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Oil prices have steadied near six-year lows, with gains capped by lingering concern about a global supply glut, weak demand and Greece's political future.
Dubai International has overtaken London's Heathrow Airport to become the world's top hub in international travel after handling 70.47 million passengers in 2014.
Intensifying anxiety over Greece has sent European stock markets lower, with the new government set on a course with creditors over plans to renegotiate its bailout.
World oil prices have fallen too far, state-owned energy giant Saudi Aramco says, stressing that it is for the market and not Opec producers to shore them up.
Diamond miner Gem Diamonds sees weakness in diamond prices in the fourth quarter that could continue in early 2015.
The operating environment in SA remains tough due to weak economic growth, power shortages and increased competitor activity, says PPC.
Qantas Airways is restructuring its international tariffs to absorb fuel surcharges into base fares, adding that lower oil prices put airlines in a better position.
A group of British lawmakers have failed to block plans for shale gas fracking in Britain, but the government has agreed to tougher regulation.