Productivity

Royal Dutch Shell issues shock profit warning

Shell dropped a bombshell on investors after warning that fourth quarter profit will be "significantly" lower than last year, blaming low production, high exploration costs and continuing problems with refining.

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Kevin Garside: As good a player as he still is, Ryan Giggs could have

Ryan Giggs as national treasure is a hard bubble to prick. The eulogies rained down on Friday on the occasion of his 40th birthday. The celebration of such a landmark, uncommon for an active footballer, is no place for the dissenting voice. But what about the day after? Is this the time to reflect more critically on the career of a Manchester United great?