Articles by Janet McBride



Gazprom Sees Political Risk to Kiev Payments

  • 14 September 09
  • Reuters
Gazprom's CEO says he sees a risk to Ukraine’s gas payments tied to January’s presidential election, which will determine whether relations with Russia improve or deteriorate further.

Medvedev Vows to Cut State Role in Economy

  • 26 June 08
  • Reuters
President Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview that he wanted to reduce the state’s role in the economy and curb government spending to combat rising inflation.

BP Closes Field, Crude Jumps

  • 08 August 06
  • Reuters
Oil surged above $77 per barrel in Europe as BP began shutting an Alaskan field that pumps 8 percent of U.S. crude and anxiety over the Middle East, supplier of almost one-third of the world's oil, ran high.

OPEC Keeps Oil Output Unchanged

  • 01 February 06
  • Reuters
OPEC sealed a deal to keep oil output near maximum levels to tame prices on Tuesday.

Crude Achieves Record High at Just Below $63

  • 09 August 05
  • Reuters
Oil hit a record high of nearly $63 per barrel on Monday, propelled by worries that the United States may face a gasoline shortage and Middle East tensions.

Third Scalp Claimed in Shell Oil Scandal

  • 20 April 04
  • Reuters
Royal Dutch/Shell ousted chief financial officer Judith Boynton on Monday, bowing to investor pressure after deep cuts to the energy giant's oil and gas reserve estimates this year.

A $2.4Bln Bid for Canary Wharf

  • 02 September 03
  • Reuters
Investment banks Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs teamed up with Canary Wharf's biggest shareholder Monday in a possible ?1.5 billion ($2.4 billion) bid for the owner of Britain's tallest building.

Boutiques Enjoy Moscow Boom

  • 16 January 03
  • Reuters
Designer boutiques that have sprung up in the capital are doing a brisk trade, with mid-priced fashion stores also expanding rapidly to satisfy a fashion-hungry middle class.

Britain to Sink $48Bln in Rails

  • 16 January 02
  • Reuters
Britain plans to spend ?33.5 billion ($48 billion) on rebuilding its railway system, which has been blighted by crashes, delays and strikes and caused growing embarrassment to the government.

KLM, Alitalia to Create Big Network in Europe

Court Snuffs Serbs' Bid to Halt Raids

Aegon Buys Transamerica for $9.7Bln

ING Makes $4.7 Bln Bid For Brussels Lambert

Chemical Arms Group Awaits Russia

Austria Bank Merger to Spur Takeovers

Oil Pipeline Set to Challenge Russia