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  • Oil helps Europe shares close higher; BP jumps Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Tuesday, as overnight gains in oil prices boosted energy stocks and an upturn on Wall Street helped sentiment.

  • *Saipem, Salzgitter slide as Russia scraps pipeline project. BP featured among the top gainers, up 3.6 percent, with several traders citing market talk of a takeover bid from rival Royal Dutch Shell. Shares in Italian oil services group Saipem and German steelmaker Salzgitter bucked the trend, tumbling 8.6 percent and 8 percent respectively after Russia...

  • LONDON, Dec 2- European stock markets rose on Tuesday, helped by a rebound in energy stocks following a brief bounce in the price of crude oil late on Monday when the oil market rallied for the first time in six sessions. Oil majors such as BP, Total and Royal Dutch Shell all rose by 1.8-2 percent, adding the most points to the FTSEurofirst 300 index.

  • JAKARTA, Dec 2- Indonesia's new administration plans a major expansion of oil storage and will construct more refineries as part of sweeping energy reforms that will also help in cracking down on corruption in the state oil trader. Sworn in just six weeks ago, President Joko Widodo launched the overhaul of the scandal-tainted oil and gas sector last Friday by...

  • European stocks knocked lower by commodity slump Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 8:34 AM ET

    *Vodafone dips on worries over potential bid for Liberty Global. Shares in UK telecom group Vodafone sank 4.4 percent on talk it would bid for cable operator Liberty Global. Sources said Vodafone is reviewing potential acquisitions, including Liberty Global, to counter pending consolidation among rivals in Britain.

  • *U.S. light oil exports to Asia only started 4 months ago. SINGAPORE, Dec 1- An aggressive strategy by Mideast Gulf producers to exploit the lowest oil prices in five years to defend market share is showing signs of bearing fruit as U.S. crude exports to Asia grind to halt. Last week Ali al-Naimi, the oil minister of OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia, warned his fellow OPEC...

  • *U.S. light oil exports to Asia only started 4 months ago. SINGAPORE, Dec 1- U.S. crude exports to Asia are grinding to a halt just four months after they began, in a sign of how an aggressive strategy by Gulf producers to defend their market share is starting to bear fruit. The move shows how the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, with its influential...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 28- Crude oil tumbled on Friday, knocking down both energy-related shares and currencies after OPEC's decision a day earlier not to cut output reinforced prospects of a worldwide oil supply glut. A rout in U.S. and European energy shares weighed on equity markets but other sectors edged higher, lifting Wall Street's Dow industrials and the Nasdaq,...

  • Europe pared losses to close flat after CPI data Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 11:46 AM ET

    European shares closed largely flat on Friday, although oil majors fell sharply after OPEC decided not to cut its output target.

  • *Asset sales have yielded $150 billion over four years. LONDON, Nov 28- With oil company revenues set to drop on the back of a rout in prices, boards will have to cut investments and increase borrowing to maintain their cherished dividend payouts. The world's top oil companies including BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Total, ExxonMobil and Chevron are already in the midst of a...

  • *Brent crude rebounds after OPEC, but U.S. crude falls further. *Dollar mostly strengthens on OPEC decision, bond yields fall. NEW YORK, Nov 28- Brent crude touched fresh four-year lows on Friday, knocking down both energy-related shares and currencies after OPEC's decision a day earlier not to cut output reinforced prospects of an oil supply glut around the world.

  • *Asset sales have yielded $150 billion over four years. LONDON, Nov 28- With oil company revenues set to drop on the back of a rout in prices, boards will have to cut investments and increase borrowing to maintain their cherished dividend payouts. The world's top oil companies, or majors, including BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Total, ExxonMobil and Chevron are already in the...

  • NUUK/ COPENHAGEN, Nov 28- Greenlanders go to the polls on Friday with hopes for a mineral-rich independence from Denmark foundering on the reality of a tiny, shrinking economy. "Hammond accentuated all the differences between Denmark and Greenland. Greenland, whose capital Nuuk is closer to New York than Copenhagen, became a Danish colony in the early 19th...

  • Europe ends higher, oil slides as OPEC leaves output Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    European shares closed higher with investors reacting to fresh euro zone data, but oil stocks slid after OPEC decided to leave output unchanged.

  • European shares rise, boosted by Germany's DAX Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 7:34 AM ET

    *Energy shares under pressure ahead of OPEC meeting. LONDON, Nov 27- European shares rose on Thursday, adding to their recent sharp rally that has been fuelled by expectations of further stimulus measures from the European Central Bank. At the same time Spanish and Italian stocks rose as expectations mounted that the European Central Bank would buy bonds.

  • *Energy shares under pressure ahead of OPEC meeting. PARIS, Nov 27- European shares inched up in early trade on Thursday, adding to their recent sharp rally that has been fuelled by expectations of further stimulus measures from the European Central Bank. "The results are better-than-expected, thanks to sales from its liquor and spirits division, as well as better...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 22- Moscow will seek new partners in countries that have not imposed sanctions on it if Western oil and gas companies pull out of projects with Russia, RIA news agency quoted Energy Minister Alexander Novak as saying on Saturday. The sanctions over Russia's role in the Ukraine crisis have targeted the delivery of oil technology, goods and services,...

  • Shell wins India tax case Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 9:39 AM ET

    MUMBAI, Nov 18- The Bombay High Court on Tuesday ruled in favour of the Indian unit of Royal Dutch Shell Plc in a multi-million dollar tax dispute, the latest verdict against the tax department that has been vigorously pursing claims against foreign firms in India. A rash of high-value tax claims on foreign firms including IBM Corp and Nokia Oyj in the past year has...

  • How to play China's new open market: Strategist Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:21 PM ET
    A man talks on the phone inside the Shanghai Stock Exchange building in the Pudong financial district in Shanghai on Nov. 17, 2014.

    The Shanghai-Hong Kong stock exchange link is a "very big deal," strategist John Rutledge said. Here's how he'd play it.

  • Here's why oil consolidation talks are starting Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 4:48 PM ET
    A Halliburton cement mixing tank

    There are reports oil giant Halliburton will buy Baker Hughes. This is one side effect of lower oil prices.