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Shell Foundation and FMO launch SSA-focused energy fund

Shell Foundation and FMO launch SSA-focused energy fund

ANNA LYUDVIG: DEC. 5, 2019, 3:22 P.M. Shell Foundation, a UK-registered charity, together with FMO, the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank, have launched the $120m Energy Entrepreneurs Growth Fund (EEGF), with an initial close of $45m.

The fund will provide catalytic financing to early to growth stage companies in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) operating in the access to energy ecosystem.

Sam Parker, Director, Shell Foundation, said: “The EEGF will help to bridge the funding gap which today prevents early stage, growing energy companies from accessing the range of risk capital and business support they need to develop to the next stage and ultimately attract commercial capital.”

“To reach the UN Sustainable Development Goal 7 and deliver universal energy access, an additional 300+ companies will require funding of $10m on average to become cashflow positive and grow to sufficient scale to deliver energy services to millions of consumers in sub-Saharan Africa,” he added. read more

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ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC THIRD QUARTER 2019 EURO AND GBP EQUIVALENT DIVIDEND PAYMENTS

Source: Royal Dutch Shell

The Hague, December 5, 2019 – The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc (“RDS”) today announced the pounds sterling and euro equivalent dividend payments in respect of the third quarter 2019 interim dividend, which was announced on October 31, 2019 at US$0.47 per A ordinary share (“A Share”) and B ordinary share (“B Share”).

Dividends on A Shares will be paid, by default, in euro at the rate of €0.4234 per A Share. Holders of A Shares who have validly submitted pounds sterling currency elections by November 29, 2019 will be entitled to a dividend of 35.73p per A Share. read more

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Alphabet’s ‘Other bets’ in focus as Google’s Pichai takes helm

DECEMBER 4, 2019

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(Reuters) – Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai will replace Larry Page as CEO of parent Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O), heralding a new chapter for the company that helped reshape the global tech industry under its co-founders Page and Sergey Brin.

To grow beyond its main search and advertising business, Google restructured in 2015 and established Alphabet as a holding company overseeing various “other bets”, ranging from its autonomous vehicle unit to helium balloons that provide solar-powered internet services in remote areas. read more

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Bad News for Gas Sellers as Slowdown In China Set to Worsen

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(Bloomberg) — A slowdown in gas demand growth in China, the driver of global use over the past two years, is expected to slacken further, adding to investor concern as supply continues to build.

Consumption in 2021-2025 will grow at a slower pace than it has in the current five-year period, a researcher at China’s economic planning department said at the BloombergNEF summit in Shanghai on Wednesday. Furthermore, a weaker economy and rising imports via pipeline could shrink the share of liquefied natural gas in the overall Chinese market, according to gas utility ENN Energy Holdings Ltd. read more

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