May 17 (Bloomberg) -- Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s largest oil company, may give an overview of its current and future investment plans in Alaska, the Gulf of Mexico and China at its annual shareholders’ meeting in The Hague.
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MARKETS: *The Amsterdam Exchanges Index fell 0.7 percent to 352.30. *The Stoxx Europe 600 Index lost 0.1 percent to 280.13. *The Euro was at $1.4168 at 7:22 a.m. *The Dutch 10-year bond yield was 3.368 percent at 7:21 a.m.
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