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  • opec saudi viena

    OPEC is ill-placed to stop oil price slidea

    OPEC will be seeking harmony in Vienna next week. It won't be easy. Some of the oil cartel's worst infighting in its 50-year history looms says Christopher Swann.

    June 9, 2012 10:18
  • Oil

    Booming US oil is rare advert for big capitalism

    National champions, with their huge reserves, may yet regain the upper hand. For now, however, private sector oil explorers are setting the pace, providing a timely advertisement for the benefits of big capitalism says Christopher Swann

    June 7, 2012 3:58
  • Naguib Sawiris

    Qatar play for EFG Hermes stokes backlash in Egypt

    The Gulf emirate's play for key assets of the region's preeminent investment bank has prompted a rival consortium, notably backed by billionaire Naguib Sawiris, to declare an interest in buying it outright. The Qatari deal was approved last week by shareholders, but in the current volatile situation anything can happen.

    June 6, 2012 7:12