Japan inflation slows further

Rise of 0.5% in core CPI suggests BoJ will miss fiscal goal of 1%

SEC drops corruption probe into Cobalt

Parallel investigation by prosecutors into oil deal still active

Conoco and Shell outline billions in cuts

Fall in crude prices hits fourth-quarter results

Shell bows to shareholder climate demands

Company draws fire with plans to push on with Arctic drilling

West must tell hard truths to the Saudis

In US and UK, public opinion will harden unless the kingdom reforms

Burberry lags FTSE on sales growth fears

EasyJet soars to top of main index after broker comments

Royal Dutch Shell: parenthood

The reluctance to cut spending on big projects too sharply is natural. But it has its downsides

Total secures stake in UAE oilfields

Contract is important source of long-term supply for French group

Shell earnings hit by plunging oil price

Energy group outlines plans to reduce spending by $15bn

ConocoPhillips’ earnings fall 57%

US oil and gas company makes further cut to capital spending

Oil slips as US inventories increase

Highest level for this time of year for at least the past 80 years

Petrobras: dancing around the issue

The Brazilian state oil company, is doing a samba of its own

GE and Statoil link on green initiative

Projects aim to show fossil fuels have long-term future under tough climate regulations

Smaller oil groups’ borrowing costs soar

Investors sell bonds in producers struggling with cheap crude

BP scales back on Gulf of Mexico fields

UK energy group takes steps to pare back its balance sheet

Scotland imposes fracking moratorium

Latest blow to unconventional oil and gas in UK

Cheaper oil hits Gulf states’ reforms

Economists warn region risks slipping into hole of oil dependence

Petrobras draws a blank on scandal’s cost

Company does not outline financial impact of alleged bribery

Egypt tries to mend economic credentials

Cairo seeks to phase out energy subsidy and cut budget deficit

Vitol and Eni pursue $7bn Ghana project

Development will produce 15 years’ worth of gas


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