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WHAT'S THE OUTLOOK FOR BG GROUP AFTER THESE RESULTS?

<strong>RONNIE CHOPRA </strong>FALCON SECURITIES<br /><br />&ldquo;All the large integrated oil companies are struggling with production growth, and new discoveries are struggling to replace the existing assets. BG has a first-class portfolio of assets across the globe which would make an attractive fit for a predator. BG has outstanding growth prospects.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>HENK POTTS </strong>BARCLAYS WEALTH<br /><br />&ldquo;Despite the headline figures and good prospects from Brazil, the performance in exploration and production was disappointing and is likely to put short-term pressure on the shares. There was also limited further guidance provided on exploration and production volumes or liquefied natural gas.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>MALCOLM GRAHAM-WOOD </strong>HANSONWESTHOUSE<br /><br />&ldquo;Although I&rsquo;m disappointed that BG has slipped in its formerly excellent handling of market relationships, we are not going to join the short-term nature of the criticism and still totally believe in the long-term prospects of the truly exceptional growth that BG offers. The Brazil discovery is a curate&rsquo;s egg.&rdquo;