LONDON, Oct 7 (Reuters) -
** Royal Dutch Shell up 2 pct, BP up 1.5
pct, and Shell up 8.7 percent this week while BP is up 7.6
percent over the same period, supported by gains in oil prices
and the weakening of the British pound.
** Oil prices have risen nearly 11 percent since OPEC agreed
on a modest output curb in a meeting at Algiers on Sept. 29.
** Sterling recouped some losses after plunging almost 10
percent on Friday amid growing fears of a "hard" exit by Britain
from the European Union that sent a shiver through world stocks
markets ahead of U.S. jobs data.
** Investors have shifted funds into London-listed companies
issuing U.S. dollar denominated dividends in recent months.