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    1. beyondbrics

      December 10, 2014

      Guest post: credibility of Indian reforms riding on disinvestment programme

      By Shumita Sharma Deveshwar of Trusted Sources The Indian government’s sale of a 5 per cent stake in the Steel Authority of...

    2. December 5, 2014

      Slow start to $10bn Indian state sell-off

      An Indian government plan to raise $10bn through part-privatisation of state enterprises made a lacklustre start on Friday,...

    1. November 16, 2014

      India’s Narendra Modi faces awkward fiscal challenge

      India’s rebound in growth provides a rare sign of vitality among the world’s largest economies. But, even with inflation...

    2. October 26, 2014

      India’s ONGC plans $180bn spending spree

      India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation plans to launch a “huge” global acquisition spree, as the state-backed energy...

    3. October 20, 2014

      India/Brazil: A tale of two subsidies

      “The value of Petrobras . . . is a growing value. Everyone who has invested in Petrobras will make lots of money.” President...

    4. October 20, 2014

      Reliance and BP plans still uncertain despite India gas price rise

      India's sudden decision to raise natural gas prices this weekend cast a glow of decisive zeal over Narendra Modi, prime...

    5. September 11, 2014

      India steps up privatisation programme

      Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is accelerating plans to raise up to $7bn from the sale of stakes in three state-backed...

    6. August 12, 2014

      Modi must act to return some sparkle to jewels of corporate India

      No one ever said it was going to be easy. Even so, rumblings of discontent over Narendra Modi’s first months as India’s...

    7. August 10, 2014

      India to start $10bn sell-off with steel group

      The new Indian government will launch its eagerly awaited $10bn divestment plan for state companies with the sale next month...

    8. July 17, 2014

      ONGC: disinvestment department

      Welcome to the Department of Disinvestment. You will probably be seeing a lot more of this section of the Indian Finance...

    9. July 17, 2014

      India’s ONGC stake sale is first deficit test for Narendra Modi

      India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has initiated a renewed push to offload government assets, outlining plans to raise...

    10. March 25, 2014

      India gas price ruling hits Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries

      Shares in billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries fell on Tuesday after India’s Election Commission said it could...

    11. beyondbrics

      January 13, 2014

      India: gas price hike official

      Cast doubt aside: the Indian government has made it official. Gas prices are going to be doubled in the next fiscal year....

    12. FT Alphaville

      October 14, 2013

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - The San Francisco exodus. - Why the Efficient Markets Hypothesis merited a Nobel. - What’s an...

    13. October 14, 2013

      ONGC raises stake in Petrobras field

      Oil and Natural Gas Corp will invest $500m to acquire an additional 12 per cent stake in a Brazilian oilfield from...

    14. August 26, 2013

      India’s ONGC takes stake in African gasfield

      Anadarko Petroleum, the US independent oil company, has sold a 10 per cent stake in a gasfield off the coast of Mozambique...

    15. beyondbrics

      June 28, 2013

      India: coal and gas stocks get boost

      On Friday, India’s cabinet approved the creation of an independent regulator for the coal industry and announced that the...

    16. June 25, 2013

      ONGC saga ends with Africa gasfield deal

      Two Indian state-backed energy exploration groups, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation and Oil India, have confirmed they will...

    17. June 10, 2013

      India’s ONGC backtracks over Mozambique gasfield

      Confusion swirled around a proposed $2.5bn gas deal by two state-backed Indian energy groups in Mozambique, after the...

    18. March 5, 2013

      Anadarko and Videocon eye gas stake sale

      Anadarko Petroleum, the US oil and gas explorer, and Videocon, the Indian conglomerate, are to hold an auction for a 20 per...

    19. January 31, 2013

      India seeks more ‘indigenous’ weapons

      The government and military chiefs of India, the world’s biggest arms importer, have called for an accelerated drive to make...

    20. January 18, 2013

      Reliance gets boost from oil refining

      A sharp improvement in oil refining margins helped billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries conglomerate produce...

    21. beyondbrics

      November 28, 2012

      ONGC's questionable Kazakh buy

      On the face of it, ONGC‘s decision to splash out $5bn on a minority share in the giant Kashagan oil field in Kazakhstan...

    22. November 27, 2012

      Indian groups resume overseas forays

      Monday’s deal by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation to pay ConocoPhillips about $5bn for a minor stake in a big Kazakh oilfield...

    23. November 26, 2012

      Conoco sells stake in Kashagan field

      ConocoPhillips, the US oil and gas group, has agreed to sell its 8.4 per cent stake in the giant Kashagan field in...

    24. beyondbrics

      July 20, 2012

      RIL: turnaround on hold as profits fall

      embed2 Reliance Industries on Friday posted its third successive drop in net profit, only narrowly beating market...

    25. beyondbrics

      April 24, 2012

      Cove and Shell: they think it's all over

      Three months after it put itself up for sale, Cove Energy – the UK listed company with interests in Mozambique’s huge...

    26. April 24, 2012

      Shell makes £1.1bn cash offer for Cove

      Royal Dutch Shell has made a recommended cash bid worth more than £1bn for Cove Energy in the face of competing takeover...

    27. beyondbrics

      April 18, 2012

      Bric equity deals: a slow start to 2012

      Further evidence that this year is more about debt than equity: Bric equity capital markets are, at year-to-date, down 38...

    28. April 13, 2012

      Small caps: Barsky stake lifts Matra

      Matra Petroleum won the small-cap race this week after surging 53.9 per cent on the back of Maxim Barsky, once chief...

    29. April 12, 2012

      Small-caps: Wessex hit due to Total move

      Wessex Exploration fell 13.9 per cent to 7¾p on Thursday as its hopes of a cross-Channel offer from Total were dashed after...

    30. April 9, 2012

      Spanish group eyes BG’s Gujarat Gas stake

      The Spanish utility Gas Natural Fenosa is considering a bid for BG Group’s stake in India’s Gujarat Gas, two people with...

    31. 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...

    32. beyondbrics

      March 16, 2012

      Budget: Santa Claus comes to town

      Balanced. Modest. Disappointing. Thus was the gamut of reactions to India’s budget for the fiscal year beginning in April,...

    33. beyondbrics

      March 16, 2012

      Mozambique: a fair share dilemma

      Mozambique is attracting the interest of foreign investors with its potentially huge coal and gas riches – which has sparked...

    34. beyondbrics

      March 14, 2012

      Cove/Mozambique: much more gas

      embed1 The price tag on Cove Energy, the UK-listed oil and gas company that has a stake in Mozambique’s biggest gas field,...

    35. March 12, 2012

      Big oil groups join scramble for east Africa

      Norwegian oil company Statoil does not normally have naval patrols guarding its drilling operations. But not everywhere it...

    36. beyondbrics

      March 5, 2012

      India's got a friend in the LIC

      The Indian government has, perhaps, no better friend than the Life Insurance Corporation. The 100 per cent state-owned...

    37. beyondbrics

      March 4, 2012

      India: how strong is the rally?

      A 2012 market rally in India faces three big tests of its resilience, starting this week. Investor confidence in Asia’s...

    38. 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...

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