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  • LONDON, April 30- Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday reported a lower than expected 56 percent drop in first quarter net income at $3.2 billion, as refining and trading profits offset a decline in earnings from oil and gas output. Shell maintained a dividend of 47 cents per share and said it would use its planned $70 billion acquisition of smaller British rival BG Group...

  • LISBON, April 27- Portugal's Galp Energia said adjusted first-quarter net profit more than doubled from a year earlier, in line with expectations, thanks to a sharp increase in refining margins and rising oil output. In his first news briefing as chief executive, Carlos Gomes da Silva also said Shell's acquisition of BG Group, which is Galp's partner in some...

  • BRASILIA, April 23- Royal Dutch Shell Plc has taken into account the risks presented by the Petrobras graft scandal to its expanding operations in Brazil and is confident the Brazilian state-run oil company will emerge stronger, Shell's CEO said on Thursday. Van Beurden briefed Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff for 1-1/ 2 hours on Thursday on his company's...

  • *Exxon Mobil front-runner for Mozambique LNG stake-sources. MILAN/ LONDON/ SINGAPORE, April 16- Anadarko Petroleum is considering selling its multi-billion dollar stake in Mozambique's giant gas reserves, with Exxon Mobil and Qatar Petroleum both showing interest, banking and industry sources said. The world's largest oil firm has been expected to follow...

  • SAO PAULO, April 15- Cosan Ltd, the holding company that controls Brazil's No. 1 sugar and ethanol producer, is looking for opportunities to invest in the country's energy and infrastructure sectors, Chief Financial Officer Marcelo Martins said on Wednesday. An economic downturn and rising borrowing costs in Brazil have forced Cosan to build up cash, which now...

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  • LONDON, April 13- The drop in big oil companies' profits in the past eight months isn't just a function of lower crude prices- it also reflects strategic choices. A Reuters examination of corporate filings by some of the biggest players in the industry, including BP, Shell and France's Total, shows the sensitivity of these companies' earnings to changes in oil prices...

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  • Deals this week, the busiest so far this year, were worth $140 billion, lifting year-to-date M&A activity to almost $1 trillion, according to Thomson Reuters data. It worked for Mylan on its offer for Perrigo, BG Group in its takeover by Shell, TNT Express in its $4.3 billion bid from Fedex and Permira Advisers and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in its...

  • Prices of the steel-making ingredient for immediate delivery have slumped 60 percent over the past year as demand particularly from China slowed rapidly. A combination of factors brought about the recent capitulation in forward prices, most notably news that China plans to subsidize its iron ore sector to protect its flagging steel industry.

  • Iron ore in fresh crisis as forward prices crumble Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    Prices of the steel-making ingredient for immediate delivery have slumped 60 percent over the past year as demand particularly from China slowed rapidly. A combination of factors brought about the recent capitulation in forward prices, most notably news that China plans to subsidise its iron ore sector to protect its flagging steel industry.

  • Autos help European stocks end higher Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 11:31 AM ET

    European equities closed higher on Thursday as investors reacted to fresh economic data and auto stocks posted strong gains.

  • Are floodgates about to open for Australia M&A? Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 12:38 AM ET

    Shell's takeover bid for BG may be a harbinger of more deals for Australia's resources sector, which has taken a body blow from low commodity prices.

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