Commodities

Start of bidding war for Afren?

Start of bidding war for Afren?

Struggling oil company Afren has received a bid approach, but could this spark a fight for the firm's potentially lucrative assets?

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.

Fortune Oil rockets on takeover bid

Fortune Oil rockets on takeover bid

Fortune Oil has accepted a takeover approach from its largest shareholder, but is it really good news for long-suffering shareholders?

Relief as Caza has good news

Relief as Caza Oil & Gas has good news

Caza shares have lost all the hard-won gains of the spring and early summer, but opportunities in the locker could still prove transformational.

Afren discovers Madagascar 2

Afren discovers Madagascar 2

Despite hogging headlines for all the wrong reasons, Afren is still managing to find new oil.

Gulf Keystone Petroleum has grounds for optimism

Gulf Keystone Petroleum has grounds for optimism

True to its word, Gulf Keystone Petroleum confirms it will ramp up output by year-end. The glass is beginning to look half-full for this oil producer.

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.

Petroceltic taken to court

Petroceltic taken to court

Petroceltic's love-hate relationship with its largest shareholder Worldview has turned ugly and could end up in legal action.

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.