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  1. June 26, 2014

    Ophir Energy set back by Gabon well failure

    A third dry exploration well drilled off Gabon has brought to a disappointing end an exploration campaign by Ophir Energy...

  2. May 21, 2014

    Ophir Energy suffers shareholder protest vote over chief’s pay

    Ophir Energy, the Africa-focused oil and gas explorer, has become the latest London-listed company to be hit by a...

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  1. Doing Business in Tanzania 2012

    Companies are keen to establish early-mover advantage in a country that is set to ride...
  2. Gas Industry 2013

    Plans to squeeze more value out of reserves are taking shape but not all companies hav...
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  1. May 12, 2014

    UK oil exploration: drill bid?

    During the wet and dreary winter, UK-listed oil exploration companies were unloved. The stocks traded well below net asset...

  2. FT Alphaville

    April 28, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE If the GPIF suit fits… We took a look at Abe’s plan to shake up Japan’s enormous...

  3. April 27, 2014

    Ophir Energy withdraws proposal for Premier merger

    Ophir Energy has withdrawn its proposal to merge its business with Premier Oil after the FTSE 250 rival rejected its...

  4. April 25, 2014

    Ophir lifted by exploration optimism

    Ophir Energy was among Friday’s top performers amid theories of renewed interest in the out-of-favour exploration sector....

  5. March 20, 2014

    Ophir confident of African success despite Gabon dry well

    Ophir Energy placed faith in its largest annual drilling programme this year after the Africa-focused oil explorer said a...

  6. March 19, 2014

    Smiths slides on ‘currency headwinds’ warning

    Corporate news is setting the pace in European stock markets, as investors wait for the outcome of Janet Yellen’s first...

  7. January 2, 2014

    Ophir Energy strikes dry well in Tanzania

    Ophir Energy’s successful run in east Africa came to an abrupt halt after drilling at the oil and gas explorer’s well off...

  8. November 14, 2013

    Ophir Energy: Dar es gas

    Ophir Energy has been fishing for a partner to play alongside it in the alluring waters off east Africa. On Thursday it...

  9. November 14, 2013

    Temasek unit snaps up Africa LNG blocks from Ophir Energy for $1.3bn

    Singapore on Thursday made a bold move to secure supplies of liquefied natural gas for energy-hungry Asian economies after...

  10. October 25, 2013

    Ophir in talks to sell down Tanzanian gas stake

    Shares in Ophir Energy jumped 10 per cent Thursday after the Africa-focused oil and gas group confirmed it was in talks to...

  11. September 30, 2013

    Energy industry sees much promise in Tanzania

    When BP and Shell explored for hydrocarbons along the coast of Tanzania between 1952 and 1964, they found little natural gas...

  12. August 26, 2013

    Ophir Energy: no news is bad news

    It seemed, for a moment, that somebody up there liked Ophir Energy. Less so now. When the London-listed, Africa-focused oil...

  13. August 23, 2013

    Directors’ deals: AGA Rangemaster, Fiske, Frontier IP Group, Ophir Energy

    William McGrath has already cooked up a 25 per cent profit on his March purchase of AGA Rangemaster shares and continued to...

  14. August 20, 2013

    Vedanta subsides after broker puts focus on miner’s debt pile

    Vedanta Resources was among the London market’s sharpest fallers as analysts said the miner needed to do more to tackle its...

  15. August 19, 2013

    Ophir descends on deepwater doubts

    Ophir Energy slipped to an 18-month low as doubts about the deepwater oil explorer’s acreage led investors to shun the...

  16. August 15, 2013

    Drilling setback takes toll on Ophir Energy shares

    Shares in Ophir Energy slipped by close to a fifth on Thursday amid more caution over likely reserves in a key exploration...

  17. May 21, 2013

    ARM lags as FTSE hits highest since 1999

    Arm Holdings was a laggard on Wednesday even as the FTSE 100 hit its highest level since December 1999. A bullish message...

