Neil Collins

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Shell is all at sea

Neil Collins’ Notebook: Witnessing the oil price plunge below zero clearly spooked the Shell board. But its response was a short-sighted one.

Shoppers walk past an outlet of Next, whose chief executive favours buy-backs.

Buying back the farm

Neil Collins’ Notebook: Companies should follow the Next example and set out strict rules – and prices – for share buy-backs.