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Slavneft: possibly Russia's last big privatization

The majority shareholding in Slavneft, one of Russia's leading vertically integrated oil companies, is coming up for tender on 18 December. This will almost complete the privatization of the country's oil industry and pave the way for greater influx of foreign capital.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Nov 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Slavneft: auctioned for a pittance

The state-held 75% stake in Slavneft, one of Russia's largest oil companies, has been sold to a partnership led by its privately owned competitor Sibneft. With several would-be contenders barred from bidding, the final $1.86 billion price scarcely reflects the company's true value.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Dec 2002
Expert View
Expert View

Going east represents a sound strategy for Europe's utilities

Two recent developments show how western energy utilities are increasingly turning their attention to the opportunities in central and eastern Europe. While shorter term market dynamics mean that these markets often remain challenging environments to operate in, their longer term development potential mean that gaining early mover advantage in central and eastern Europe is a judicious move.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Mar 2006
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CommentWire

Russia and Belarus: spat re-emphasizes need for long-term gas supply solution in EU

The EU has frequently experienced cuts in gas supplies due to conflicts between Russia and its neighbors, the latest of which being a disagreement with Belarus. Europe's almost unavoidable dependence on Russia for its gas supply highlights the need for the EU to work with Russia and transit countries in establishing a framework that will ensure an uninterrupted supply of gas.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jul 2010
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New personal care products review: soaps and skin creams set to sparkle

Glitz and glitter effects are being utilized by manufacturers in creative new ways in an attempt to add a glamorous edge to their product offerings. This month's rundown of the latest developments in the personal care industry highlights two such formulations, one a hand cream claimed to contain diamond dust, and the other a liquid soap with glitter flakes.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Dec 2010

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