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Shell’s sale of dirty tar sands assets cleans up debt and spruces image image
....25bn (£6bn) sale of the majority of its tar sands assets to an independent Canadian oil company is less about the company cleaning up its image than about cleaning up its debt. The deal is the largest single chunk so far in Shell’s $30bn divestment programme, to pay for borrowing it incurred after buying gas giant BG Group for £47bn. ...
Shell sells oil sands assets as boss warns on clean energy challenge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 01:18:53 AM
....”. Shell’s disposal of the tar sands interests is part of wider plan to offload $30bn (£25bn) worth of assets to cut debt following its acquisition of BG Group last year as it comes under investor pressure to mitigate climate change risks. ...
Pay boosts for Shell and Rolls-Royce bosses despite profits slide image
....8bn (£3bn) to $3. 5bn in 2016, due to the cost of its record-breaking purchase of BG Group, and a lacklustre performance from its oil and gas trading arm. ...
Shell sells more than half of its North Sea oil and gas fields for $3.8bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 31st of January 2017 01:10:31 PM
.... The deal will be partly funded by Harbour Energy, which is part of the US investment giant EIG and where Cook has been managing director since 2014. The assets sold by Shell accounted for more than half of the company’s North Sea oil production last year and includes fields gained after Shell acquired gas giant BG Group for £47bn. ...
Oil giant BP sees profits nearly halve image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of November 2016 08:22:32 AM
....". Earlier this year, Shell completed its purchase of BG Group for $50bn. ...
Shell boss taking 'a good look' at North Sea assets image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 1st of July 2016 07:29:17 AM
....". In January, Royal Dutch Shell shareholders approved the company's $49bn takeover of BG Group. ...
Shell cuts cost for the rest of the decade after takeover image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of June 2016 12:03:00 AM
. The company set out its plans to create a “world class investment case” for shareholders following its £35billion takeover of fellow FTSE 100 oil and gas giant BG Group, which will include more asset sales and cost-cutting. ...
Mergers and acquisitions boom driven by £35bn Shell deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of June 2016 11:21:23 AM
....2bn at the end of 2015. Shell’s £35bn takeover of BG Group accounted for most of the first-quarter total. ...
Shell upgrades savings from BG deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of June 2016 07:47:13 AM
. Shell added $1bn (£690m) to its estimate of gains from the takeover of BG Group as it set out a plan to support its dividend in an era of low oil prices. ...
City news: Shell, Odeon, Model agencies and Dixons Carphone image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 26th of May 2016 08:13:00 AM
. The latest cull brings the number of staff and contractor roles being shed by the oil giant from the start of 2015 to the end of this year to 12,500, including 2,800 as a result of its £35billion takeover of BG Group. ...
Mark Carney should keep cool on Brexit. He's done nothing wrong image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of May 2016 07:12:38 PM
....5% of votes were cast against EY – not a big rebellion, but enough to spoil the usual 99%-plus majority enjoyed by auditors. Standard Life’s complaint is that Shell’s new audit partner at EY is the fellow who did the same job at recently acquired BG Group. ...
City News: Tata, Shell, Lloyds Bank image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 23rd of May 2016 07:55:00 AM
City News: Wonga, Sportech, Shell, Barclays image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of May 2016 11:14:00 PM
....------------------------------------. SHELL will speed up cost savings from its recent £35billion takeover of BG Group as plunging oil prices ate into profits. ...
Oil and gas producers ‘in distress’ as low oil price pain continues image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 20th of February 2016 10:00:45 AM
.... S&P cut Royal Dutch Shell’s credit rating at the beginning of the month, and warned of a “significant likelihood” it would cut the ratings of several other European oil majors. S&P said the move did not take into account the effects of Shell’s £36bn tie-up with BG Group. ...
Shell faces $30bn battle to sell assets after BG takeover image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 13th of February 2016 07:55:50 PM
. Shell completes its much-anticipated takeover of BG Group on Monday, facing a fresh battle to dispose of $30bn of assets in the next three years as the oil market downturn drags on. ...
