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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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....

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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,...

  26. 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...

  27. 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,...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. March 2, 2012

    Letter from Lex: Spring cleaning

    It seems some have started their Spring cleaning early this year. News Corp is still trying to tidy up the mess following...

  33. beyondbrics

    March 2, 2012

    ONGC: define "success"

    embed1 Seven hours after the Indian government’s sale of a 5 per cent stake in the country’s largest oil company had ended,...

  34. beyondbrics

    March 2, 2012

    New York headlines

    * Opposition calls for boycott as Iran votes * Russian bank shuts down Iranian embassy accounts * Turkcell weighs up offer...

  35. beyondbrics

    March 2, 2012

    London headlines

    * Eurozone delays Athens rescue funds * Brazil declares new ‘currency war’ * Red Cross says Syria allows access to rebel...

  36. FT Alphaville

    March 2, 2012

    Delhi sells ONGC stake despite glitches

    India’s government auctioned a 5 per cent stake in state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation on Thursday raising about...

  37. March 2, 2012

    Delhi sells ONGC stake despite glitches

    India’s government auctioned a 5 per cent stake in state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation on Thursday raising about...

  38. beyondbrics

    March 1, 2012

    Confusion reigns at ONGC share sale

    Confusion reigned on Thursday during the Indian government’s ultimately successful sale of a 5 per cent stake in the...

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