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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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....

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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,...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. August 27, 2010

    Frontline warns on oversupply of oil tankers

    A spike in ship deliveries over the next two years could threaten the balance of the market for crude oil tankers, the...

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