Centrica, which owns British Gas, paid Chief Executive Sam Laidlaw �2.1million including pension, perks and shares. British Gas boss Phil Bentley got a �1million package and three other top bosses got �1.4million each.
There was mixed news for a tranche of AIM -listed gold companies, as African Mining & Exploration confirmed that the political unrest in Mali has stabilised, while shares in Greatland Gold slipped as the company issued an operational update.
There were rumours that Britain could sell as much as a third of the state-backed bank to Abu Dhabi wealth funds, while others suggested that the oil-rich emirate's sovereign wealth funds were not involved in talks at this stage.
Shares in BowLeven (BLVN) jumped almost 15% as it upgraded resources at its Sapele prospect, confirming that the "considerable progress" made in the second half of 2011 had continued into the current year.
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