BP boss raises the oil giant's dividend ahead of his departure
Bob Dudley, the departing CEO of oil giant BP, has given shareholders a parting gift by raising the dividend. But they would be happier if oil prices …
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Big Oil, big trouble
Profits are plunging at major oil companies, with Shell cutting back on exploration and extraction.
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The renewed wobble in crude was accompanied by a 10% slide in BP’s shares, putting the dividend under pressure.
BP shares yield an incredible 8% – but can it really keep paying out?
BP has had a terrible few years, yet has promised to keep paying its dividend. Is that tempting yield of 8% really as safe as it sounds? Matthew Partr…