There are no plans for BP chief executive Tony Hayward to resign soon, according to the oil company. Russian deputy prime minister Igor Sechin said that he expected Hayward to resign, but BP has denied this. Hayward is currently on a visit to Russia to reassure the Kremlin about the safety of BP's Russian operations. Read more: Reuters
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