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    2. February 10, 2016

      Rosneft rejects case for oil output cuts

      The most powerful figure in Russia’s oil industry on Wednesday signalled his steadfast opposition to combining with...

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    1. Fast FT

      February 10, 2016

      Rosneft production cut comments get lost in translation

      The press pack at IP Week are in a flap after the head of Rosneft raised the issue of coordinated production cuts in...

    2. Fast FT

      February 10, 2016

      Rosneft adds 'robots' to list of oil crash culprits

      The head of Rosneft, the Kremlin-controlled oil company, has blamed ‘robot’ traders and producers in the Middle East...

    3. February 5, 2016

      Russia and China: friends with benefits

      Lei Daijun can barely believe he is here. Standing in Red Square, the 74-year-old former teacher from central China...

    4. February 4, 2016

      Oil: From boom to bailout

      Since the start of the 21st century the South American nation of Suriname, population 540,000, has been riding a...

    5. February 2, 2016

      Oil renews slide as production cuts prove elusive

      Oil prices fell on both sides of the Atlantic on Tuesday, with US crude dipping below $30 a barrel, as a deal between...

    6. Brussels Blog

      February 2, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Russian budget buster

      Welcome to Tuesday’s edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    7. February 1, 2016

      Putin lines up state sell-offs to plug budget hole

      Russia is lining up seven major state companies, including Aeroflot, Alrosa, the diamond miner, and Rosneft, for...

    8. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      Venezuelan oil minister kicks off foreign tour

      Eulogio del Pino, Venezuela’s oil minister, met with his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak on Monday as part of a...

    9. January 29, 2016

      Venezuela seeks support for oil production cuts

      Venezuela’s oil minister said he will meet energy officials from Russia and Opec countries next week as he tries to...

    10. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      Venezuela to talk oil cuts with Russia and Opec

      Venezuela’s oil minister said he will meet energy officials from Russia and Opec countries next week as part of a tour...

    11. January 29, 2016

      Rosneft downplays talks of oil production cut

      Russia’s largest oil producer on Friday played down prospects of a co-ordinated output cut with Opec and described the...

    12. Nick Butler

      January 18, 2016

      Could the privatisation of Rosneft rescue Mr Putin?

      Of all those damaged by the oil price collapse, few are in a more difficult position than Russia. High prices have...

    13. January 5, 2016

      Oil trading houses tweak old playbook in market rout

      In the words of Glencore chief executive Ivan Glasenberg, the world’s largest trading houses had a “blowout” year in...

    14. December 22, 2015

      Conoco quits Russia after 25 years

      ConocoPhillips, one of the pioneers of foreign investment in the Russian oil and gas industry, has completed a full...

    15. Fast FT

      December 21, 2015

      Trafigura strikes diesel deal with Rosneft

      Trafigura, the Swiss commodity trader, is set to become a major exporter of refined products from Russia after striking...

    16. December 14, 2015

      Trafigura goes back to its trading roots

      Trafigura called an end on Monday to its aggressive expansion into infrastructure, as the commodity house aims to cut...

    17. December 14, 2015

      Trafigura hands $775m to 600 staff after profits rise

      Trafigura, one of the world’s largest commodity trading houses, has announced a rise in annual profits on the back of a...

    18. December 2, 2015

      Vitol in $3bn deal with Kazakh state oil group KMG

      Vitol, the world’s largest independent oil trader, will extend up to $3bn in advance payments to KazMunaiGas, as...

    19. November 25, 2015

      Rosneft’s $15bn financing beats sanctions

      Rosneft received advance payments for oil supplies worth more than $15bn in the third quarter — the first large-scale...

    20. November 10, 2015

      Trafigura strengthens ties with Rosneft with Asian crude deal

      Trading house Trafigura has signed a deal with Russia’s state-backed oil company Rosneft to buy more of its Asia crude,...

    21. beyondbrics

      November 5, 2015

      Will Russia's liberal technocrats restructure its oil industry?

      For both liberals and conservatives in the Russian government, western sanctions and oil price volatility present new...

    22. October 1, 2015

      Trafigura faces up to life after Dauphin

      When Igor Sechin, chief executive of Russian oil company Rosneft, departed the stage at a Singapore conference last...

    23. September 7, 2015

      Rosneft chief Sechin damps talk of Russia-Saudi oil supply deal

      Russia will not work with Opec to curb a global oil glut even after prices hit the lowest level since the financial...

    24. September 4, 2015

      Russia courts Asian resource investors

      Russia has started giving Asian companies access to some of its most prized oil and gas resources in exchange for money...

    25. August 24, 2015

      Moscow snubs Rosneft funding plans

      The Russian government has decided not to fund four out of five Rosneft projects for which the oil company had...

    26. August 14, 2015

      Rosneft puts new projects on back burner

      Rosneft is to shift its focus to increasing production at existing oilfields, its chief executive has said — in a tacit...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. May 5, 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. March 22, 2015

      CNCC closes in on Pirelli takeover

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

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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