Vitol and NIOC pre-empt Trump with $1bn pre-finance Iranian oil deal

Vitol, the world’s largest oil trader, has agreed to provide the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC)…

Shell looks for smaller stake in Baltic LNG as costs rise to $11.5bn

In-house valuation teams at Gazprom and Shell have estimated the total investment required to develop the…

Qatargas undercuts Shell to secure $1bn Pakistan LNG contract

 Pakistan LNG contract: Royal Dutch Shell looks set to  lose its  contract to supply Pakistan with LNG  worth over $1bn…

Dutch NACO consultancy wins Tehran IKIA airport town contract

IKIA airport: The Netherlands Airport Consultant Company (NACO) has been awarded a five-year contract to provide…

Telenor to sell $2.4bn stake in VimpelCom

Norway’s telecoms operator Telenor has decided to offload its 33% stake in Vimpelcom, the Netherlands-based  owners of the…

Shell looks to acquire Sakhalin-3 stake through asset swap

In an attempt to consolidate its presence in Russia’s oil and gas sector, Royal Dutch Shell…

Russia considers banning European flower imports

European flower imports:  Russia’s  agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor is considering slapping a ban on the import of flowers and other…

Dutch exports to Russia down 40% after MH17 tragedy

Dutch exports to Russia were down  nearly 40%  in the first four months of 2015 as relations between…

Business as usual for oil sector as CEOs get set to descend on St Petersburg for SPIEF

Senior executives from some of the world’s biggest oil companies –  including BP, Royal Dutch Shell…

BG acquisition may force Shell to sell stake in Karachaganak

Karachaganak: Royal Dutch Shell’s forthcoming acquisition of the BG Group exploration company may trigger the forced sale…

Heineken turns to kvass as russian beer market dries up

Heineken turns to kvass: With Russian demand for beer in decline, Dutch brewer Heineken has begun…

AIIB Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank admits five new member states

AIIB, the newly  formed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, has formally welcomed Brazil, Georgia, Finland, Denmark and…

Heineken launches Feilong rice beer brand in Siberia and Russia’s Far East

Heineken launches Feilong: Heineken has launched a new brand of rice beer for Russia’s Far East and Siberian…

Gouda cheese plant planned for Azerbaijan

Gouda cheese plant:  Scherjon, the Dutch dairy production equipment manufacturer, is planning to open a 500-hectare  dairy…

Rotterdam oil terminal to go ahead despite protests

Rotterdam oil terminal: The Russian Summa construction company is to go ahead and build a €750m oil terminal…

FAS approves Yandex auto website acquisition

Yandex auto website acquisition: Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) has given Yandex search engine’s Dutch parent company Yandex NV…

US leads Kazakhstan FDI table while Holland pulls back

Kazakhstan FDI: The US was the largest investor in Kazakhstan in the first quarter of the…