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    1. November 26, 2014

      Seadrill suspends dividend as falling oil price takes toll

      A “perfect storm” involving the declining oil price and Russian sanctions has prompted Seadrill, the world’s largest oil and...

    2. September 22, 2014

      Mitsubishi offers $1.4bn for Norwegian fish farmer Cermaq

      Mitsubishi Corp has offered NKr8.88bn ($1.4bn) for Norwegian salmon producer Cermaq, in the latest sign of consolidation in...

    1. August 5, 2014

      Oil trader Arcadia Petroleum settles with CFTC

      Global oil trading house Arcadia Petroleum and its affiliates agreed to pay $13m to settle claims from US regulators that...

    2. July 28, 2014

      Shipping partnership to end after 19 years

      One of the shipping industry’s most influential partnerships is set to end after 19 years, after Tor Olav Trøim said he was...

    3. November 22, 2013

      John Fredriksen sells Tui Travel shares

      Tui AG shareholder John Fredriksen is not seeking a full-blown merger of the European tour operator and its UK-based...

    4. October 1, 2013

      CFTC scrambles to protect whistleblower’s identity

      The US commodities regulator has accidentally shared details about a crucial informant in its only market manipulation case...

    5. June 23, 2013

      Shipping group seeks big tanker role

      A shipping veteran has outlined an audacious plan for the oil product tanker company he runs to become one of the industry’s...

    6. beyondbrics

      April 21, 2013

      EM billionaires top British rich list

      Emerging markets can make you rich – very rich. That’s the message from this year’s Sunday Times list of the richest people...

    7. January 11, 2013

      Fredriksen raises $310m for shipping push

      Frontline 2012, controlled by billionaire shipowner John Fredriksen, has raised $310m in a private placement as it pushes...

    8. FT Alphaville

      November 21, 2012

      Is someone circling Pacific Drilling?

      Does US-listed Pacific Drilling look like a credible takeover target? We think it probably does, 0n balance, and we’d very...

    9. November 9, 2012

      Letter from Lex – election fever

      Abigael Evans, the four-year old girl who cried because she was tired of “Bronco Bama and Mitt Romney”, will be relieved....

    10. November 5, 2012

      Oil services – shallow depths

      John Fredriksen is cashing out. That statement would send the oil tanker industry, where the Norwegian billionaire is the...

    11. 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...

    12. May 25, 2012

      Frontline back in profit following rescue

      Frontline, the crude oil tanker operator that had to be rescued from looming insolvency in December, returned to profit in...

    13. May 24, 2012

      Billionaire shipowner changes tack

      The latest start-up by John Fredriksen, the world's highest-profile shipowner, plans to turn itself within three years into...

    14. March 28, 2012

      Transport: Mini-boom is small relief for shipowners

      At a time when nearly every part of the oil and gas industry has been handsomely profitable, one group over the past year...

    15. March 1, 2012

      Fredriksen adds to oil tanker war chest

      John Fredriksen, the world’s most high-profile shipowner, has unveiled the latest phase of his audacious plan to invest...

    16. February 17, 2012

      Frontline to steer conservative course

      Frontline, operator of one of the world’s largest fleets of crude oil tankers, has signalled a conservative approach for the...

    17. February 14, 2012

      Golar signals further ship investments

      The liquefied natural gas shipping company controlled by John Fredriksen, a high-profile shipowner, provided further proof...

    18. February 13, 2012

      BW Maritime chief warns against big orders

      Andreas Sohmen-Pao, one of the world’s best-known shipowners, has warned that it could “add insult to injury” for companies...

    19. February 12, 2012

      Fredriksen defies market glut with tankers strategy

      The world’s most prominent shipowner has outlined audacious plans to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in new ships for...

    20. February 12, 2012

      Fredriksen seizes new chance with enthusiasm

      Anyone ignorant of John Fredriksen’s recent history would never guess that the relaxed, 67-year-old had just taken one of...

    21. December 21, 2011

      Shipping: hard astern

      In May 2004, a queue of barges began forming in a windswept corner of the port of Antwerp. The terminals further up the...

    22. December 14, 2011

      Shipping: that sinking feeling

      Last into the downturn, last out. That could be the fate of the world’s shipping industry. In 2008, when the global...

    23. December 11, 2011

      Saga of shipowners’ downward spiral

      When the directors of Saga Tankers, a small, Oslo-listed oil tanker operator, presented their annual report on April 29,...

    24. December 9, 2011

      Fredriksen committed to the cause

      On first impressions it would be easy to mistake John Fredriksen, the world’s most closely watched shipowner, for a mere...

    25. December 9, 2011

      Fredriksen charts course to rescue Frontline

      John Fredriksen, the world’s highest-profile shipowner, showed the continuing importance of strong individuals and families...

    26. December 6, 2011

      Fredriksen wins in tale of two shipping owners

      When the shipping world last got together in Athens in June 2010 for the biennial Posidonia shipping exhibition, John...

    27. December 6, 2011

      Fredriksen offers $500m to rescue Frontline

      John Fredriksen, the world’s highest-profile shipowner, on Tuesday launched an audacious bid to carve the biggest...

    28. FT Alphaville

      November 22, 2011

      Frontline in talks to overhaul finances

      John Fredriksen, the world’s highest-profile shipowner, may have to step in for the second time in three years to rescue one...

    29. November 22, 2011

      Frontline in talks to overhaul finances

      John Fredriksen, the world’s highest-profile shipowner, may have to step in for the second time in three years to rescue one...

    30. November 18, 2011

      Golden Ocean axes dividend amid tough market

      Golden Ocean, one of the world’s highest-profile dry bulk shipping companies, is to pay no dividend for the third quarter to...

    31. November 6, 2011

      Shipping chiefs hit by ebbing sentiment

      Souring investor sentiment towards some of the biggest figures in shipping appears to be spreading from oil tanker...

    32. September 4, 2011

      Idling oil tankers expose fleet imbalance

      Anyone looking out over the Bay of Algeciras by the Rock of Gibraltar over the next few months can expect to see plenty of...

    33. August 26, 2011

      Frontline runs into loss on oil tanker glut

      Frontline, the world’s biggest oil tanker operator, highlighted the key shipping segment’s miserable state on Friday when it...

    34. May 31, 2011

      Bullish outlook for LNG tankers

      The operator of the world’s biggest independently owned fleet of liquefied natural gas carriers has said it is looking...

    35. FT Alphaville

      May 25, 2011

      Frontline warns of rough times ahead

      The operator of the world’s largest crude oil tanker fleet has signalled it is preparing to batten down the hatches for a...

    36. May 25, 2011

      Frontline warns of rough times ahead

      The operator of the world’s largest crude oil tanker fleet has signalled it is bracing to batten down the hatches for a...

    37. January 27, 2011

      Shipping braced as key group struggles

      Bankers and shipowners throughout the dry bulk shipping market are bracing for widespread knock-on effects after one of the...

    38. October 12, 2010

      Shipping chief sees expansion on horizon

      The chief executive of Golden Ocean, the dry bulk shipping company founded by John Fredriksen, has pledged to consider fresh...

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