(Reuters) - The British government has told BP Plc (BP.L) that it wants the company to remain a British industrial champion and it would oppose any takeover of the oil producer, the Financial Times reported.
It was in 1989, as communism was imploding across the world, that the Vietnamese foreign minister gave a press conference in which he discussed the most fatuous mistakes of his fellow revolutionary socialists.
The United States is poised to flood world markets with once-unthinkable quantities of liquefied natural gas as soon as this year, profoundly changing the geo-politics of global energy and posing a major threat to Russian gas dominance in Europe.
Businesses, like individuals, like to cloak their motives in high-sounding ideals. So when HSBC revealed last week it was considering whether to move its domicile from the UK to another jurisdiction, the bank was at pains to stress it was not doing so simply to ...
... * Rising investment bank revenue eroded by legal charges. * Legal reserves at 4.8 bln euros, contingent liabilities up. * Details of strategy shift due on Monday, April 27 (Adds contingent liabilities from statement, detail, background on restructuring).