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Oil & Gas

Rock Energy targeted for board shakeup by Activist FrontFour

US hedge fund FrontFour Capital Group has sent a letter to oil and gas producer Rock Energy Inc requesting a special meeting where it plans to replace three members of the board. The changes are necessary “in order to effect immediate and significant changes to the board in order to preserve and enhance shareholder value,” FrontFour said in a statement Thursday.

Markets

Russia bank bailout amid falling oil prices

Russia has bailed out a mid-sized bank to save it from bankruptcy - a clear sign that the slide in the value of the rouble in the wake of falling oil prices is straining the banking system. The Central Bank said it will give Trust Bank 30 billion roubles (£350 million) that will allow it to continue operating as normal. It will also place Trust Bank under its own supervision until it finds an investor. Major Russian banks said they had no interest in acquiring Trust, a top 30 Russian bank with about £3.2 billion in assets.

Markets

Noreco requests deferral on payments

Norwegian Energy Company (Noreco) will request a deferral of bond instalments and bond interest due in December, the company has said. The bond instalment, worth NOK 560.8million, and the bond interest NOK 84.6million, will be delayed while the company explores available alternatives. The company said the deferral will allow it time to pursue any solutions which could create more values for its stakeholders.