Royal Dutch Shell cuts dividend for first time since WWII


  • Energy Premium
  • Thursday, 30 Apr 2020

ROYAL Dutch Shell Plc cut its dividend for the first time since the Second World War as the oil slump triggered by the coronavirus pandemic reshapes the energy industry.

The surprise move is the latest illustration of how the global spread of the deadly disease is causing the biggest upheaval for generations. Energy consumption is undergoing a historic plunge, as is GDP growth in many countries. The global economy that emerges from the other side of the crisis may look very different, with lasting changes to patterns of fuel demand.

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