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Kuwait slams Saudi's halt to joint output

49 minutes ago

A Kuwaiti oil trade union has condemned the unilateral closure by Saudi Arabia of an offshore oilfield jointly operated by the Arab neighbours.


Morocco plans first solar mega-project

47 minutes ago

Morocco's first solar energy plant will begin operating in 2015 as it aims to become a world class renewable energy producer and eyes exporting to nearby Europe.


Oil price no tragedy for Russia, says Putin

Oct 17 2014 19:41

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the low price of oil is not a tragedy for Russia's budget, which is highly dependent on energy revenues.


Putin gets a helping hand from state TV

Oct 17 2014 18:00

As the head of Russia's biggest state bank and a favourite of President Vladimir Putin, German Gref has long been a loyal supporter of state economic policy.


Ukraine, Russia make progresson gas deal

Oct 17 2014 17:00

Progress has been made during talks aimed at resolving a dispute over gas supplies from Russia, says Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.


EU, Singapore wrap up negotiations on deal

Oct 17 2014 16:15

The European Union and Singapore have completed their negotiations on a free trade agreement, the first such deal between the bloc and a South-East Asian country.


Merkel: No breakthrough with Russia on Ukraine

Oct 17 2014 16:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit have not led to a breakthrough in the standoff over Ukraine.


SA economy will not recover - economist

Oct 17 2014 12:11

The SA economy will not recover despite the views held by economists in a poll, warns an agricultural economist.


BoE may keep rates lower for longer

Oct 17 2014 14:42

The Bank of England's chief economist has offered the strongest signal yet that the bank is prepared to delay increases in borrowing costs.


Australia reluctant to tackle climate change

Oct 17 2014 15:00

Business and political leaders worldwide want action to avert the financial repercussions of climate change, but G20 host Australia remains a vocal sceptic.

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Malaysia mechanisation draws mixed feelings

Oct 17 2014 12:15

With the cost of hiring workers soaring, Malaysia government is offering tax benefits to labour-intensive sectors going the automation route.


BoE rates could stay lower for longer

Oct 17 2014 10:15

The Bank of England may need to keep interest rates lower for longer than previously thought, to reduce the chance of the economy slipping into stagnation.

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