‘Business is held hostage by politics’

The last speech by Christophe de Margerie, given shortly before his death

Investigators probe Total jet crash

Corporate aeroplane struck snowplough on take-off in Moscow

‘Deep bench’ at Total found reassuring

Potential successors to late chief are steeped in the group’s culture

Total: After de Margerie

Broad diversity of production will mark chief executive’s legacy

Uganda looks to China for investment

President praises lack of interference and ‘big money’

Morgan Stanley mulls sale of gas business

Bank’s move after Fed raises concerns about risks

Corporate India frets over debt levels

Nation’s industrial and banking sectors enter new political era still undercapitalised

Rousseff faces fresh Petrobras pressure

Public spending watchdog raises questions over Comperj refinery

Growth in Chinese oil demand buoys Brent

Highest rate of growth since June 2013 belies fears of slowdown

Christophe de Margerie, 1951-2014

One of the energy industry’s great contrarian characters

Total chief dies in Moscow air crash

Private jet carrying head of French oil group hit snow-clearing machine

Credit Suisse sued over Azerbaijan venture

Georgian businessman claims bank failed to get best price

India/Brazil: A tale of two subsidies

New Delhi allows market to decide fuel prices. Why can’t Brasília?

Reliance and BP plans remain uncertain

India’s gas price rise below what companies were hoping for

Saudi Arabia keeps the oil market guessing

Opec’s main producer absorbs lower prices to defend market share

Rousseff admits to Petrobras wrongdoing

Brazil’s president looks to put corruption scandal behind her

Good news from the lower price at the pump

Cheaper oil benefits both the world economy and global security

Russia cannot stand low oil prices forever

The government will have either to cut spending or raise taxes, writes Sergei Guriev

BP-Iran North Sea gasfield to restart

Production was halted nearly four years ago because of sanctions

Small-cap Week, October 18

Connect Group, Scancell, Range Resources and Vertu Motors featured

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