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  1. September 18, 2014

    Ex-chief poses dilemma for Siemens

    After Peter Löscher was ousted from the helm of Siemens last year following a succession of profit warnings, the...

  2. September 17, 2014

    Sulzer and Dresser-Rand in merger talks

    Sulzer, the Swiss maker of industrial pumps backed by Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg, is in talks with Dresser-Rand,...

  1. March 21, 2014

    Putin boosted by defiant tone at top and among people

    Vladimir Putin responded on Friday to US sanctions against his inner circle with typically acid humour. He had no account,...

  2. February 4, 2014

    Russian oligarchs take battle to NY court

    The 2013 purchase by two tycoons was the third-biggest oil acquisition of all time. Now another oligarch is demanding a...

  3. September 30, 2013

    Rosneft makes formal offer for minority investors’ TNK-BP stake

    Rosneft made a formal offer to buy out TNK-BP minority shareholders on Monday, six months after it signed a deal to buy out...

  4. August 5, 2013

    Schmolz + Bickenbach rejects Viktor Vekselberg’s takeover offer

    The board of Schmolz + Bickenbach, the embattled Swiss-German steel company, has rejected a token takeover offer from the...

  5. June 28, 2013

    Vekselberg launches steelmaker Schmolz+Bickenbach bid

    Viktor Vekselberg has ratcheted up the pressure on the board of Schmolz + Bickenbach, the steelmaker, by making a bid for...

  6. June 27, 2013

    Vekselberg’s sights on Schmolz+Bickenbach

    Viktor Vekselberg has made quite an impression on the Swiss industrial landscape by taking stakes in the engineering...

  7. March 4, 2013

    Swiss switch relations with world’s super-rich

    Switzerland and the world’s super-rich have long been an item. The country’s banking sector, famous for its centuries-old...

  8. February 13, 2013

    Russia’s ‘Silicon Valley’ hit by graft claims

    Russia’s plans to create a new “Silicon Valley” as a hub for high-tech investment have received a setback after police said...

  9. December 12, 2012

    Rosneft makes agreement with AAR

    Rosneft has finalised its agreement to buy 50 per cent of TNK-BP from BP’s oligarch partners, allowing the state energy...

  10. December 4, 2012

    Chinese group buys units from Oerlikon

    Jinsheng Group has become the latest Chinese company to snap up industrial assets in western Europe after agreeing to buy...

  11. December 4, 2012

    Abramovich buys Norilsk stake to end row

    Roman Abramovich, the Russian billionaire owner of Chelsea football club, has agreed to buy a 7.3 per cent stake in Norilsk...

  12. November 21, 2012

    Emerald miner Gemfields buys Fabergé

    Fabergé, the luxury jeweller at the centre of a recent lawsuit between mining magnate Brian Gilbertson and Russian oligarch...

  13. FT Alphaville

    October 22, 2012

    A Better Partnership

    Because the deal has been exclusively revealed repeatedly and over a number of weeks, few seemed too excited by news on...

  14. beyondbrics

    October 17, 2012

    TNK-BP: oligarchs sell out [update]

    embed1 Shares in BP jumped nearly 3 per cent on Wednesday on a report that its oligarch partners in TNK-BP, its troubled...

  15. beyondbrics

    September 26, 2012

    Zuckerberg scouts for Russian talent as Facebook trails VKontakte

    Dmitry Medvedev, Russia’s internet-savvy prime minister, will have plenty to talk about when he meets Mark Zuckerberg,...

  16. May 28, 2012

    Fresh crisis at TNK-BP as Fridman exits

    Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman has resigned as chief executive of BP’s Russian joint venture TNK-BP, plunging relations...

  17. beyondbrics

    May 14, 2012

    Rusal: lagging behind its peers

    embed1 Given weak aluminium prices, investors were braced for bad results from Rusal, the world’s largest producer. But...

  18. May 14, 2012

    Rusal warns it may cut production

    United Company Rusal, the world’s largest aluminium producer by volume, reported a sharp drop in first-quarter net profit...

  19. beyondbrics

    April 20, 2012

    Russia: Deripaska calls for changes at "ridiculous" central bank

    What’s on the mind of billionaire Oleg Deripaska, the controlling shareholder in Rusal, the world’s biggest aluminium...

  20. April 13, 2012

    Ex-TNK-BP’s Barsky has lead stake in Matra

    Maxim Barsky, the Russian oil executive who stepped down from BP’s joint venture TNK-BP last October after being groomed for...

  21. April 11, 2012

    Barsky makes a return with Matra

    Maxim Barsky, the Russian oil executive who stepped down from BP’s joint venture TNK-BP last October after being groomed for...

  22. April 6, 2012

    Rusal tycoons clash in London court

    Viktor Vekselberg, the Russian billionaire, has filed a suit in London over an agreement by United Company Rusal to grant a...

  23. March 29, 2012

    Russia needs clean end to Norilsk battle

    The most surprising aspect of the all-in wrestling match between Russia’s Vladimir Potanin and Oleg Deripaska for control of...

  24. March 19, 2012

    Rusal: without Oleg to stand on

    Pity investors who bought shares in Oleg Deripaska’s Rusal as a long-term bet on aluminium. Sure, the Russian company is the...

  25. March 19, 2012

    Rusal profit hit by Norilsk writedown

    United Company Rusal, the aluminium producer gripped by a public clash between two Russian billionaires, has reported a 92...

  26. March 16, 2012

    A battle too far for Vekselberg

    When Viktor Vekselberg, one of the main shareholders in United Company Rusal, noisily announced he was resigning as chairman...

  27. March 16, 2012

    Cheung appointed chairman of Rusal

    The board of United Company Rusal has appointed Barry Cheung of the Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange as chairman to replace...

  28. March 14, 2012

    Investors wary over Rusal stand-off

    A stand-off between two of the biggest shareholders in United Company Rusal is set to deepen investor concerns about the...

  29. beyondbrics

    March 14, 2012

    London headlines

    * Wen says Yuan may be near equilibrium as flexibility seen * Billionaire oligarchs clash over Rusal * Hungary sanctioned...

  30. March 13, 2012

    Rusal: clash of the oligarchs

    Things at Rusal are not only ugly; they are interesting. Though more properly material for a novel (ideally by Dostoevsky),...

  31. beyondbrics

    March 13, 2012

    Rusal: another falling out of oligarchs

    embed1 Russian oligarchs make uneasy partners – both for each other and for other shareholders. The falling out at Rusal,...

  32. 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...

  33. February 16, 2012

    Russia to probe independent TV channel

    Russian prosecutors have launched an investigation into an independent TV channel following its broadcast of opposition...

  34. beyondbrics

    December 9, 2011

    Putin leans on aluminium oligarchs

    Vladimir Putin may be facing a wave of protests in the streets of Moscow, but he does not appear to have lost his grip on...

  35. August 21, 2011

    Welcome to Russia’s Silicon Valley

    When a group of 15 Russian entrepreneurs were recently welcomed as the newest members of Moscow’s Skolkovo innovation hub,...

  36. August 12, 2011

    TNK-BP dispute raises questions over tie-up

    The legal chess game between BP and its billionaire partners in TNK-BP, its Russian oil venture, shows no signs of ending,...

  37. FT Alphaville

    August 10, 2011

    BP to sue Renova over breach of pact

    BP has accused one of its Russian joint venture partners of breaching a shareholder agreement, just three months after they...

  38. August 9, 2011

    BP to sue Renova over breach of pact

    BP has accused one of its Russian joint venture partners of breaching a shareholder agreement, just three months after they...

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