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    1. July 8, 2015

      Rosneft buys stake in Essar Oil refinery in India

      Rosneft, the Russian state oil company, has agreed to buy up to 49 per cent of a refinery owned by India’s Essar Oil as...

    2. June 19, 2015

      St Petersburg’s red carpet fails to hide year of economic bloodshed

      As the VIPs arrived this week at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, Russia’s answer to Davos, it was...

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    1. June 14, 2015

      EU’s Russia sanctions fail to dent oil deals

      Europe’s biggest oil groups are extending business deals with their Russian energy partners despite this month’s EU...

    2. June 3, 2015

      ExxonMobil at the crossroads: buy a rival or shrink in long term

      At first glance, the decline in the number of shares outstanding in ExxonMobil might make it look like a company that...

    3. May 27, 2015

      Trafigura becomes major exporter of Russian oil

      Swiss commodity trader Trafigura has become a major exporter of Russian oil as sanctions have squeezed Kremlin-backed...

    4. May 19, 2015

      Rosneft trading expansion plans hit by western sanctions

      Sanctions have stopped Russia’s state-controlled oil group Rosneft expanding its trading operations, the company...

    5. May 4, 2015

      Moscow offers bigger stakes in energy projects to lure Chinese

      A flagship Russian gas project may soon test Moscow’s newfound willingness to cede greater control of its energy assets...

    6. April 27, 2015

      Rusal battles with LME on aluminium price

      Rusal, the world’s largest aluminium producer, has reignited its war of words with the London Metal Exchange, saying...

    7. April 1, 2015

      Rosneft settles legal dispute with Yukos shareholders

      Rosneft has settled a long-running legal dispute with former shareholders of Yukos, the Russian energy group it took...

    8. March 22, 2015

      CNCC closes in on Pirelli takeover

      China National Chemical Corporation has reached an agreement with the controlling shareholders of tyremaker Pirelli...

    9. March 20, 2015

      China’s CNCC in €7bn talks to take over Pirelli

      Camfin is in talks to sell its 26 per cent stake in Pirelli to China National Chemical Corporation, in a deal that will...

    10. March 5, 2015

      Mikhail Fridman: The Alpha oligarch

      When the definitive history of Russia’s oil industry is written, the Chief Rabbi of Moscow will warrant a special...

    11. beyondbrics

      February 23, 2015

      Guest post: Russia ripe for M&A in oil and gas

      By Oleg Babinov, The Risk Advisory Group On February 2, the Financial Times reported that ExxonMobil is considering...

    12. February 15, 2015

      BP’s battles leave it vulnerable to major move

      BP scales down If ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson really wanted to, he could snap up BP in a single bite. Of...

    13. February 15, 2015

      Oil markets need reform to reflect reality for producers and consumers

      The oil crisis of today is often compared with the great oil glut of the 1980s. But demand and supply is no more...

    14. February 10, 2015

      Rosneft chief Igor Sechin says $7bn debt repayment will be met

      Rosneft’s chief executive has sought to allay investor fears that the Russian state-owned oil producer might default on...

    15. February 10, 2015

      Rosneft chief Igor Sechin takes aim at Opec

      Igor Sechin, the president of Russian state-controlled energy company Rosneft, lashed out at Opec on Tuesday saying the...

    16. February 9, 2015

      Rosneft’s Russian sanctions case referred to EU

      A case brought by Russian state-controlled oil group Rosneft to challenge the legality of sweeping sanctions imposed on...

    17. February 6, 2015

      Oil producers seek liquidity from prepayment deals

      When the US government slapped sanctions on Rosneft in the summer, restricting its access to long-term US dollar...

    18. February 3, 2015

      Rosneft: new rules, old story

      Changing the rules at a critical moment in the game is unsettling, even if the new rules make sense. And applying those...

    19. February 3, 2015

      Rosneft changes accounting policy to ease effect of rouble’s fall

      Rosneft, the Russian state controlled energy group, has tried to mitigate the effects of the rouble’s fall on its...

    20. February 3, 2015

      BP slashes capital spending by 20%

      BP has slashed projected capital spending for this year by about 20 per cent after a sharp fall in oil prices led to a...

    21. January 27, 2015

      Russia’s downgrade deepens political crisis with Europe

      On Monday Standard & Poor’s downgraded Russia to BB+, one notch below investment grade. The country retains an...

    22. January 26, 2015

      Rosneft sells Rbs400bn of domestic bonds

      Rosneft issued Rbs400bn ($6.1bn) of rouble bonds on Monday, in its second largest domestic bond sale in two months as...

    23. January 4, 2015

      BP suffers as oil price and Russia crisis weigh on Rosneft stake

      BP is set to lose hundreds of millions of dollars in earnings and dividend income from Rosneft, Russia’s state-owned...

    24. December 24, 2014

      Russia’s central bank to help companies refinance debts

      Russia’s central bank will step in to help companies refinance their foreign debts, in Moscow’s latest promise of state...

    25. December 23, 2014

      Moscow orders state-owned exporters to sell foreign currency

      The Russian government has ordered five large state-owned exporters including Rosneft and Gazprom to sell their foreign...

    26. December 19, 2014

      Clock ticks on Rosneft deal to buy Morgan Stanley oil unit

      Morgan Stanley’s deal to sell its oil merchant business to Rosneft is set to expire on Saturday, underscoring the...

    27. December 17, 2014

      Rosneft and BP: trading problems

      Oh to be a Russian exporter. As importers watch the rouble’s collapse with horror, companies that earn revenues in...

    28. The World

      December 17, 2014

      Smart Reads 17 December 2014

      After the rouble plummeted as much as 20 per cent against the dollar yesterday and many Russians exchanged their money...

    29. December 16, 2014

      Russia is heading into an economic storm with no captain

      On Tuesday afternoon, the value of the rouble was one euro cent, about 30 per cent less than on Monday morning. Russian...

    30. December 16, 2014

      Russia: fault in our tsars

      It’s like 1998, they say. No. More like 1986. Sixteen years ago the Central Bank of Russia tripled interest rates in a...

    31. December 12, 2014

      Bob Dudley sets course to navigate BP through latest storm

      Bob Dudley speaks rarely about his flight from Russia after a feud with the authorities and BP’s business partners. The...

    32. December 5, 2014

      Sistema investors fear Bashneft dividend seizure

      Shares in Vladimir Yevtushenkov’s Sistema Group fell more than 35 per cent this week, amid growing concern that Russian...

    33. November 26, 2014

      Seadrill suspends dividend as falling oil price takes toll

      A “perfect storm” involving the declining oil price and Russian sanctions has prompted Seadrill, the world’s largest...

    34. November 12, 2014

      Russian companies’ struggle to finance themselves will persist

      The beleaguered Russian rouble has started stabilising in recent days as the central bank moves towards a free float....

    35. November 9, 2014

      NADL-Rosneft Arctic oil exploration deal put on hold

      One of the main business deals to help Russia explore its Arctic oil prospects has been delayed and could be scrapped...

    36. November 7, 2014

      Rouble’s fall threatens to reshuffle Russia’s banks

      Having suffered two currency crises since 1998, Muscovites take a while before they worry about the value of the...

    37. October 29, 2014

      Russian oil: Between a rock and a hard place

      One of Russia’s most powerful men stood on stage at New York’s St Regis Hotel with a conciliatory message for America....

    38. October 29, 2014

      Rosneft insists capex is on track

      Rosneft highlighted its “flexibility” on its ambitious investment programme but insisted it would not delay any of its...

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