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RUSAL oligarch row isn’t about governance

March 14, 2012

Viktor Vekselberg, the chairman of RUSAL, is quitting and the aluminium giant’s controlling shareholder Oleg Deripaska says he would have been fired anyway. The row is the result of an industrial and financial dispute long in the making, with political undertones.

RUSAL IPO talk isn’t convincing

September 30, 2009

It's no surprise that rumours about RUSAL, Russia's large aluminium producer, planning a stock exchange offering this year have attracted lots of attention. However, without a significant improvement both in RUSAL's finances and in stock market conditions, the chances of it actually pulling off such a landmark transaction seem remote.