BP boss raises the oil giant's dividend ahead of his departure
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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 …
7 Feb 2020
How reliable is your income from dividend payouts?
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How reliable is your income from dividend payouts?

Many blue-chip stocks are stretching their dividend payouts to the limit. Make sure you don’t pay the price.
4 Nov 2019
Navigating a low oil price
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Navigating a low oil price

The low price of oil has thrown up a few opportunities for canny investors. Professional stockpicker Simon Gergel reveals three of his favourites.
1 Dec 2017
Big Oil, big trouble
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Big Oil, big trouble

Profits are plunging at major oil companies, with Shell cutting back on exploration and extraction.
19 Feb 2016
Will BP cut its dividend?
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Will BP cut its dividend?

The renewed wobble in crude was accompanied by a 10% slide in BP’s shares, putting the dividend under pressure.
4 Feb 2016
BP suffers a 40% profits drop
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BP suffers a 40% profits drop

Oil major BP attempted to reassure investors that it will be able to maintain its dividend, as it unveiled a 40% drop in underlying profits.
29 Oct 2015
BP moves to end long legal battle
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BP moves to end long legal battle

Last week BP agreed to settle all government lawsuits surrounding the Deepwater Horizon disaster for a total of $18.7bn. Matthew Partridge looks at wh…
10 Jul 2015

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Make BP a protected champion? When did we turn into France?
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Make BP a protected champion? When did we turn into France?

We're not meant to have 'national champions', says Matthew Lynn. And if we start now, there are better candidates than BP.
5 May 2015
FTSE weighed down by China slowdown, Swiss gold vote and oil
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FTSE weighed down by China slowdown, Swiss gold vote and oil

Worries over China's slowdown have depressed trading in London this morning, while gold bugs are feeling the disappoint of the Swiss 'No' vote.
1 Dec 2014
BP warns of sanctions pain
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BP warns of sanctions pain

The oil giant has warned that sanctions will hit its operations in Russia.
31 Jul 2014
BP turns leaner and meaner
Stocks and shares

BP turns leaner and meaner

Shares in BP soared after the oil giant ditched billions of dollars-worth of assets and jacked up its dividend.
31 Oct 2013
It’s time to buy BP
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It’s time to buy BP

The Deepwater Horizon spill caused BP no end of headaches. But as Matthew Partridge explains, now could be a great time to buy back in.
21 Aug 2013
BP’s Deepwater bill to hit profits
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BP’s Deepwater bill to hit profits

The on-going compensation saga at BP over the Deepwater oil spill continues to weigh on BP's profits.
1 Aug 2013