1. GBp

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    July 20, 2015

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  1. July 19, 2015

    Shell says BG deal will produce ‘billions’ in savings

    Royal Dutch Shell expects billions of dollars more in savings from its proposed £55bn takeover of BG Group than...

  2. July 16, 2015

    Iran: The oil and gas multibillion-dollar ‘candy store’

    Evolution meets revolution: five phases of Iranian oil They did not advertise their presence. But in the days and weeks...

  3. July 13, 2015

    Royal Dutch Shell: against the grain

    Bear markets are tough on contrarians. By bidding £55bn for BG Group in April, Royal Dutch Shell made a big contrarian...

  4. July 5, 2015

    Oil majors must change their Jekyll and Hyde climate policy

    In a striking development, European fossil fuel producers are publicly diverging from their US counterparts on climate...

  5. July 1, 2015

    US shale has been stymied by Saudi Arabia, says Shell CEO

    Saudi Arabia’s move to abandon its role as the balancing force in world oil markets has put the brakes on America’s...

  6. June 26, 2015

    Where are the Shell-BG merger arbs?

    There is nothing your average arbitrageur likes better than a big, juicy takeover bid. It offers him the chance to buy...

  7. June 23, 2015

    Takeover activity in the oil industry shows signs of revival

    It’s known as “Drilling on Wall Street”: building up oil and gas assets not by pushing a drill-bit into rock, but by...

  8. June 9, 2015

    After the oil rout, energy deals are set to focus on US shale

    “When something on this scale happens, every board asks: ‘What do we do?’ And they call in their M&A advisers and ask...

  9. June 8, 2015

    Sam Laidlaw-led private equity vehicle to focus on energy assets

    There has been plenty of talk about private equity embarking on a big acquisition drive in energy but, so far at least,...

  10. May 28, 2015

    Chinese ‘black box’ regulator poses hurdle for Shell-BG deal

    Royal Dutch Shell’s £55bn bid for BG Group faces any number of hurdles, including volatile oil prices and the risk of a...

  11. May 14, 2015

    Petrobras scandal looms large in Shell’s plan to buy BG Group

    As Royal Dutch Shell seeks to finalise its £55bn takeover of smaller UK-based rival BG Group, it will be closely...

  12. May 13, 2015

    Drop long-term pay plans, think-tank argues

    Long-term incentive plans (LTips) for executives should be scrapped and performance bonuses should be paid in cash not...

  13. May 8, 2015

    Helge Lund urges Shell to integrate BG employees based on merit

    Helge Lund, chief executive of BG Group, has urged Royal Dutch Shell to adopt a “merit-based” selection process in...

  14. May 6, 2015

    Shell faces huge task in crafting an enlarged oil group with BG

    One is seen as a sprawling behemoth, the other a nimble buccaneer. For fans of a “small is beautiful” approach to oil...

  15. May 5, 2015

    BG investors protest over Helge Lund’s pay

    Investors in BG Group, the UK-based oil and gas producer, have rebelled against a multimillion pound pay deal for Helge...

  16. April 30, 2015

    Arria shares plunge as Shell cancels deal

    Shares in Arria NLG fell nearly 75 per cent in morning trading, after the Scottish “big data” business said it had lost...

  17. April 30, 2015

    Shell’s first-quarter profits plunge 56% to $3.2bn

    Royal Dutch Shell suffered a near 60 per cent slide in first-quarter profits, hit by plunging crude prices, but beat...

  18. April 23, 2015

    BP offloads North Sea pipeline stake

    BP on Thursday unveiled the sale of another North Sea asset as it continues to wind down its exposure to mature assets...

  19. April 21, 2015

    BP declares no taste for megamerger

    BP’s Bob Dudley has signalled he has no appetite for a megamerger, moving to cool speculation that Royal Dutch Shell’s...

  20. April 12, 2015

    Shell expected to maintain top dividend yield

    Royal Dutch Shell is expected to maintain its status as the UK-listed company with the highest dividend yield this year...

  21. April 10, 2015

    Ben van Beurden, Shell chief executive

    When Ben van Beurden told Shell senior executives last summer that the company should consider buying BG Group, the...

  22. April 10, 2015

    Speed of Shell’s swoop for BG unusual

    How Shell swooped on BG Group Last month was a busy one for Andrew Gould, chairman of BG Group. He got married. And he...

  23. April 10, 2015

    BG deal does not erase Shell dividend fears

    Ben van Beurden is incredibly excited. He is also being bold, visionary and transformational. He is not quite walking...

  24. April 9, 2015

    Robey Warshaw makes the big league with role in BG sale

    At the start of this week, a small London-based advisory firm run by two experienced dealmakers was nowhere to be found...

  25. April 9, 2015

    Oil price holds key to success of Shell takeover

    Sometimes one number is all that matters. In the case of the proposed takeover of BG Group by Royal Dutch Shell, that...

  26. April 9, 2015

    Shell takeover of BG sparks North Sea jobs fears

    Royal Dutch Shell’s takeover of smaller UK rival BG Group is fuelling anxieties about industry job losses in Aberdeen,...

  27. April 9, 2015

    Shell’s takeover of BG likely to face global antitrust scrutiny

    As one of the energy industry’s biggest ever deals, Royal Dutch Shell’s proposed acquisition of BG Group for £47bn...

  28. April 9, 2015

    Shell buys BG: what does it mean for shareholders?

    Shell has announced a £47bn takeover of rival BG, taking advantage of a lower oil price to buy high-quality reserves...

  29. FT Alphaville

    April 9, 2015

    Shell, BG and a stamp duty bill

    One small detail in Shell’s £47bn takeover of BG Group to consider: Stamp Duty. HM Treasury can look forward to a £235m...

  30. April 9, 2015

    Co-op needs the ring of cash registers to drown out rebel yells

    The Co-op, which edged back into the black in 2014, can still smack of a 1980s student union meeting. Here, discussions...

  31. April 8, 2015

    Shell’s megamerger deal is no reason to panic

    History has not judged megamergers kindly. Of the 10 biggest, five took place shortly before the bursting of the dotcom...

  32. April 8, 2015

    Helge Lund in line for big payout after short stint as BG chief

    Helge Lund was hired to turn round BG Group. Instead, after just eight weeks as chief executive of BG, the Norwegian is...

  33. April 8, 2015

    Shell’s BG takeover just the start for energy companies

    Shell’s £47bn bid for BG Group is a radical move for a company that has rarely participated in the unseemly business of...

  34. April 8, 2015

    US energy fades despite European M&A

    A $70bn mega deal in the European oil and gas sector failed to add sizzle to US energy stocks on Wednesday. Energy...

  35. April 8, 2015

    Future oil sector mergers set to be more modest

    Oil prices were at multiyear lows. The world’s largest oil and gas companies were slashing jobs and cutting spending....

  36. April 8, 2015

    BG deal set to define Ben van Beurden’s tenure as Shell chief

    The BG Group deal is Ben van Beurden’s most audacious move and could come to define his tenure at the helm of Royal...

  37. April 8, 2015

    Brazil is the big prize for Shell in BG deal

    Shell and BG agree £47bn takeover Speculation that Royal Dutch Shell would buy BG Group has been doing the rounds of...

  38. April 8, 2015

    Shell and BG — shelling out

    Babe Ruth, the baseball great, swung for the fences. His style made his name synonymous with home runs. Few remember he...

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