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    1. May 26, 2015

      No quick fix for Siemens as oil decline hurts profits

      Investors had high hopes for recovery at Siemens when Joe Kaeser became chief executive less than two years ago. The former...

    2. FT Alphaville

      May 26, 2015

      Markets Live: Tuesday, 26th May, 2015

      This Markets Live session ended at 12:06 on 26 May 2015. Participants in this session were: Paul Murphy and Bryce Elder...

    3. May 26, 2015

      Cheap oil fails to spark consumer spending boom

      Call it the mystery of the missing oil money. When the price of Brent crude more than halved in the second half of last...

    4. May 25, 2015

      Fuel shortages cripple Nigeria

      Advisers to Nigeria’s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari are in talks with multinational oil companies in an effort to...

    5. May 25, 2015

      Shell ready to seize its Arctic drilling chance

      Shell prepares Pioneer expedition Its yellow legs gleaming in the spring sunshine, the Polar Pioneer mobile offshore...

    6. May 24, 2015

      Oil price slide puts producers under pressure

      The oil price plunge has triggered a string of bankruptcies, debt defaults and rescue measures to save companies nearing...

    7. May 22, 2015

      Third Energy seeks permission to frack in Yorkshire

      UK shale explorer Third Energy has applied to frack for gas near the Yorkshire town of Malton, the second company to seek...

    8. FT Alphaville

      May 22, 2015

      Markets Live: Friday, 22nd May, 2015

      This Markets Live session ended at 12:05 on 22 May 2015. Participants in this session were: Paul Murphy and Bryce Elder...

    9. May 22, 2015

      Growth stalls as oil dividend remains unspent

      Why haven’t consumers spent their oil dividend? It may be the most crucial question for the world’s capital markets as the...

    10. May 21, 2015

      Enoc moves to buy out Dragon Oil’s minority investors

      The controlling shareholder at Dragon Oil on Thursday unveiled an informal offer to buy out the crude producer’s minority...

    11. May 21, 2015

      Kingdom built on oil foresees fossil fuel phase-out this century

      Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest crude exporter, could phase out the use of fossil fuels by the middle of this century, Ali...

    12. May 21, 2015

      Oil tankers: tanked up

      The world is sloshing with oil. Opec’s output is near a two-year high and non-Opec production is hitting records. Storage...

    13. May 21, 2015

      Commodity inflows fizzle after strong start in first quarter

      Enthusiasm for commodities has fizzled following a strong first quarter, as investors started to liquidate their positions...

    14. May 21, 2015

      BP settles with Transocean and Halliburton over gulf spill

      BP has agreed settlements with Transocean and Halliburton to resolve its legal disputes with the oil-services groups over...

    15. May 20, 2015

      Oil market buoyed by product demand

      The oil market is coping with storage capacity limits because demand for products such as petrol has been unexpectedly...

    16. May 19, 2015

      Rosneft trading expansion plans hit by western sanctions

      Sanctions have stopped Russia’s state-controlled oil group Rosneft expanding its trading operations, the company revealed on...

    17. May 19, 2015

      Peugeot and other European groups rev up for return to Tehran

      When western sanctions prevented PSA Peugeot Citroën from supplying cars to Iran three years ago, the French car...

    18. May 19, 2015

      Royal Dutch Shell chief says fossil fuel critics ‘ignore reality’

      The chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell told environmental campaigners on Tuesday that their calls for investors to dump...

    19. May 19, 2015

      Drill deeper than oil for Saudi prosperity

      When your income is cut in half, it helps to have a few dollars on hand, but even then you will have to make changes. So it...

    20. May 19, 2015

      Aveva profits fall on oil price plunge

      Profits and revenues at Aveva plunged by double digits in its full-year results, as the British engineering software maker...

    21. May 18, 2015

      From Canada to Australia, energy groups’ cuts are laid bare

      Oil projects shelved Judged by the pace at which energy groups have slashed spending and delayed new projects, 2015 has...

    22. May 18, 2015

      Energy groups take knife to $100bn of spending after oil rout

      Oil projects shelved More than $100bn of spending on new projects by the world’s energy companies has been slowed, postponed...

    23. May 18, 2015

      Saudi oil exports at highest in a decade

      Saudi Arabia increased its oil exports to the highest level in almost a decade in March as the kingdom stepped up its...

    24. May 17, 2015

      US states seek to block city fracking bans

      US cities that want to ban fracking are clashing with oil-friendly state governments trying to stop municipal policy makers...

    25. May 17, 2015

      Saudi turns to China as oil exports to US drop

      Saudi Arabia’s oil exports to the US have fallen to the lowest level since the financial crisis, showing the impact of the...

    26. May 17, 2015

      To save the planet, buy oil and gas

      If you are worried about climate change and want to act as a responsible investor, do not sell your holdings in oil and gas...

    27. May 16, 2015

      Venezuela’s foreign reserves take a hit

      Venezuela’s foreign reserves have dropped by nearly a third to less than $18bn since President Nicolás Maduro took office...

    28. May 16, 2015

      Oil price plunge boosts Petrobras

      Petrobras, the oil producer engulfed in Brazil’s biggest corruption scandal, has delivered rare good news for investors...

    29. beyondbrics

      May 15, 2015

      Are markets too bearish on Brazil's currency?

      Brazil’s economy – as beyondbrics readers know – is in serious trouble, and the unorthodox policies of the country’s...

    30. May 15, 2015

      Hedge funds loom large in oil price moves

      Forget the interplay between supply and demand. When it comes to oil prices, hedge funds and speculators are exerting an...

    31. May 15, 2015

      Relief for investors as profit fears ease

      Fears that profits at the largest US publicly traded companies would significantly retreat during the first half of the year...

    32. May 14, 2015

      Brazil: Oily mess

      Petrobras: the key players In Brazil’s hyper-consumerist society, people are accustomed to paying for everything in...

    33. May 14, 2015

      Continental Resources’ chief vows shale will bounce back

      One of the leading figures of the US shale revolution insisted the slowdown in US shale was a temporary phenomenon,...

    34. May 14, 2015

      Oil: Saudi weather

      It is never easy to see ahead in the oil market. Never mind. Saudi Arabia, the world’s top oil exporter, seems delighted. It...

    35. May 14, 2015

      Petrobras scandal looms large in Shell’s plan to buy BG Group

      As Royal Dutch Shell seeks to finalise its £55bn takeover of smaller UK-based rival BG Group, it will be closely watching...

    36. May 14, 2015

      Adding ex-spy Sawers to BP board could spook nervous customers

      Different non-executive directors have different core competences. Some are good at passing the port with an avuncular...

    37. May 14, 2015

      Fracking could unlock 140bn barrels of oil worldwide, says report

      The contentious drilling process known as “fracking”, blamed by some for causing earthquakes in the US, could unlock nearly...

    38. May 13, 2015

      Saudi claims oil price strategy success

      Saudi Arabia says its strategy of squeezing high-cost rivals such as US shale producers is succeeding, as the world’s...

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