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.
The companies behind the proposed 3,900km Nabucco pipeline that would carry natural gas from the Caspian region to Europe have pitched a slimmed-down version of the project, acknowledging the challenges confronting their original vision.
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.
Cove Energy (COV) has successfully flowed its first well in the Rovuma Basin Area 1 block, offshore Mozambique. Testing of the Barquentine-2 well flowed gas at an equipment-constrained rate of between 90 and 100 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d).
The approach of a new tax year is a reminder that it's time to protect the gains you may have accrued in the current year - from the disposal of assets such as shares, funds or perhaps a second property - that could be liable to capital gains tax ( CGT ).