LONG HAUL: A man carries fuel in jerry cans to avoid long queues at a filling station in Lagos. The fuel crisis across the country has worsened as most of the petrol stations were shut down leaving motorists stranded. (Pius Utomi Ekpei, AFP)
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Europe's main stock markets have finished the day lower with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index sliding 0.74% to 6 889.13 points.
German workers last year clocked up the most hours at work since 1992, according to a report by the German Institute for Research into the Labour Market and Careers.
Nigeria's main cities are facing acute gasoline shortages as importers feel the pinch of a plummeting currency, tighter credit lines and unpaid government subsidies.
Wall Street stocks have retreated a day after the Nasdaq topped 5 000 for the first time in 15 years, as electronics retailer Best Buy announced big shareholder payouts.
Britain's blue-chip share index gave up dropping back from record highs, as Glencore and Barclays weighed on the market after earnings releases.
Switzerland has signed a deal with Australia to exchange tax information, the first such agreement under an international framework to swap tax information.
Singapore has been named the world's most expensive city for the second year running, a survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit shows.
Chinese government does not audit assets of state owned firms hold overseas, highlighting difficulties it faces when expanding its anti-corruption drive to SOEs.