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TM Lewin set to choose advisers for £100m sell-off

TM Lewin, the maker of shirts worn by hordes of City workers, is close to appointing advisers to sell the business for up to £100m.

Bumi in £113m deal with the former boss of its 'black hole' subsidiary

Bumi, the scandal-scarred coal miner, has struck an agreement to restore its reputation and ultimately lift the suspension in trading of its shares.

Bumi scandal delays return to market

Bumi, the Indonesian coal group co-founded by the banking scion Nat Rothschild and under scrutiny by the Serious Fraud Office, will not meet a self-imposed deadline of next week to resume trading in its shares.

Bumi to miss deadline

Bumi, the Indonesian coal group co-founded by banking scion Nat Rothschild and under scrutiny by the Serious Fraud Office, will not meet a self-imposed deadline of next week to resume trading in its shares.

Luxury giant reveals growing interest in Joules, retailer to the county set

L Capital, the private-equity arm of the world's biggest luxury goods company, LVMH, is among suitors plotting to make a major investment in Joules, the fashion retailer favoured by the county set.

Investors make a toast as wine market recovers

The market for fine wine crashed last year, leaving many burnt fingers in what was the biggest downturn for what is always a speculative field.

Ben Chu: It is Nat Rothschild's investors in Bumi who are the truly unlucky ones

Outlook Poor Nat Rothschild. The financier with the storied surname laments in an interview with Bloomberg that he was "unlucky" ever to have got involved with the Indonesian coal-miner Bumi and its owners, the Bakrie family.

Bumi shares halted while auditor examines figures

The Bumi saga took another twist today as the coal miner set up by financier Nat Rothschild broadened an internal review into its key Berau subsidiary – forcing the suspension of its shares.

RIT Capital's net asset value hits record high

The City veteran Lord Rothschild continues to produce the goods at his investment trust RIT Capital Partners.

Vineyards had a fine harvest, but the product may be 'overpriced'

Ten 'perfect' wines, but is 2010 vintage for investors?

Robert Parker, the US doyen of drinks critics, has spoken and the world of fine wine investors has listened. His latest pronouncements on the 2010 vintage of wines shows them to be of a great quality.

Surge in RIT's asset value proves Rothschild right

The City grandee Lord Rothschild called it right last year when he took his investment trust RIT Capital Partners back into shares in a big way.

James Moore: Bumi's a sorry mess but Rothschild fights again

Outlook The defeat at Bumi probably represents Nat Rothschild's Gettysburg moment. The American Civil War did not end following that actually rather indecisive battle, but the writing was on the wall.

Nat Rothschild vows to fight on after losing Bumi battle

Financier also promises more cash shell ventures despite troubles with mining

Bumi showdown set for a climax as shareholders vote

The greatest corporate showdown in recent times is set to reach a climax today as financier Nat Rothschild seeks to oust almost all the board of Bumi, the Indonesian coal miner he co-founded.

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