(FILES) This file photo taken on January 20, 2016 shows a horse-drawn funeral carriage passing a Royal Dutch Shell petrol station in Hook, near Basingstoke. / AFP / ADRIAN DENNIS AND ADRIAN DENNIS
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Energy giant Royal Dutch Shell Wednesday said it was cutting at least another 2,200 jobs owing to low oil prices and following its takeover of smaller rival BG Group.Shell said the latest losses bring to at least 12,500 the number of staff and direct contractor roles being cut from the company between the start of last year and end of 2016 .However Shell still pressed ahead with its £47-billion ($69-billion, 62 billion-euro) takeover of British company BG Group, in a deal aimed at strengthening Shell's position in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market.At the end of 2015, Shell employed around 90,000 people globally, while BG had some 4,600 staff.
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