BIG MILESTONE: Some 388 employees of Japan's All Nippon Airways Group Companies stand in formation that reads"30th thanks" in front of a Boeng 787 aircraft at narita International Airport in Chiba. The airline celebrates its 30th anniversary since its first regular international lights in March 3. (Kazuhiro Nogi, AFP)
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The dollar has extended its gains as a closely watched US jobs report fanned speculation that the Federal Reserve may hike interest rates as early as next month.
Crude prices have edged down in Asia as worries about the ongoing supply glut offset news that Saudi Arabia and Venezuela held talks on stabilising the stressed market.
Israel is looking to exploit its substantial natural gas reserves with two potential pipeline projects to Turkey and Greece.
National Oil Corp in western Libya has warned traders against loading “illicit” cargoes of oil at Hariga port in the eastern part of the country.
China plans to chop coal production capacity as part of efforts by President Xi Jinping’s government to cut industrial overcapacity and use cleaner energy sources.
France's southwestern Cahors region is a new frontier for foreign investors, from Argentine winegrowers to potential investor ambassadors from China.
Wall Street stocks have opened lower as fresh data on the US jobs market added some support for another interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve.
Indian housewives and food processors are using more soybean oil than ever, cutting the country’s reliance on palm oil shipped from Southeast Asia.