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  1. August 28, 2014

    PetroChina behind Sinopec in China’s shale gas race

    Chinese oil company PetroChina vowed to catch up with its arch-rival Sinopec in shale gas production next year, as the two...

  2. August 28, 2014

    China issues crude import licence to group not owned by the state

    China has issued a crude import licence to a non-state-owned company after months of expectations, in a grudging first step...

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  1. August 1, 2014

    PetroChina: No ordinary Zhou

    It isn’t over until the ex-Politburo Standing Committee member sings. That said, it may not be over even then. The...

  2. July 30, 2014

    China corruption probe reaches western breakfast tables

    Never before have China’s domestic politics had such ramifications for global business. This week, the country’s ongoing...

  3. beyondbrics

    July 29, 2014

    Guest post: China's anti-corruption strike has long-term investment implications

    By Jonathan Fenby of Trusted Sources Tuesday’s announcement that former Politburo Standing Committee member Zhou Yongkang is...

  4. July 2, 2014

    CNPC and Total in talks to transfer stake in joint venture

    China National Petroleum Corp and French oil major Total are in talks to transfer a stake in a joint venture oil refinery in...

  5. July 1, 2014

    China oil explosion highlights pipeline perils as cities expand

    Students and shopkeepers in the northeastern Chinese port city of Dalian had a lucky escape when a crude oil pipeline...

  6. June 18, 2014

    China hunkers down in Iraq despite Sunni militant onslaught

    China said it had no plans to evacuate its citizens from Iraq, where it is the country’s biggest investor, even as other...

  7. May 21, 2014

    China and Russia sign $400bn gas deal

    China and Russia have clinched a $400bn gas supply deal that provides Moscow with a crucial new export market and stronger...

  8. FT Alphaville

    May 13, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, ALPHAVILLE Indian exit polls are pretty dodgy… so despite what they say, there is still no guarantee...

  9. May 13, 2014

    PetroChina to spin off key gas pipelines

    China’s largest oil company has joined the ranks of state-owned companies offering up prized assets in order to raise funds...

  10. April 22, 2014

    CNPC launches project to lift oil production in China’s northeast

    CNPC is trying a new tack on old oilfields in northeast China, as its largest oil company tries to stem declining production...

  11. April 4, 2014

    Investing in China: time to be bold

    Go on, be bold. Buy China. If there can be a consensus contrarian bet, it is increasingly Chinese stocks. This year, even...

  12. March 19, 2014

    Sinopec’s capital raising highlights paradox of China’s SOEs

    Sinopec typifies China’s state-owned industrial sector: it is huge, sprawling and needs cash. Should investors pay heed now...

  13. beyondbrics

    February 21, 2014

    Chinese brand equity makes for stock hits

    Chinese brands may not yet be world beaters, but it looks as though they are making waves among stock pickers. Research from...

  14. February 16, 2014

    Sudan proxy war hits Wall Street roadblock

    Shaken by evidence of human rights abuses in Sudan, US pensions and endowments began divesting from companies linked to the...

  15. January 26, 2014

    Emerging market oil groups out of favour

    National oil companies from emerging economies have fallen out of favour on stock markets over the past year relative to...

  16. January 23, 2014

    Gazprom: illusory argument

    Sure – it lives in Vladimir Putin’s Russia. In fact, Mr Putin’s government owns half of it. And to be honest, the remainder...

  17. January 7, 2014

    Oil and gas: A new frontier

    Last month, Weir Group held its first ever Christmas party for contacts in the Chinese oil and gas industry. It was not a...

  18. December 17, 2013

    China energy corruption probe widens

    The chief accountant for China National Petroleum Corp has been “taken into custody to assist in an investigation” into...

  19. December 3, 2013

    Relationship building more important than deals, say analysts

    David Cameron won support from businesses for his China mission despite evidence that some of the £5.6bn of deals announced...

  20. November 28, 2013

    PetroChina buys Iraq oilfield stake from Exxon

    PetroChina, the country’s largest oil and gas producer, has agreed to buy a 25 per cent stake in Iraq’s West Qurna 1...

  21. November 13, 2013

    PetroChina and Cnooc ink deals in Americas

    Chinese state oil companies have inked two fresh deals in the Americas, as they continue to expand abroad to meet China’s...

  22. October 29, 2013

    PetroChina and Sinopec struggle to contain upstream costs

    China oil majors PetroChina and Sinopec are still struggling to contain upstream costs, quarterly results released on...

  23. FT Alphaville

    October 25, 2013

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian bourses failed to extend the momentum seen in the US, as concerns of a liquidity squeeze in China continued...

  24. October 23, 2013

    Last-ditch scramble to save Grangemouth

    Ministers in the Scottish and UK governments were scrambling to save Scotland’s most important industrial complex after the...

  25. October 23, 2013

    Q&A: Why does Grangemouth matter?

    Ineos said on Wednesday it would close its petrochemical plant in Grangemouth, and the future of Scotland’s only refinery...

  26. October 23, 2013

    UK scrambles to find buyer for Grangemouth petrochemical plant

    The UK government is seeking a buyer for Grangemouth after Ineos, the chemical company, decided to close Scotland’s largest...

  27. October 23, 2013

    Ineos’s Grangemouth move a poor reflection on UK manufacturing

    It would be comforting to believe that the impending closure of the Grangemouth petrochemicals plant is the result of an...

  28. beyondbrics

    September 26, 2013

    Asia has worst defences against bribery and corruption

    Asia has the worst defences against corporate fraud of any region and only 4 out of 10 companies have any kind of...

  29. beyondbrics

    September 18, 2013

    Further reading: the loyal, the brave, and the rich

    Wednesday’s reads from the BB team: Potash wars – Suleiman Kerimov may have met his match; investors stay loyal to India;...

  30. September 17, 2013

    PetroChina may emerge stronger from probe into corruption

    Nothing about PetroChina is small. It is China’s biggest company by market value, one of the world’s largest producers of...

  31. September 11, 2013

    Kashagan: there will be oil

    From “cash all gone” to “cash all here”? The Kashagan oilfield in the Caspian Sea has been so beset by delays and cost...

  32. September 8, 2013

    China takes the lead in oil M&A activity

    When it comes to dealmaking in the global oil industry, all eyes are on the east. National oil companies – known as NOCs –...

  33. September 3, 2013

    Minister sacked as China corruption probe widens

    The minister in charge of China’s state-owned assets regulator has been removed from his post as an investigation widens...

  34. Business Blog

    September 2, 2013

    Will the US tackle corruption in China's oil industry?

    The corruption probe in China into high officials linked to the “petroleum faction” – a group linked to the New York-listed...

  35. September 1, 2013

    China probes regulator of state companies

    China has ratcheted up its anti-corruption campaign with the detention of the chief regulator of state-owned companies, the...

  36. August 30, 2013

    Sinopec buys into Apache’s Egypt venture

    Sinopec is to spend $3.1bn on a 33 per cent stake in the Egyptian operations of Apache, the US exploration and production...

  37. August 28, 2013

    PetroChina shares fall after four senior executives detained

    Shares in China’s most valuable company fell by almost 5 per cent on Wednesday after the detention of four senior executives...

  38. August 27, 2013

    Beijing investigates PetroChina executives

    BEIJING-HONG KONG, August 27 – A high-level government probe into corruption at China’s leading oil and gas group widened on...

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