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    1. 12 hours ago

      Oil surges 25% in three trading sessions

      Oil prices have rocketed more than 25 per cent in three trading sessions, with the latest boost coming from data on US...

    2. 12 hours ago

      Colombia: Peace dividend

      In a world of $45 oil, an oil exporting nation seems an unlikely place to invest. Petroleum is more than half of...

    3. 14 hours ago

      Low crude price puts pressure on US banks over oil and gas loans

      The low crude price is putting US banks under pressure from regulators to move quickly in classifying oil and gas loans...

    4. 15 hours ago

      Osborne hails Scottish investments as benefits of union

      George Osborne eschewed traditional Bank Holiday pastimes on Monday to conduct a provocative tour of Scotland, claiming...

    5. August 30, 2015

      China turbulence casts shadow on Africa

      With much of the world weighed down by anaemic growth, high debt and painful austerity programmes, Africa has been a...

    6. August 30, 2015

      Eni discovers ‘supergiant’ gasfield near Egypt

      Italian energy group Eni has discovered what it says is a “supergiant” gasfield off the coast of Egypt, the largest...

    7. Nick Butler

      August 30, 2015

      How long is the oil market cycle?

      Oil is now clearly a cyclical commodity that is in a period of over-supply. According to recent commentaries from the...

    8. August 28, 2015

      Volatile markets: Questions every investor needs to ask

      Billed as the “Great Fall of China”, stock markets around the world plunged on Monday in response to fears that China’s...

    9. August 28, 2015

      Oil records its biggest 2-day gain in years

      Brent crude oil jumped 5 per cent to above $50 a barrel on Friday and had its biggest two-day gain in years, as traders...

    10. August 28, 2015

      Oil crash creates opportunities for service industry deals

      This week has demonstrated that the plunge in crude prices holds opportunities as well as threats for the companies...

    11. August 27, 2015

      Amec Foster Wheeler’s operating profits fall 24%

      Amec Foster Wheeler on Thursday reported a sharp fall in profits in the first half of this year, in the latest sign...

    12. August 27, 2015

      Oil price fall hits Canada’s big banks

      Canada’s biggest banks have warned of more troubles to come from the fall in the oil price, as they reported surges in...

    13. August 27, 2015

      Oil price in biggest rise since December 2008

      Oil jumped by the most in six and a half years on Thursday, rebounding from lows last seen during the financial crisis,...

    14. August 27, 2015

      Oil groups’ shares jump on Kurdistan payment pledge

      Shares in Iraqi Kurdistan-focused oil producers jumped on Thursday after the semi-autonomous region’s government said...

    15. FT Alphaville

      August 27, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - CRH cements $1.3bn windows deal

      CRH is behaving like a legendary Irish giant, while the law is behaving like an ass. FT Opening Quote, with commentary...

    16. August 26, 2015

      Schlumberger and Cameron: pump and circumstance

      Nothing like a little retail therapy to snap one out of a dark mood. With oil prices in freefall Schlumberger, the US...

    17. beyondbrics

      August 26, 2015

      For investors in Russia, just two things matter

      As always, there is a great deal of noise around the Russia story and that makes it difficult for investors to identify...

    18. August 26, 2015

      Green groups threaten to sue US watchdog over fracking quakes

      Green groups are threatening to sue the US environmental regulator, alleging it is failing in its duty to tackle a...

    19. August 26, 2015

      Investors fear European energy groups will slash dividends

      Fears that the collapse in oil prices will force big European energy groups to slash investor payouts have sent yields...

    20. August 26, 2015

      Schlumberger to buy Cameron International in $14.3bn deal

      Schlumberger, the world’s largest oil services group, has become the latest company to take advantage of the plunge in...

    21. August 26, 2015

      Transocean to suspend dividends as losses deepen

      Transocean, one of the world’s largest offshore drilling contractors, has warned that it expects to report a loss of...

    22. August 25, 2015

      Oil price drop leads to renewed speculation on Saudi riyal

      Plummeting oil prices have led to renewed speculation against the Saudi riyal, heaping pressure on Riyadh as it burns...

    23. August 25, 2015

      Iran’s oil output plans put focus on Opec strategy

      Iran plans to accelerate crude production and exports as soon as international sanctions are lifted, possibly next...

    24. August 25, 2015

      Slide in petrol prices to bolster US spending power and growth

      A fall in fuel prices is expected to save US consumers about $90 per household per month by the end of the year,...

    25. August 24, 2015

      African survey data point to robust growth

      Amid all the carnage, in emerging markets and developed ones, it is nice to discover some good news. At least it is if...

    26. August 24, 2015

      Cobalt International Energy exits Angolan fields for $1.8bn

      Houston-based oil explorer Cobalt International Energy is to cash out for $1.8bn on Angolan prospects that are at the...

    27. August 24, 2015

      Funds bet on Shell deal as oil prices plunge

      A global stock market sell-off and tumbling oil prices have increased fears that some of this year’s largest takeover...

    28. August 24, 2015

      Moscow snubs Rosneft funding plans

      The Russian government has decided not to fund four out of five Rosneft projects for which the oil company had...

    29. August 24, 2015

      Explainer: Why commodities have crashed

      Commodity prices have fallen to their lowest level since the financial crisis and — by at least one measure — to the...

    30. Nick Butler

      August 24, 2015

      The next domino in the oil market — dividends

      For investors who thought the situation in the oil sector could not get worse, the last few weeks have come as a bad...

    31. August 24, 2015

      Pressure grows to scrap controls on US oil exports

      A push to liberalise American oil exports is gaining momentum in Washington as the US nuclear deal with Iran and a...

    32. August 24, 2015

      Oil slides to 6-year low as commodities tumble

      Oil plummeted more than 6 per cent to levels last seen during the financial crisis and a broad index of commodity...

    33. August 23, 2015

      Kurds defy Iraq to establish own oil sales

      This time last year, a high-stakes dispute over a tanker filled with Iraqi Kurdish oil came to a head in a Texas court....

    34. August 23, 2015

      Israel turns to Kurds for three-quarters of its oil supplies

      Israel has imported as much as three-quarters of its oil from Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish north in recent months,...

    35. August 23, 2015

      Gulf Keystone hires British MP Zahawi

      Gulf Keystone has turned to a British MP of Kurdish origin to bolster its dealings in the crisis-hit region. The...

    36. August 21, 2015

      Vitol buys out oil tank partner’s stake in VTTI BV for $830m

      Vitol has bought out its partner in a leading oil tank business, as excess supply and growing world demand create more...

    37. August 21, 2015

      Surviving the Chinese and euro storms

      We have just seen a perfect storm. Markets gave a strong warning to the bulls and underlined why many people chose...

    38. August 21, 2015

      Tenge tumble highlights oil exporters’ woes

      Kazakhstan’s dramatic devaluation on Thursday was seen by most as a reaction to falls in the currencies of its two...

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