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    1. The World

      December 19, 2014

      Putin treats Russia's oligarchs to a free supper

      After watching their fortunes nosedive over the past year on the back of Russia’s annexation of Crimea and adventures in...

    2. February 14, 2014

      Russia’s surly waiters and gruff hoteliers train to smile at Sochi

      Last autumn Sergio Vai, an affable Italian hotelier, descended on Sochi on a mission. A 43-year-old with two-plus decades’...

    1. November 27, 2013

      Oligarchs profit from swapping assets

      With Uralkali’s change in ownership, Russia’s biggest potash producer moves from the hands of one rich and influential...

    2. October 4, 2013

      Rusal presses Norilsk for deeper cuts to costs

      Norilsk Nickel is still under pressure from major shareholder Rusal to cut costs even after announcing plans to lower...

    3. October 1, 2013

      Norilsk compromises on dividend payout

      Norilsk Nickel is likely to pay lower dividends than previously promised for the next two years, in a vital compromise...

    4. September 19, 2013

      Rusal calls for aluminium production to be cut

      The deputy chief executive of Rusal, the world’s largest maker of aluminium by volume, has called on non-Chinese aluminium...

    5. September 9, 2013

      Vladimir Potanin plans Norilsk Nickel overhaul

      After years of vicious shareholder infighting, lawsuits and mudslinging, Norilsk Nickel’s oligarch shareholders are...

    6. March 17, 2013

      Norilsk peace pays dividends for Rusal

      Rusal will be able to service its debts for the next four and a half years thanks to the dividends the company is set to...

    7. March 17, 2013

      Debt continues to tarnish Rusal’s prospects

      Ever since 2008 when it borrowed heavily to buy a one-quarter share in the Arctic metals conglomerate Norilsk Nickel,...

    8. March 4, 2013

      Rusal to slash output 7%

      Rusal, the world’s largest aluminium producer, on Monday confirmed it would slash output by more than 7 per cent this year,...

    9. February 19, 2013

      Billionaires pledge to give money away

      A dozen billionaires from Europe, Australasia and Africa have joined the world’s most elite club by publicly committing to...

    10. December 14, 2012

      Norilsk to pay chief $100m to quit

      Vladimir Strzhalkovsky, the controversial chief executive of Norilsk Nickel, will receive a $100m payout to step down from...

    11. December 11, 2012

      Abramovich to take reduced Norilsk stake

      Roman Abramovich is to take a smaller stake than expected in Norilsk Nickel under a slightly altered peace agreement...

    12. beyondbrics

      December 4, 2012

      Norilsk Nickel: Abramovich steps in to keep the peace - but for how long?

      Norilsk Nickel gained 1.4 per cent in Moscow on Tuesday on a settlement in the long-running management dispute between...

    13. 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...

    14. November 29, 2012

      Kremlin retains influence on business

      One surprising feature of the long-running scrap between the oligarchs Vladimir Potanin and Oleg Deripaska for control of...

    15. November 26, 2012

      Norilsk general director might step down

      The general director of Norilsk Nickel, the Russian metals conglomerate, may step down as part of a new peace deal between...

    16. May 31, 2012

      Potanin weighs cancelling Norilsk stock

      Vladimir Potanin, the biggest shareholder in Norilsk Nickel, said the Russian miner may cancel up to 10 per cent of the...

    17. 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...

    18. March 23, 2012

      Letter from Lex: Spring bounce

      The vernal equinox has given some a spring in their step. Apple shareholders had more bounce than most after the company...

    19. 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...

    20. November 2, 2011

      Norilsk seals $4.5bn share buy-back

      Norilsk Nickel has completed a $4.5bn buy-back of 7.7 per cent of its shares, potentially consolidating the grip of metals...

    21. October 28, 2011

      Prokhorov revealed

      At six foot eight, Mikhail Prokhorov has cut an imposing figure in Russian business and, for a brief time, in Kremlin...

    22. October 26, 2011

      Rusal / Norilsk: the risks are high

      The long-running struggle between rival oligarchs Oleg Deripaska and Vladimir Potanin for control of Norilsk Nickel,...

    23. October 26, 2011

      Norilsk buy-back raises questions over stake

      When Norilsk Nickel, the world’s biggest nickel miner, revealed last December that it had sold a 8.1 per cent stake to a...

    24. October 12, 2011

      Watchdog warns Norilsk over share buy-back

      Russia’s anti-monopoly watchdog has warned Norilsk Nickel that the miner’s upcoming $4.5bn share buy-back could be void...

    25. September 26, 2011

      Russia feels the pain as investors take flight

      The re-emergence of Vladimir Putin as Russia’s political supremo failed to prevent the country’s markets being buffeted by...

    26. August 19, 2011

      Norilsk offers to buy back stake from Rusal

      Norilsk Nickel has offered to buy back a 15 per cent stake in the group from Oleg Deripaska’s Rusal, a purchase that would...

    27. June 21, 2011

      Blow for Rusal in Norilsk board elections

      Norilsk Nickel directors have elected Andrey Bugrov, an Interros executive and Vladimir Potanin ally, as head of the mining...

    28. May 31, 2011

      Russia grapples with governance drive

      Russia’s tycoons are weighing a recent push by Dmitry Medvedev to reform corporate governance rules in a shake-up that could...

    29. May 8, 2011

      Potanin backs Norilsk’s role in Rusal fight

      Vladimir Potanin, the Russian tycoon, has defended controversial actions by the management of Norilsk Nickel during his...

    30. May 8, 2011

      From oligarchy to philanthropy

      Vladimir Potanin: ‘I would like to create something that would last a long time’ Late last month, Vladimir Potanin was...

    31. March 23, 2011

      Interros wins battle of boardroom at Norilsk

      Vladimir Potanin, the Russian billionaire, has bested rival oligarch Oleg Deripaska in the latest round of the battle over...

    32. March 4, 2011

      Norilsk set to call time on Rusal stake bids

      Norilsk Nickel has said it will not make any more offers to buy Oleg Deripaska’s stake in the world’s biggest nickel miner...

    33. February 28, 2011

      Rusal to contest ruling on Norilsk

      A Caribbean court has lifted an injunction preventing two subsidiaries of Norilsk Nickel from voting with a 15 per cent...

    34. February 14, 2011

      Rusal turns up heat in Norilsk battle

      Oleg Deripaska’s UC Rusal has turned up the pressure on Norilsk Nickel after filing applications in US and UK courts to...

    35. February 8, 2011

      UC Rusal wins ruling against Norilsk deals

      Oleg Deripaska’s UC Rusal has won a court injunction suspending a $3.5bn share buy-back by Norilsk Nickel, escalating the...

    36. December 29, 2010

      UC Rusal hits out at Norilsk $3bn buy-back

      Oleg Deripaska’s UC Rusal has slammed the launch of a $3bn share buy-back by Norilsk Nickel as “gross corporate blackmail”...

    37. December 28, 2010

      UC Rusal rejects Norilsk’s raised offer

      Oleg Deripaska’s UC Rusal rejected an approach from Norilsk Nickel to buy out his stake in the world’s largest nickel...

    38. December 23, 2010

      Rusal calls for removal of Norilsk board

      Rusal, the world’s top aluminium producer, signalled it was not ready to concede defeat in its battle for control of Norilsk...

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