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Prepare for a Slimmer Royal Dutch Shell

Extracts from an article by Bob Ciura published by The Motley Fool on 26 Feb 2014

Screen Shot 2013-12-22 at 19.09.52Shell shears its downstream business: Shell plans $15 billion worth of asset sales by the end of 2015. If it isn’t careful, its massive divestments may endanger future growth. Since the start of 2014, Royal Dutch Shell has announced a series of divestments focused in its downstream business. While Royal Dutch Shell embracing financial discipline is admirable, selling off billions in assets will likely come at a cost to future growth. Last year was an extremely difficult one for the integrated majors, but Shell seems to be the only one panicking.


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