Stock indices worldwide tumbled on Thursday on fears over the health of the global economy, with banking shares slumping on both sides of the Atlantic(...)

 Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange: the dollar index fell for a fourth day on the latest batch of soft US data, which dampened expectations for US interest rate hikes this year. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Another volatile trading session saw European stocks end the day lower, although the London market rallied and made gains of more than 1 per cent. Fl(...)

Shell’s £35 billion bid for rival BG Group, which has been approved by both companies’ shareholders, is expected to become effective on February 15th and Thursday’s financial results reiterated the group’s efforts to slash costs.

Royal Dutch Shell suffered an 80 per cent slide in profits last year, as a sustained slump in oil prices battered revenues across the energy industry.(...)

Shell said it sold $5.5 billion worth of assets in 2015

Royal Dutch Shell, Europe’s largest oil company, reported its lowest annual income in at least 13 years on Thursday as slumping oil prices hit profits(...)

BP on Tuesday reported an annual loss of $6.5 billion in 2015, its worst in at least 20 years as the British oil and gas company struggled with a sharp downturn in the oil market. (Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters)

BP on Tuesday reported its worst annual loss in at least 20 years and thousands more job cuts as the British oil and gas company grappled with a coll(...)

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary: results due Monday. Photograph:  EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET
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Investors look at an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai

European stock markets fell on Monday, with shares in major oil and gas companies losing ground as an oil price rally fizzled out. The pan-European F(...)

Mario Draghi in Davos: the European Central Bank president’s remarks helped to buoy markets on Thursday and the trend continued to the end of the business week. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

Stocks continued their rebound on growing investor confidence triggered by indications from EU banking chief Mario Draghi that more support for the m(...)

Shell has cut staff and spending. Photograph: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Royal Dutch Shell, which is buying BG Group in the industry’s largest deal in a decade, expects fourth-quarter profit to drop at least 42 per cent aft(...)

Royal Dutch Shell chief executive Ben van Beurden: “There will be a path of divergence” between UK and continental Europe if Britain leaves the European Union. Photograph: Reuters/Benoit Tessier

The chief executive of one of the world’s biggest firms, Royal Dutch Shell, warned on Sunday that the oil and gas company would be negatively impacted(...)