19 JUNE 1926, Page 32

Whatever other industries may flag, the big oil concerns appear

to have no difficulty in maintaining prosperity. The Royal Dutch Report for 1925 showed profits of 94,500,000 florins, as compared with 87,980,000 florins in the previous year, and the Company therefore is well able to repeat its divi- dend of 23 per cent., and the huge reserves have been further increased from 30,878,000 florins to 44,275,000 florins, while the balance-sheet shows a cash item of no less than 142,845,000 florins against 106,000,000 florins a year ago. In the details given of the various centres in which the Royal Dutch Com- pany is interested, it is shown that. the Mexican Eagle's pro- duction increased very greatly.

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