Betting on an oil recovery? Here are three ways to gain if the price bounces image
.... . Questor noted that Shell had the strongest balance sheet in the sector but risk surrounds its £35bn takeover of BG Group, which will add debt. ...
Could oil shares offer same returns as UK housing in the 90s? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 7th of February 2016 09:36:25 PM
.... • Three ways to gain if the oil price bounces . Royal Dutch Shell [LON:RDSB] has just reported an 80pc slump in its full year pre-tax profit to £2bn, and if that wasn’t enough it is taking on debts to complete the £35bn takeover of rival BG Group. ...
Why the oil industry could be a stain on economic recovery in US image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 7th of February 2016 12:00:03 PM
.... BP will cut 4,000 jobs from its exploration arm and 3,000 jobs from “downstream” refining; many of those jobs are in Houston. And a merger between Royal Dutch Shell and BG Group will eliminate 10,000 jobs in 2015-2016, according to Shell’s chief executive, Ben Van Beurden. ...
Global markets fall after US jobs report raises prospect of interest rate rise image
.... BP will cut 4,000 jobs from its exploration arm and 3,000 jobs from “downstream” refining, many of which are in Houston, Texas. A merger between Royal Dutch Shell and BG Group will eliminate 10,000 jobs in 2015-2016, according to Shell’s chief executive, Ben Van Beurden. ...
BG Group posts profit ahead of Shell takeover image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 5th of February 2016 09:16:48 AM
. In its final results ahead of its landmark merger with Shell, BG Group has reported a pre-tax profit of $2. ...
BG Group profit up ahead of takeover image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of February 2016 07:26:46 AM
. Oil and gas firm BG Group, whose takeover by Royal Dutch Shell is almost complete, has reported a rise in its final full-year earnings. ...
Shell sees 80% drop in profits due to weak oil prices image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 4th of February 2016 05:57:00 PM
....8billion from just over $19billion in 2014 as Shell became the latest oil giant to count the cost of a 70 per cent slide in crude prices to $35-a-barrel over the past 18 months. But Shell chief executive Ben van Beurden insisted that its £35billion takeover of FTSE 100 oil and gas explorer BG Group, approved last week by both companies’ shareholders, would help it emerge from the downturn in a healthier state as he hailed “the start of a new chapter”. ...
Shell's profits plunge 80pc amid oil price slump image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 4th of February 2016 08:37:21 AM
.... . Last week, shareholders voted through the £40bn takeover of BG Group by a strong majority, paving the way for the creation of Britain’s largest public company. ...
Shell shares rise as profits fall image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of February 2016 07:33:25 AM
Clydesdale warns: Brexit could drive up borrowing costs image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 11:04:25 AM
.... . “Uncertainty around the outcome of the referendum could lead to adverse effects for the UK economy which could also adversely impact CYBG Group,” it cautioned. ...
BP's dividend is less of a worry than the damage from cuts and job losses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of February 2016 07:37:36 PM
....The deeper worry about BP, though, is this: are the current struggles, and cuts and job losses, doing long-term damage to the company’s ability to exploit the next upturn in oil prices, when and if it happens? The reserve replacement ratio was just 61% in 2015, which suggests that BP is shrinking. Shell, even if it has just overpaid for BG Group, can at least say it is getting bigger. ...
BP reshuffles leadership as profits tumble image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 1st of February 2016 06:11:16 PM
.... . Over the rest of this week Shell, BG Group, Exxon Mobil and Statoil are all expected to deliver dismal full-year earnings reports for 2015 after global oil prices slumped around 35pc over the year. ...
Shell backs out of Malaysian refinery business image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 1st of February 2016 03:32:28 PM
.... . Shell is expected to conclude its recent £40bn takeover of gas rival BG Group within the next two weeks, which it says will provide a “springboard” back to profitability. ...
