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  1. FT Photo Diary

    June 12, 2014

    Petronas pool fun

    Vincent Thian/AP Children play in the pool in front of the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ...

  2. FT Photo Diary

    May 15, 2014

    Red Bull racing

    Balazs Gardi/Breitling/Red Bull/AP Nigel Lamb of the UK with Matt Hall of Australia, Yoshihide Muroya of Japan and Kirby...

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  1. Energy in the Americas 2013

    An industry transformed by politics and science...
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  1. September 20, 2013

    Asian groups dominate Brazil oil auction

    The auction for one of Brazil’s biggest oil discoveries attracted little interest from western companies, with the list of...

  2. September 10, 2013

    Petronas pulls out of Venezuela heavy oil project Carabobo-1

    Petronas, the Malaysian state-owned oil company, is withdrawing from a multibillion-dollar oil project in Venezuela, in a...

  3. August 29, 2013

    Fears grow over $850m lifeline for Batista

    Eike Batista, formerly Brazil’s richest man, is struggling to keep his oil company OGX afloat as fears grow that an $850m...

  4. beyondbrics

    July 30, 2013

    Batista’s problems never seem to end

    Cade, Brazil’s antitrust regulator, has this week revealed it is investigating the purchase of Petrobras’s 40 per cent stake...

  5. beyondbrics

    June 13, 2013

    Vultures gather around OGX

    OGX has to be the bet of the year. No one really knows what will happen to the struggling oil and exploration company, whose...

  6. 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...

  7. May 14, 2013

    Dublin considers raising oil industry taxes

    Dublin is reviewing its generous fiscal regime for oil and gas companies following criticism from parliamentarians and...

  8. beyondbrics

    May 9, 2013

    New York headlines

    * South Korea cuts rates to 2.5% to boost growth * China counts cost of soaring vegetable prices * Rio Tinto chief defends...

  9. beyondbrics

    May 9, 2013

    London headlines

    * Egypt’s foreign reserves give cause for concern * China counts cost of soaring vegetable prices * Mexico presents banking...

  10. May 8, 2013

    Batista sells $850m stake in troubled oil assets to Petronas

    Eike Batista has sold a $850m stake in his troubled oil assets to Malaysia’s state-run Petronas as Brazil’s once richest man...

  11. April 11, 2013

    Myanmar to reconsider energy contracts

    Myanmar has opened a long-awaited auction for 30 offshore oil and gas exploration blocks in its latest effort to attract...

  12. beyondbrics

    March 27, 2013

    Malaysia: election pledges mount up

    Election give-aways are the oldest political trick in the book. But in Malaysia the prime minister, Najib Razak, is taking...

  13. March 4, 2013

    Japex to take 10% Canada LNG stake

    Japan Petroleum Exploration is to take a 10 per cent stake in a Petronas-led liquefied natural gas project in Canada for...

  14. beyondbrics

    December 7, 2012

    [snap]: Canada green lights Cnooc and Petronas deals

    Christmas has arrived early for China and Malaysia. On Friday, Canadian regulators approved the proposed $18bn acquisition...

  15. beyondbrics

    November 20, 2012

    Can Petronas ease Canada's concerns?

    It’s not often that the cities of Kuala Lumpur and Ottawa are mentioned in the same sentence. Yet the Malaysian and Canadian...

  16. beyondbrics

    November 12, 2012

    New York headlines

    * China to boost foreign access to markets * Singh promises second wave of reform * India: double data shock * Petronas...

  17. beyondbrics

    November 12, 2012

    London headlines

    *China to boost foreign access to markets *Singh promises second wave of reform *Petronas seeks to sway Canada on Progress...

  18. November 11, 2012

    Petronas seeks to sway Canada on Progress

    Petronas, Malaysia’s state-owned oil and gas group, has embarked on a two-pronged effort to overturn Canada’s opposition to...

  19. November 11, 2012

    Petronas shakes off its state-owned heritage

    To many, the name Petronas is associated with the twin, steel-clad towers of the same name that penetrate the sky over Kuala...

  20. November 5, 2012

    Malaysian group buys Seadrill rig unit

    Malaysia’s ambitions to become a leader in oil and gas exploration activities took a step forward after offshore energy...

  21. November 2, 2012

    Israel blocks PotashCorp from buying ICL

    The Israeli government this week moved to block Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan’s attempt to buy rival fertiliser group...

  22. November 1, 2012

    Israel to derail $15bn PotashCorp move

    Israel says it will block Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan’s attempt to buy rival fertiliser group Israel Chemicals,...

  23. October 29, 2012

    Petronas extends deadline for Progress bid

    Petronas, the Malaysian state-owned oil and gas group, has agreed to extend the deadline for its $5.3bn takeover of Progress...

  24. beyondbrics

    October 29, 2012

    New York headlines

    * Ukraine ruling party claims election victory * India sets 3% deficit target for 2017 * China’s luxury buyers embrace...

  25. FT Alphaville

    October 29, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    US stock markets to close as Hurricane Sandy nears New York: The NYSE, the Nasdaq will all close on Monday and possibly...

  26. beyondbrics

    October 23, 2012

    Canada, Petronas-Progress and Cnooc-Nexen: the bright side

    For Chinese resources companies, Canada has long seemed like the promised land. Brimming with oil, timber and minerals, it...

  27. beyondbrics

    October 22, 2012

    New York headlines

    * BP to sell TNK-BP stake to Rosneft * Canada blocks Petronas bid for Progress * Qtel eyes Vivendi’s Maroc Telecom stake *...

  28. beyondbrics

    October 22, 2012

    London headlines

    * BP to sell TNK-BP stake to Rosneft * Canada blocks Petronas bid for Progress * Qtel eyes Vivendi’s Maroc Telecom stake *...

  29. October 21, 2012

    Closing Canada

    This month Christian Paradis, Canada’s industry minister, said in parliament: “We are pragmatic and welcome foreign...

  30. October 20, 2012

    Canada blocks Petronas bid for Progress

    Canada intends to block the planned $5.3bn acquisition of Calgary-based Progress Energy Resources by Petronas of Malaysia,...

  31. October 17, 2012

    Sudan’s lasting impact on oil market

    The nine-month oil dispute between Sudan and South Sudan will leave profound scars – for the African countries and the...

  32. October 15, 2012

    Tullow buys exploration stake off Greenland

    Tullow Oil has agreed to buy a 40 per cent stake in an exploration block off Greenland’s coast just three weeks after...

  33. September 19, 2012

    Glencore invests $331m in Chad oilfields

    Glencore has invested $331m to secure a stake in several oilfields in the central African country of Chad, just as the...

  34. September 9, 2012

    Providence reignites Irish oil fever

    It is almost 30 years since Atlantic Resources, an exploration company set up by Sir Anthony O’Reilly, sparked an oil rush...

  35. beyondbrics

    July 2, 2012

    1MDB of Malaysia's $1.75bn bond: one puzzle wrapped up in another

    The ingredients were always going to be interesting… Ananda Krishnan, or AK, one of Malaysia’s richest tycoons: check....

  36. June 28, 2012

    Petronas: uneasy progress

    When a company offers an 80 per cent premium for a takeover, the deal demands attention. Citizens of Malaysia should...

  37. June 28, 2012

    Petronas buys Canada gas group for $5.3bn

    Petronas, Malaysia’s state-owned oil and gas group, on Thursday took a big step towards securing supplies of liquefied...

  38. June 7, 2012

    Foreign investors return to boost Kospi

    Asian shares rose for a third consecutive session, joining a global market rally, amid growing hopes that policy makers will...

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