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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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