  18. May 8, 2013

    Griffiths Energy eyes London listing and fresh identity

    Canadian oil explorer Griffiths Energy International plans to raise $150m by listing on the London Stock Exchange in a...

  19. beyondbrics

    May 2, 2013

    New York headlines

    * Shell-backed Iraqi $17bn gas project gets under way * Demand jitters take oil price back below $100 * Philippines:...

  20. May 1, 2013

    BG Group and Ophir reveal drilling success off east African coast

    The prospects of Tanzania becoming a significant exporter of natural gas to world markets moved a step closer on Wednesday...

  21. April 16, 2013

    East Africa: Risky business as billions invested in infant industries

    When Mozambique’s prime minister visited Rome last week, he called on the chief executive of Italian state-backed oil major...

  22. April 2, 2013

    ICAP buoyed by Nasdaq’s eSpeed deal

    ICAP was in demand yesterday in response to a bid for one of its main rivals. The interdealer broker added 6.1 per cent to...

  23. March 18, 2013

    Statoil in fresh Tanzania gas find

    Norway’s Statoil said it was teaming up with BG Group of the UK to plan for a $14bn liquefied natural gas facility in...

  24. March 7, 2013

    Gravity makes light work of Afghan oil search

    The jury remains out about whether exhortation this week by the UK’s prime minister can deliver investment from London-based...

  25. beyondbrics

    March 6, 2013

    Further reading: after Chavez

    Wednesday’s picks from the beyondbrics team; why Chavismo is unlikely to die with Chavez; Ophir bets that Tanzania can be...

  26. March 5, 2013

    Ophir shares jump on fundraising plans

    Shares in Ophir Energy rose by more than a 10th on Tuesday amid positive reaction towards plans for raising up to $832m to...

  27. March 5, 2013

    East African gas: Ophir Energy

    Hey, Big Oil – you won’t have Ophir Energy to kick around for much longer. The Africa-focused oil and gas explorer is arming...

  28. March 5, 2013

    Intu faces threat of relegation

    The London market hit a new five-year high yesterday, but Intu Properties was left behind. The group, formerly known as...

  29. March 4, 2013

    Ophir seeks to raise £553m

    Ophir Energy is to raise £553m in a placing and rights issue just a month after Lakshmi Mittal, one of Britain’s richest...

  30. February 7, 2013

    Ophir Energy sale halves Mittal and Och Ziff’s stake

    The sale of a combined 9 per cent stake by two leading shareholders in Ophir Energy knocked nearly a tenth off the share...

  31. February 6, 2013

    Restructuring talk boosts Man Group

    Restructuring talk helped lift Man Group on Wednesday as the London market edged higher for a second day. The hedge fund...

  32. December 6, 2012

    Gas: Long and tortuous negotiations confront commercial progress

    When the Tanzania government unveiled its draft gas policy last month, it presented it not to the investors who have helped...

  33. December 5, 2012

    Home Retail rises to nine-month high

    Argos owner Home Retail Group hit its highest since March after Merrill Lynch said the stock had the potential to double in...

  34. November 11, 2012

    Kulczyk and Qatar back $700m mine project

    A group of investors led by Jan Kulczyk, Poland’s richest man, and Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund are bankrolling a $700m...

  35. beyondbrics

    October 30, 2012

    Somaliland: oil first, recognition later

    It’s not a country recognised by anyone other than its own government, but that doesn’t seem to phase three oil companies...

  36. October 16, 2012

    IAG underperforms on Iberia woes

    British Airways owner IAG was the laggard on Tuesday even as the FTSE 100 showed its biggest rally in a fortnight....

  37. September 17, 2012

    BT broadcasting push proves a turn-off

    BT Group was under pressure on Monday on a revival of fears that its move into broadcasting would put dividends at risk....

  38. beyondbrics

    September 10, 2012

    Tanzania: LNG on ice?

    When it comes to the giant gas deposits off the coast of East Africa, not everybody is on board. In Tanzania, a political...

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