City news: Shell reveals oil slump impact, UK hotels are booming and fewer deputy CEOs image
....More than 80 per cent of Shell shareholders voted for the deal, and 99. 5 per cent of BG Group investors have passed the agreement, which leaves the purchase on track to complete on February 15. ...
Profits hammered at British energy giants image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 30th of January 2016 08:07:38 PM
.... BP is expected to report a 45pc drop in annual profits, while Shell profits are estimated to fall 48pc. BG Group faces year-on-year falls of around 65pc, according to analysts. ...
Retail shareholders opposed Shell's mega-deal in larger numbers than City firms image
. Almost a third of retail shareholders opposed Royal Dutch Shell’s £40bn takeover of BG Group, according to exclusive research by The Sunday Telegraph. ...
Final green light for Shell-BG takeover image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 28th of January 2016 02:19:05 PM
. BG Group shareholders have voted through Shell’s £40bn takeover bid by an overwhelming majority. ...
Shell votes yes to £35billion BG takeover image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 28th of January 2016 12:01:00 AM
....5billion in overlapping costs following the tie-up. Shell shares rose 41½p to 1462p, while BG Group rose 34½p to 1029½p. ...
EDF still at table but nuclear could be critical for Osborne image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of January 2016 07:10:02 PM
.... But, at today’s 256p, a three-year low, he only has one option: sit back and wait – again. Related: Shell shareholders vote for BG Group takeover despite opposition. ...
Shell shareholders back BG takeover image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of January 2016 03:35:45 PM
. Royal Dutch Shell shareholders have approved the company's $49bn takeover of BG Group. ...
Shell shareholders vote for BG Group takeover despite opposition image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of January 2016 02:25:18 PM
Shell shareholders vote in favour of £40bn BG takeover image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of January 2016 12:35:28 PM
. Shell shareholders have given the nod to the £40bn takeover of BG Group by a strong majority. ...
VIDEO: Shell-BG Group mega-deal in 60 secs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of January 2016 10:39:32 AM
. Royal Dutch Shell shareholders vote today on whether to approve the mega-deal with BG Group. ...
Shell’s plan to take over BG is still in the pipeline image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 24th of January 2016 08:59:03 AM
. It’s nine months since Shell announced it was buying BG Group in an agreed £47bn deal and almost everything has changed. ...
Shell confident of backing for BG takeover as crucial vote looms image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of January 2016 07:00:36 PM
. A host of the world’s largest investors are expected to back Shell’s troubled multi-billion pound takeover of BG Group this week. ...
Shell-BG merger gains support ahead of vote image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 21st of January 2016 06:33:02 PM
. Key investment funds have voiced growing support for the planned £47bn merger of energy giants Shell and BG Group ahead of crucial shareholder votes next week. ...
Shell’s BG takeover bid is a slick move image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 21st of January 2016 07:39:00 AM
....5 per cent of Shell and 3. 73 of BG Group, said: “We consider that the transaction accelerates value for BG Group shareholders and is in the best long-term interest of Shell shareholders. ...
Big chill savages global markets as Dow Jones sheds 400 points and FTSE 100 crashes into bear market - as it happened image
.... . "What is more concerning is the recent declines in Shell’s share price has been accompanied by a rise in volumes which suggests that investors are starting to lose confidence, at a time when questions marks are increasingly being asked about the size of the price tag of the deal with BG Group," says Michael Hewson, chief market analyst at CMC Markets UK. ...
If this market turmoil forces a US rate cut, the outlook will truly be grim image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of January 2016 07:59:00 PM
.... He is Ben van Beurden, chief executive of Shell, who says he is “pleased” with the company’s performance in 2015, despite warning of a slide of 50% in profits in the final quarter. Van Beurden is getting ready to toast the £33bn takeover of BG Group. ...
