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      Rosneft chief Sechin blames ‘robot’ traders and Opec for slump

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    1. 18 hours ago

      Saudis make plans to deploy ground troops in Syria

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    2. February 9, 2016

      Tensions run high amid Saudi crackdown

      A month after Saudi Arabia executed firebrand Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, his home town of Awamiya remains strewn...

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      February 9, 2016

      Low oil prices are helping household demand for durable goods

      Low oil prices are bad news for oil producing countries like Russia and Saudi Arabia, as well as for oil companies and...

    4. Fast FT

      February 9, 2016

      IEA warns of 'false dawn' in oil prices with market 'awash'

      Oil stockpiles are forecast to keep swelling this year, meaning the recent uptick in prices could be a “false dawn”,...

    5. February 8, 2016

      BAE Systems homes in on new chief executive

      The board of BAE Systems is homing in on a successor to Ian King as chief executive, even though the head of the...

    6. February 4, 2016

      A debt default may be Venezuelans’ best hope

      Azerbaijan has called for help from the International Monetary Fund. Nigeria is turning to the World Bank. Russia and...

    7. February 3, 2016

      Global gas market braced for price war

      Could Gazprom be about to start a price war in the global gas market? With the prospect of a wave of US liquefied...

    8. Fast FT

      February 3, 2016

      US crude inventories climb for fourth consecutive week

      US crude futures briefly turned negative after the latest data showed a larger than expected build in crude and...

    9. February 2, 2016

      Oil renews slide as production cuts prove elusive

      Oil prices fell on both sides of the Atlantic on Tuesday, with US crude dipping below $30 a barrel, as a deal between...

    10. February 2, 2016

      Tories back away from human rights pledge

      The government has backed away from an election promise to scrap European human rights legislation, with Michael Gove...

    11. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      Venezuela and Rosneft: little progress to show on oil

      A lot of talk, little sign of action. Venezuela’s oil minister Eulogio del Pino knocked on Rosneft chief Igor Sechin’s...

    12. February 2, 2016

      Saudi debt sale at mercy of oil volatility

      Saudi Arabia’s ambition to tap global bond markets in 2016 has international banks lobbying hard for a place on the...

    13. February 1, 2016

      Hedge funds split over outlook for oil

      Hedge funds are increasingly split over the next move for oil after its rebound from a 12-year low last month, setting...

    14. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      Venezuelan oil minister kicks off foreign tour

      Eulogio del Pino, Venezuela’s oil minister, met with his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak on Monday as part of a...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      February 1, 2016

      Prayers at Mount Al-Noor

      Muslim pray as they visit the Hira cave at the Mount Al-Noor during their Umrah Mawlid al-Nabawi “Birthday of Prophet...

    16. January 31, 2016

      Oil dive drags sharia-compliant funds down

      The fall in the oil price has claimed another victim. Sharia-compliant funds have suffered their worst sales in four...

    17. January 29, 2016

      Opec mistrust clouds oil cutback talks with Russia

      When Saudi Arabia and Russia sat down to talk about limiting oil production 14 months ago, the discussions to stem a...

    18. January 29, 2016

      Venezuela seeks support for oil production cuts

      Venezuela’s oil minister said he will meet energy officials from Russia and Opec countries next week as he tries to...

    19. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      Venezuela to talk oil cuts with Russia and Opec

      Venezuela’s oil minister said he will meet energy officials from Russia and Opec countries next week as part of a tour...

    20. January 29, 2016

      Two killed in attack on Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia

      At least two people were killed and seven injured in a suicide attack on a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia’s tense eastern...

    21. January 29, 2016

      Iran is back in business

      Iran is moving quickly to shake off the effects of a decade of international isolation and years of crippling sanctions...

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      January 29, 2016

      How India sees the world

      This week, François Hollande, the president of France became the latest world leader to visit Delhi and pay court to...

    23. Fast FT

      January 28, 2016

      Oil leaps as Russia says may meet Saudi on cut

      Oil prices jumped 5 per cent to near $35 a barrel on Thursday after reports said Russia’s energy minister was ready to...

    24. January 28, 2016

      Welcome to the new oil order

      The airwaves and Twitter are full of commentary about how Saudi Arabia, the rest of Opec and Russia can balance the...

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      January 28, 2016

      Iran: old challenges take shine off new opportunities

      Iran’s Shah Mosque – a masterpiece of Persian and Islamic architecture – is renowned for the shimmer of its tilework....

    26. January 27, 2016

      Oil rallies above $33 as output cut talk grows louder

      Oil continued its rebound on Wednesday, jumping above $33 a barrel as traders looked beyond the highest US crude oil...

    27. Fast FT

      January 27, 2016

      Russia to hold discussions over oil output cuts

      Russia will hold discussions with Saudi Arabia and other Opec members on the subject of coordinated output cuts,...

    28. January 27, 2016

      Malaysia anti-corruption body seeks review in donation scandal

      Malaysia’s anti-graft body will appeal against Tuesday’s decision to clear the prime minister of wrongdoing in a...

    29. January 27, 2016

      China slowdown to fuel Asia refining glut

      China’s slowing demand for oil products, especially diesel, is expected to lead to a flood of refined product exports...

    30. January 27, 2016

      China’s toughest test is within its walls

      Concern about the slowdown in China’s economy and Beijing’s tenuous policy responses have been the primary driver of...

    31. Fast FT

      January 27, 2016

      Korean dept store sales slip at end of 2015

      Department store sales fell 5.7 per cent year-on-year in December, from a 1 per cent gain in November – a sign of...

    32. January 26, 2016

      Malaysia leader’s $680m donation said to come from Saudi royals

      Transfers of $680m to the Malaysian prime minister’s bank account were made by the Saudi royal family, Malaysia’s...

    33. January 26, 2016

      Iran poses an economic challenge to Saudi Arabia

      The enthusiasm with which the political and business elites of Italy and France have greeted the visit of President...

    34. Fast FT

      January 26, 2016

      And another: Credit Suisse cuts its oil forecast

      Oil bears, form an orderly queue. The latest bank to warn clients to brace for persistently droopy prices: Credit...

    35. January 25, 2016

      Opec official calls for co-operation to stem price collapse

      The Opec secretary-general has called on the world’s largest oil producers to help arrest the worst price collapse in...

    36. January 25, 2016

      Halliburton slumps to $666m net loss for 2015 amid oil price rout

      Earnings from Halliburton, the US oilfield services group, on Monday highlighted the wide variation in the impact of...

    37. FT Alphaville

      January 25, 2016

      Falling oil prices: good for producers, bad for importers?

      The intuitive impact of falling oil prices is that it’s a hammer blow for producers and a gift for countries that are...

    38. Fast FT

      January 25, 2016

      Opec secretary general calls for talks on oil price collapse

      Can we talk about this? The secretary general of Opec on Monday called on the world’s largest oil producers to sit down...

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