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    1. July 25, 2014

      SNP urges Better Together campaign to return Vitol donations

      The Scottish National party has renewed calls for the cross-party campaign against Scottish independence to return donations...

    2. May 15, 2014

      Brent oil benchmark is safe – for now

      When Ian Taylor, the head of Vitol, the world’s biggest independent oil trader, called in March for immediate and...

    1. May 7, 2014

      Vitol posts lowest profits in a decade

      Annual profits at Vitol fell to the lowest level in decade last year as the world’s biggest independent oil trader grappled...

    2. April 4, 2014

      Commodities Summit: Lessons from Lausanne

      A dozen things we learnt at the FT’s Commodities Global Summit in Lausanne this week. 1) Glencore Xstrata chief executive,...

    3. April 2, 2014

      Supply problems set to keep oil price stable

      The head of the world’s biggest independent oil trader has predicted a fourth year of stable oil prices, saying supply...

    4. March 24, 2014

      Trafigura’s co-founder to step down

      Claude Dauphin, is to step down from the day-to-day running of Trafigura, the commodities trading house, passing the baton...

    5. March 24, 2014

      Vitol flags tough markets while rival Trafigura appoints new chief

      Vitol, the world’s biggest oil trader, has flagged “very challenging” market conditions as it reported annual results, while...

    6. February 21, 2014

      Vitol buys Shell’s Australian downstream assets for $2.6bn

      Vitol, the world’s largest independent oil trader, has closed its largest acquisition, spending A$2.9bn ($2.6bn) to buy an...

    7. June 21, 2013

      Commodities traders need to wake up to key-man risk

      The leadership changes in Louis Dreyfus Commodities and Bunge are a good reminder that chief executives do not stay forever...

    8. May 22, 2013

      Commodities traders acquire power stations

      The Swiss-based commodities traders are expanding into assets, buying or leasing anything from refineries to pipelines and...

    9. April 14, 2013

      Commodities: Tougher times for trading titans

      If you want to raise $10bn quickly, you need to know who to call. When Igor Sechin, chairman of Rosneft, decided to buy...

    10. April 2, 2013

      Vitol expands into grains trading

      Vitol, the world’s largest independent oil trading house, has announced an expansion into grains trading with the hire of a...

    11. February 28, 2013

      Vitol says oil will be steady for the year

      Vitol, the world’s largest oil trader, is forecasting another year of elevated energy costs, saying that oil prices are...

    12. September 26, 2012

      Vitol admits Iran fuel oil cargo deal

      Vitol, the largest oil trading house, on Wednesday admitted it has traded at least one large cargo of Iranian fuel oil this...

    13. May 3, 2012

      Oil trader Vitol to buy Swiss refinery

      Vitol, the world’s largest independent oil trader, is to buy a Swiss refinery from Petroplus, the bankrupt Swiss refiner,...

    14. April 24, 2012

      Brent’s record run predicted to continue

      Brent oil this month broke a new record: for the first time, the benchmark crude has traded above $100 a barrel for more...

    15. April 24, 2012

      Commodity houses court outside investors

      The world’s largest commodity trading houses have revealed how they are courting outside investors including private equity...

    16. Westminster Blog

      March 26, 2012

      Dinner diary

      The government has given in to pressure today for more disclosure of David Cameron’s meetings with wealthy Conservative...

    17. FT Alphaville

      March 26, 2012

      Those Cam dine with me donors

      There are a few familiar City faces in the list of Conservative party donors who have “privately” dined with the Prime...

    18. FT Alphaville

      February 22, 2012

      Vitol warns crude could pass $150

      The world’s largest independent oil trader says oil prices could jump this year to a record high above $150 a barrel because...

    19. FT Alphaville

      February 21, 2012

      Vitol warns crude could pass $150

      The world’s largest independent oil trader says oil prices could jump this year to a record high above $150 a barrel because...

    20. February 21, 2012

      Vitol warns crude could pass $150

      The world’s largest independent oil trader says oil prices could jump this year to a record high above $150 a barrel because...

    21. December 8, 2011

      FSA fines Transact for protection breaches

      The company that owns Transact, an online fund administration service, has been fined £3.5m by the Financial Services...

    22. September 5, 2011

      Risky oil supply deal pays off for Vitol

      It started with a phone call from Qatar. “Are you interested in selling a cargo of crude from the Libyan rebels and, in...

    23. May 7, 2011

      How to give it: Ian Taylor

      Ian Taylor, 55, is chief executive of Vitol, the world’s largest oil trading company. In 2007 Ian and his wife, Tina, set up...

    24. February 21, 2011

      Vitol reports 25% rise in oil trading volumes

      Vitol, the world’s largest oil trader, said trading volumes rose 25 per cent last year compared with 2009, helping it to...

    25. November 23, 2010

      Quintain to help build ‘smartcity’ in Portugal

      Quintain Estates & Development, the property developer behind large regeneration schemes in Wembley and Greenwich, has...

    26. October 19, 2010

      Oil heats up as bulls target $100-a-barrel price

      Oil at $100 a barrel? Not as unlikely as it sounds, according to a note by Goldman Sachs, Wall Street’s biggest commodities...

    27. FT Alphaville

      October 14, 2010

      Top oil trader says price will fall short of $100

      Oil prices will rise modestly towards $85 a barrel next year despite market expectations that they will return to above $100...

    28. October 13, 2010

      Top oil trader says price will fall short of $100

      Oil prices will rise modestly towards $85 a barrel next year despite market expectations that they will return to above $100...

    29. May 18, 2010

      Vitol sells 50% stake in storage business to MISC

      Vitol, the world's largest oil trader, yesterday sold a 50 per cent stake in its petroleum terminals and storage business to...

    30. February 11, 2010

      Leading oil trader damps price hopes

      Vitol, the world's largest oil trader, yesterday said oil prices were set to trade within the current narrow range this year...

    31. February 11, 2010

      Leading oil trader damps price hopes

      Vitol, the world's largest oil trader, yesterday said oil prices were set to trade within the current narrow range this year...

    32. February 10, 2010

      Leading oil trader damps price hopes

      Vitol, the world’s largest oil trader, on Wednesday said oil prices were set to trade within the current narrow range this...

    33. Westminster Blog

      February 4, 2010

      Over-compensation: Who paid more than they were asked?

      Alex spotted that Sir John Butterfill paid back £17,478 despite being asked to pay only £2,364. Who else has appeared to...

    34. December 21, 2009

      Oil demand recovery to be sluggish in 2010, say

      Oil prices will remain trapped in the $70-$80 a barrel range in the first half of 2010 as demand recovers more slowly than...

    35. December 20, 2009

      Oil demand recovery to be sluggish

      Oil prices will remain trapped in the $70-$80 a barrel range in the first half of 2010 as demand recovers more slowly than...

    36. November 4, 2009

      Oil crunch: Crisis or a rosy future?

      A string of impressive discoveries from America to West Africa have prompted optimism that a widely-touted supply crunch may...

    37. FT Alphaville

      October 28, 2009

      Vitol's energy asset grab

      The problems facing independent refiners refuse to go away, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that  Europe’s largest independent...

    38. October 29, 2008

      Nexen chief to leave as rivals circle

      Charles Fischer, chief executive of Nexen, is expected to step down today as large energy groups, including Total of France,...

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