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      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. November 9, 2014

      NADL-Rosneft Arctic oil exploration deal put on hold

      One of the main business deals to help Russia explore its Arctic oil prospects has been delayed and could be scrapped as...

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    1. Investing in Russia 2012

      It is becoming clear that the flirtation with political reform under Dmitry Medvedev w...
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    1. November 7, 2014

      The Arctic region’s innovative beauty ideas

      Think of Scandinavian beauty currently, and one is as likely to conjure the furrowed intensity of our favourite noir TV...

    2. October 30, 2014

      Falling oil price top of new Shell chairman Holliday’s in-tray

      Royal Dutch Shell’s decision to stray further from its traditional Anglo-Dutch gene pool by appointing Chad Holliday as...

    3. 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. “The...

    4. February 27, 2013

      Shell puts Arctic ambitions on ice

      Royal Dutch Shell said it was abandoning plans to drill for oil off the north coast of Alaska this year, in a huge setback...

    5. February 25, 2013

      Kanye West, Hammersmith Apollo, London

      Is there a lonelier job than that of being Kanye West? Of course not. The pressures of the highest office are nothing...

    6. February 15, 2013

      Week in Review, February 16

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Corporate person in the news: Giuseppe...

    7. February 12, 2013

      Statoil sees new era in Arctic oil hub

      Statoil is to build an oil terminal in the Arctic that the Norwegian group said could spark “a new industrial era” in the...

    8. February 12, 2013

      Fresh doubts about Shell’s Alaska plans

      Royal Dutch Shell’s two Arctic drilling rigs are being sent to Asia for assessment and repairs, raising fresh questions...

    9. February 6, 2013

      Environment: Frozen frontiers

      For a body that has just undergone the biggest transformation in its 17-year history, the Arctic Council is hopelessly...

    10. February 6, 2013

      The mystery of the disappearing Arctic ice

      Much of the world’s growing fascination with the Arctic centres on climate change and how it is opening up this vast icy...

    11. February 1, 2013

      Exploration costs eat into Rosneft profits

      Rosneft, Russia’s biggest oil company by production, posted disappointing fourth-quarter results as rising costs ate into...

    12. January 31, 2013

      Setbacks for Shell’s Arctic plans

      Royal Dutch Shell’s ambitious plans to explore for oil in the Arctic this year are clouding over again. Peter Voser, chief...

    13. January 25, 2013

      Global warming to benefit Russian fish stocks

      Russia’s president Vladimir Putin once quipped that global warming could be good for a chilly country like his, because...

    14. January 23, 2013

      ConocoPhillips pushes to open up Arctic

      ConocoPhillips, the US oil and gas group, has urged Norway to open up more of its Arctic waters for development just months...

    15. January 22, 2013

      Climate: Progress at glacial pace in UN talks on emissions

      A few days after Typhoon Bopha tore through the Philippines in December, leaving hundreds dead and thousands homeless, a...

    16. January 14, 2013

      Swatch buys jewellery group for $1bn

      Swatch Group is to buy Harry Winston Diamond Corporation’s jewellery and watch division for about $1bn, in a move that will...

    17. January 13, 2013

      Arctic exploration moves at glacial pace

      Royal Dutch Shell’s campaign to explore for oil in the Arctic is looking increasingly under threat. Last month, its drilling...

    18. January 7, 2013

      Shell drilling rig refloated in Alaska

      The Royal Dutch Shell drilling rig that ran aground in heavy seas off the south coast of Alaska a week ago has been...

    19. January 7, 2013

      Arctic drilling: cold feet

      Cold, wet and windy in those Alaska waters. An accident involving Shell’s Kulluk oil drilling rig over the New Year has set...

    20. January 4, 2013

      Coast Guard to probe stranded Shell rig

      The US Coast Guard is sending a team to Alaska to investigate how Royal Dutch Shell’s Kulluk rig came to run aground on an...

    21. January 2, 2013

      Shell faces crucial test in the Arctic

      Royal Dutch Shell is gearing up for a crucial test of its Arctic equipment this month as the oil major’s plans to drill off...

    22. December 28, 2012

      A sub-zero safari

      I am wearing three pairs of socks, three shirts, a sweater and an expedition jacket, but I am still freezing. The Arctic...

    23. December 12, 2012

      Rosneft makes agreement with AAR

      Rosneft has finalised its agreement to buy 50 per cent of TNK-BP from BP’s oligarch partners, allowing the state energy...

    24. December 9, 2012

      Iceland to welcome oil explorers

      Iceland’s president Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson is expected on Monday to welcome planned investment by UK companies to launch oil...

    25. December 7, 2012

      Chinese mogul’s Iceland bid on the rocks

      Chinese tycoon Huang Nubo’s deal to rent a vast tract of land in Iceland for a tourist resort is close to unravelling,...

    26. December 4, 2012

      Arctic voyage opens way for ‘ice rush’

      A tanker carrying liquefied natural gas has become the first ship of its kind to sail across the Arctic, in a sign of how...

    27. November 30, 2012

      Glacial progress marks UN climate talks

      Normally, one set of annual UN climate talks looks much like another. But as ministers fly in to the Qatari capital of Doha...

    28. November 28, 2012

      This year among warmest on record

      This year is on track to be one of the world’s warmest since records started more than 160 years ago, the UN has reported,...

    29. November 27, 2012

      Kazakh delay clouds non-Opec growth

      After an eight-year delay and billions of US dollars in cost overruns, the beginning of oil production at the giant Kashagan...

    30. November 23, 2012

      Abbot first to strike bribery deal

      A Scottish drilling company brokered the first settlement under a programme designed to encourage companies to come forward...

    31. November 16, 2012

      Harry Winston – Arctic ice

      Talk to me, Harry Winston, tell me all about it, Marilyn Monroe sang 60 years ago. Whether she received a response from the...

    32. November 13, 2012

      Harry Winston to buy BHP arm for $500m

      Harry Winston has agreed to buy the diamond operations of BHP Billiton for $500m as the Canadian mining and retail group...

    33. November 13, 2012

      BP pays Russians $325m to drop lawsuits

      BP has paid its Russian oligarch partners $325m to drop all outstanding litigation against it, allowing the British oil...

    34. November 12, 2012

      Shale surge poses threat to Gazprom

      When Gazprom last month finally launched its new flagship project, the Bovanenkovo gasfield far above the Arctic Circle, it...

    35. November 2, 2012

      It took Sandy for the US to debate science

      As the superstorm Sandy emergency moves into the clean-up and recovery phase, some lessons – what went right and what went...

    36. October 26, 2012

      Statoil downgrades output forecast

      Statoil downgraded its production forecast for next year as it said it would cut output of shale gas in the US after selling...

    37. October 18, 2012

      Barclays’ ethical makeover marred by PPI

      It’s not the ideal start to winning back public confidence. Just as the chairmen of the big five British banks stopped...

    38. October 18, 2012

      Energy: A flurry of oil deals with foreigners

      When Igor Sechin unveiled the partnership deal for Arctic exploration between ExxonMobil and his Rosneft state oil group...

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