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    1. beyondbrics

      October 5, 2015

      Iran: a new natural gas supplier for Europe?

      With its 34tn cubic metres of natural gas, enough to satisfy current EU natural gas demand for 90 years, Iran has the...

    2. September 30, 2015

      Volkswagen emissions scandal exposes EU regulatory failures

      The Volkswagen scandal has exposed failures by the European Commission and several of the EU’s national regulators to...

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    1. beyondbrics

      September 30, 2015

      EBRD's Naftogaz loan is conditional on reform and transparency

      A $300m loan to help Ukraine fill its gas storage facilities before winter has today been approved by the EBRD’s board...

    2. September 30, 2015

      Gazprom pivot to Europe does not spell end of conflict with EU

      Investors seeking to understand the strategy of Gazprom over the past couple of years might be forgiven for throwing up...

    3. FT Alphaville

      September 30, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Fnac in £533m Darty bid

      Fnac has made a bid for rival retailer Darty and Sainsbury has some good news in its trolley for a change. FT Opening...

    4. September 29, 2015

      Investors tread carefully on ending of Iran sanctions

      The deal reached earlier this year over the Iranian nuclear programme still has one big step to go before Iran can be...

    5. September 28, 2015

      SSI mothballs Redcar steel plant with loss of 1,700 jobs

      Prospects for the UK steel industry darkened on Monday when the country’s second-biggest steelmaker announced it would...

    6. September 28, 2015

      Gazprom seeks peace after long fight with Brussels

      Gazprom and Brussels have been locked in a battle over the future of Europe’s energy market. But after years of...

    7. September 21, 2015

      EU authorities face questions over VW scandal in US

      The sight of a US regulator alleging that Volkswagen, a European carmaker, has cheated during pollution measuring tests...

    8. September 20, 2015

      Companies accelerate use of carbon pricing

      The number of companies putting a price on their carbon pollution has risen sharply in the past 12 months as...

    9. MBA blog

      September 17, 2015

      First impressions of Europe

      Ahead of my upcoming MBA challenge, I opted to travel around Europe to soak up local cultures. As I haven’t travelled...

    10. September 17, 2015

      PRA’s Tortoise-in-Chief should let ringfenced banks shell out

      Go strolling in the Galápagos Islands and you may be surprised by a ponderous clonking. Do not be alarmed. It is a...

    11. FT Alphaville

      September 14, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Trinity Mirror targets Local World

      Trinity Mirror is making its own newspaper headlines this morning, admitting it’s in talks to buy Local World, while...

    12. beyondbrics

      September 9, 2015

      Bread basket, not basket case: Ukrainian agriculture weathers the storm thanks to strong private sector

      Ukraine’s economy may be battered but its agriculture is enjoying a period of record exports, defying geopolitical...

    13. September 7, 2015

      Ofwat accused of failing to protect customers over ‘supersewer’

      Ofwat, the UK’s water regulator, has been accused of failing to fulfil its legal duties to protect consumers by...

    14. September 7, 2015

      Gazprom bows to Brussels by holding first European gas auction

      Gazprom has launched its first public auction for spot gas supplies in Europe, marking a concession to Brussels in a...

    15. September 4, 2015

      BASF and Gazprom revive asset swap agreement

      Gazprom, Russia’s state-backed gas group, has revived a multibillion-euro asset swap with Germany’s BASF only months...

    16. August 24, 2015

      European industrial groups hit by push to renewable energy

      After years of painstaking development, Siemens was triumphant in 2011 when its new H-class gas turbine, the world’s...

    17. August 14, 2015

      Rosneft puts new projects on back burner

      Rosneft is to shift its focus to increasing production at existing oilfields, its chief executive has said — in a tacit...

    18. August 12, 2015

      Eon profits fall amid big restructuring

      Cold weather boosted sales at Eon, Germany’s biggest utility by market value, but income declined sharply as the...

    19. August 11, 2015

      Iran faces hurdles in supplying gas to Europe

      After Iran struck a deal with world powers over its nuclear programme, Hossein Zamaninia, its deputy oil minister,...

    20. August 10, 2015

      Polish manufacturers hit by power cuts

      Poland’s factories and industrial plants have been forced to reduce production because of power cuts and energy supply...

    21. beyondbrics

      August 3, 2015

      Europe must wake up before Iran falls into the arms of Russia and China

      Everybody seems to be greedily eyeing potential business deals with Iran after the nuclear deal reached with six world...

    22. August 2, 2015

      Barack Obama plan pushes US states towards carbon pricing

      President Barack Obama’s climate goals are prompting US states to explore the use of carbon markets as a way to comply...

    23. July 30, 2015

      Lossmaking Areva needs €7bn capital injection

      Struggling French nuclear group Areva on Thursday disclosed it needed a bigger than expected capital injection worth...

    24. July 19, 2015

      Ineos chief makes case for UK to leave European Union

      Jim Ratcliffe, the billionaire founder of Ineos, the chemicals group, has predicted that the UK would thrive outside...

    25. July 16, 2015

      Finnish officials reject nuclear plant investor

      Finland’s plan to build a nuclear power station with help from Russia has been thrown into doubt after officials in...

    26. July 9, 2015

      Greek energy minister unveils plan for €2bn gas deal with Russia

      Greece has mapped out details of a planned landmark €2bn gas project with Russia in a move that could stir tensions...

    27. FT Alphaville

      July 6, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Greece in No doubt about its future

      Greece has an even more uncertain future following Sunday’s No vote, while Rolls-Royce’s new CEO continues the...

    28. The Exchange

      July 3, 2015

      How will Russia benefit from a Grexit?

      Vladimir Putin’s shadow seems to be chasing Europe. Suspicious commentators find it virtually everywhere, and the Greek...

    29. beyondbrics

      July 2, 2015

      Designing a new EU-Turkey strategic gas partnership

      The 2014 Ukraine crisis reinforced the EU’s quest for security of gas supply. The European Commission released an...

    30. July 1, 2015

      Meat eating set to drive growth in grain demand

      Livestock feed will drive demand for grains and other cereals in the next decade as human grain consumption and the use...

    31. June 30, 2015

      Pollution, angry MPs and old barns: Heathrow’s expansion hurdles

      If those opposed to the expansion of Gatwick airport have their green fields and areas of outstanding natural beauty as...

    32. June 30, 2015

      Plastics companies stretched by rising prices

      For any industry, it would be a spectacular windfall: a near 50 per cent fall in the cost of its major input. That is...

    33. June 30, 2015

      Greenhouse gas pledges bolster hopes for global deal

      The US and three big emerging market countries have bolstered hopes for a global deal to combat climate change this...

    34. June 23, 2015

      France, Spain and Portugal look to unlock Algeria gas exports

      France, Spain and Portugal will seal an elusive political agreement early next week that is intended to increase...

    35. FT Alphaville

      June 22, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Aggreko's Weston does the splits

      Aggreko’s Chris Weston is putting his stamp on the rental group with a reorganisation, while Cinven has sold a 30 per...

    36. June 21, 2015

      Iberdrola calls for energy reforms to back ‘efficient’ renewables

      The boss of one of Europe’s biggest power companies has called for deep changes to the way the continent runs and...

    37. beyondbrics

      June 16, 2015

      European LNG: political wish but economic pipedream?

      Even prior to Russia’s invasion of Crimea, energy security was a hot buzzword in Europe. But while many of the...

    38. June 14, 2015

      EU’s Russia sanctions fail to dent oil deals

      Europe’s biggest oil groups are extending business deals with their Russian energy partners despite this month’s EU...

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