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  1. September 11, 2014

    Eni chief executive under investigation over $1bn Nigerian oil deal

    Claudio Descalzi, chief executive of Eni, is under investigation in an international bribery case stemming from the $1.1bn...

  2. August 27, 2014

    Oil auction may end well for Shell, badly for Nigeria

    It is decent of Nigerian operators to offer a Shell-led consortium top dollar for its onshore oil. Many locals have been...

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  1. August 27, 2014

    Shell-led group close to selling Nigeria oilfields for $5bn

    A Royal Dutch Shell-led consortium is close to selling several Nigerian oilfields for about $5bn to domestic buyers, as...

  2. August 3, 2014

    Corporate Italy’s new number rings out at Telecom Italia

    Giuseppe Recchi, the recently appointed chairman of Telecom Italia, lost his last job as part of the three-yearly process by...

  3. August 3, 2014

    Europe delivers earnings growth for the first time in three years

    For the first time in three years, Europe’s companies are delivering earnings growth. But the good news risks being...

  4. July 31, 2014

    Italy’s Eni doubles net profit for second quarter

    Eni, the Italian oil and gas group, announced a 51 per cent rise in its net profit for the second quarter of the year, with...

  5. July 20, 2014

    Kashagan delays mar outlook for Eni, Total and Shell

    Three of Europe’s largest oil companies could take a $1.5bn hit to earnings as a result of delays to Kashagan, the $50bn oil...

  6. July 17, 2014

    Sanctions cast doubt on Rosneft’s plans for world domination

    The US sanctions imposed on Rosneft on Wednesday will throw the company’s ambitious growth plans into doubt and make life...

  7. July 13, 2014

    Italy accused of blocking tougher sanctions on Russia

    For much of the six-month stand-off over Ukraine, diplomats have described the west’s fitful response to Russian tactics as...

  8. June 19, 2014

    Former Eni chief Scaroni to be deputy-chairman at Rothschild

    Paolo Scaroni is to reinvent himself as a banker. The former chief executive of Italian oil group Eni, ousted by incoming...

  9. June 19, 2014

    Batman and Robert must dispel fog around Quindell

    Thankfully, Quindell is less vague about its new chief executive than current trading. Otherwise the Aim-quoted legal...

  10. June 13, 2014

    Kazakhstan to extend contract for $50bn Kashagan oil project

    Kazakhstan has signed a deal with the oil companies developing the huge Kashagan oilfield in the Caspian Sea that paves the...

  11. May 23, 2014

    Eni in spot market gas deal with Gazprom

    Italian oil major Eni has won a major concession from Gazprom, after the Russian group agreed to use spot market gas prices...

  12. The World

    May 15, 2014

    Business vents its frustration at Europe's slow recovery

    At most times, Brussels can seem far removed from the hurly-burly of Europe’s commercial life. But the 1,500 participants,...

  13. May 8, 2014

    Italian PM Renzi dealt embarrassing defeat by Eni shareholders

    Matteo Renzi, Italy’s new reformist prime minister, has been dealt an embarrassing setback by foreign investors who voted in...

  14. April 30, 2014

    Emma Marcegaglia warns EU-US trade deal in danger of stalling

    The president of Europe’s biggest business lobby group has issued an unusually blunt warning to the US administration that...

  15. April 29, 2014

    Eni hit by weak refining margins

    Eni, the Italian oil major, unveiled a 14 per cent drop in first-quarter profits on the back of weak domestic sales and...

  16. April 27, 2014

    Further blow for $50bn Kashagan oil project

    The $50bn Kashagan oil project in Kazakhstan is likely to be delayed by two more years while 200km of pipeline is replaced,...

  17. April 17, 2014

    Telecom Italia shakes up board

    Telecom Italia has voted in an independent board to oversee the next stage in the recovery of the heavily indebted group,...

  18. April 17, 2014

    Russia’s Vladimir Putin still has friends in the west

    John Kerry has a nice phrase. The west will respond to Russia’s 19th-century behaviour with 21st-century tools. The US...

  19. April 15, 2014

    Renzi overhaul signals Italian business shake-up

    The day after Matteo Renzi overhauled the top jobs at Italy’s biggest state-controlled companies, the country woke up with a...

  20. April 15, 2014

    Massacre of the Italian old guard

    Matteo Renzi came to power in Italy pledging an ambitious programme of economic reform to boost the country’s...

  21. April 15, 2014

    Eni: any difference?

    An axiom for the oil business: drill for the stuff where you’ve found it before. Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi’s...

  22. April 15, 2014

    Well-respected oil veteran Descalzi nominated to top job at Eni

    Claudio Descalzi, the proposed new boss of Eni, is a well-respected oil veteran who helped guide the Italian major’s...

  23. FT Alphaville

    April 15, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Japanese stocks were on pace to end a seven-day slump after Wall Street stocks rebounded from a two-month low,...

  24. April 14, 2014

    Telecom Italia to draw line under turbulent past with new board

    Telecom Italia will draw a line under a long period of managerial and financial turbulence with the most independent board...

  25. April 14, 2014

    Matteo Renzi forces sweeping change at state companies

    Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi has forced a sweeping change of guard at Italy’s state-controlled companies including...

  26. April 11, 2014

    Europe must speak with one voice on energy

    Can Europe credibly threaten Russia with energy sanctions? The answer, at least in the short term, is no. Today, we rely on...

  27. April 10, 2014

    Shake-up at state-owned companies to test Renzi credentials

    Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi faces the first major test of whether he can extend his reform agenda into the country’s...

  28. beyondbrics

    April 3, 2014

    Guest Post: is Algeria a viable substitute for Russian gas?

    By Edward Robinson, Culmer Raphael Events in Algeria could be about to complicate the European Union’s response to Russia’s...

  29. March 31, 2014

    Eni chief Paolo Scaroni found guilty of environmental crimes

    Paolo Scaroni has received a three-year jail sentence and a ban on holding public office for environment-related crimes...

  30. FT Alphaville

    March 31, 2014

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Monday, - Michael Lewis and HFT on 60 Minutes. - Putin’s economic Achilles heel. - Jobs and skills and zombies....

  31. March 23, 2014

    Russia gas plan in doubt, says Eni chief

    Paolo Scaroni, chief executive of Eni, is doubtful about the future of the South Stream project intended to pipe Russian gas...

  32. March 17, 2014

    Russia tensions risk higher gas prices for Europe, says Eni boss

    Europe will face disrupted supplies and higher prices for gas next winter if tensions with Russia cut off flows through...

  33. beyondbrics

    March 12, 2014

    Kiev threatened with loss of Crimea-based oil giant

    The authorities in Kiev are not only in danger of losing control of the political and military situation in the Crimea; they...

  34. March 7, 2014

    Kazakhstan pushes for $737m in damages from Kashagan gas leak

    The government of Kazakhstan will seek $737m in damages from the consortium of international companies developing the...

  35. March 6, 2014

    Kashagan fails to live up to promise

    What happens when geology, politics and corporate bureaucracy collide? The answer is Kashagan, the $50bn oilfield in the...

  36. March 6, 2014

    Big oil counts the cost of tapping new discoveries

    Age of oil “One hundred dollars per barrel is becoming the new $20, in our business.” With that pithy analysis, John Watson,...

  37. February 13, 2014

    Buoyant Eni predicts 55% cash flow rise to €17bn by 2016-17

    Eni said that its operating cash flow would rise 55 per cent by 2016-7 as some of the huge oil and gas discoveries it has...

  38. January 26, 2014

    Italy launches big privatisation push

    Italy’s coalition government has embarked on what it calls its largest privatisation programme since the late 1990s with a...

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