Markets SPIRAL: Panic as FTSE 100 enters bear market and loses more than £40BN in AN HOUR  image
....In London Shell heightened investor fears by slashing its earnings forecasts by half for 2015 this morning. The oil giant had already confirmed it will axe 10,000 jobs as it buys rival BG Group, and is now looking to make a further £2. ...
Big chill savages global markets as Dow Jones sheds 400 points and FTSE 100 crashes into bear market image
.... . "What is more concerning is the recent declines in Shell’s share price has been accompanied by a rise in volumes which suggests that investors are starting to lose confidence, at a time when questions marks are increasingly being asked about the size of the price tag of the deal with BG Group," says Michael Hewson, chief market analyst at CMC Markets UK. ...
Shell shares touch six-year low as profits slide image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of January 2016 07:53:18 AM
. The oil price crash took a huge chunk out of Shell’s profits in the last quarter of the year, as the Anglo-Dutch giant inched towards a merger with its FTSE 100 stablemate BG Group. ...
Shell profits dive ahead of BG vote image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of January 2016 07:23:02 AM
. Royal Dutch Shell has reported a sharp drop in profits just a week before shareholders vote on its planned takeover of smaller rival BG Group. ...
Premier Oil to swallow Eon’s UK North Sea assets for £120m image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of January 2016 04:22:41 PM
.... . The deal marks the latest move in the industry to consolidate in the face of prolonged low oil prices, which have slumped from around $100 a barrel 18 months ago to just over $30 a barrel today, and comes ahead of the mega-merger between Shell and its FTSE 100 stablemate BG Group. ...
Shell and BG investor who attacked £40bn tie-up will also back deal image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 11th of January 2016 11:48:53 PM
. Standard Life Investments is to use its stake in BG Group to back the oil company’s £40bn merger with Royal Dutch Shell, just days after calling the deal “value destructive”. ...
China’s giant threat to global financial stability image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 9th of January 2016 08:49:08 PM
.... One last heave. Any takeover which takes nearly a year to close is bound to be something of a hostage to fortune, and so it has proved with Shell’s blockbuster bid for BG Group. ...
Standard Life to oppose Shell BG tie-up image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 8th of January 2016 07:49:21 PM
. A key investor in Royal Dutch Shell has said the oil company's proposed takeover of BG Group does not work at current oil prices. ...
Major Shell investor vows to vote against £40bn BG Group takeover image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 8th of January 2016 07:06:24 PM
. A major investor in Royal Dutch Shell has slammed the oil giant’s £40bn takeover of rival BG Group as “value destructive” and vowed to vote against the deal. ...
Oil prices could continue to slide with Saudi sights set on shale image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of January 2016 07:30:32 PM
.... At the moment, Saudi Arabia isn’t even trying to talk up prices, let alone curbing production. How goes Shell’s planned £36bn purchase of BG Group in this climate? Logically, you’d think the deal would be dead in the water since the terms were negotiated last April, when a barrel of Brent fetched $65. ...
US stocks hit three month-low as China woes plague investors image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of January 2016 03:08:18 PM
.... In its wake, Royal Dutch Shell B shares lost 1. 9pc and BG Group was trading 2. ...
How should you set executive pay? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of January 2016 08:26:06 PM
....1m plus £440,000 cash allowance and shares award worth £15m, became the subject of a shareholder revolt in 2014 - although the shareholder vote was non-binding and his pay package was voted through in the end - with 52% of shareholders voting against Burberry's remuneration policy that year. And in December 2014, oil and gas giant BG Group revised a proposed pay package for its incoming chief executive, Helge Lund, after a shareholder revolt over his £12m upfront shares bonus. ...
Investor halves BG Group stake as doubts grow over Shell deal image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of January 2016 07:05:33 PM
. One of the world’s largest investors has more than halved its stake in BG Group, sparking fresh speculation that some of the oil explorer’s top shareholders are sceptical about the prospects for its proposed tie-up with rival Royal Dutch Shell. ...

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