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    1. February 28, 2014

      Small-cap Week, March 1

      Heritage Oil was among the week’s top performers on news that it had successfully concluded tax rebate talks in Nigeria,...

    2. October 3, 2013

      FCA initially suspected Hannam of criminal offence

      The depth of the fall from grace of one of the City’s most prominent dealmakers was laid bare during tribunal proceedings as...

    1. July 4, 2013

      Heritage Oil chief executive defends Ian Hannam against market abuse accusations

      Tony Buckingham, the former mercenary turned chief executive of Heritage Oil, mounted a rousing defence of his friend and...

    2. July 3, 2013

      Ian Hannam compares fate to Mayhew’s

      Ian Hannam – the City of London dealmaker once dubbed the “king of mining” who is fighting a £450,000 market-abuse fine –...

    3. July 2, 2013

      Ian Hannam legal case splits City

      The buccaneering City dealmaker once dubbed “the king of mining” was accompanied to all meetings and had his mobile phone...

    4. June 28, 2013

      Hannam appeal is key reputational test

      Two reputations are at stake next week: the UK financial regulator’s, pitted against that of one of the City of London’s...

    5. June 14, 2013

      Heritage loses to Tullow Oil in tax dispute

      Heritage Oil has held out the prospect of an appeal after a court ruled in favour of its former partner Tullow Oil over the...

    6. June 3, 2013

      Tesco tumbles over earnings concern

      Tesco hit a four-month low on Monday as analysts raised fears that the grocer would cut earnings guidance. Ahead of a...

    7. April 9, 2013

      Man boosted by Japan’s inflation battle

      Man Group showed its biggest gain in 10 months on Tuesday amid hopes that the hedge fund manager would benefit from Japan’s...

    8. April 4, 2013

      Bid talk lifts United Utilities

      United Utilities outperformed a falling London market on Thursday as analysts said it was the sector’s most likely bid...

    9. April 4, 2013

      Nigerian dealmakers open up oilfields

      Nigeria’s oil industry is increasingly a tale of two cities. Behind the high walls of their compounds in Port Harcourt, the...

    10. April 4, 2013

      Heritage Oil plays down partial defeat

      Heritage Oil played down the impact of a partial defeat in arbitration proceedings in London over the tax treatment of an...

    11. March 25, 2013

      Afren figures lifted by Nigeria growth

      Strong production growth from fields off Nigeria’s coast helped Africa-focused oil and gas producer Afren more than double...

    12. November 9, 2012

      Admiral leaps on signal of huge dividend

      Hopes of bumper dividend helped Admiral bounce from a nine-month low Friday. The auto insurer rose 3.4 per cent to £10.54...

    13. April 9, 2012

      Cove set to resume its bidding process

      Cove Energy is set to resume its bidding process after Mozambican regulators informed the oil and gas explorer that it will...

    14. April 4, 2012

      City is right to crack whip on market abuse

      My respect for the City of London’s enforcers has gone up a notch with their decision to impose a £450,000 fine on Ian...

    15. April 4, 2012

      High cost of City’s loose-talk culture

      Carelessness has a cost. That should be the strong message taken by the City of London from the market regulator’s decision...

    16. April 4, 2012

      FSA raises hackles over Hannam

      The news this week that the UK markets regulator will do battle with Ian Hannam, the world’s most prominent natural...

    17. April 3, 2012

      Hannam’s fight with the FSA

      Two emails and a decision to impose a £450,000 fine have sent a shockwave through the City and set up a spectacular contest....

    18. April 3, 2012

      FSA tightens view of market abuse

      Until recently, suspicious trading was a fact of life in the UK equities markets. From 2006 to 2009, unusual share price...

    19. April 3, 2012

      ‘King of mining M&A’ quits to fight fine

      Ian Hannam, the London banker dubbed “the king of mining M&A”, has resigned from JPMorgan Cazenove, vowing to fight a...

    20. FT Alphaville

      April 3, 2012

      FSA hits Ian Hannam (now ex-JP Morgan Cazenove) for £450,000 [updated]

      That is one serious fine… and one very serious resignation. From the FSA’s statement (emphasis ours): The Financial Services...

    21. April 2, 2012

      Oil explorers fall on Kurdish exports halt

      Shares in oil exploration companies active in Iraq’s Kurdish region fell on Monday after the Kurdish authorities halted...

    22. March 6, 2012

      Aviva casualty of broker forecast on investment income

      Aviva was a casualty on Tuesday as the FTSE 100 recorded its sharpest fall of the year so far. Ahead of results from the...

    23. March 5, 2012

      Concern on sales outlook hits Serco

      Serco led the blue-chip fallers on Monday after its house broker cautioned that sales growth might disappoint. Merrill Lynch...

    24. March 2, 2012

      Cove Energy shares fall over tax threat

      Shares in Cove Energy fell 8 per cent on Friday over fears Mozambican authorities would impose a tax charge that could slow...

    25. January 9, 2012

      Warm reception for InterContinental pay-out

      Hopes of a cash return helped InterContinental Hotels outperform a falling London market. Richard Solomons, the new chief...

    26. November 24, 2011

      Heritage shrugs off loss of Ugandan tax case

      Heritage Oil shrugged off the loss of a court case in Uganda over a tax liability of more than $400m over a disputed capital...

    27. November 24, 2011

      Doubts over SSE’s renewables scheme

      A ninth straight decline for the FTSE 100 on Thursday left SSE among the fallers. Shares in the utility, formerly known as...

    28. November 16, 2011

      Tullow Oil set to get Uganda stake sale nod

      Uganda is poised to give final approval to Tullow Oil’s $2.9bn sale of stakes in one of Africa’s most promising oil...

    29. October 4, 2011

      Heritage Oil strikes $20m Libya deal

      Heritage Oil, the FTSE 250 oil and gas explorer, has made a push into Libya in the hope of winning oil and gas licences when...

    30. September 26, 2011

      Financials shine in volatile trading as analysts see upside

      Financial stocks held firm in a skittish London market with Aviva among the biggest gainers. The insurer rallied 6.4 per...

    31. September 8, 2011

      Schroders lags London rally over earnings worries

      Earnings worries left Schroders lagging behind a third straight rally for the London market. Shares in the asset manager...

    32. September 7, 2011

      Vallares sounds out FSA on $2.1bn Genel deal

      Vallares, Tony Hayward’s new investment vehicle, sounded out the Financial Services Authority about its $2.1bn deal to buy...

    33. September 7, 2011

      Vallares deal straight from Hannam’s handbook

      The Vallares deal in Iraqi Kurdistan bears the hallmark of Ian Hannam, who has spent more than a decade convincing the...

    34. September 7, 2011

      Genel Energy: risks loom large

      Tony Hayward is a man in a hurry. Barely a year after being ousted from BP, he is back at the helm of an oil company: Genel...

    35. September 7, 2011

      Real estate leads London rally over talk of QE

      Property stocks were in focus as speculation about a further round of quantitative easing helped the London market to its...

    36. September 6, 2011

      Hayward strikes $2bn Kurdistan deal

      Tony Hayward, the former chief executive of BP, has struck his first deal at the head of his new investment vehicle Vallares...

    37. August 29, 2011

      Kurdistan has allure for risk seekers

      For retail investors willing to take a gamble, the benefits of investing in companies with substantial operations in...

    38. August 8, 2011

      Kurdistan oil hopes rise with new ventures

      A recent spate of London-listed oil companies entering Kurdistan has boosted hopes of an agreement with Iraq’s central...

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