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Posts from ‘July, 2005’

The Independent on Sunday: The week that was: Investors get the jitters as lenders are hit by bad debts

The Independent on Sunday: The week that was: Investors get the jitters as lenders are hit by bad debts “Meanwhile, Royal Dutch Shell unveiled half-year profits of £5.8bn, or £1.3m an hour. But it doesn’t plan to stop there. Shell plans to increase the money spent on exploring for oilfields to £1bn both this year […]

The Observer: The marketing of Blairism

The Observer: The marketing of Blairism “You could be forgiven for thinking that think-tanks exert more influence on the Prime Minister than business and unions combined.”: “There is lingering suspicion that think-tanks are skewed by the financial backing of big business. The SMF has a business group that companies like pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline and oil […]

The Observer: And they call this the silly season?

The Observer: And they call this the silly season? “Corporate giants like Vodafone, Rolls-Royce, BP, Shell, and AstraZeneca all came out with results that were – with the exception of beleaguered Shell – rather better than the market had a right to expect.” Sunday July 31, 2005 Frank Kane Whoever called it the silly season? […]

End of an Auto Sale

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: End of an Auto Sale Exxon Mobil and Shell said earnings climbed more than 30% amid soaring oil prices, but both saw production decline Sunday July 31, 2005 THIS WEEK GM Discount Ends: General Motors plans to end its successful “employee discounts for everyone” promotion this week. The company also signaled […]

Yuppies mark Rossport card

The Sunday Times: Yuppies mark Rossport card “A city-centre rally in support of the Rossport Five, the jailed Shell pipeline protesters, was heckled by a counter-demonstration staged by four young crusaders styling themselves as “pro-capitalists”. “…the impertinent interlopers really seemed to annoy the various Green, Labour, Sinn Fein and independent TDs who have leapt aboard […]

The Sunday Times: And Finally … If Shell is driven away who else will invest in Mayo?

The Sunday Times: And Finally … If Shell is driven away who else will invest in Mayo? “THE people of Mayo know all about boycotts, having coined the word in 1880…”: “In all the fuss surrounding the jailing of the so-called Rossport Five it is easy to lose sight of the fact that Shell is […]

Mayo council ‘to get Shell windfall’

The Sunday Times (UK): Mayo council ‘to get Shell windfall’ “Supporters of the Rossport Five — the local landowners who have spent the past month in jail — want Shell to move its operations offshore, but it has emerged that the council, which granted planning permission for an inland terminal, has a strong vested interest […]

Gulf Times: Shell loses appeal to restore LNG jetty approval

Gulf Times: Shell loses appeal to restore LNG jetty approval “The Royal Dutch Shell Plc-led venture on Russia’s Sakhalin Island may face delays on plans to sell liquefied natural gas to Asia after losing an appeal to reinstate an environmental approval”: “Talks with the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development about funding for the project […]

ROYAL DUTCH SHELL NEWS HEADLINES JULY 2005

ROYAL DUTCH SHELL NEWS HEADLINES JULY 2005 Gulf Times: Shell loses appeal to restore LNG jetty approval: “The Royal Dutch Shell Plc-led venture on Russia’s Sakhalin Island may face delays on plans to sell liquefied natural gas to Asia after losing an appeal to reinstate an environmental approval”: “Talks with the European Bank of Reconstruction […]

Further delays and soaring expenditure in big energy projects emerge at Royal Dutch Shell

The Times (UK): That was the week: “Further delays and soaring expenditure in big energy projects emerge at Royal Dutch Shell after the oil group admits that the start-up of Bonga, a giant offshore Nigerian oilfield, has been pushed back until late this year.” Saturday 30 July 2005 Further delays and soaring expenditure in big […]

Daily Telegraph: Not bad results this half but UK plc could do better

Daily Telegraph: Not bad results this half but UK plc could do better “… Jeroen van der Veer, chief executive of Shell, whose sums have given so much trouble recently, admitted: “It is clear we must improve our project management.” Saturday 30 July 2005 (Filed: 30/07/2005) Although company figures are encouraging, economists know the truth, […]