LIGHTS OUT: Activists of the Red Cross light candles during "Earth Hour". Thousands of cities around the world turned off lights to warn of the dangers of climate change. (Robert Atanasovski, AFP)
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African oil products demand growth has remained strong across all regions, according to an independent consultancy focusing on the African energy market.
Rich nations provided around five times as much in export subsidies for fossil-fuel technology as for renewable energy over a decade, according to OECD data seen by Reuters.
Germany's egg-colouring plants are in full production mode in the weeks running up to Easter.
The macaroni and ketchup merger of Kraft Foods and HJ Heinz may prove a boon to the far smaller natural and organic food companies that have seized market share.
French oil giant Total says it has sold its stake in a Nigerian oil field to a local company for $569m.
A World Bank Group executive has admitted the bank is under pressure to reform as more countries are joining a new China-backed investment bank.
British Airways says tens of thousands of its frequent flyer accounts have been hacked and that it has frozen those affected to sort the problem out.
European stocks have risen early, bouncing back from last week's losses with tech shares rallying after merger talks in the sector spurred a late-session rally.