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Who is to blame for the oil price dive?

Dec 21 2014 15:47

Oil-rich Arab Gulf countries have blamed "irresponsible" producers outside the Opec cartel for a plunge in crude prices, but is confident markets will rebound.


No conspiracy behind oil prices - Saudi Arabia

Dec 21 2014 16:27

Saudi Arabia's oil chief has dismissed allegations that his kingdom conspired to bring down oil prices in order to harm other countries.


Iran, Syria relationship tested by oil price drop

Dec 21 2014 12:29

Syrian businessmen and trade officials say they are worried the economic lifeline provided by Iran is under strain from plunging oil prices.


Cuban cigars get a foot in the US market

Dec 21 2014 11:45

Cuban cigars are set to enjoy a strong come back in the US after President Obama announced plans to restore diplomatic ties with the Caribbean island.


Russia denounces new sanctions

Dec 21 2014 15:47

Russia says new Western sanctions against Ukraine's Crimea region is a "collective punishment" on residents who voted in a referendum last March to join Russia.


Canada slaps sanctions on Russian oil

Dec 21 2014 11:56

Canada has announced new sanctions against Russia, including additional restrictions on the export of technology used in the oil and gas industry.


Australian PM Abbott turns his focus on jobs

Dec 21 2014 11:11

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says his cabinet shake-up was for jobs and families as he deals with the fallout of an unpopular belt-tightening budget.


Hong Kong ex-civil servant guilty of graft

Dec 19 2014 17:45

A former top Hong Kong civil servant has been found guilty of accepting millions of dollars in bribes from a property developer.


UK households to pay £1bn for power backup

Dec 19 2014 17:00

British households are set to pay nearly £1bn to help guarantee the country's electricity supply in 2018/19.


Defending rouble costs Russia $400bn

Dec 19 2014 15:15

Defending the rouble has cost Russia $80bn this year and while the slide has only been slowed, it looks all right by any yardstick of whether reserves are adequate.

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UK households to pay $1.6bn for backup power

Dec 19 2014 15:30

British households will pay nearly £1bn to help guarantee the country's electricity supply in 2018 and 2019.


Modest recovery for France on the cards

Dec 19 2014 16:14

The euro has fallen, oil prices have tumbled and borrowing rates are at record lows and this may help France to kick-start its long-awaited recovery.

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