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    1. October 15, 2014

      BG: axing for it

      In a historical reversal, the land of the Vikings has lost one of its leaders to invaders from the British Isles. BG Group...

    2. April 28, 2014

      Search is on for next BG Group chief

      The search for a successor to Chris Finlayson takes place in starkly different circumstances to his own emergence as chief...

    1. April 4, 2014

      Former BG Group boss linked to Glencore chairman role

      Sir Frank Chapman, the former chief executive of BG Group, has emerged as one of the frontrunners to become the next...

    2. April 3, 2014

      2013: A year of change for FTSE 100 chief executives

      Almost one in five of the UK’s largest public companies appointed new chief executives last year – the highest proportion...

    3. 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...

    4. May 22, 2013

      Former BG Group CFO Ashley Almanza bounces back as CEO of G4S

      When Ashley Almanza resigned as chief financial officer of BG Group two years ago, he lost any chance he might have had to...

    5. May 2, 2013

      BG Group stoic on first-quarter results despite earnings fall

      BG Group insisted it had met expectations on first-quarter results in spite of a small fall in production and earnings as it...

    6. April 4, 2013

      BG executive directors to forgo bonuses

      Top bosses at FTSE 100 oil and gas producer BG Group, including outgoing chief executive Sir Frank Chapman, will forgo a...

    7. March 19, 2013

      BG set to strike $20bn deal in India

      BG Group is to unveil a 20-year contract worth as much as $20bn to provide liquefied natural gas to the fast-growing western...

    8. February 15, 2013

      Barbosa resigns as BG finance director

      Fabio Barbosa has stepped down as chief financial officer at BG Group though he will remain at the FTSE 100 oil and gas...

    9. February 5, 2013

      BG warns of dip in oil production

      BG Group warned that production could fall this year as protracted shutdowns, maintenance and depletions on fields in the UK...

    10. December 13, 2012

      BG Group – orderly succession

      There are two reasons to like Chris Finlayson’s appointment as chief executive of BG Group, to succeed Sir Frank Chapman....

    11. December 12, 2012

      Call for clearer succession strategies

      Companies must improve their succession planning and make sure they have strong candidates ready to take the helm as chief...

    12. November 2, 2012

      BG repair job needed for circle of trust

      Has the circle of trust been broken? This was the question facing BG Group this week as the FTSE 100 company, one of...

    13. October 31, 2012

      BG Group – expectations mismanagement

      For a company so tightly wound financially and operationally that a single mistake can be wildly over-interpreted, BG Group...

    14. October 31, 2012

      Delays are no gas for BG Group

      Report in haste, repent at leisure. In pulling forward third-quarter results by a day, BG Group added to the panic inspired...

    15. October 4, 2012

      BG to dispose of stake in Gujarat Gas

      BG Group has moved further towards hitting its self-imposed $5bn capital release target by agreeing the sale of its 65 per...

    16. July 26, 2012

      US shale gas glut cuts BG Group profits

      The glut in shale gas supply in North America has prompted BG Group, the FTSE 100 oil and gas company, to take a $1.3bn...

    17. May 3, 2012

      Shareholder spring set to flatten bosses

      The dry comment of one investor after a steep 54 per cent No vote against Aviva’s pay policy was that “a rolling stone...

    18. May 3, 2012

      BG agrees $1.8bn sale in Brazil

      BG Group has agreed to sell a majority stake in Comgás, Brazil’s largest gas distribution company, for about $1.8bn to...

    19. February 9, 2012

      BG Group

      BG Group Ambition can cost a lot of money. Since becoming chief executive in 2000, Frank Chapman has steered BG Group into...

    20. February 9, 2012

      BG to scale back shale gas plans

      BG Group became the latest energy company to scale back its US shale gas plans after booming production of the fuel...

    21. December 14, 2011

      Oil group secures Kazakh agreement

      An international oil group led by BG and Eni of Italy signed a $3bn agreement with Kazakhstan to transfer a stake in the...

    22. beyondbrics

      December 14, 2011

      Kazakhstan's 20th anniversary gift

      A lesson from Kazakhstan for natural resources companies everywhere: take advantage of a weak state by all means – but be...

    23. November 15, 2011

      When the going gets tough, C&WW’s toughie gets going

      Whatever else you think of John Pluthero, who is stepping down as chief executive of Cable & Wireless Worldwide, you have to...

    24. November 15, 2011

      BG Group starts race for chief executive role

      BG Group, the FTSE 100 oil and gas producer, has in effect fired the starting pistol in the race for three internal...

    25. October 31, 2011

      Andrew Gould to become BG chairman

      BG Group has ended weeks of speculation by confirming Andrew Gould, the well-respected former chief executive of oilfield...

    26. October 25, 2011

      BG Group overcomes UK disruption

      Buoyant global demand for liquefied natural gas and high oil prices helped BG Group lift profits in the third quarter...

    27. FT Alphaville

      October 7, 2011

      Gould leads race for BG chairman post

      Andrew Gould, the well-respected former chief executive of oilfield services group Schlumberger, has emerged as the leading...

    28. October 6, 2011

      Gould leads race to become BG chairman

      Andrew Gould, the well-respected former chief executive of oilfield services group Schlumberger, has emerged as the leading...

    29. August 7, 2011

      No unanimity on remuneration

      The debate on executive pay would be thorny enough if all concerned agreed on which measures to use. They do not. Manifest,...

    30. July 26, 2011

      High oil price lifts BG Group

      Soaring oil and natural gas prices helped BG Group shrug off the recent North Sea tax increase, as the energy group plans to...

    31. June 30, 2011

      BG doubles Brazil reserves estimate

      BG Group, the UK energy company, has doubled its oil reserves and resources estimates of the assets it holds in Brazil. The...

    32. June 11, 2011

      Honours List

      Companion of Honour Lord Michael Howard, former Tory party leader Knights Bachelor Prof Roger Boyle, national clinical...

    33. June 10, 2011

      King tops business-heavy honours list

      Mervyn King has been knighted in the Queen’s birthday honours list, one of the most high-profile recipients in a list that...

    34. May 10, 2011

      BG production cut amid spate of headwinds

      Civil unrest in north Africa, flooding in Australia and the recent tax increase in the North Sea all compounded to hit...

    35. May 6, 2011

      Warning over energy sector tax increase

      Some of the UK’s biggest gas producers have warned the government that a recent tax increase on the energy industry will...

    36. March 31, 2011

      Sir Win’s lead role in CEO search

      In an unusual move for a FTSE chairman, Lloyds’ Sir Win Bischoff laid out last year’s selection process for the bank’s chief...

    37. February 13, 2011

      Oil and gas groups hope Egypt will not interrupt output

      Oil and gas companies working in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East said they did not expect their operations to be...

    38. February 8, 2011

      BG energises long-term plans

      Frank Chapman has delivered an enviable performance at BG Group since taking the helm of the oil and gas producer more than...

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