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Royal Dutch Shell mega-merger with BG gets EU green light

Royal Dutch Shell has obtained regulatory approval from the European Commission to buy BG Group, clearing another anti-trust hurdle to completing the near £50bn acquisition. 

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Ambarella tumbles despite strong Q2 results

Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA) retreated in early trading even as the video-compression chipmaker reported higher-than-expected results in its fiscal second quarter. Shares were down 10% as of 8:32 a.m. ...


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EU officials give Shell’s BG bid the nod

The mega-merger was always going to be scrutinised closely by regulators


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    US stocks are set to claw back some of yesterday's eye-watering losses - except, maybe, oil related stocks, as the oil price's rally seems to have hit the buffers.

  • Mandalay Resources' acquisition drive pays dividends

    The miner seems to have weathered the storm in the sector better than most juniors. 

  • US and global shares tanking as China worries worsen

    Just when you thought things might ease, US shares crashed out again on Tuesday, with the Dow Jones dropping (INDEXDJX:.DJI) 422 points to 16,105 at 3:30 p.m. as traders around the globe took flight after weak China data. The tech heavy Nasdaq (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC) dropped 122 points to 4,654, while the broader based S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) eased 52 points to 1,920.

  • TSX sinks as downbeat China data spurs global selloff; Penn West, Pengrowth drop

    Canadian shares sank as downbeat economic from China, the nation’s second-largest trading partner, sparked global selloff and nudged down energy prices. The benchmark Standard & Poor’s/TSX Composite Index (TSE:OSPTX) tumbled 2.2% to 13,559.17 at 12:18 p.m. in Toronto. Ten shares declined for every issue that advanced as all of the 10 groups were in the negative territory.

  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals licenses psoriasis drug from AstraZeneca

    After Amgen, the originator of the skin condition treatment, abandoned brodalumab, Astra has called on the Canadian dermatology specialist to develop the drug.

  • Falcon chief hails Aussie drill result as 'excellent start'

    Falcon Oil & Gas (LON:FOG, CVE:FO) chief Philip O'Quigley hailed as an “excellent start” the drill results from its first well in Australia’s Beetaloo Basin. Kalala S-1 intercepted more than 500 metres of shale gas with a net pay (the potentially economic portion) of 150 metres.

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