Financial markets on both sides of the Atlantic started the week in forward gear despite a weekend of violent protests in the world’s largest economy.
While low LNG spot prices have taken their toll, the Europe’s two major players in the sector, Total and Shell, performed strongly in the third quarter.
Shell today continued to chip away at its $30billion divestment target.
A billionaire oil tycoon has been rescued after he was allegedly held hostage for more than a month in a £6million ransom deal. Wong Yuk-kwan, the chairman of Pearl Oriental Oil Limited, had been found in an avandoned cottage in rural western Taiwan. It’s believed the oil boss, worth an estimated £1.7billion, was abducted in September.
Nicola Sturgeon has attended the official opening of a new carbon innovation centre in Hong Kong. The centre is managed by a group based at Edinburgh University and will work on projects promoting sustainable construction, energy efficiency and air quality. The launch took place at the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park as part of the First Minister’s trade mission to east Asia.
China's biggest coal producer, Shenhua Group, plans to list its wind farm assets in an initial public offering in Hong Kong valued at up to $1 billion, IFR reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the plans.