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Eventful meeting for BP bosses

BP's top bosses contended with screaming environmental protesters, a backlash on executive pay and more anger over the company's record in the Gulf of Mexico at an eventful annual meeting today.

The Deepwater Horizon oil rig ablaze in April after the explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, off the south-east tip of Louisiana

BP clean-up operation 'a fiasco'

Frustrated protesters claimed today that oil giant BP's clean-up operation in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico disaster had been a "complete fiasco".

BP sells £250m North Sea assets

BP sold assets in the North Sea today in a £251.7 million deal but insisted it is still committed to developing around the UK.

Ex-governor James Ibori admits Nigeria fraud

The former governor of a Nigerian state today admitted fraud totalling nearly £50 million, said to be part of total embezzlement which could exceed £250 million.

Harry Redknapp: 'I write like a two-year-old'

Harry Redknapp takes to the stand over tax charges

Football boss Harry Redknapp told a jury today: "I have always paid my taxes."

£2.5m Cairn Energy shares windfall withdrawn amid shareholder pressure

A £2.5 million shares windfall for the founder of oil explorer Cairn Energy was withdrawn by the company today amid shareholder pressure.

Central banks wade in to stop second credit crunch

The US Federal Reserve and other major central banks ramped up their efforts to stave off another credit crunch yesterday by acting in concert to give lenders access to funds they need as the European sovereign debt storm rages on.

Central banks join forces to ward off credit crunch

Stock markets soar as investors welcome co-ordinated action to boost liquidity
Rory McIlroy watches a tee shot during his impressive round of 65

McIlroy glory hinges on Euro

Rory McIlroy may not after all have to win the last two events of the European Tour to catch Luke Donald at the top of the money list.

Gloomy report triggers shares rout

London's leading shares index fell 4.5% today - the 9th biggest fall in its history - amid fears the world is sliding into a double dip recession.

Go for gold: yellow metal makes return

Forty years since President Nixon dumped the gold standard system, Stephen Foley considers the calls for its return

US age of austerity isn't all bad news

What does Congress's deal mean for UK investors in a week when global markets are in turmoil? asks Bruce Love

China slams US 'debt addiction'

China's state-run news agency says America's 'debt-addiction' is threatening the world economy and that Washington must slash its defence and social welfare spending.

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