The swipe at fiscally agile multinationals which gives this post its title comes from Richard Murphy at a recent event held in Brussels for NGOs, MEPs and other stakeholders to discuss the draft transparency directive issued by the European Commission. The new directive picks up the political momentum created by the US Dodd-Franks legislation passed more »
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Today's barrel scrapes include: a duplicitous tale of one man against the establishment in post-oligarch Russia; oil majors deepen the Arab/Kurd fault lines in Iraq; and Robin Mills shines a light on the way forward for Indian energy security. More below... Foreign Policy: The Last Free Oligarch Mikhail Fridman - 43rd richest man in the world, Kremlin bezzie and flatteringly described by Steve LeVine as 'a pudgy man with an impish grin', but has he fallen out with favour with Putin to become the latest victim in a post-oligarch Russia?