LONDON, Sept. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS-A) (RDS-B) (the 'Company') announces that on September 23, 2019 it purchased the following number of "A" Shares for cancellation. Aggregated information on "A" shares purchased according to trading venues:. In respect of this programme, Citigroup Global Markets Limited will make trading decisions in relation to the Company's securities independently of the Company for a period from August 1, 2019 up to and including October 28, 2019. Any such share purchases will be effected within certain pre-set parameters, and in accordance with the Company's general authority to repurchase shares, Chapter 12 of the Listing Rules and Article 5 of the Market Abuse Regulation 596/2014/EU dealing with buy-back programmes and the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1052.
(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said on Monday it is rolling out Google Play Pass, a subscription service that gives Android users access to more than 350 apps and games without ads and in-app purchases. Priced at $4.99 per month, the service is similar to Apple Inc's Apple Arcade, the iPhone maker's gaming subscription service for mobile devices and desktop computers. Google's Play Pass will be available on Android devices in the United States this week and will be rolled out to additional countries soon, the company said in a blog post. The service, which will have new apps and games added every month, has a 10 day free-trial period and will be priced at $1.99 per month for a year for a limited time.
UPDATE 1-Shell JV Deer Park, Texas refinery begins planned overhaul -sources. HOUSTON, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell Plc began a planned overhaul at its 340,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) joint-venture Deer Park, Texas, refinery on Monday with the shutdown of the large crude distillation unit (CDU), sources familiar with plant operations said. In addition to the 270,000 bpd DU-2 CDU, Shell will overhaul the 92,000 bpd coker and the 67,000 bpd hydrocracker along with several other units. Shell spokesman Ray Fisher said planned work was underway at the Deer Park refinery.
The new model will be produced in the same factory in Austin operated by Flex Ltd. that has produced the previous Mac Pro since 2013, Apple said in a statement Monday. The company was granted exclusions on several parts, including processors, power components and the computer’s casing. While some key components will be made in China and exported to the U.S. for final assembly, Cupertino, California-based Apple said the new version includes 2.5 times the value of American-made parts as the previous model. The new Pro will include components made by more than 12 U.S. companies in states such as New York, Vermont and Arizona for distribution to U.S. customers, Apple said. Make them in the USA, no Tariffs!” However, the president later told reporters “we’ll work it out.”. While Apple did receive tariff relief for the 10 Mac Pro components, it has five other requests pending and hasn’t been spared from all duties.
Will Brexit be make-or-break for the Lloyds Bank share price? Back when the results of the EU membership referendum come through, and we woke up to the shock result (to me, at least) that the great British public had voted (just) to leave the European Union, it was immediately obvious the UK’s banking sector had been thrust into great danger. I think Lloyds has done a good job of turning itself in that direction. But its efforts could still be undone if we end up leaving the Union with no departure deal — which I think would be a disaster. Looking at the Lloyds share price, I think the markets agree with this line of thinking too. When it seemed Boris Johnson’s ‘leave, deal or no deal, no compromise’ approach was going to win the day, Lloyds shares were dumped and the price dipped to its lowest level since early 2013. But since parliament has reasserted its authority, the Lloyds price has ticked back up a little.
Judge: Tesla Shareholder Suit Targeting Musk's Compensation Can Proceed. A Delaware judge ruled that a lawsuit by a Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) shareholder that alleges CEO Elon Musk’s compensation “unjustly enriches” the charismatic, but controversial company leader, can go forward. Delaware Court of Chancery Judge Joseph Slights on Friday declined to dismiss the suit by shareholder Richard Tornetta, meaning the company’s board of directors will have to defend Musk’s compensation package. Slights found that it is “reasonably conceivable” that the pay plan — which includes no salary and no cash bonuses for Musk, but rewards him based on Tesla’s market value — may be unfair.
“Everybody remember the post-financial crash note from Treasury secretary Liam Byrne to his successor: ‘I am afraid there is no money’. Lloyds, which received £20.3bn government bailout in 2008, lost £3.5bn in 2011 as the bank struggled to recover from the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis and took large charges related to PPI mis-selling. Horta-Osorio announced a £1.5bn cost cutting plan shortly after taking charge of the bank in March 2011. The bank boss said Lloyds was now “now operating from a position of profitability and strength” but facing “unprecedented levels of change” due to technology, political uncertainty, and changing customer habits.