Commodities & Resources

The top 10 oil and gas companies in the world

The top 10 oil and gas companies in the world

We can all name a few big oil companies, but could you name the world's largest? The top 10 is littered with surprises.

When to buy the oil services sector

When to buy the oil services sector

Oil services shares have plunged in recent months, but forecasts already price in apocalyptic scenarios, argues Barclays. Now is the time for investors to do their homework.

How will the oil story end?

How will the oil story end?

An unprecedented flood of new US shale oil onto global markets and unwillingness of OPEC to play ball has upset the equilibrium. It remains a case of who blinks first.

Oil sinks again, but where from here?

Oil sinks again, but where from here?

After oil prices fell to a fresh five and a half year low, producers will be hoping prices soon bottom out, but that seems unlikely.

5 golden rules for investing in oil

5 golden rules for investing in oil

Together with industry experts, we've put together a five-point checklist for investing in the oil sector over the next 12 months.

Oil Services slump throws up bargains

Oil Services slump throws up bargains

A crisis in oil markets has hammered the oilfield services sector. Share prices look cheap, but only some are worth buying. We identify the real bargains.

Time to buy Europe?

Time to buy Europe?

Europe has a reputation as a basket case and predictions of a recovery this year were wide of the mark. But 2015 could be different.

Chart of the week: This miner is gold dust

Chart of the week: This miner is gold dust

A major turn is nigh for gold and other precious metals, reckons our resident technical analyst. This miner's shares will rally in tandem.

City view: Best time to buy oil stocks since 2009

City view: Best time to buy oil stocks since 2009

As crude prices have plummeted oil stocks have plunged, but now may be the best time to buy in five years argues Numis.

Is the oil sector a great contrarian play?

Is the oil sector a great contrarian play?

OPEC has kicked the ball firmly into the non-OPEC half of the field, sending oil prices lurching lower. We ask if it is time for a contrarian strategy.

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