SHELL & BG RISKS
Investors's fears that Royal Dutch Shell will fail to complete its planned £43bn acquisition of BG Group have been exaggerated, Shell's chief executive has said.
BG shares are trading at a substantial discount to the value of Shell's offer, suggesting some in the market are concerned the deal will not go through.
But Ben van Beurden told the Financial Times that the two companies' share prices had been "knocked about" by recent turbulence in stock markets, and their valuations were driven by "risk aversion and volatility at the moment, rather than careful considered pricing".
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