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Over £300bn worth of oil reserves discovered in West Sussex

UKOG said the find near Gatwick Airport, sometimes dubbed "Britain's Dallas", had the potential to be a "world class potential resource"


Shell challenges Exxon dominance with 47 billion-pound bid for BG

LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell agreed to buy smaller rival BG Group for 47 billion pounds ($70 billion) in the first major energy industry merger in more than a decade, closing the gap on market leader U.S. Exxon Mobil after a plunge in prices.


AIM still surging in aftermath of Quindell and a raft of scandals: Junior market continues to divide opinions

Some have called it the Wild West – and not without some justification. Lax rules, scores of little-understood firms and a handful of famous scandals scattered through its history have left the Alternative Investment Market nursing something of a reputation as a minefield for investors.


Monetary easing hopes lift China shares

A strong performance from the commodities sector helped China’s Shanghai Composite index rise for the third consecutive session. Mainland China’s benchmark index climbed 2.7 per cent to 2,285.74, helping to push the FTSE Asia Pacific index 1.3 per cent higher to 224.46.


Top Ten overseas stocks traded by British investors

Apple, Verizon Communications, Alibaba, Google, Microsoft, Tesla Motors, Berkshire Hathaway, Gilead Sciences, Amazon,and Facebook.


Oil price hits two-week high after Yemen air strikes

Oil prices have touched a two-week high after Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes into Yemen raising fears of war on the Arabian peninsula.


Market report: Quindell cash windfall

Shareholders in volatile insurance services group Quindell (QPP:AIM) could get at least a 100p per share cash windfall if an asset sale is successful. Quindell jumps 11.4% to 153.4p after agreeing to sell its professional services arm to SGH for £637 million cash plus further money in the future subject to certain criteria.


Gfinity is a risky game

AIM’s new entrant Gfinity (GFIN:AIM) is tapping into the rapidly-growing eSports market but its lack of sponsorship deals, limited operating history and low revenues make investing in the company look extremely risky.


Why It’s Not All Bad News For Gulf Keystone Petroleum Limited

Gulf Keystone Petroleum (LSE: GKP) the firm, stopped its headlong dash to truck as much oil as possible for export. Without regular payments, that expensive and convoluted method of production seemed detrimental to the firm's progress.


The 21 ways you can become a better Isa investor

Whether you are overhauling existing savings or starting afresh, these tips will make your Isas more efficient and profitable