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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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