BP shareholders want asset sale

BP shareholders have called for the embattled firm to sell up to half of its assets. The firm has already sold assets worth more than $24bn (£14.7bn) as part of a plan to divest $30bn to pay for the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster by the end of the year. Some shareholders have been attracted by the prices BP has been able to command and are urging it to sell another $30bn of its assets in a radical move that would see half of the company wound up.