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Business News Archive - July 30, 2009

PARIS, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - First Half 2009 Revenue up 85% to EUR75.7 Million Q2 2009 average entitled production of 7,615 b/d, representing an average of 4,906 b/d (excluding Venezuela) in the first half of 2009 Gabon current entitled production for Maurel & Prom of 10,350 b/d Receipt of USD 73.2 million as reimbursement for 15% of costs and investments made on Onal in Gabon Revenue for the 1st half of 2009 In millions of euros Q1 2009 Q2 2009* H1 2009 H1 2008 Change Congo 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.3 -50% Tilapia 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.3 -50% Gabon 1.0 32.6 33.7 2.4 nc Banio 1.0 1.4 2.4 2.4 - Onal 0.0 21.0 21.0 0.0 - Omko 0.0 10.2 10.2 0.0

TSX: MAI NASD-OTCBB: MNEAF SPOKANE, WA, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Minera Andes Inc.

LONDON, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A) (NYSE:RDS.B) today announced an interim dividend in respect of the second quarter of 2009 of US$0.42 per A and B ordinary share, an increase of 5% over the US dollar dividend for the same quarter last year. Dividends declared on A ordinary shares ("A shares") will be paid by default in euro, although holders of A shares will be able to elect to receive dividend in pounds sterling.

LONDON, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International tobacco group British American Tobacco today said it was confident of achieving growth over the rest of the year despite the current economic and trading circumstances. Interviewed on the group's half-year results, CEO Paul Adams said he believed revenues would continue to grow. "I think our market shares are good to solid.

JOHANNESBURG, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Net cash generated US$106 millionGood progress on debt refinancingGlobal economy remains weakProduction curtailed in all regions to match supply to demandStronger Rand impacts SA margins unfavourablyBasic loss per share 12 US centsAcquisition synergies on trackSummary Quarter ended Nine months ended ------------- ----------------- June March June June June 2009 2009 2008 2009 2008 Key figures: (US$million) Sales 1,316 1,313 1,494 3,816 4,344 Operating (loss) profit (7) 6 (23) 56 289 Special items - (gains) losses * (6) (23) 111 (61) (12) Operating (loss) profit excluding special items (13) (17) 88

HOUSTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CARBO Ceramics Inc. (NYSE: CRR) today reported net income of $9.4 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, on revenues of $69.3 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2009.

LONDON, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In an interim results interview Rolls-Royce Chief Executive Sir John Rose talks about the company's record order book, diversified business model and the early actions it took on costs as underpinning another set of resilient results. He also discusses the significant investments Rolls-Royce is making to deliver further growth in the future and reiterates the company's full year guidance. The interview and transcript are available now on http://w3.cantos.com/rollsroyce. It's free to view.

GREENWICH, Conn., July 30, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) (NYSE: GWR) reported net income in the second quarter of 2009 of $7.4 million, compared with net income of $15.4 million in the second quarter of 2008.

CHANDLER, Ariz., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Radiall USA, Inc., is proud to introduce the addition of its new range of SMP bullet female-to-female spring-loaded adapters to their extensive offering of cost effective SMP solutions.

LOS ANGELES, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. paper companies continue to benefit from a tax credit that allows them to claim part of their black liquor pulp-making process as an alternative fuel.

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