The Anglo-Dutch company also said it was planning more asset disposals as it pushes ahead with its proposed $70 billion acquisition of BG Group, bringing total asset sales between 2014 and 2018 to $50 billion.  (Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg)

Royal Dutch Shell is to axe 6,500 jobs this year and step up spending cuts to deal with an extended period of lower oil prices which contributed to a(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New York. Photograph: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Disappointing earnings results from corporate bellwethers weighed on equity prices in Europe and on Wall Street yesterday. European equities fell in (...)

Owen Killian, chief executive of Aryzta: the Swiss-Irish food group closed the day up 3.7 per cent to €44.89. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

European stocks rose yesterday as oil prices steadied, supporting energy shares, after first tumbling when Iran and six world powers reached an agre(...)

Circle Oil , the international oil and gas exploration, development and production company, has appointed Mitchell Robert Flegg as chief executive officer and a director.

Circle Oil , the international oil and gas exploration, development and production company, has appointed Mitchell Robert Flegg (54) as chief executiv(...)

Shell believes Arctic production can be competitive if the reserves it finds are large enough

Oil reserves that Royal Dutch Shell hopes to find in the Arctic are unlikely to be brought into production before the 2030s because of the difficulty (...)

Drilling for oil and gas in the Eagle Ford Shale, one of the US’s top producing shale fields

Noble Energy said yesterday it would acquire Rosetta Resources for about $2 billion in stock, marking it the first significant deal among US shale-oil(...)

A section of the BP Eastern Trough Area Project  oil platform is seen in the North Sea. BP reported a sharp fall in profits for its first quarter.

BP, Europe’s second-biggest oil company, reported first-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates as earnings from refining and trading offset lowe(...)

With its £47 billion (€64.6bn) purchase of BG Group, Royal Dutch Shell has consolidated its position as a leading liquefied natural gas player. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

With its £47 billion (€64.6bn) purchase of BG Group, Royal Dutch Shell has consolidated its position as a leading liquefied natural gas player.But alo(...)

 Ben van Beurden, chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell, said the company  had long had its eye on BG and the recent fall in the oil price made a deal ”very compelling from a value perspective”. Photograph: AFP

Royal Dutch Shell is to buy BG Group in the energy industry’s biggest deal in more than a decade, paying £47 billion for the equity of its rival.The t(...)

The Stoxx 600 climbed 1.6 per cent on Tuesday amid optimism central banks will support the global economy. The gauge has rallied 18 per cent this year amid quantitative-easing measures by the European Central Bank.

European stocks rose closer to a record as BG Group jumped after Royal Dutch Shell agreed to buy it. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index added 0.2 per cent to(...)