Eni SpA (ENI.MI)
* Q1 operating profits beat expectations (Recasts lead, adds Venezuela, CFO comments)
LONDON - The yen hit an 18-month high as investors wager the Bank of Japan might be done adding fresh stimulus to the economy, culminating in a sharp rise on the week that dragged stocks around the world lower. (GLOBAL-MARKETS/ (WRAPUP 5), moved, by Jamie McGeever, 710 words)
April 5 Kazakhstan has filed a $1.6 billion claim against a group led by BG Group Plc and Eni SpA which is developing the Karachaganak gas condensate field, Russia's Lukoil, also a consortium member, said.
MILAN, April 4 The head of Italy's Eni said on Monday the oil major had no ties with Unaoil, the Monaco-based energy services company caught up in an investigation into alleged corruption.
* terms of the deal aren't clear, but Exxon is in talks to buy a stake of around 20 pct from Eni, which owns 50 pct of the development - WSJ
LONDON Iranian oil flows to Europe have begun to pick up from a slow start after sanctions were lifted in January, but trading sources say a lack of access to storage part-owned by Tehran's Gulf Arab rivals now looms large on a list of obstacles.
* To raise 7 billion euros from asset sales (Adds CEO comments, fund manager)
LONDON, March 7 As oil firms slash billions of dollars of investment to survive the market crash, France's Total and Italy's Eni are making some of the smallest cuts, gambling in the hope of big-ticket discoveries that will reward them when prices recover.
ROME, March 4 Two Italian civilians held hostage in Libya since last July have been freed, a source close to the matter said on Friday, a day after two other captives were reported to have been killed in the north African state.
* Confirms 0.8 euro dividend for 2015 (Recasts lead, adds CEO comments, analyst, shares)