BP PLC (BP.L)
19 Jul 2018
LONDON A wave of optimism about the resilience of the global economy helped European shares make gains despite the escalation of the U.S.-China trade dispute and renewed divisions in the British government around Brexit.
* Britain's Foreign and Brexit ministers resign (Updates prices, adds details)
* Broker upgrade boosts Just Eat (Updates prices, adds details)
LONDON Saudi Aramco is more resilient to oil price slumps than its biggest listed rivals, its 2016 accounts indicate, giving a rare insight into the state energy giant's finances ahead of a proposed flotation.
MILAN, July 9 The UK's top share index inched higher on Monday after the resignation of Brexit minister David Davis had little immediate effect on Prime Minister Theresa May's hold on power, fuelling talk that a soft Brexit was more likely.
LONDON, July 9 European shares opened higher on Monday as a wave of optimism about the resilience of the global economy continued to spread across markets despite the escalation of the U.S.-China trade dispute and a new Brexit crisis within the British government.
BP Plc is in the lead to acquire the U.S. onshore shale oil and gas assets of BHP Billiton Ltd after submitting an offer worth well in excess of $10 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.
* BP has also taken cautious approach on targets (Recasts, updates with quotes and background)
* Further contributions from export agencies being mulled-EBRD (Updates with EBRD board approval)
LONDON/MILAN, July 4 A major European development bank is likely to approve a loan for the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) gas project on Wednesday, raising hopes among its developers that Italy's new government will not stand in its way, sources said.