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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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;...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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 –...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. August 22, 2013

    PetroChina / Cnooc

    Once upon a time, PetroChina was the world’s most valuable company, clocking in at $1,000bn in November 2007. Those days are...

  27. FT Alphaville

    July 9, 2013

    What's going on with shale gas in China (and Poland)?

    Both countries were seen as great early hopes for replicating the success of shale gas in the US: Poland for its geology and...

  28. July 9, 2013

    Chevron Indonesia graft case spooks investors

    When Endah Rumbiyanti, an environmental manager for Chevron, left her Sumatra home for Jakarta to be interviewed about a...

  29. July 2, 2013

    China natural gas: counting the cost

    One industry’s gain is often another industry’s loss. Consider gas price reform in China. The country’s top economic...

  30. beyondbrics

    June 27, 2013

    Chinese companies exit global top ten

    Top of the worldno more In the far-off days before the global crisis, there were as many as five Chinese companies in the...

  31. June 25, 2013

    Shanghai shaken by unease over China policy

    Anthony Bolton may yet regain his reputation for timing. Since the veteran Fidelity stockpicker announced his retirement...

  32. beyondbrics

    June 4, 2013

    China/Western Australia trade: switching from iron ore to sugar

    Even though it lies more than 6,000km away, Western Australia is already feeling the shift in the Chinese economy away from...

  33. beyondbrics

    May 23, 2013

    New York headlines

    * Nikkei plunge triggers investor retreat * China data add urgency to stimulus calls * Emerging stocks head for biggest drop...

  34. May 21, 2013

    Business leaders talk up India-China trade target

    Amid all the talk of closer business ties between Asia’s two great emerging economies, Monday’s inaugural meeting of the...

  35. May 20, 2013

    Essar Oil to sign fuel-for-cash deal with China Development Bank

    India’s Essar Oil, a division of London-listed Essar Energy, is set to announce an unusual debt financing deal with...

  36. May 15, 2013

    An industry transformed by politics and science

    “There’s a whole ocean of oil under our feet!” When the film There Will Be Blood was released in 2007, that exclamation by...

  37. April 14, 2013

    Australian LNG: not so shore

    Four years, more than four million hours worked and . . . back to the drawing board. Woodside Petroleum’s rethink of its...

  38. beyondbrics

    April 11, 2013

    China reserves: now that's what we call spending power

    Let's take the whole lot The latest leap in China’s forex reserves takes the total to $3.44tn. That’s more than the next...

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