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Share Price: 318.65
Bid: 318.15
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Change: -0.15 (-0.05%)
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Open: 323.00
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Low: 312.50
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BP backs Canadian oil sands programme

BP has agreed to invest $2.5bn in the Sunrise oil sands project in Alberta, Canada, its first major investment since the Gulf of Mexico spillage. The UK firm, which owns 50% of the project in northern Alberta, said it was "a significant milestone" for the company and represented a "40-year secure a

30 Nov 10 07:11

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Euro crisis, BP, WikiLeaks...

The euro slid to a two-month low against the dollar, trading at $1.31, and to 84p against sterling as traders turned their attention to other fiscally enfeebled EU countries after the €85bn bailout of Ireland. Yields on Spanish government bonds hit their highest level since the introduction of the

30 Nov 10 06:35

London pre-open: Warm start for Footsie

UK shares are set to begin the week in better shape than the weather. The FTSE 100 is expected to add almost 30 points in early trade, with Ireland's bail-out and tensions on the Korean peninsula still likely to dominate headlines. BP has sold its stake in Argentina-based oil and gas company Pan A

29 Nov 10 07:36

BP gets $7bn for Argentina business

BP has sold its stake in Argentina-based oil and gas company Pan American Energy (PAE) to Bridas Corporation for $7.06bn (£4.52bn) in cash. The acquisition of BP's 60% will give Bridas, which already owns 40% of the business, full control when the deal completes in 2011. It also puts BP firmly on

29 Nov 10 07:00

Monday newspaper round-up: Network Rail, Ireland, BP...

Commuters into London from Essex and East Anglia and train passengers in Liverpool could be the guinea pigs in a radical break-up and part-privatisation of Network Rail. The Department for Transport is set to consider reforms that could promote the "vertical integration" of parts of the network, al

29 Nov 10 06:38

BP expands operations in Indonesia

Oil giant BP is tapping further into the Indonesian market after gaining a 100% interest in the North Arafura project in onshore Papua Province. Signed in Jakarta Friday, the oil and gas production share contract gives BP the potential to expand its position in Papura, "an area with huge potential

26 Nov 10 10:20

'Significant' discovery for BP

Shares in oil giant BP got a lift after the group announced its Egyptian subsidiary has made a "significant" gas discovery in the Nile Delta area. The group has reported that further appraisal of the Hodoa discovery is underway after the WMDW-7 well was drilled to a depth of 6350m. The well is the

24 Nov 10 14:57

Sunday newspaper round-up: Ireland, United Utilities, Tesco

The Irish government has been given a stark warning from some of the biggest American companies in Ireland on the risk of a mass exodus if the country's low corporation tax rate is raised. The warning - from executives at Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Intel - spo

21 Nov 10 11:51

Thursday newspaper round-up: Ireland, General Motors, GlaxoSmithKline

The Irish Government finally signalled yesterday that it may bow to international pressure and accept a multibillion-pound bailout, amid divisions in the Commons over whether Britain should contribute. While the details of any package may be several days away, there were growing signs that Britain c

18 Nov 10 06:31

BP shuts gas field over Iran link

BP has halted gas production at the Rhum field which it co-owns with Iran while the UK oil giant finds out if it's breaking European Union sanctions. The field, in the North Sea more than 200 miles from Aberdeen, is able to pump 212m cubic feet of gas a day from recoverable reserves of about 800bn

17 Nov 10 12:00

London close: Footsie recovers as M&A action heats up

The top share index snapped out of a weak start to finish in positive territory Monday as jitters over the Irish debt situation eased and bid speculation and company updates attracted attention. Shares in Invensys moved higher despite the engineering firm denying press reports that it has received

15 Nov 10 16:37

London afternoon: Bid activity keeps the pot bubbling

A sprinkling of bid speculation is livening up markets this Monday, as traders wait for the Irish sovereign debt situation to play itself out. Shares in Invensys are higher despite the engineering firm denying press reports that it has received an approach. The company's chief executive Ulf Henrik

15 Nov 10 14:07

London midday: Footsie back in the blue

Footsie is in positive territory now after an impressive rally that has been mostly powered by miners, though there's takeover talk in the oil sector. Premier Oil is doing its bit for the mid-cap index, racing to a new all-time high on talk that state-controlled KNOC, the Koreans who recently paid

15 Nov 10 12:07

London open: Miners pull index lower

Blue chips have opened lower despite some trading updates today, with miners the main drag on sentiment. BHP Billiton's decision to end its battle to buy Canada's Potash Corp for around $40bn and sweeten shareholders with a $4.2bn share buyback instead has not helped its share price. Earlier this

15 Nov 10 08:43

London pre-open: Small loss forecast

Wall Street's failure to reclaim any lost ground Friday is expected to dampen the mood in London Monday. Futures prices point to an early 10-point decline for the FTSE 100 after the Dow Jones ended 90 lower in the US at the end of last week. Big news over here is BHP Billiton's decision to end its

15 Nov 10 07:37

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