the procession of companies seeking to combine emerging market...

    30. June 11, 2011

      Vallar in $2bn bond move for Bumi Resources

      Vallar, the resources group founded by financier Nathaniel Rothschild, will issue $2bn (£1.2bn) in convertible bonds to buy...

    31. June 10, 2011

      Hayward reaches for new heights

      It is a remarkable comeback by any standards. Nine months after leaving BP as chief executive in the wake of the UK oil...

    32. June 9, 2011

      Rothschild’s shells channel ancestral echoes

      The Lombard Disambiguator ™ is a new FT reader service highlighting the distinguishing features of City personalities that...

    33. June 9, 2011

      Investors back Hayward’s return in oil venture

      Tony Hayward, former BP chief, has been ‘pleasantly surprised’ by interest in Vallares The return of Tony Hayward, the...

    34. May 6, 2011

      Resource stocks set to skew FTSE 100

      The Dow Jones Industrial Average has long had its critics. As the index is weighted by share prices and not market value, it...

    35. April 17, 2011

      Vallar: raising the stake

      Who would true Vallar see, let him come hither. When the London-listed cash shell announced its $3bn purchase of 25 per cent...

    36. April 13, 2011

      Investors in Glencore bonds set for windfall

      Investors in Glencore’s convertible bonds stand to nearly double their investment in only 18 months as the world’s largest...

    37. January 14, 2011

      King Nat’s mines

      On an overcast morning last December at the Four Seasons Jakarta, nearly two-dozen dignitaries arrived at the outlying steel...

    38. November 26, 2010

      Varley in position to conjure up Merlin’s touch

      Only supremely deluded bankers might claim that their industry is on the verge of conjuring up a new public image for...

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