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  1. August 18, 2014

    StanChart faces fresh $300m US settlement

    Standard Chartered is in talks to pay up to $300m to New York’s top banking regulator to settle allegations it failed to...

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    August 14, 2014

    Oil and the prospect of a Chinese shale boom

    Russia geopolitical risk? Check. Middle East geopolitical risk? Check. But commodity prices, and in particular oil prices,...

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  1. beyondbrics

    August 13, 2014

    Guest post: turmoil laps around the Gulf, but prospects remain bright

    By John Sfakianakis Gaza, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Egypt are all part of a region which has been consumed by anarchy,...

  2. The World

    August 7, 2014

    Meanwhile, outside Gaza, civilians are also dying

    The Gaza strip was not the only place where civilians were suffering and dying last week. There were (and are) several other...

  3. August 4, 2014

    Libya MPs defy Islamists to attend Tobruk swearing-in ceremony

    An overwhelming majority of Libya’s new MPs defied Islamists and their militia allies to attend a swearing-in ceremony in...

  4. August 4, 2014

    Pentagon confronts militant dilemma in Africa

    The hum of US drones is becoming more familiar over African skies. From Nigeria to Somalia, US military presence on the...

  5. August 3, 2014

    Rival militias battle for control of Tripoli

    A battle between rival militias for control of Tripoli’s main airport left at least 22 people dead and 72 injured in the...

  6. Nick Butler

    August 3, 2014

    Egypt's looming energy crisis

    A protester waves the Egyptian flag (Getty) After a decade of introspection, Europe is being forced to confront the...

  7. August 2, 2014

    Britain to pull embassy staff out of Libya

    TRIPOLI, Aug 2 – Britain will close its embassy in Tripoli from August 4, evacuating diplomatic staff to Tunisia, after...

  8. July 30, 2014

    Paris evacuates French and British from Libya fighting

    France has evacuated almost 50 French citizens together with seven Britons by warship from Libya amid deteriorating security...

  9. July 29, 2014

    APR Energy bolstered by contract extensions

    Shares in APR Energy rose almost 10 per cent on Tuesday after the temporary power rental company announced that its two...

  10. July 28, 2014

    Libya struggles with tanker blaze as militia fighting escalates

    The Libyan government said on Monday it had called for international help to tackle a huge blaze in a fuel storage tank in...

  11. July 27, 2014

    Voices from Libya’s armed struggle

    On a Friday afternoon in June in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, a street battle erupts for control of Martyrs Square. It is...

  12. July 26, 2014

    US evacuates Libya embassy after militia violence

    TRIPOLI, July 26 – The US evacuated its embassy in Libya on Saturday, driving its staff under heavy military guard across...

  13. July 24, 2014

    Repsol looks to Canada as earnings double

    Repsol, the Spanish energy group, on Thursday released forecast-beating results for the second quarter, with net earnings...

  14. July 23, 2014

    US crude prices gain on stocks reduction

    US oil prices moved higher on Wednesday after official data showed a further reduction in stocks at the country’s biggest...

  15. July 20, 2014

    Government-aligned militia adds to Libya’s political turmoil

    Camp 27, a military base on the shore of the Mediterranean, west of Tripoli, was an ideal spot for Muammer Gaddafi’s son...

  16. Nick Butler

    July 20, 2014

    Oil and an independent Kurdistan

    Flying east over the mountains into the new international airport of Erbil, the administrative capital of Kurdistan, you are...

  17. July 18, 2014

    Global oil prices rise after plane disaster

    The price of oil on both sides of the Atlantic rose on Friday as news of the Malaysian airline crash intensified...

  18. July 17, 2014

    Tripoli warns rival militias over airport battle

    Libya’s interim government says it will hold rival militia leaders criminally responsible for refusing to abide by orders to...

  19. July 17, 2014

    Supply setbacks will push oil price higher

    A possible resumption of oil exports from Libya, as yet unhindered production in Iraq, and hopes of a nuclear deal with...

  20. July 15, 2014

    Oil drops sharply as supply concerns ease

    Brent crude suffered its biggest one-day percentage fall since the start of the year as concerns about supply disruptions...

  21. July 15, 2014

    UN pulls out of Libya as Tripoli airport shelled

    TRIPOLI, Libya, July 15 – A militia shelled Tripoli airport, destroying 90 per cent of the aircraft there, a Libyan...

  22. beyondbrics

    July 14, 2014

    The LIA and Libya's struggle to move on

    News that Abdulmagid Breish has been removed from his position as chairman of the Libyan Investment Authority brings yet...

  23. July 13, 2014

    Fierce fighting erupts around Tripoli airport

    Fierce fighting has erupted between rival militias near Tripoli’s international airport, cutting off all flights to the...

  24. July 11, 2014

    Oil at two-month low on Libya hopes

    Crude oil traded at a two-month low on Friday and was heading for its third consecutive weekly loss amid signs Libya’s...

  25. July 11, 2014

    Iraq and Libya biggest risks to oil supply

    Demand for oil is set to accelerate next year as the global economy gains momentum and will be met by rising supplies from...

  26. July 9, 2014

    Former oil minister named acting chairman of Libya sovereign fund

    Libya has appointed a new acting chairman to oversee its $66bn sovereign wealth fund, but indicated that there would be no...

  27. July 7, 2014

    Libya to increase oil exports as key terminals reopen

    Libya said it began speaking to traders on Monday as it sought to increase oil exports following the end of a near year-long...

  28. July 3, 2014

    Crude falls as Libya’s oil crisis ‘ends’

    Oil fell below $111 a barrel on Thursday after Libya declared “the end of the oil crisis” that has slowed the country’s...

  29. July 2, 2014

    Oil slides on reports of possible Libya exports recovery

    Oil prices fell to three-week lows on Wednesday on reports of a possible recovery in Libyan exports, after rebels said they...

  30. June 30, 2014

    Isis Q&A: why ‘caliphate’ declaration is an effort to topple al-Qaeda

    On Sunday, the extremist group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) – whose campaign of terror has...

  31. June 27, 2014

    Oil suffers heavy weekly fall as Iraq output fears fade

    Oil suffered one of its biggest weekly falls of the year as concerns about a loss of supply from Iraq faded and investors...

  32. June 25, 2014

    Libya votes for new parliament in hopes of stemming turmoil

    Libyans voted on Wednesday in parliamentary elections hailed by officials as a step towards reducing tensions and restoring...

  33. June 23, 2014

    Brent slips as Iraq fears discounted

    Oil fell back from a nine-month high as investors locked in profits and analysts said concerns about potential disruptions...

  34. June 20, 2014

    Iraq violence lights fuse to oil price spike

    It is difficult to overstate the importance of Iraq for the global oil industry. It is the world’s seventh largest producer,...

  35. June 18, 2014

    China hunkers down in Iraq despite Sunni militant onslaught

    China said it had no plans to evacuate its citizens from Iraq, where it is the country’s biggest investor, even as other...

  36. June 17, 2014

    US captures suspected ringleader of attack on Benghazi consulate

    The US said on Tuesday it had captured the suspected ringleader of the 2012 attack on its consulate in Benghazi in which...

  37. FT Photo Diary

    June 17, 2014

    Libyan migrant

    Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters An African migrant looks out from his temporary accommodation in Ghat, southwest Libya near the...

  38. June 16, 2014

    BP says oil price at its most stable since early 1970s

    The price of oil is at its most stable since 1970, as a huge increase in US oil production offsets disruption to supply from...

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