Oil surges 25% in three trading sessions

US data and hint of change of thinking inside Opec provide boost

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Trafigura lifts Pacific Exploration stake

Commodity trader controls more than 10 per cent of oil producer

Colombia: Peace dividend

Deal with Farc rebels could help offset the pain of low oil prices and peso depreciation

Israeli gas companies hit by Egypt find

Shares hammered by Eni’s ‘supergiant’ discovery

Low oil price puts pressure on US banks

Regulators urge lenders to classify some loans as troubled assets

Osborne hails Scottish investments

SNP denounces chancellor’s arrogance over Faslane cash

Baotou, Inner Mongolia, China - August 17,2005 - Workers push a wheelbarrow with aluminum bindings in Baotou's Rare Earth Aluminum plant August 17, 2005. China's state information center reported recently that low-level investment in some energy-consuming and high-polluting industries has been curbed, with the investment growth rates in steel, cement and aluminum decreasing remarkably. Bloomberg/Natalie Behring

China to form top aluminium producer

Asset transfer plan would vault Chinalco above Rusal and Alcoa

China turbulence casts shadow on Africa

Fears grow for rare economic bright spot

Eni discovers ‘supergiant’ gasfield

Find said to be largest ever in the Mediterranean Sea

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Fuganto Widjaja, Sinar Mas: a new start

The founder’s grandson has set out to modernise the family-run conglomerate

Hanergy Thin Film Power swings to a loss

HTF attributes loss to the cancellation of contracts with its parent, Hanergy group

Week in Review, August 29

Zurich bid for RSA; Facebook, BHP Billiton and BlackRock also in the news

Oil records biggest 2-day gain in years

Jump triggered by speculators buying back bets on lower prices

Oil crash opens way for services deals

Schlumberger aims to help deepwater explorers with Cameron deal

Rakuten to offer electricity online

Japanese ecommerce group weighs tie-up with Marubeni as domestic power market opens up

Icahn reveals 8.5% stake in Freeport

Activist to discuss capex, executive pay and production costs

North Sea oil: northern exposure

Nostalgia lingers for when the UK was considered an oil power

Amec Foster Wheeler’s profits fall 24%

Oil services company expects a deterioration in profit margin amid crude price fall

Total to sell $900m of North Sea assets

French group exits gas terminal and pipelines amid oil slide

UK solar panel subsidies face deep cuts

Government plans to end assistance for small-scale projects


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