Masa Serdarevic

Masa joined the FT in 2009 and has worked on a number of desks across the paper, including Companies, Markets and Comment. She spent much of 2010 in New York covering the US equity markets. But earlier this year she finally saw the light and moved to Alphaville. She started her career in the investment banking division at Lehman Brothers in the summer of 2007, timing it perfectly with the beginning of the credit crunch. She studied philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford University.

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Elsewhere this Wednesday:

- Rewarding results: how should we support the development of renewables?

- Iran and the Philippines: Mixing oil with bananas

- Fresh capital in the uranium fuel race

- Mafia cash in on EU wind farm handouts

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- BP takes some blame in Gulf disaster – WSJ

- Australian government prepared to adjust mining tax – Reuters

- Dana pitch for higher KNOC offer falters – FT

- MPs warned on deep sea drilling ban – FT

- UK wind power hits record generation output – Reuters

- Crude oil caught in a ‘stalemate’ between $70 and $75 – Bloomberg

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Elsewhere this Tuesday:

- Taming the Arctic: How to govern the spoils of climate change

- Turkey joins Europe, electrically speaking

- Asian shale investors want more

- Mexican drug cartels crippling Pemex operations in basin

- But there’s booty in a Salvadoran oil drum

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- Oil tycoon says PWC caved to pressure – WSJ

- Suzlon turns to emerging markets growth – FT

- Transneft risks downgrade on sale as bonds decline – Bloomberg

- BHP needs to strike balance on Potash price – FT

- UN agency says Iran is impeding inspections – WSJ

- Brazil stakes future on $75bn Petrobras offer – FT

- New Delhi looks to energy stake sales – FT

- Brazil extends sovereignty for oil drilling before UN approval – Bloomberg

- German groups agree €30bn nuclear deal – FT

- Merkel confident on nuclear plan despite opposition – Reuters

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Elsewhere this Monday:

- A voice from the next offshore oil frontier

- Saudi Arabia’s legal paradox detering investors

- Do you “go with the flow” or “stock up just in case”?

- GDF-Suez’s Mestrallet gaining scale and flexibility in natural Gas

- Coal a ‘driving factor’ in US Senate race

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- Rosneft appoints technocrat president – FT

- India’s Reliance not finished with shale buys, say bankers – Reuters

- BP revives bid to sell Alaskan assets – FT

- Blair warns on Iran’s nuclear program – WSJ

- BP brings failed blowout preventer to surface for tests – Bloomberg

- National Grid chairman to step down – FT

- Flexitricity aims to bolster power grid – FT

- Jubilant Energy to raise exploration cash – FT

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Elsewhere this Friday:

- China sustains blunt ‘you first’ message on CO2

- Facebook loses friends over coal power

- Inuit Circumpolar Council: “We are tired of being told by Greenpeace what to do and what not to do”

- German military study warns of potential energy crisis

- Heat, not smart meters, hiked bills in California, report says

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- Oil rig explodes in Gulf of Mexico – FT

- Aviva hangs on but Spice heads for Cinven – FT

- Mariner blast may extend deep-water drilling ban – Bloomberg

- Statoil paves way for IPO of filling stations – FT

- Dozens of fires occur in gulf of Mexico each year, data show – WSJ

- BP tells US regulator of oil spill lessons – FT

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If you thought a deal worth $39bn would satisfy even the most acquisition-happy chief exec, you’d probably be wrong in the case of Marius Kloppers.

BHP Billiton’s chief exec is thought to be looking at a major oil and gas acquisition while at the same time working on the multi-billion deal to buy Canada’s Potash Corp, according to a story in The Australian on Thursday.

The paper quotes an unnamed “senior figure in the global energy industry” who is “convinced” that Anadarko Petroleum Corp is on BHP’s radar.

The company, with a market capitalisation of $25bn, is an appealing but tricky acquisition target. On the one hand it’s shares have seriously suffered since BP’s Macondo well explosion (Anadarko has a 25 per stake in the project) resulting in a more attractive valuation. But, also due to the Macondo disaster,  it is now facing an estimated fine of up to $2bn.

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Elsewhere this Thursday:

- Fresh air for sale in Hong Kong

- Shale’s footprint: Another dead issue?

- Iowa: The Saudi Arabia of ethanol

- Pedal power takes off as exercise produces electricity

- Jatropha: A new form of energy

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