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    1. September 22, 2014

      China’s war on graft leads to drop in outbound investment

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

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    3. July 30, 2014

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      CNPC and Total in talks to transfer stake in joint venture

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    6. July 1, 2014

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    7. June 18, 2014

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    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

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

    15. 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...

    16. January 26, 2014

      Emerging market oil groups out of favour

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    17. January 23, 2014

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    18. January 7, 2014

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    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. FT Alphaville

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

    25. 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...

    26. October 23, 2013

      Q&A: Why does Grangemouth matter?

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    27. 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...

    28. October 23, 2013

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

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

    31. 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...

    32. September 11, 2013

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

    33. September 8, 2013

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    34. September 3, 2013

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    35. Business Blog

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      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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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