Small-cap Week, December 20

MySale, Real Good Food, Fortune Oil, and Beacon Hill featured

week in review

Week in Review, December 20

Vice Media, Repsol, Co-op Bank, and BT-EE talks featured

Power auction keeps lights on for 2018-19

£1bn deal guarantees supplies to the national grid

The Kremlin is struggling to restore calm

Moscow is facing its biggest economic crisis since 1998

A falling oil price is good for the world economy

Fears that cheaper crude creates yet more deflation are misplaced

Boardroom trades December 20

Latest directors deals at Countrywide, Bowleven, Genel and EnQuest

Oil surplus offers storage profit hope

Gap between forward and spot price likely to spur interest

Morgan Stanley-Rosneft deal faces clock

Sale of oil unit set to fall through amid political change

Khodorkovsky’s ‘crisis manager’ offer

Former oligarch seeks real democracy for Russia

US funds to stand by Russia despite losses

Lazard, GMO and Oppenheimer are among those most exposed

Zambia will need more help, says IMF

Political uncertainties and falling copper prices weigh on economy

Kuroda hails progress in deflation battle

Japan central bank maintains easing but says it will change tack if needed

BASF and Gazprom scrap energy asset swap

‘Difficult political environment’ blamed for failure of German-Russian deal

Drax appoints Phil Cox as new chairman

Former International Power chief executive replaces Charles Berry

Denmark’s grab for North Pole fans geopolitical rivalry

Russia and Canada expected to file competing claims soon

Oil world adjusts to Saudi no-cut gamble

Short-term pressures could cause more pain than expected and pave the way for cuts

Saudi minister says oil drop is temporary

Naimi rejects claims that kingdom is pushing down prices

Barrick suspends output at Zambian mine

Miner says changes to tax regime forced it to stop work at Lumwana

Sistema shares soar on Putin comments

Russian president says he hopes conglomerate recovers

North Sea worries wash ashore at Aberdeen

Crumbling confidence in the energy sector is starting to be felt


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