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Opec to curb output in first deal since 2008

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US tech groups unite to dispel AI fears

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Air Berlin to slash capacity in overhaul

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Deutsche woes draw in Draghi and Berlin

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Apple pushes deeper into corporate IT

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BlackBerry hangs up on handset business

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Wells Fargo chief faces mounting pressure

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California bans business with Wells Fargo

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Turnround starts at scandal-hit Petrobras

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Phoenix/Abbey Life: bucket shop

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Smiths seeks technology acquisitions

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Deutsche and Twitter are lost in the past

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Deutsche and Twitter are lost in the past

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China’s Tianqi circles lithium group SQM

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Petronas wins approval for Canada project

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How the BlackBerry era came to an end

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Bonfire of European bank shares

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Watchdogs tighten rules for City executives

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Diamonds: Nothing lasts forever

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Missile ‘brought in from Russia’ downed MH17

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Credit Suisse chief warns banks fragile

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Pemberton hopes to fill SME lending gap

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Pemberton hopes to fill SME lending gap

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BA deepens ties with Qatar Airways

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StanChart should freeze out buyout boys

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HK hotel smartphone group raises $125m

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Deutsche Bank sells Abbey Life for €1.09bn

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Deutsche Bank sells Abbey Life for €1.09bn

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Opec in Algiers: what to watch

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BP’s Australia drilling plans delayed

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Wells Fargo: Chain over-reaction

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Russia plays geopolitical Gazprom game

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Oil group PDVSA sweetens debt swap offer

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Musk eyes human travel to Mars by 2025

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Drone makers battle to deliver promises

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Iran snubs Saudi offer to cap oil output

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Philippine mine closures lift nickel price

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First US shale gas arrives in UK

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KAL/Hanjin: abandon ships

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KAL/Hanjin: abandon ships

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UK oil output up but exploration slumps

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Anglo rallies to defend survival plan

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Hedge funds cut bullish oil bets

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Airbus and Boeing could both lose battle

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Coal backers challenge Obama climate plan

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Gemfields to boost output as profits soar

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US gas: Global market, local problems

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Lanxess: wise child

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Romance is dead for Deutsche Bank in UK

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Romance is dead for Deutsche Bank in UK

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Small businesses to get cheaper flood cover

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Monarch promises ‘significant investment’

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Dassault confident India deal will boost orders

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Mercuria sets sights on US crude exports

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EU defends watering down airline CO2 deal

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Oil price fall is main reason for tough times in Nigeria

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Jet deal shows Indian procurement failing

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Chinese miners to lift coal output

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ITV slips on gloomy advertising feedback

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Week in Review, September 24

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Week in Review, September 24

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Lemonade: fizzy to flat

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Maersk plans expansion after break-up

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Li Ka-shing means more ka-ching for Grid

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Rolls-Royce cuts 200 management posts

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Week in Review, September 17

Bayer-Monsanto deal; EDF, Barclays, FordRead more

Week in Review, September 17

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Vedanta eyes key role in India’s growth

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Small-cap focus: Mining

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Week in Review, September 10

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BA halves business-only flights to NY

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Development, manufacturing, finance and transport. These are the trade and business sectors Philip Sidney knows like the back of its hand. We help you do business all over the world. Regulations are observed, but we also make sure opportunities are not missed. Sounds simple? In a complex world of ever-changing legislation and regulations, simplicity is just what you need!


Thanks to our years of experience in the legal and financial world, we know the rules of the international business world inside out. And we are keen to share this insight with you. We help you plot the right course and define your strategy. With integrity, diplomacy and trust being the key words here.


We immerse ourselves in your business and in the regulations and legislation that apply to you. Zooming in, zooming out and making connections. We create a compliance structure which is clear to everyone, allowing you to see for yourself how you can make legislation and regulations work to the best of your advantage. Because at Philip Sidney, we like to make ourselves redundant. Once everything goes well, we disappear into the background.

Philip Sidney and the art of acceleration

Regulations may be restrictive, but they also offer opportunities. They are much like the brakes on your car, essential if you want to be able to drive faster and take calculated risks. At least, that is how we see things. You want to get a grip on your compliance issues. Manage risks and, where possible, take advantage of any leeway you may have. Until nothing is standing in your way to move ahead. Together with your customers. In this clip , we explain this in a bit more detail.


Several sectors have seen an increase in both legislative and regulatory pressure and the number of regulators. Philip Sidney is keen to enter into discussion with legislators and regulators on how to encourage companies, without introducing new sector legislation, to change their behaviour. For companies, the challenge then is to live up to the trust placed in them. Philip Sidney supports you in this endeavour. We give you a ‘licence to operate’. At the GTR Asia Trade Finance Week 2014, Philip Sidney partner Gert Demmink talked in detail about financing tradeprocedures & legislation, gate keeping and the cost of compliance