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Canada’s Pacific Rubiales Energy announces Echidna-1 exploration success In Brazil
Pacific Rubiales drilling offshore Mexico

Canada’s Pacific Rubiales Energy announces Echidna-1 exploration success In Brazil

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By Martin Clark Any upstream find, whatever the prevailing economic climate or oil price, is welcome news in the ears of investors.And TSX-listed Pacific Rubiales Energy Corporation certainly did not disappoint this week. The Canadian company announced that it had identified a 213 metre gross oil column that confirms an important new light oil discovery…

Thursday’s Master Investor Market Report featuring WPP, Taylor Wimpey, Sirius Minerals and William Hill

Thursday’s Master Investor Market Report featuring WPP, Taylor Wimpey, Sirius Minerals and William Hill

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UK Government borrowing dropped to £7.4 billion in March, more than £400 million lower than in the same month of 2014. The total for the year so far now stands at £87.3 billion, well below the Office for Budget Responsibility’s £90.2 billion estimate and a drop of £11.1 billion against the comparative period. While the…

CLASH OF THE TITANS – SKY VS BT

CLASH OF THE TITANS – SKY VS BT

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By James Faulkner and Richard Gill “We’re going to be led by what we see the customer wants,” said Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch in 2014. So far, his appraisal of the situation has been that the UK consumer is not clamouring for quad-play. However, clearly Sky only has one piece of the puzzle missing –…

Lessons from a distant past: Bernard Baruch. By Frederik Vanhaverbeke

Lessons from a distant past: Bernard Baruch. By Frederik Vanhaverbeke

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In the third of a new series for SBM Frederik Vanhaverbeke, author of Excess Returns: A comparative study of the methods of the world’s greatest investors, looks at how some of the world’s greatest investors are so successful. A man with no special pipeline of information will study the economic facts of a situation and…

Egdon Resources tees up busy 2015 with Wressle EWT and “pivotal” shale exploration well set to headline
Egdon Resources -- a UK onshore specialist E&P

Egdon Resources tees up busy 2015 with Wressle EWT and “pivotal” shale exploration well set to headline

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By Amy McLellan You wouldn’t know it from the ailing share price but things are moving along pretty well for onshore E&P specialist Egdon Resources. Admittedly there are strong headwinds for the AIM-quoted stock – the low oil price environment, slippage in production and political uncertainty around its shale gas portfolio – but the company…

Canada’s International Frontier Resources To Explore Mexico Upstream Potential Via New Petro Frontera Unit
International Frontier Resources-- assets in Mexico

Canada’s International Frontier Resources To Explore Mexico Upstream Potential Via New Petro Frontera Unit

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By Martin Clark Mexico may not generate the same level of excitement as Brazil’s booming offshore sector, but there’s still plenty of oil and gas in the ground there too. In fact, it’s actually the ninth largest oil producer in the world, or eleventh in terms of net exports. And sitting right next door to…

Under pressure Kea Petroleum seeks new funds to drill Shannon-1

Under pressure Kea Petroleum seeks new funds to drill Shannon-1

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By Amy McLellan Two months on from the launch of a strategic review and Kea Petroleum has yet to find a buyer. The AIM micro-cap, which is focused on New Zealand, has now released more details of its recently identified Shannon prospect, which lies beneath its shut-in Puka oilfield. This is a drill-ready prospect with…