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    1. August 13, 2016

      Putin reshapes his inner circle

      While Kremlinologists are still scratching their heads over what triggered Vladimir Putin’s fury against Ukraine, the...

    2. July 26, 2016

      State-owned Rosneft bids in Russian oil group ‘privatisation’

      In today’s Russia, privatisation can mean one state company buying another. So it is that state oil group Rosneft,...

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    1. Fast FT

      June 8, 2016

      Weak oil prices push Rosneft profits down 75%

      Rosneft, the world’s largest listed oil producer by output, reported a 75 per cent drop in net profit in the first...

    2. Fast FT

      June 2, 2016

      Rosneft & Statoil drill well in far east of Russia

      Rosneft and Statoil have begun drilling an exploration well in the Sea of Okhotsk, in the latest sign that European oil...

    3. Fast FT

      May 10, 2016

      Rosneft head: Opec no longer united organisation

      Opec no longer has the power to influence global oil markets because it lacks any cohesion among its members. That’s...

    4. Fast FT

      April 22, 2016

      Russia's Rosneft to cut staff in Moscow HQ

      Rosneft is to cut one fifth of the staff at its Moscow headquarters as Russia’s largest oil company responds to lower...

    5. April 13, 2016

      Chill winds still blow through the oil market

      Spring is coming in the oil market. That was the message from the heads of the world’s largest trading houses at the...

    6. April 13, 2016

      Oil price optimism grows as Brent climbs to 2016 high

      The heads of the world's largest oil trading houses sought to draw a line under nearly two years of falling prices on...

    7. April 12, 2016

      Rosneft chief Igor Sechin says low oil prices will not last

      The head of Kremlin-backed oil major Rosneft said on Tuesday that low prices will not last, as the price of Brent crude...

    8. Fast FT

      April 12, 2016

      Brent crude bounces to five-month high

      Oil prices have jumped to a five-month high this morning, amid mounting expectations of a deal among major oil...

    9. Fast FT

      April 12, 2016

      Rosneft's Sechin: low oil prices can't last

      The head of Kremlin-backed oil major Rosneft said low prices will not last as US output declines. Igor Sechin, a close...

    10. April 11, 2016

      Oil extends rally as traders eye Doha meeting

      Oil prices rose sharply, sending Brent to a new high for the year, as investors sharpened their focus on a meeting of...

    11. Fast FT

      March 31, 2016

      Rosneft profits halve as low oil prices bite

      Rosneft, Russia’s largest oil producer, reported a fall of more than 50 per cent in net profit in the final quarter of...

    12. March 16, 2016

      Rosneft sells stakes in subsidiaries to Indian groups

      Rosneft is to sell stakes in two major assets to Indian companies in deals that could raise as much as $4bn for the...

    13. Fast FT

      March 16, 2016

      Rosneft to sell major assets to Indian companies

      Rosneft has agreed to sell stakes in two major assets to Indian companies in deals that could be worth about $4bn, as...

    14. Fast FT

      March 1, 2016

      Russia 'practically' agrees on oil production freeze

      Russian president Vladimir Putin has opened a meeting with the heads of the country’s largest oil companies by asking...

    15. Fast FT

      February 15, 2016

      Saudi oil minister to meet Russian counterpart

      Saudi Arabia’s powerful oil minister Ali al-Naimi will meet with his Russian, Qatari and Venezuelan counterparts in...

    16. February 12, 2016

      IP Week parties divide oil sector’s winners and losers 

      If you can check the pulse of an industry by the way it parties, then the winners and losers were easy to spot at...

    17. February 10, 2016

      Rosneft rejects case for oil output cuts

      The most powerful figure in Russia’s oil industry on Wednesday signalled his steadfast opposition to combining with...

    18. Fast FT

      February 10, 2016

      Rosneft production cut comments get lost in translation

      The press pack at IP Week are in a flap after the head of Rosneft raised the issue of coordinated production cuts in...

    19. Fast FT

      February 10, 2016

      Rosneft adds 'robots' to list of oil crash culprits

      The head of Rosneft, the Kremlin-controlled oil company, has blamed ‘robot’ traders and producers in the Middle East...

    20. February 2, 2016

      Oil renews slide as production cuts prove elusive

      Oil prices fell on both sides of the Atlantic on Tuesday, with US crude dipping below $30 a barrel, as a deal between...

    21. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      Venezuela and Rosneft: little progress to show on oil

      A lot of talk, little sign of action. Venezuela’s oil minister Eulogio del Pino knocked on Rosneft chief Igor Sechin’s...

    22. February 1, 2016

      Hedge funds split over outlook for oil

      Hedge funds are increasingly split over the next move for oil after its rebound from a 12-year low last month, setting...

    23. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      Venezuelan oil minister kicks off foreign tour

      Eulogio del Pino, Venezuela’s oil minister, met with his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak on Monday as part of a...

    24. January 29, 2016

      Venezuela seeks support for oil production cuts

      Venezuela’s oil minister said he will meet energy officials from Russia and Opec countries next week as he tries to...

    25. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      Venezuela to talk oil cuts with Russia and Opec

      Venezuela’s oil minister said he will meet energy officials from Russia and Opec countries next week as part of a tour...

    26. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      'This frenzy is idiotic' says Rosneft after oil rally

      Russia’s largest oil producer on Friday played down prospects of a coordinated output cut with Opec and described the...

    27. Fast FT

      January 13, 2016

      Russia says low price could force oil output lower

      The continued slump in oil prices could force Russia to close some of its production, the country’s deputy finance...

    28. November 10, 2015

      Trafigura strengthens ties with Rosneft with Asian crude deal

      Trading house Trafigura has signed a deal with Russia’s state-backed oil company Rosneft to buy more of its Asia crude,...

    29. beyondbrics

      November 5, 2015

      Will Russia's liberal technocrats restructure its oil industry?

      For both liberals and conservatives in the Russian government, western sanctions and oil price volatility present new...

    30. September 7, 2015

      Rosneft chief Sechin damps talk of Russia-Saudi oil supply deal

      Russia will not work with Opec to curb a global oil glut even after prices hit the lowest level since the financial...

    31. August 24, 2015

      Moscow snubs Rosneft funding plans

      The Russian government has decided not to fund four out of five Rosneft projects for which the oil company had...

    32. August 14, 2015

      Rosneft puts new projects on back burner

      Rosneft is to shift its focus to increasing production at existing oilfields, its chief executive has said — in a tacit...

    33. April 27, 2015

      Rusal battles with LME on aluminium price

      Rusal, the world’s largest aluminium producer, has reignited its war of words with the London Metal Exchange, saying...

    34. February 10, 2015

      Rosneft chief Igor Sechin says $7bn debt repayment will be met

      Rosneft’s chief executive has sought to allay investor fears that the Russian state-owned oil producer might default on...

    35. February 10, 2015

      Rosneft chief Igor Sechin takes aim at Opec

      Igor Sechin, the president of Russian state-controlled energy company Rosneft, lashed out at Opec on Tuesday saying the...

    36. October 29, 2014

      Russian oil: Between a rock and a hard place

      One of Russia’s most powerful men stood on stage at New York’s St Regis Hotel with a conciliatory message for America....

    37. October 10, 2014

      Morgan Stanley’s Rosneft deal flounders

      Morgan Stanley’s deal to sell an oil trading business to Rosneft, the state-owned Russian oil group, is close to...

    38. September 30, 2014

      Exxon considers its course after sanctions hit Russian ambitions

      At another time or in a different place, the oil and gas field ExxonMobil has discovered in the Russian Arctic would...

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