Oil futures curve raises doubts over Opec rally

Cartel reliant on rising demand and non-US production declines to keep prices buoyant


Sibanye adds platinum to gold in Stillwater deal

South African miner to pay more than its market value for US metals producer

Igor Sechin, Moscow’s oil man turned global dealmaker

The head of Rosneft has pulled off a huge investment coup, writes Jack Farchy


Boost in exploration returns for oil majors predicted

Consultancy Wood Mackenzie sees boost from lower costs

Sumitomo agrees takeover of banana producer Fyffes

Deal would allow Japanese trading house to expand its European food business

Glencore’s return to dealmaking highlights new debt constraints

Hemmed in by financial controls, miner will eventually own just 0.5% of Rosneft

Opinion & Analysis

Do the numbers behind the Opec production deal add up?

Output of 32.68m barrels a day is almost 200,000 b/d higher than the new target

Humble soyabean becomes a ‘widow-maker’ for agriculture traders

Bad weather and unexpectedly strong demand spurs rollercoaster ride for commodity

Iron ore’s dollar ride wrongfoots markets and buoys miners

Rising currency prompts non-US buyers to lock in supply but some fear rally is overdone


Opec supply deal talks — 5 things to watch

What is at stake and when the outcome of the cartel’s effort to cut output is expected

Drax seeks to reinvent itself for a post-coal future

Owner of UK’s largest power station focuses on bolstering wind and solar energy

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