BASF cuts forecast amid China slowdown

Chemical group revises sales projection in face of uncertainty

Small-cap Week, October 25

Blur Group, Xeros Technology, Bloomsbury and Shanta Gold featured

Obama hopes all politics is local for KXL

The North American pipeline is very important on the global energy chessboard, says John Dizard

Nyusi wins Mozambique presidential poll

Frelimo to tap huge gas potential after extending long power run

Week in Review

Week in Review, October 25

Total chief killed in crash; also news on Yahoo, Libor and Tesco

Joe Cummings illustration

Patrick Pouyanné, the Total package

French oil company’s new chief is a forceful presence and tough boss

China property decline continues

Oversupply drags down house prices for fifth consecutive month

Tesco CEO must grasp strategic nettle now

Danger for Lewis is he listens to sound of tills filling with cash and loses sense of urgency

BP and Chevron report promising oil find

Gulf of Mexico discovery could deliver ‘significant’ pay

Europe gas demand to stay weak, says IEA

Watchdog’s economist casts doubt over energy supplies

Rio Tinto taps Walsh to stay as chief

Decision to give open-ended contract ends succession fears

Q&A: EU’s challenging energy targets

Talks begin in Brussels to agree landmark deal for 2030

India eyes end to state coal monopoly

Ministry publishes ordinance that could ease restrictions on private sector mining

Oil Search buoyed by PNG gas project

Australian group earmarks up to half of net profits for dividends

Search for new business models as losses mount

Political uncertainty creates problems for companies such as Vattenfall

Hostility limits growth of fracking in Europe

Progress towards establishing whether the continent can follow in North America’s footsteps is at a snail’s pace

Pipeline politics flow both ways

President Putin faces a dilemma: his country would be badly hurt by turning off supplies to Europe

Germany’s burdensome shift to renewables

Old infrastructure needs dismantling, while distribution grids must be built

Simple solutions lead to a greener future

Saving energy cuts costs for industry and helps solve the climate change equation

Several factors conspire to increase fossil fuel use

Coal is cheap but its use is hard to reconcile with plans to cut carbon emissions

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