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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- BP asset sales close to $10bn – FT

- Petrobras to buy oil from Brazil for $42.5bn in newly-issued stock – Bloomberg

- US oil industry protests against drilling moratorium – FT

- Weak laws bother Iraq investors more than violence – Bloomberg

- Rosatom launches global charm offensive – FT

- Texas fines pipeline firm for gas blast – WSJ

- ADB plans triple currency bond – FT

- BP ad spend triples since spill – FT

- Lessons learnt from spill response – FT

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Elsewhere this Wednesday:

- A nuclear giant moves into wind

- A greener Champagne bottle

- BP’s post-spill advertising comes at an unknown cost

- Just blowin’ in the wind

- Passions and detachment in journalism

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- Former chief sues Abu Dhabi energy company – FT

- Congo seizes First Quantum Minerals’ assets – FT

- BP sells Malaysian ethylene and polyethylene interest to Petronas – Bloomberg

- PotashCorp calls BHP’s behaviour unethical – FT

- Exelon to buy Deere’s wind power unit – FT

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Elsewhere this Tuesday:

- And you thought radiation was a problem just for nuclear plants?

- Risk-taking rises as oil rigs in Gulf drill deeper

- Ed Markey: Dangerous climate picture impossible to ignore

- How should progressives respond to the end of the Oil Age?

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- Offers made for stakes in GMR’s US unit – FT

- Lenders back off environmental risks – NYT

- US proposes grading cars on emissions and efficiency – Reuters

- Climate panel faces heat – WSJ

- Nansei Sekiyu to shut Okinawa crude distillation unit because of typhoon- Bloomberg

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Elsewhere this Friday:

- Why our agricultural empire will fall

- China’s clean energy plan hinges on coal price

- Behind scenes of Gulf oil spill, acrimony and stress

- Preventing the next oil spill: Do consumers hold the key?

- Fifty years of OPEC: its achievements, failures and lapses

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- Documents hint at BP planning failures – FT

- BP executives say they didn’t know who had command of rig before blast – Bloomberg

- Dana delays takeover defence – FT

- BHP chief not anxious over Potash bid – WSJ

- PetroChina vows global expansion as price controls curb profit – Bloomberg

Premier plans to double production – FT

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If you’re looking for yet more examples of BP’s slowness to grasp the sheer scale of the Deepwater Horizon disaster look no further than its chairman’s stock dealings following the explosion.

A full seven days after the accident,  Carl-Henric Svanberg bought about 175,000 BP shares, according to reports in the Swedish press on Thursday. Presumably to take advantage of their fall – to £6.19 from £6.55 on April 20, the day of the explosion.

He also bought about 750,000 BP shares at £5.75 in February, a month after taking the top job at the company.

The shares have now rebounded from their crisis-lows… to, erm, £3.86.

Fortunately, according to an online biography, Mr Svanberg “was always drawn to a challenge and to doing things that seemed hard”.

So he should be really drawn to the challenge of getting BP’s share price back to pre-explosion levels.

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Elsewhere this Thursday:

- From climate science to climate activism – the sequel

- As sales fall, is the hybrid car fad over?

- Electricity crisis hits Venezuelan oil exports

- Cuba looks to cooperate on offshore safety

- The key players of the Deepwater Horizon

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- BHP results underline financial strength – FT

- Big sporting events power up Aggreko – FT

- US spill panel question drilling policy – Reuters

- Diversification linchpin of BHP’s Potash plan – FT

- Missing piece in oil rig inquiry: Who was in charge? – NYT

- Dubai November oil prices at 20 cent discount to Oman’s – Bloomberg

- Tullow deal with Heritage meets fresh snag – FT

- India’s nuclear liability plans under fire - FT

- Report faults utility and contractor in fatal fire – WSJ

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