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  1. March 7, 2014

    Ex-Rio Tinto chief’s marriage of convenience

    The six months since Tom Albanese surprised the mining industry by joining Anil Agarwal’s Vedanta in an advisory role have...

  2. FT Alphaville

    March 6, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE The relentless Josh Brown: Paul flags the latest post from Josh Brown noting that there...

  1. 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...

  2. March 6, 2014

    Tom Albanese named Vedanta chief executive

    Tom Albanese has been appointed chief executive of Vedanta Resources in a high-profile return to the helm of a global mining...

  3. February 14, 2014

    Rays of hope from mining’s depths

    Mark Twain defined a mine as “a hole in the ground with a liar at the top”. Times have changed since sharp-talking promoters...

  4. February 13, 2014

    Confident Rio Tinto raises dividend by 15%

    Rio Tinto is boosting its dividend by 15 per cent after it made $3.7bn of net income last year, marking a revival of...

  5. January 16, 2014

    Rio Tinto signals start of turnround

    Rio Tinto is starting to dig itself out of its debt-saddled hole, producing record levels of iron ore in the fourth quarter...

  6. December 16, 2013

    Global miners grounded after paying the price in 2013

    For mining 2013 brought a brutal upheaval when the chief executives from a trio of the industry’s biggest and best-known...

  7. November 15, 2013

    Vedanta pins hopes on lifting of Indian mining ban

    Vedanta held out hopes of a quick resumption of iron ore mining in India and played down concerns over its standing in...

  8. September 20, 2013

    Recycling old names keeps out fresh corporate voices

    Normally, the United States is seen as the home of second chances, where disgraced preachers, bankrupt airlines – and almost...

  9. September 16, 2013

    Vedanta Resources: dodgy signing

    Appointing an ambassador is a way of attempting to improve a tarnished image. China selected David Beckham to revive the...

  10. FT Alphaville

    September 16, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Which central bank’s forward guidance is most confusing? Could it be… the Bank of...

  11. September 16, 2013

    Tom Albanese appointed adviser to Vedanta

    Tom Albanese, one of the best-known executives in mining, has joined Vedanta Resources, returning to the industry eight...

  12. September 11, 2013

    Mining: Hazards of the frontier

    Until early last year, Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto had ambitious plans to ship coal down the Zambezi by barge from its...

  13. FT Alphaville

    May 16, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE The short arm of the SEC: So, there was evidence this week that the US authorities...

  14. FT Alphaville

    May 16, 2013

    Breaking up is hard to do - Rio Tinto edition

    In the M&A hall of shame, Rio Tinto’s top-of-the-market $37bn acquisition of Alcan (in CASH) is right up there. In this...

  15. March 15, 2013

    Ex-Rio chief gets pay rise despite loss

    The former chief executive of Rio Tinto who lost his job after the miner posted its biggest ever loss took home a 10 per...

  16. February 20, 2013

    Price restraint needed to aid IPO market

    “This thoroughly refurbished property nestles in the heart of private equity, just a short stroll from an initial public...

  17. February 17, 2013

    Rash acquisitions leave miners in a hole

    Hubris, PJ O’Rourke noted, is one of the great renewable resources. The American humorist may not have been speaking about...

  18. February 11, 2013

    Australian miners face rising costs

    Shortly before resigning last month, Tom Albanese, the former chief executive of Rio Tinto, outlined his priorities for the...

  19. January 31, 2013

    Rio says Mongolia mine remains on track

    Rio Tinto said it remained on track to start production by the middle of the year at its giant copper-gold mine in Mongolia,...

  20. January 29, 2013

    City caretakers must make amends for Bumi

    Most ambitious people crave only one thing more than money: reputation. A divided boardroom is thus an arena where...

  21. January 29, 2013

    Morrison trails as fears rise over sales

    Wm Morrison lagged behind a buoyant FTSE 100 yesterday as worries deepened about its poor sales. Industry data showed...

  22. January 27, 2013

    Miners rein in unbridled expansion plans

    Sam Walsh’s first message to his employees could have been directed at the mining sector at large. The new chief executive...

  23. January 23, 2013

    BHP update fuels writedown speculation

    BHP Billiton, the world’s biggest resources company by market value, has fuelled speculation of possible asset writedowns by...

  24. January 22, 2013

    Rio Tinto rethinks Mozambique business

    Rio Tinto is evaluating options for its troubled Mozambique coal business, including partnering with rival mining companies...

  25. beyondbrics

    January 19, 2013

    The weekender, January 19

    A roundup of the week’s events on beyondbrics, featuring the most-read posts, five things we have learned and the week in a...

  26. January 18, 2013

    Aluminium was bad for Rio Tinto’s health

    The mystery of Tom Albanese is not why he had to go, but how he lasted so long as chief executive of Rio Tinto. His initial...

  27. beyondbrics

    January 18, 2013

    New York headlines

    * Chinese growth figures lift shares * Anger rises over Algerian hostage crisis * West African troops arrive in Mali to aid...

  28. January 18, 2013

    Meggitt rises on FTSE 100 after upgrade

    Meggitt stood out on a rebounding FTSE 100 on Friday after a broker upgrade and positive comments on its earnings outlook...

  29. January 18, 2013

    Chinese growth figures support shares

    Friday 21:15 GMT. Global stocks wrapped up the last trading session of the week near their best levels in more than four...

  30. January 17, 2013

    Rio looks to build after writedowns

    Aluminium is the metal of choice for the automotive, aerospace and packaging industries thanks to its lightweight, malleable...

  31. January 17, 2013

    Tom Albanese at Rio Tinto

    Tom Albanese has stepped down as chief executive of Rio Tinto after a $14bn writedown. This interactive timeline tracks key...

  32. January 17, 2013

    Poor infrastructure holds back Mozambique

    Mozambique is one of the much-sought after ‘M3’ emerging markets trio, along with Myanmar and Mongolia, with significant...

  33. January 17, 2013

    Bad timing cost Albanese his job at Rio

    For Tom Albanese, timing was everything. And the two acquisitions that on Thursday cost Rio Tinto $14bn, and Mr Albanese his...

  34. beyondbrics

    January 17, 2013

    Mozambique mining: long journey

    Mozambique is one of the much-sought after ‘M3’ emerging markets trio, along with Myanmar and Mongolia, with major offshore...

  35. January 17, 2013

    Dismissignation wins credit for Du Plessis

    And then there were none. The resignation-cum-sacking of Rio Tinto’s Tom Albanese means the four largest London-listed...

  36. beyondbrics

    January 17, 2013

    New York headlines

    * Rio chief quits after $14bn writedown * Algeria hostage crisis enters second day * Global regulators ground Dreamliners *...

  37. FT Alphaville

    January 17, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Oh, Rio, Rio… Rio Tinto’s chief Tom Albanese has stepped down after revealing more than...

  38. FT Alphaville

    January 17, 2013

    Izy's making an appearance on Markets Live

    Obviously, there was no chance of keeping Kaminska away once the Rio story broke. So FTAV’s commodities specialist will be...

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