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BG Earth & Marine Science School [17/07/2015]

Today an early start was required, but with good cause – today we would analyse the rock types on Whitecliff Bay, Isle of Wight! The high speed ferry offered time to read although I slept on the coach until we reached the magnificent cliffs where Ben Moorhouse informed us the importance of noting the Big 5 to give credibility to our observations: 312 more words

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BG joins oil price casualties as profits slide 65 per cent

• BG Group, the FTSE 100 giant being taken over by rival Royal Dutch Shell, became the latest casualty of tumbling oil prices, reporting a 65 per cent dive in profits in its second quarter despite record levels of production. 102 more words

BG Earth & Marine Science Summer School [16/07/2015]

So with far less sleep than one would like, I headed off on my solo mission to Southampton via train, daydreaming of ballroom dancing while the countryside blurred into a kaleidoscope, until I arrived at Southampton Central and then checked in before making my way to the National Oceanographic Centre (NOC); largely my home for the next four days… The girls in my group were lovely, bless them, something that I was immensely glad for seeing as I’d be encountering them a lot in the next few days. 562 more words

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Deal values rise despite a drop in merger and acquisition volumes

A report recently released by Experian has indicated that the volume of merger and acquisition transactions across the UK, Europe, USA and Asia Pacific region dropped by 8% in April 2015. 323 more words


Shareholder voting, remuneration and BG Group

Manifest, a proxy advisory service, have reported on the voting at Annual General Meetings recently. It was good to read that there was significant opposition to the change to 14 days notice at the General Meetings of both Arm and Anglo-American – 18% at the latter and even higher at the former. 306 more words

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Explaining the Shell - BG Group merger

Whenever there is a large fall in oil prices, the largest energy extraction firms start sniffing around the smaller ones. The reason for this is that the share prices of the smallest energy companies tend to fall by more than the larger companies, even though there is no loss of expertise, or reserves of oil and gas. 562 more words


[330] Royal Dutch Shell buys BG Group and Caplan on libertarian economics

Boom Bust, Apr 2015

Energy companies have not been doing so hot these days, particularly in the face of plunging oil prices. As a result, some energy companies are preying on their weak competitors. This week,…

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