Commodities

Earnings surge boosts Shell's share price

Earnings surge boosts Shell's share price

Royal Dutch Shell's net earnings rose by a third in the second three months of its financial year.

Petra Diamonds sell-off "an opportunity"

Petra Diamonds sell-off "an opportunity"

Petra Diamonds got a kick in the teeth from its second largest shareholder yesterday, just a day after an encouraging production update.

Antrim Energy: What the analysts say

Antrim Energy: What the analysts say

News of a potentially game-changing find offshore Ireland generated enough interest to get Antrim Energy's share price up above 9p on Tuesday morning.

Petra Diamonds keeps City onside

Petra Diamonds keeps City onside

A successful ramp-up of production has catapulted Petra Diamonds closer to achieving its output target by 2019.

Shell vs BP - who wins?

Shell vs BP - who wins?

BP and Shell, two of the biggest dividend payers around, have both embarked significant free cash flow growth programmes.

Records fall at BHP

Records fall at BHP

Iron ore miner BHP Billiton has increased forward guidance and continues to look an interesting play in the sector.

Tullow Oil draws blank at Lupus

Tullow Oil draws blank at Lupus

Tullow Oil has failed to turn up anything during its first stab at drilling licence PL507 in the Norwegian North Sea.

Making sense of the mining malaise

Making sense of the mining malaise

Times are undoubtedly tough for miners large and small, but investors ignore the sector at their peril.

Anglo American's mixed bag

Anglo American's mixed bag

Mining company Anglo American failed to excite investors with its second-quarter production report.

Rio ramps up production

Rio ramps up production

Rio Tinto's record first-half iron ore production has pleased investors, with the share price up by nearly 2%.