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  1. December 15, 2013

    Carlyle backs former Cove team’s Discover Exploration

    The businessmen behind Cove Energy, the Aim-listed oil explorer sold for $1.9bn last year, have won the backing of Carlyle...

  2. March 10, 2013

    Cove founders reunite for new oil project

    Key figures in the creation and sale of London-listed Cove Energy for $1.9bn last year have reunited to raise funds to...

  1. August 17, 2012

    Cove shrugs off Shell setback

    Last month’s decision by Royal Dutch Shell to withdraw its interest in Cove Energy wiped 14 per cent off the share price of...

  2. July 16, 2012

    Shell out of Cove contest

    It’s easy to pay too much in a public auction. You do not even have to be tipsy on Champagne and bidding for Wayne Rooney’s...

  3. June 14, 2012

    Shell extends deadline for Cove bid

    Royal Dutch Shell has effectively kept its options open for raising its bid for east African gas explorer Cove Energy by...

  4. May 25, 2012

    Cove Energy in lucrative tug-of-war

    Cove Energy, the Africa-focused oil and gas explorer, ended the week still involved in a lucrative tug-of-war between Royal...

  5. beyondbrics

    May 23, 2012

    Battle for Cove: PTT raises offer

    Shell, over to you. The bidding war for London-listed energy company Cove took another turn on Wednesday. PTT Exploration &...

  6. May 15, 2012

    Big find boosts Mozambique gasfield

    Mozambique’s ambitions of becoming a major exporter of liquefied natural gas have been boosted by the announcement of...

  7. May 13, 2012

    Cove chief backs new Aim oil explorer

    John Craven, chief executive of Cove Energy which has recommended a £1.1bn takeover by Royal Dutch Shell, has emerged as...

  8. February 28, 2012

    Miss Piggyish bidders spurn Cove’s haven

    Entre nous, the “secret” auction of oil explorer Cove Energy is a bit of a flop. Not for want of bidders. There is intense...

  9. February 24, 2012

    Shell boosts Mozambican Asian ambitions

    Mozambique’s ambitions to become a leading exporter of liquefied natural gas to Asian markets were boosted this week by...

  10. February 22, 2012

    Tchenguiz raids have proved a costly farce

    The essential ingredient of a British farce is that an authority figure is caught with his trousers down. So the old...

  11. February 22, 2012

    Cove Energy: shelling out for gas

    If there isn’t platinum in Lapland, perhaps there is oil in Mozambique. That is the way speculative resource exploration...

  12. February 22, 2012

    Shelling out for Cove

    Confirmation of the ability of auctions to bid up asset prices is implicit in the steep premium Shell is proposing to pay...

  13. February 22, 2012

    Shell offers £1bn for Cove Energy

    Royal Dutch Shell is poised to expand into Mozambique after making a bid for Cove Energy that values the Aim-traded group’s...

  14. January 17, 2012

    Anadarko in major gas strike

    Anadarko Petroleum, the US oil group, and its partners including Aim-quoted Cove Energy have made the best gas strike to...

  15. January 5, 2012

    Cove Energy gets go-ahead for secret auction sale

    Cove Energy, the oil and gas explorer focused on east Africa, has secured permission from the Takeover Panel to sell itself...

  16. December 16, 2011

    Cove Energy considering asset stake sale

    Cove Energy, the oil and gas explorer focused on east Africa, delivered investors welcome news on the possible sale of a...

  17. September 21, 2011

    Total steps up hub plans in east Africa

    Total has acquired a stake in five offshore blocks in the Lamu Basin, off the Kenyan coast, as the French oil company steps...

  18. March 22, 2011

    Southern Cross’s turnround team

    Southern Cross, the UK’s largest care home group, has announced a slew of senior appointments – including a dedicated...

  19. January 11, 2011

    BBC guilty of age discrimination

    The BBC has apologised and pledged to draw up new guidelines after it was found guilty of age discrimination against a...

  20. November 19, 2010

    Why the Beeb put the (wellington) boot in

    One of the month’s great diversions has been the BBC Countryfile sex and age discrimination case. It centres round the...

  21. March 24, 2009

    Lonmin old boy

    Incoming chairman of Lonmin Roger Phillimore isn't exactly new to the boardroom at Belgravia, even though the platinum...

  22. January 31, 2009

    Ex-Lonmin head attacks Takeover Panel 'mistake'

    The retiring chairman of Lonmin, the platinum miner, yesterday said that the UK Takeover Panel "made a great mistake" in...

  23. January 31, 2009

    'Indecent' bonuses fuelled financial crisis

    "Indecent" bonuses, a focus on short-term gains and the demise of the partnership culture at investment banks helped fuel...

  24. January 30, 2009

    Craven attacks Takeover Panel ‘mistake’

    The retiring chairman of Lonmin, the platinum miner, on Friday said that the UK Takeover Panel “made a great mistake” in its...

  25. January 30, 2009

    ‘Indecent’ bonuses fuelled financial crisis

    “Indecent” bonuses, a focus on short-term gains and the demise of the partnership culture at investment banks helped fuel...

  26. January 29, 2009

    Lonmin chairman set to bow out

    Sir John Craven, the City of London veteran, is expected to announce today his retirement as chairman of Lonmin, the...

  27. January 28, 2009

    Lonmin chairman poised to retire

    Sir John Craven, the City veteran, is expected to announce on Thursday his retirement as chairman of Lonmin, the platinum...

  28. October 2, 2008

    Swiss retreat may be temporary measure

    Xstrata may have pulled its proposed £5bn ($8.9bn) offer for Lonmin, but a Swiss cuckoo clock continues to tick over the...

  29. October 2, 2008

    Xstrata abandons Lonmin approach

    Lonmin shares lost a fifth of their value yesterday after Xstrata walked away from a proposed £5bn takeover of the world's...

  30. October 2, 2008

    Return match is widely expected

    Xstrata might have pulled its proposed £5bn offer for Lonmin, but a Swiss clock continues to tick over the future of the...

  31. October 2, 2008

    Xstrata ducks out of Lonmin takeover

    Xstrata walked away from a proposed £5bn ($8.9bn) takeover of Lonmin yesterday, knocking almost a fifth from the target's...

  32. October 2, 2008

    Return match is widely expected

    Xstrata may have pulled its proposed £5bn ($9bn) offer for Lonmin , but a Swiss clock continues to tick over the future of...

  33. FT Alphaville

    October 1, 2008

    Xstrata takeover of Lonmin in doubt

    The rising cost of financing could scupper Xstrata’s proposed takeover of Lonmin ahead of a deadline for the Anglo-Swiss...

  34. October 1, 2008

    Xstrata takeover of Lonmin in doubt

    The rising cost of financing could scupper Xstrata's proposed takeover of Lonmin ahead of a deadline for the Anglo-Swiss...

  35. October 1, 2008

    Xstrata drops £5bn bid for Lonmin

    Lonmin shares lost nearly a fifth of their value on Wednesday after Xstrata decided to walk away from a proposed £5bn...

  36. September 30, 2008

    Lonmin replaces chief before Xstrata deadline

    Lonmin replaced its chief executive yesterday, just three days before the deadline for Xstrata to make good its £5bn...

  37. September 30, 2008

    Lonmin replaces chief before Xstrata deadline

    Lonmin replaced its chief executive yesterday just three days before the deadline for Xstrata to make good its £5bn ($9bn)...

  38. September 29, 2008

    Lonmin replaces chief before Xstrata deadline

    Lonmin replaced its chief executive on Monday just three days before the deadline for Xstrata to make good its £5bn ($9bn)...

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