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  • *FY op profit down 14 percent to $6.5 billion. *Net earnings down 8 percent to $4 billion. LONDON, Feb 3- BG Group Plc has written $6 billion off the value of its oil and gas business in the fourth quarter to reflect the slump in the price of oil, forcing it to cut budgets and jobs this year.

  • LONDON, Feb 3- Britain's BG Group wrote down the value of its business by nearly $6 billion in 2014 on the back of the steep drop in oil prices, forcing it to slash its 2015 investment budget by around 30 percent compared to the prior year. After years of high investments in new projects mainly in Australia and Brazil the group plans to reduce its capital expenditure...

  • BG books $6 billion impairment charge on weak oil Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 2:22 AM ET

    LONDON, Feb 3- Britain's third-biggest energy company BG Group booked nearly $6 billion worth of impairment charges in 2014 on the back of the steep drop in oil prices, forcing it to slash its 2015 investment budget to $6- 7 billion. The group's full-year total operating profit fell 14 percent year on year to $6.5 billion, while earnings slipped 8 percent to $4...

  • *Half of the assets on sale are in North America. *North Sea could prove a hard sell. LONDON, Jan 30- With more than $110 billion of oil and gas assets on the block as companies big and small count the cost of the collapse in oil prices, it is now a question of who will blink first to set the M&A scramble in motion.

  • Europe ends week sharply higher after ECB easing Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:32 AM ET

    European markets closed sharply higher on Friday, cheering the European Central Bank's (ECB) decision to launch a full-scale bond-buying program.

  • *Athens market closed on Tuesday but Greece still a concern. Strong December industry sales data from the United States boosted car makers with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the most exposed Europe- listed manufacturer, up 2 percent. The STOXX Europe 600 Auto& parts index rose 1 percent, the best performing sector in Europe.

  • JERUSALEM, Jan 6- New regulation of Israel's natural gas and mining industries aimed at increasing competition to bring down prices is scaring off investors, putting billions of dollars at risk. But investor concern intensified in late December when the antitrust authority declared that stakeholders in two large natural gas fields-- Israel's Delek Group and...

  • *FTSE 100, DAX and CAC all slip lower. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index slipped 0.1 percent to 1,367.52 points by midsession and early gains on benchmark indexes in France, Germany and Britain all ebbed away. Germany's DAX fell 0.7 percent, France's CAC was down by 0.1 percent while Britain's FTSE 100 also retreated 0.1 percent.

  • The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was down 0.5 percent by 0909 GMT, with benchmark indexes in France, Germany and Britain all reversing early gains after a survey showed eurozone output, new orders and employment all recorded sluggish growth at the end of 2014.. Although all national bourses were open except Switzerland and Hungary, traders said quiet...

  • BG Group receives $350 mln payment from Egypt Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 2:14 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 2- Britain's BG Group said on Friday it had received a $350 million payment from the Egyptian government following the country's decision to repay outstanding debts to the energy industry. Egypt has delayed payments to oil and gas firms as its economy has been hammered by almost four years of instability since a popular uprising ousted autocrat...

  • JERUSALEM, Dec 24- The group that controls two large gas fields off Israel's shores could seek international arbitration to defend its assets, it said on Wednesday, a day after an Israeli regulator raised the prospect of it being stripped of some of its holdings. Gideon Tadmor, chairman of Delek Drilling and CEO of Avner Oil, said the consortium-- which also includes...

  • *Delek and Noble hold 85 pct of Leviathan. JERUSALEM, Dec 23- Israel's competition regulator recommended on Tuesday breaking up what it says is a monopoly control of the country's offshore gas reserves by Noble Energy and Delek Group, who together hold 85 percent of the giant Leviathan field. Following heavy political pressure, Commissioner David Gilo has...

  • JERUSALEM, Dec 22- Israel's antitrust authority said Monday it may revoke an arrangement permitting an Israeli and a U.S. company to develop Israel's largest natural gas field by branding them a cartel. The authority summoned representatives of Israel's Delek Group and Texas- based Noble Energy and told them it was "still considering to announce that buying...

  • LONDON, Dec 19- Large oil companies flush with cash are expected to seize on the recent collapse in oil prices to begin a shopping spree for smaller rivals, focusing on oil producers and explorers in Africa, Asia and the United States. Those include British oil and gas company BG Group, which produces oil and gas in regions including Brazil, East Africa and Australia.

  • Europe tumbles, DAX closes 2% lower after Sydney siege Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 11:31 AM ET

    Europe closed sharply lower on Monday with earlier gains seen in the price of oil reversed after heavy gunfire was heard outside a Sydney cafe.

  • *Technip up 8 pct after ruling out CGG takeover. French oil services group Technip was the top performer on the FTSEurofirst 300 index of pan-European shares, rising 8 percent after it dropped a bid for seismic surveys specialist CGG. Oil and gas majors and services companies were among top gainers on the FTSEurofirst 300, with Tullow Oil, Total and BG Group up...

  • LONDON, Dec 10- Standard Chartered has set up a board committee responsible for financial crime compliance, a day after U.S. authorities extended monitoring of the bank by three years. Standard Chartered said on Wednesday its new Board Financial Crime Risk Committee will be chaired by Simon Lowth, who has been a non-executive director at the bank since May 2010...

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1600 GMT /10.30 AM ET Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    Asia, Europe, U.S. factory activity slows despite price cuts. LONDON/ SYDNEY/ NEW YORK- Manufacturing growth across Asia, Europe and the U.S. slowed in November as heavy price cutting failed to revive demand, surveys shows, more evidence that a feeble global recovery may be grinding to a halt. LONDON- Oil prices hit five-year lows as slowing factory activity in China...

  • LONDON, Dec 1- Oil and gas firm BG Group has cut millions of pounds off the pay package for its incoming chief executive Helge Lund, bowing to pressure from shareholders in the biggest such revolt over executive pay in recent years. Britain's Business Secretary threw his weight behind disgruntled investors last week, urging the new chief executive's "excessive"...

  • *Statoil spent heavily on exploration that hasn't worked. OSLO, Nov 30- After the failure of its risky exploration strategy this year, Norwegian oil firm Statoil is cutting costs as fast and deep as it can to preserve cash for dividends- and may be jeopardizing future production in doing so, industry insiders say. Statoil took a big gamble by committing major...