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    1. April 28, 2015

      BP first-quarter profit falls 20% as crude oil price plunges

      BP suffered a sharp slide in first-quarter profits, hit by the plunge in crude prices that has battered revenues across the...

    2. 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 in...

    1. 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 £55bn...

    2. April 1, 2015

      Labour’s charm offensive in the City fizzles out

      Ed Miliband’s long awaited charm offensive in the City of London barely lasted a day. After attempting to woo business...

    3. March 31, 2015

      Glass Lewis calls for vote against BP’s pay

      A leading shareholder group has recommended voting against the pay of BP chief executive Bob Dudley and his board at the...

    4. March 6, 2015

      BP finds itself working with Fridman and Browne again

      BP is back in business with Mikhail Fridman, the Russian oligarch with whom it had a tempestuous 15-year relationship marked...

    5. FT Data

      March 6, 2015

      UK chief executive pay, explained in charts

      By David Oakley Britain’s top 10 highest paid bosses earn more than a combined £100m in the most recent financial year. For...

    6. March 6, 2015

      Chief executives brace themselves for spring offensive on pay

      Protests over executive pay will be reignited in the run-up to the general election, industry groups have warned, after new...

    7. March 3, 2015

      BP chief received 25% pay rise even as profits fell

      Bob Dudley, chief executive of BP, received a 25 per cent rise in total pay and bonuses last year, in spite of deteriorating...

    8. February 15, 2015

      BP’s battles leave it vulnerable to major move

      BP scales down If ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson really wanted to, he could snap up BP in a single bite. Of all...

    9. February 4, 2015

      Big oil is not the biggest victim of cheap crude

      If only oil-producing countries that got into trouble could merge, bring in fresh management, lay off citizens, cut costs...

    10. February 3, 2015

      BP slashes capital spending by 20%

      BP has slashed projected capital spending for this year by about 20 per cent after a sharp fall in oil prices led to a...

    11. January 26, 2015

      BP to freeze global salaries

      BP will freeze salaries across the company this year in the latest move to cut costs by an oil major to address the impact...

    12. December 12, 2014

      Bob Dudley sets course to navigate BP through latest storm

      Bob Dudley speaks rarely about his flight from Russia after a feud with the authorities and BP’s business partners. The...

    13. December 10, 2014

      BP caught between value over volume and falling crude prices

      BP’s dividend question If energy is turning into a game of shrink to survive, BP is ahead of its rivals. The tens of...

    14. December 10, 2014

      BP expects $1bn job cuts charge

      BP has responded to tumbling oil prices with a sweeping cost-cutting programme that will lead to $1bn in restructuring...

    15. December 8, 2014

      US court ensures BP has worst possible start to era of cheap oil

      Game over. BP can take one of its beefs with US justice little further. The Supreme Court has declined to rule whether...

    16. September 4, 2014

      BP: Banana Peels

      Some companies just cannot get it right. In the oil sector, companies that consistently make mistakes on investment and/or...

    17. July 29, 2014

      EU and US present united front with tough sanctions on Russia

      The western powers presented a united front over the Ukrainian crisis on Tuesday when the EU and the US agreed to their...

    18. July 29, 2014

      City ignores Russian capacity for hardship at its peril

      Trade brings nations together. Politics drives them apart. The missile that shot down a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine was...

    19. July 29, 2014

      BP reiterates long-term Russian strategy after sanctions news

      BP once presented its large exposure to the Russian oil and gas sector as a competitive advantage. These days, it is...

    20. June 18, 2014

      Oil chiefs urge co-operation with Russia

      One of Russia’s largest energy projects would struggle if the west followed through on threats to sanction technology...

    21. June 17, 2014

      BP signs $20bn LNG deal with China

      BP has signed a $20bn deal to supply China with liquefied natural gas over 20 years starting in 2019. Under the terms of the...

    22. May 20, 2014

      BP’s chief economist leaves for Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

      Christof Rühl, BP’s highly respected chief economist, is leaving the company to become the first global head of research at...

    23. FT Alphaville

      April 29, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Of Apple, stock splits and odd-lots… we took a look at Apple’s stock splits and why...

    24. April 29, 2014

      BP remains committed to Russia despite crisis

      BP insisted on Tuesday that it remained fully committed to Russia and Rosneft, the Kremlin-controlled oil producer in which...

    25. April 10, 2014

      Russia problem rumbles on for BP

      BP’s deep involvement in Russia, home to the world’s largest reserves of oil and gas, was once considered a key competitive...

    26. March 19, 2014

      BP signals US return with $42m Gulf of Mexico bids

      BP was one of the most active bidders in the latest auction of drilling rights in the Gulf of Mexico, taking advantage of...

    27. March 13, 2014

      Ban lifted on BP bids for US federal contracts

      BP has reached an agreement with the US Environmental Protection Agency that will allow the energy company to resume bidding...

    28. March 6, 2014

      BP chief Bob Dudley under fire over pay rise

      Bob Dudley, BP’s chief executive, saw his total pay package more than treble last year as performance bonuses awarded since...

    29. March 5, 2014

      BP in Russia: options

      Bob Dudley, BP’s chief executive, likes to talk about “optionality”. This makes the British oil major’s decision to hive off...

    30. March 4, 2014

      BP creates new US onshore oil and gas business

      BP is creating a new business to manage its US onshore oil and gas assets, in an effort to compete more effectively with the...

    31. February 23, 2014

      FTSE 100 chiefs wary of impact on business of Scotland’s Yes vote

      Two-thirds of FTSE 100 chairmen who participated in a survey believe Scottish independence would be bad for British...

    32. February 16, 2014

      UK’s top retailers speak out against Scottish independence

      The UK’s largest retailers have voiced overwhelmingly hostile views about Scottish independence and the impact it could have...

    33. February 4, 2014

      Scottish independence opponents heartened by BP chief’s support

      BP’s chief executive, Bob Dudley, warned of “big uncertainties” facing the energy sector if Scotland votes for independence,...

    34. February 4, 2014

      BP chief warns of ‘big uncertainties’ over Scottish referendum

      Comments made by BP’s chief executive Bob Dudley on Tuesday on Scottish independence were strikingly forthright, considering...

    35. February 4, 2014

      Divestments and refining weakness drag BP earnings down 28%

      BP became the latest of the oil majors to announce a big drop in fourth-quarter earnings, in a further sign of how heavily...

    36. December 29, 2013

      Chris Finlayson, the BG Group chief seeking to fill big shoes

      Chris Finlayson was not long into his new job as chief executive of BG Group when he sold the company plane. The FTSE 100...

    37. December 16, 2013

      BP signs $16bn Oman tight gas project deal

      BP has signed a $16bn deal to develop a tight gasfield in Oman, a milestone in its efforts to build out a portfolio of...

    38. October 29, 2013

      BP promises further $10bn of asset sales

      BP is set to keep shrinking as it plans more asset sales and higher payouts to shareholders after edging up the forecast...

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