• *Sasol, Eni to study building plant in Mozambique. The company has seen costs overrun at its flagship Qatar plant, cancelled a U.S. project and is relying on a favourable link between prices for feedstock natural and oil- factors which have jangled the nerves of some investors in Royal Dutch Shell.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Portugal woes sink European stocks Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 7:28 AM ET

    *Earnings, valuations concerns dominate in Europe. LONDON, July 10- Europe's debt-sodden periphery was back at the top of the list of financial concerns on Thursday, troubles around Portugal's biggest listed bank pushing shares sharply lower and quelling demand for an issue of bonds by Greece.

  • Boeing raises forecast for new airplane demand Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 7:05 AM ET

    That's up from Boeing's forecast last year that global airlines would need 35,280 jets worth $4.8 trillion over the next 20 years. "There's no question the market is converging to this size, where network flexibility and cost efficiency meet," said Randy Tinseth, Boeing's commercial airplanes marketing vice president.

  • Bank of England leaves interest rates steady Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 7:02 AM ET

    LONDON— The Bank of England has kept interest rates steady at a record low of 0.5 percent and refrained from pumping more money into the economy even as the recovery gathers strength.

  • Oil prices continue to fall as supplies grow Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 6:03 AM ET

    By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery was down 34 cents to $101.95 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils, was down 12 cents to $108.16 on the ICE Futures exchange in London.

  • "If Airbus doesn't do something with their product strategy, they're headed to 30-35 percent market share" in deliveries of next-generation twin-aisle aircraft, Randy Tinseth, Boeing's vice president of marketing, told reporters in a briefing.

  • UK govt seeks data retention law after EU verdict Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 5:04 AM ET

    LONDON— Concerned after a European court ruled in favor of citizens' right to privacy, Britain's prime minister pledged Thursday to rush through emergency measures to force phone and Internet companies to store call and search records for a year.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Still shaky despite Fed assurance Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 4:39 AM ET

    *Earnings, valuations concerns dominate in Europe. *Asia up as Wall St rises with Fed in no hurry to end QE. LONDON, July 10- European shares were back in negative territory on Thursday, a brief lift from U.S.

  • Stigmatized nuclear workers quit Japan utility Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 2:45 AM ET

    TOKYO— Stigma, pay cuts, and risk of radiation exposure are among the reasons why 3,000 employees have left the utility at the center of Japan's 2011 nuclear disaster.

  • A top holding in the $710 million Ivy Emerging Markets Equity Fund, the best performing diversified emerging market fund over the last five years, is Las Vegas Sands Corp, the U.S.-based casino operator that generates most of its revenue in Macao.

  • SINGAPORE, July 10- Gold edged higher for a second straight session on Thursday, helped by a weaker dollar and as minutes of the Federal Reserve's recent policy meet gave no indication of an early hike in U.S. interest rates.

  • Barclays launches Women in Leadership Index and ETNs Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 8:07 PM ET

    The new index will be composed of companies with a female chief executive officer or women making up at least one-fourth of the board of directors, Barclays said on Wednesday in a statement. In connection with the launch, Barclays executives will ring the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to July 23 Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    CAMBRIDGE, United States- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer speaks on "Financial Sector Reform" before a Martin Feldstein Lecture event hosted by the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge- 2030 GMT.

  • SYDNEY, July 10- The dollar started at one-week lows against a basket of major currencies on Thursday, coming under some pressure after minutes of the Federal Reserve's June meeting gave no clear indication on when interest rates will rise.

  • More 'headline-grabbing' corporate deals expected Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 7:02 PM ET

    LONDON— More "headline-grabbing" acquisitions are likely over the coming year as businesses take advantage of a period of improving economic growth and cheap financing.

  • Slim's Mexico telecoms sale opens doors to competitors Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 5:11 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY, July 9- Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim's plan to divest a chunk of his most valuable asset, phone company America Movil, could open Mexico's telecoms market as never before to rivals.

  • LONDON, July 9- The London Metal Exchange and technology firm Autilla teamed up on Wednesday to launch a last-minute bid to run the new global silver price benchmark in the closely fought contest to replace the 117- year old London "fix."

  • *Libya restarts 340,000 bpd El Sharara oilfield. NEW YORK, July 9- Oil prices fell on Wednesday, with U.S. crude down more than $1 a barrel on faltering demand for gasoline, and Brent down too as a Libyan oilfield resumed output.

  • Oil on 2-week slide even with Mideast turmoil Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 3:50 PM ET

    In the Middle East, the insurgency in Iraq is far from resolved, but hasn't halted oil exports. Tensions between Israel and Hamas have escalated in the past week, but aren't threatening any major oil production. "We in the U.S are sitting on a ton of crude oil," says energy analyst Stephen Schork of the Schork Group.

  • Libya's oil industry remains vulnerable to protests Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 3:46 PM ET

    TRIPOLI, July 9- Libya's oil industry hopes life will return to normal now that a wave of protests has ebbed, but it will take months to ramp up production and more unrest is in prospect as political chaos spreads in the North African country.