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    1. May 28, 2015

      China’s stock market plunges more than 6%

      This year’s stunning rise in Chinese share prices experienced a dramatic shift in fortune on Thursday, with the Shanghai...

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    6. March 26, 2015

      PetroChina looks to ‘swap’ Canadian assets

      China’s biggest oil major by market value is “actively engaged” in talks to swap North American assets with international...

    7. March 23, 2015

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    8. March 16, 2015

      PetroChina vice-chairman detained in anti-corruption probe

      China’s anti-corruption purge has returned to sting national oil company PetroChina, which on Monday announced its...

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    11. February 18, 2015

      China ponders plan to create oil ‘supermajor’

      China is considering merging some of its state-owned oil companies as sliding crude prices leave them saddled with assets...

    12. February 3, 2015

      Cnooc to cut spending by up to 35%after oil price plunge

      Cnooc, China’s third-largest oil producer, is to cut capital spending by up to 35 per cent this year compared with 2014, in...

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    14. December 4, 2014

      China’s anti-corruption drive targets Sinopec

      China’s anti-corruption drive has turned its attentions to Sinopec, claiming the scalp of a senior executive at the...

    15. November 20, 2014

      China releases first formal estimate of strategic oil reserves

      China has for the first time offered a formal estimate for a portion of its strategic petroleum reserves, following pledges...

    16. November 4, 2014

      China levies first fines for slow progress on shale gas

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    17. October 30, 2014

      Chinese oil companies report falling earnings in third quarter

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    18. October 30, 2014

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    19. September 22, 2014

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      Chinese outbound investment has fallen sharply in the first half of the year, reversing nearly a decade of rising spending...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. August 1, 2014

      PetroChina: No ordinary Zhou

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    23. July 30, 2014

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    25. July 2, 2014

      CNPC and Total in talks to transfer stake in joint venture

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    26. July 1, 2014

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    27. June 18, 2014

      China hunkers down in Iraq despite Sunni militant onslaught

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    28. 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...

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

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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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    38. January 7, 2014

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