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  1. April 9, 2014

    Revenues fail to materialise as energy explorers in Mauritania keep looking

    Not long after oil was first discovered in Mauritania 13 years ago, the government set up an official overseas fund to...

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    Big oil counts the cost of tapping new discoveries

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  1. August 21, 2013

    Woodside Petroleum: dividend fashion

    It takes a brave boss to cling on to cash just now. From resources giants to Apple, companies are returning funds through...

  2. May 22, 2013

    Australia outlines impact of resources pullback

    Australian resource projects worth A$150bn ($146bn) have been cancelled or delayed over the past year as companies have...

  3. May 17, 2013

    Profit warnings hit Australia’s resources sector

    The tough conditions facing companies operating in the resources sector have been highlighted by a profits alert from one of...

  4. May 3, 2013

    Macquarie posts first rise in annual profits in three years

    Macquarie Group has recorded an increase in annual profits for the first time in three years and announced a big dividend...

  5. 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...

  6. April 12, 2013

    Equities dip as bullish mood fades

    Friday 21:00 BST. Global equities ended the week on a softer note as a wave of bullishness that had driven the S&P 500 to...

  7. April 12, 2013

    Woodside to rethink $45bn gas proposal

    Woodside Petroleum, Australia’s biggest oil and gas company by market value, is to examine other development concepts for...

  8. 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...

  9. April 11, 2013

    Noble urges Israel to set gas policy

    Noble Energy said it was considering piping natural gas from Israel’s big offshore fields to Jordan or Turkey, but urged...

  10. March 15, 2013

    Stocks at cyclical highs on US optimism

    Friday 20:15 GMT. Global stocks ended the week sitting at cyclical highs as Wall Street stood just shy of record levels,...

  11. December 12, 2012

    PetroChina buys into Australia LNG project

    State-owned oil producer PetroChina has agreed to pay $1.6bn for a 10 per cent stake in a major offshore Australian natural...

  12. beyondbrics

    December 4, 2012

    New York headlines

    * Audit firms face SEC China crackdown * Sberbank calls on Central Cank to boost liquidity * BNY Mellon joins Argentina spat...

  13. December 3, 2012

    Woodside snaps up Leviathan stake

    Woodside Petroleum has moved to diversify away from Australia with a $1.25bn deal for a stake in the giant Leviathan field,...

  14. November 15, 2012

    Forget the Silk Road, hit the M3

    Emerging markets investors certainly love their acronyms. First came the Brics, courtesy of Jim O’Neil at Goldman Sachs....

  15. October 8, 2012

    Natural gas: Clouds fog hopes of global export boost

    Japan’s decision last month to phase out nuclear power will boost its renewables industry, but in the short term the main...

  16. September 11, 2012

    Asian indices ease ahead of Fed

    Asian shares tracked Wall Street lower on Tuesday as caution crept in ahead of the Federal Reserve’s meeting and German...

  17. August 22, 2012

    Woodside puts Pluto expansion on hold

    Woodside Petroleum, Australia’s biggest oil and gas company by market value, has put plans to expand its flagship A$15bn...

  18. August 22, 2012

    Resource stocks undermine Hang Seng

    Asian stocks indices were lower on Wednesday, with Hong Kong’s Hang Seng falling on continuing weakness for resource stocks,...

  19. July 19, 2012

    Tech boost for Asian equity markets

    Asian stocks made strong progress on Thursday, boosted by overnight gains on Wall Street thanks to robust earnings from...

  20. July 11, 2012

    Wen call boosts Chinese infrastructure

    Asian stocks were held in check as concerns that the global economic slowdown will dent corporate earnings weighed on...

  21. July 9, 2012

    China data help shares end losing streak

    Friday 21.30 BST. Stocks ended a seven-day slump as China’s latest growth data came in-line with expectations, helping to...

  22. June 5, 2012

    Asian shares rally on central bank action

    Asian shares rebounded after suffering big losses in the previous session, regaining some poise as investors focused on...

  23. May 17, 2012

    Asian stocks steady as sentiment improves

    Asian stocks steadied after Wednesday’s heavy sell-off as investors remained cautious amid concerns about Greece’s debt...

  24. FT Alphaville

    May 15, 2012

    An LNG headache, caused by an unconventional gas headache

    Australia, we’ve heard a lot lately, is set to overtake Qatar as the world’s biggest LNG producer by about 2020. The first...

  25. May 9, 2012

    Asian stocks dip over Greece doubts

    Asian shares were under pressure amid questions about Greece’s future within the eurozone as the country struggled to form a...

  26. May 4, 2012

    Letter from Lex: Hype and hyperbole

    Had enough of the hype surrounding the Facebook flotation? Lex looks behind the cultural phenomenon of the social networking...

  27. May 4, 2012

    Resource stocks drive Asia lower

    Resources and exporter stocks led Asian markets lower with the mood tilting towards the risk averse after soft US service...

  28. May 2, 2012

    LNG: burning need

    Australia can breathe a sigh of relief. As Japan prepares for its post-nuclear energy era its appetite for Australian...

  29. May 1, 2012

    Sharp leads drop for Nikkei’s exporters

    Shares in Sharp Corp tumbled to a 33-year low on Tuesday as investors continued to sell out of the television maker. “Sharp...

  30. May 1, 2012

    Woodside sells LNG stake for $2bn

    Woodside, the Perth-based oil and gas company, plans to sell a stake in its Browse natural gas project to Mitsui and...

  31. April 10, 2012

    Australian shipment to mark LNG milestone

    After more than a year of delays, the first shipment of liquified natural gas will leave Woodside’s A$14.9bn (US$15.1bn)...

  32. April 10, 2012

    Asian shares rise after strong US trading

    Friday 03.00 BST. Asian equities advanced following on from strong sessions for US and European markets overnight. South...

  33. April 10, 2012

    Shanghai stocks lifted by export data

    Asian stocks were lower as the global economic outlook remained cautious but Chinese shares were boosted by stronger than...

  34. March 22, 2012

    Working in Australia: the six biggest cities

    SYDNEY Flanked by the architectural icons of Bridge and Opera House, Sydney’s business centre lies within a beach-fringed...

  35. February 20, 2012

    Asian shares rise on upbeat data

    Asian shares drifted higher as investors took heart from positive economic data in Europe and the US, although gains were...

  36. February 6, 2012

    Greek woes unsettle stocks and euro

    Friday 10:30 GMT. Global stocks have fallen and the euro retreated from a two-month high amid growing unrest in Greece and...

  37. January 27, 2012

    Asian oil groups get crude boost

    Asian stocks edged fractionally higher on Friday, still managing to get a lift from hopes of further stimulus from the US,...

  38. January 23, 2012

    The LNG and the short of it

    When politicians describe projects requiring billions of development dollars as a “golden age”, investors should be wary,...

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