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Shell Profit Drops 44%, Matching Estimates, as Crude Tumbles

  • Shares rise most since 2009 are global stocks rebound
  • BG now becomes important for Shell's growth, BMO's Warn says

Royal Dutch Shell Plc, which is on the brink of completing the oil industry’s largest deal in a decade, reported fourth-quarter profit that matched analyst estimates. The shares rose the most in almost seven years amid a rebound in global stocks and a selloff in the dollar.

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