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Banks and corporations remain dominated by men, who pay themselves far too much with little relationship to the long term performance of their businesses
Mr Dudley is in line for a pay rise that would take his salary package to £13.8 million for 2015
It will be hard for defenders of boardroom excess to wield the 'pay for performance' defence ever again.
The pay package for BP chief executive Bob Dudley jumped by $3.2m (£2.1m) last year, despite profits plunging at the oil giant and thousands more staff facing the axe.
BP suffered an annual loss of $5.2bn last year compared to the $8.1bn profit the oil major made in 2014, forcing the firm to slash thousands of jobs
Shell said it will push ahead with plans to acquire its smaller rival BG for $52 billion
Redundancies will be made by the end of 2017 and come on top of the 4,000 job cuts announced last year