Mergers and acquisitions worldwide in the second quarter of 2015 almost matched the record set in the second quarter of 2007.» Read More
*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.
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...
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...
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.
U.S. crude rose as expectations of a build in inventories were undermined by record low stocks at the benchmark's Cushing delivery point.
Australia has several characteristics conducive for commercializing its shale-rich regions.
Andrew Walker, head of LNG strategy at BG Group, says that while Ukraine has had little impact on the LNG market so far, it will be "tight" towards the end of the decade.
Heavy storms that have flooded around 6,000 U.K. homes could knock more than 1 percent off economic growth, a U.K. economist told CNBC on Monday.
European shares closed down on Friday, ending the week with a slight loss, after a choppy trading session which saw Rolls Royce and Daimler drag European bourses lower following analyst downgrades.
Hackers have hit many U.S. companies, but few have admitted it. Now, some are going public, reflecting new ways of judging the risks and benefits of such moves.
European shares rose on Tuesday as signs of economic recovery in the euro zone helped soothe investors' worries a day after the return of political risks in Spain and Italy sparked a selloff in stocks.
LONDON, Nov 1- Norwegian shipper Golar LNG made big waves on Thursday by ordering its first floating liquefied natural gas plant, an innovation that analysts said could loosen the grip on LNG production enjoyed by oil majors.
*BG blames Brazil tie-ins, Egypt, North Sea, U.S. for shortfall. *Agrees $1.93 deal with China's CNOOC. LONDON, Oct 31- British oil and gas firm BG Group told investors to expect no output growth in 2013 due to project delays and other factors, prompting a dive in its highly rated share price that wiped out as much as a fifth of its value.
*U.S. stocks trade flat as Wall Street reopens after 2- day closure. *Oil settles below $109 a barrel in face of potential supply rupture.
*U.S. stocks near break-even as Wall Street reopens after 2- day closure. *Oil settles below $109 a barrel in face of potential supply rupture.
LONDON, Oct 31- European stocks dipped on Wednesday, led by heavyweight British oil and gas firm BG Group after it warned it would show no production growth next year. BG Group sank 13.7 percent in hefty trading volume of near sixteen times its 90- day daily average, accounting for nearly a third of the total index points fall.