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  • Energy investors, beware ‘the great cram-down’ Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 5:05 PM ET
    A floor hand for Raven Drilling works on an oil rig, drilling into the Bakken shale formation outside Watford City, N.D.

    After Shell's BG deal, investors might be tempted to chase the next potential energy takeout. Here's why that could be a big mistake.

  • *Mylan jumps after offering to buy Perrigo for about $29 bln. *Alcoa flat in extended trading after results. NEW YORK, April 8- U.S. stocks ended a volatile session with modest gains on Wednesday after minutes from a U.S.

  • NEW YORK, April 8- Global equity markets rose on Wednesday, with European shares hitting eight-year highs on a $70 billion takeover bid by Royal Dutch Shell, but shares pared gains after the largest U.S. crude inventory build since 2001 slammed oil prices. Equity markets briefly sold off after U.S. Energy Information Administration data showed stockpiles of U.S....

  • *Fed minutes indicate rate hike in 2015, but members differ on month. *Mylan jumps after offering to buy Perrigo for about $29 bln. NEW YORK, April 8- U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday, but trading was volatile following the release of minutes from the U.S.

  • Oil tumbles 6.6%, erasing this year's gains Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 2:45 PM ET
    An oil well in the Permian Basin is shown in Garden City, Texas, Feb. 5, 2015.

    Oil settled at $50.42 a barrel after government data showed the largest weekly increase in US crude inventories since 2001.

  • HOUSTON, April 8- Royal Dutch Shell Plc's $70 billion agreement to buy BG Group Plc may be just the signal that other dealmakers need to make their own energy takeover bets, particularly in the U.S. shale sector. "Things may be changing," said Rich Eychner, an equity research associate at Raymond James in Houston. There are literally dozens of shale oil and gas...

  • *Mylan jumps after offering to buy Perrigo for about $29 bln. Mylan shares jumped 14.4 percent to $68.15, boosting the Nasdaq and the S&P healthcare sector, on news it offered to buy Perrigo for about $29 billion in cash and stock. Perrigo shares jumped 21.7 percent to $200.50.

  • LONDON, April 8- Royal Dutch Shell agreed to buy smaller rival BG Group for 47 billion pounds in the first major energy industry merger in more than a decade, closing the gap on market leader U.S. ExxonMobil after a plunge in oil prices. 1/ 8 nL3N0X441R 3/ 4. Goldman Sachs and Robey Warshaw LLP are expected to earn $50.3 million each for advising BG, with Bank of America...

  • Dominant energy shares outpace FTSE on Shell's BG bid Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 12:10 PM ET

    *FTSE 100 down 0.4 pct, snaps 3- day winning streak. LONDON, April 8- Oil and gas stocks dominated trade in a falling UK stock market on Wednesday, driven by a $70 billion bid by Royal Dutch Shell for energy firm BG Group. "With BG Group, Shell gets exposure to Brazil's vast Santos Basin reserves, and further involvement in the integrated gas market," Lombard Odier Global...

  • These could be the next energy buyers and sellers Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 11:49 AM ET

    Exxon could make a deal soon, and targets for oil majors range from U.S. shale producers to distressed mining and resources firms, analysts tell CNBC.

  • Cramer: The big winner in Shell-BG deal Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    Barrels are filled with oil at a Royal Dutch Shell lubricants blending plant in Torzhok, Russia.

    CNBC's Jim Cramer explains why he believes BG Group will come out on top in its deal with Shell.

  • Oil stocks surge on M&A, Europe closes flat Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 11:34 AM ET

    European equities closed mostly lower on Wednesday, despite a surge in energy stocks after Royal Dutch Shell launched a bid for U.K.-listed BG Group.

  • *Mylan jumps after JPMorgan note hints at deal. Brent slid 3.3 percent and U.S. crude lost more than 4 percent after data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration showed the largest weekly build in oil inventories since March 2001. Energy stocks, which had been supported by Royal Dutch Shell's $70 billion bid for rival BG Group, fell sharply after the EIA...

  • NEW YORK, April 8- Global equity markets rose on Wednesday, with European shares hitting eight-year highs on Royal Dutch Shell's $70 billion bid for energy firm BG Group, while the dollar slipped ahead of the release of U.S. Equity markets briefly sold off after U.S. Energy Information Administration data showed stockpiles of U.S. crude saw their largest weekly...

  • *Shell to buy BG Group for $70 billion. LONDON, April 8- Oil prices fell towards $57 a barrel on Wednesday after the largest weekly build in U.S. crude inventories since 2001 and as Saudi Arabia reported record output in March. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported that U.S. stocks of crude oil rose in the week to April 3 by 10.9 million barrels- the...

  • Shell gambles on rocky Brazil, Petrobras with BG bid Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 9:49 AM ET
    A Petrobas platform at the Brasfels shipyard in Angra dos Reis, about 115 miles west of Rio de Janeiro.

    Shell’s $69 billion bid for BG Group could increase its exposure to Brazil at a time when the country appears to be destabilizing and stagnating.

  • NEW YORK, April 8- U.S. stocks were set to open little changed on Wednesday, with traders eyeing a $70 billion mega-deal in the energy space and ahead of minutes from the most recent meeting of the Federal Reserve's policy-setting committee. *Royal Dutch Shell said it would buy rival BG Group for $70 billion, closing the gap on market leader U.S.

  • US STOCKS-Futures flat ahead of Fed minutes; M&A eyed Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 7:48 AM ET

    NEW YORK, April 8- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday, with traders eyeing a $70 billion mega-deal in the energy space and ahead of minutes from the most recent meeting of the Federal Reserve's policy-setting committee. *Royal Dutch Shell said it would buy rival BG Group for $70 billion, closing the gap on market leader U.S.

  • Shell's bid for BG boosts Britain's FTSE Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 7:29 AM ET

    LONDON, April 8- Royal Dutch Shell's $70 billion bid for energy firm BG Group lifted Britain's top share index on Wednesday, helping it outperform its continental peers. The FTSE 100 was up 0.5 percent at 6,998.71 points by 1103 GMT, while Germany's DAX and France's CAC eased. "With BG Group, Shell gets exposure to Brazil's vast Santos Basin reserves, and further...

  • Fintech joins in on global M&A spree Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Handshake M&A mergers

    The merger and acquisition climate in Europe got a little hotter on Wednesday with yet more dealmaking in the technology sector