Shell to build ‘Europe’s largest renewable hydrogen plant’

On Wednesday, Shell said the Holland Hydrogen I facility would be “Europe’s largest renewable hydrogen plant” when operations start in 2025. Shell is one of several big firms looking to lay down a marker in the sector. Ina Fassbender | AFP | Getty Images Plans to build a major hydrogen plant in the Netherlands will … Read more

Stock fund manager is beating the market and has tips for investors

It’s a tough year to be in the stock market, given the seemingly never-ending cycle of gyrations. Inflationary pressures remain elevated and with the Federal Reserve poised to pursue a more aggressive rate hike policy, a recession could be on cards. So how should investors trade this volatility? Fund manager Freddie Lait, a long-term investor, … Read more

The race to make green hydrogen competitive is on

One type of hydrogen production uses electrolysis, with an electric current splitting water into oxygen and hydrogen. If the electricity used in this process comes from a renewable source then some call it “green” hydrogen. Alex Kraus | Bloomberg | Getty Images Siemens Energy and Air Liquide have announced plans to set up a joint … Read more

Stocks with strong balance sheets and attractive returns

European companies have never been richer, according to Morgan Stanley, and are ready to splash the cash – including distributing part of it to shareholders. The Wall Street bank has named a raft of stocks that have strong balance sheets and resilient cash flows and are set to return excess cash to shareholders through buybacks … Read more

Global companies poised for more buybacks

Share buybacks are on the rise, according to Goldman Sachs, with the investment bank naming a raft of European companies that it thinks are ready to accelerate the pace of shareholder returns. Share buybacks, also known as share repurchases, are when a company buys back its own shares from the stock market. This boosts the … Read more

Biden tells oil companies in letter ‘well above normal’ refinery profit margins are ‘not acceptable’

President Joe Biden on Wednesday called on US oil refining companies to produce more, saying they need to help alleviate the burden of high prices on consumers. “At a time of war – historically high refinery profit margins being passed directly onto American families are not acceptable,” the president said in a letter to oil … Read more

BP buys 40.5% stake in massive renewables and green hydrogen project

A BP logo photographed in London on May 12, 2021. The International Energy Agency recently reported that 2021 saw energy-related carbon dioxide emissions rise to their highest level in history. Glyn Kirk | Afp | Getty Images Oil and gas supermajor BP has agreed to take a 40.5% equity stake in the Asian Renewable Energy … Read more

‘Cheap’ stocks to buy to beat rising prices, slowing growth: Strategists

The global economy is occupied with rising inflation and slowing growth. Here, CNBC Pro sifts through recent research notes to identify strategists’ top stocks in this tricky environment. The US Federal Reserve hiked rates in March for the first time in more than three years, and announced a further 50-basis-point hike earlier this month. It’s … Read more

Oil giant Shell reports soaring first-quarter profits, raises dividend

Shell’s results follow bumper profits from across the oil and gas industry. Ben Stansall | Afp | Getty Images LONDON – Oil giant Shell on Thursday reported bumper first-quarter profits on the back of soaring commodity prices, fueling calls for a one-off windfall tax on oil and gas companies to help UK households with spiraling … Read more

Chegg, Expedia, BP and more

James Tahaney loads textbooks on to a pallet in preparation for shipping at the Chegg warehouse in Shepherdsville, Kentucky, April 29, 2010. John Sommers II | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Paramount Global – Shares fell 1.7% after entertainment giant reported first-quarter revenue below expectations. The media … Read more