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  • LONDON, March 10- The world's two biggest oil firms, Exxon Mobil Corp and Royal Dutch Shell, may withstand the oil price collapse better than their rivals because they are closer to finishing expensive investment projects while others must keep spending. Exxon started eight major oil and gas production projects last year in locations ranging from Papua New...

  • LONDON, March 10- The world's two biggest oil firms, Exxon Mobil Corp and Royal Dutch Shell, may withstand the oil price collapse better than their rivals because they are closer to finishing expensive investment projects while others must keep spending. Exxon started eight major oil and gas production projects last year in locations ranging from Papua New...

  • *LDB is Senegal's only processing firm using milk from local herd. RICHARD TOLL, Senegal, March 9- Bagore Bathily was working as a vet to Senegal's pastoralist farmers when he was struck by an absurdity: 3 million cows roam the country but no dairy company processes their milk. Demand for dairy products was growing among Senegal's middle class but consumer choice...

  • ABU DHABI, March 9- The United Arab Emirates' economy minister hit back at criticism of Gulf airlines during a news conference with his German counterpart on Monday, demanding those who accuse them of benefiting from government subsidies provide proof. A dossier compiled by a group of U.S. airlines alleged last month that the UAE's Emirates and Etihad Airways, as...

  • Traders cash out on tanker-stored oil as prices rise Sunday, 8 Mar 2015 | 11:22 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, March 9- Traders who have been storing oil since the start of the year are selling some supplies back into the market, completing a trade-play that made oil storage profitable, and re-injecting fuel into an already oversupplied market. The selling signals a winding down of a strategy that has seen at least 50 million barrels of oil stored in tankers,...

  • SEOUL, March 9- Flashy Maseratis and Bentleys are fast becoming the cars of choice for young, monied South Koreans, eclipsing German luxury brands now so commonplace that some in Seoul's upscale Gangnam district jokingly refer to a BMW 5- series as a Hyundai Sonata. Last year, the Seoul dealership of Volkswagen unit Bentley Motors was the top global seller of...

  • DUBAI, March 8- United Arab Emirates airlines Emirates, flydubai and Etihad Airways have suspended flights to Erbil, the airlines said in separate statements on Sunday, citing security concerns as Islamic State razes ancient cities in Iraq's north. Budget carrier flydubai, which was involved in a security incident in January when bullets hit one of its planes...

  • FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates, March 5- Vopak, the world's largest independent storage tank operator, is expanding its chemical product storage capacity in Saudi Arabia, a senior executive told Reuters on Thursday. Vopak, which offers oil, chemical and biofuels storage in the world's top bunkering hubs Singapore and Rotterdam, as well as on the east coast of the...

  • BERLIN, March 5- Emirates has had extensive discussions with Airbus about the production of a revamped version of the A380 super jumbo with more efficient engines, the airline's president said on Thursday. Its first 90 A380 aircraft are supplied with engines from Engine Alliance, a joint venture between General Electric and Pratt& Whitney.

  • *Higher fund flows coming from eastern Europe to Dubai. Swiss-based but Abu Dhabi- owned Falcon would be open to deals covering its core target markets of the Gulf, Eastern Europe, Africa and South East Asia, according to Erich Pfister, who took up the role in January. The last major acquisition by Falcon, which manages around 16 billion francs of assets, was the...

  • *Saudis fear Obama wants Iran deal "whatever the cost". Secretary of State John Kerry flies to Riyadh this week to try to reassure King Salman that any nuclear deal with Iran will be in Saudi interests, despite the kingdom's fears that it may boost Tehran's backing for Shi'ite Muslim groups in the region. While the main critics of the U.S. push for a nuclear deal with...

  • Iraq battles to rebuild despite war and oil slump Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 AM ET

    *New city aims to house half a million people near Baghdad. *Challenges face mega projects planned for Basra, Baghdad. BAGHDAD, March 3- On a main highway south of Baghdad, dozens of buildings rise up from the Iraqi plains, the first blocks of a multi-billion-dollar city emerging from a landscape more accustomed to conflict and crisis than glitzy new development.

  • Secretary of State John Kerry flies to Riyadh this week to reassure King Salman that any nuclear deal with Iran is in Saudi Arabia's interest, despite the country's fears it may boost its rival's support for Shi'ite Muslim interests in the region. But Saudi Arabia is sceptical too that any agreement would only let Iran devote more cash and energy to Shi'ite...

  • NEW YORK, March 2- IBM Corp was sued on Monday by a shareholder that said it committed securities fraud by failing to write down a money-losing semiconductor unit before agreeing to pay another company $1.5 billion to take that unit off its hands. The lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court arose from IBM's announcement last Oct. 20 that it would sell the unit to...

  • DUBAI, March 2- Egypt has obtained $23 billion in aid from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait in the 18 months since Islamist President Mohamed Mursi was ousted, Investment Minister Ashraf Salman said on Monday. Speaking at a business conference in Dubai, Salman said the aid included oil shipments, cash grants and deposits in Egypt's central bank.

  • ABU DHABI, March 2- The Kuwait Investment Office, the London branch office of sovereign wealth fund Kuwait Investment Authority, is gradually reducing its overweight stance on U.S. assets after keeping that position for seven years, its chief executive said on Monday. Osama al-Ayoub, speaking at a business conference in Abu Dhabi, also said the KIO was going...

  • ABU DHABI, March 2- The Kuwait Investment Office, the London branch office of sovereign wealth fund Kuwait Investment Authority, is gradually reducing its overweight stance on U.S. assets after keeping that position for seven years, its chief executive said on Monday. Osama al-Ayoub, speaking at a business conference in Abu Dhabi, also said the KIO was going...

  • *Exports to EU, China fall; sales to U.S. rise. SEOUL, March 1- South Korean exports last month suffered their worst fall in two years on weaker sales to Europe and China, lower oil prices and long holidays, but the government said global demand showed some signs of recovery. Exports in February fell 3.4 percent from a year earlier to $41.46 billion, while imports...

  • PARIS, Feb 25- The head of Dubai's Emirates has hit back at U.S. airlines in an increasingly bitter subsidy spat and urged Washington to block their calls to renegotiate Open Skies agreements. He was responding to allegations of trade-distorting Gulf subsidies made by the three largest U.S. airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and United Airlines.

  • RIYADH/ DUBAI, Feb 25- Mobily's problems piled up on Wednesday after Saudi Arabia's second largest mobile operator said it made a $243 million loss in 2014, had breached covenants on long-term loans and removed its chief executive. Mobily-- officially known as Etihad Etisalat-- made a loss of 913 million riyals in 2014 after it took an additional charge of 1.13...