Crude oil extends losses ahead of Thursday's OPEC summit. Oil prices were also under pressure as major oil producing nations failed to agree on curbs to output ahead of an OPEC meeting on Thursday. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.3 percent.» Read More
BRUSSELS, July 12- The European Union targeted Ukrainian separatist leader Aleksandr Borodai and 10 other rebels with travel bans and asset freezes on Saturday, avoiding fresh sanctions on Russian business to avoid antagonizing its main energy supplier.
BRUSSELS/ MOSCOW, July 11- The European Union sought to reassure Russia on Friday that a free-trade pact with Ukraine was not aimed at hurting Moscow but rejected calls to postpone its implementation, offering more talks instead.
*Global agricultural production and consumption to rise. ROME, July 11- World food output is on track to meet the needs of a growing population after a decade punctuated by supply concerns, the OECD and U.N. food agency said on Friday.
MOSCOW, July 11- Russia urged the European Union on Friday to refrain from implementing a free-trade pact with Ukraine until Moscow's concerns over the agreement are addressed.
PARIS, July 11- Global biofuel output should expand in the period to 2023, mostly boosted by increasing demand, higher crude oil prices and government policies, but the rise should be lower than in the past decade, the FAO and OECD said on Friday.
ROME, July 11- The outlook for world food inflation looks lower and more stable as agricultural commodity prices settle over the next decade following years of volatility, the U.N.' s Food and Agriculture Organization and the OECD said on Friday.
LONDON, July 10- Fossil fuels will remain an indispensable part of the global energy supply for at least the next 50 years, so a means must be found to burn them without pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
United States again set to lead non- OPEC output growth. *Sees 310,000 bpd decline in demand for OPEC crude. The report by the 12- member OPEC points to ample supplies next year, especially if there is further progress in resolving outages in OPEC countries Libya, Iraq and Iran.
VIENNA, July 10- The U.N. atomic agency said on Thursday it believed nuclear material which Iraq said had fallen into the hands of insurgents was "low grade" and did not pose a significant security risk.
TOKYO, July 10- U.S. crude oil fell below $102 on Thursday, to trade at its lowest level in more than a month, on wavering demand for gasoline and projections for rising supplies from OPEC member Libya. *U.S. crude futures for August delivery fell 32 cents to $101.97 a barrel by 0002 GMT, after earlier trading as low as $101.72- the lowest level since June 5.
UNITED NATIONS, July 9- North Korea has complained to the United Nations about a film starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, accusing the United States of sponsoring terrorism and committing an act of war by allowing production of a movie about a plot to kill its leader, Kim Jong Un.
*France's Servier, Israel's Teva among those fined. BRUSSELS, July 9- European Union antitrust regulators fined French drugmaker Servier, Israel's Teva and four others a total of 428 million euros on Wednesday, as they crack down on deals which block cheaper generic medicine.
BRUSSELS, July 9- European Union authorities have reached an agreement with the German government on how to make its proposed green energy law compatible with EU state-aid rules, the bloc's antitrust chief said on Wednesday.
BRUSSELS, July 9- European Union state aid regulators cleared on Wednesday the restructuring of Greece's Alpha Bank by downsizing its international operations, saying it would ensure the lender's viability.
*France's Servier, Israel's Teva among those fined. BRUSSELS, July 9- European Union antitrust regulators fined French drugmaker Servier, Israel's Teva and four others a total of 428 million euros on Wednesday for blocking cheaper generic medicine.
DUBAI, July 9- Saudi Arabia produced 9.780 million barrels per day of crude oil in June, up from 9.705 million bpd in May, an industry source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The world's largest oil exporter and OPEC heavyweight supplied 9.745 million bpd to the market, the source said.
PARIS, July 8- OECD sees slowing or stable growth in emerging economies flat in major developing economies with the exception of India while the outlook for most developed economies is stable and improving in the United States, the OECD said on Tuesday.
*Libya lifts force majeure on oil exports from two ports. NEW YORK, July 7- Brent and U.S. crude oil futures fell on Monday to the lowest levels in a month as Libya prepared to resume oil exports from two ports closed nearly a year, and as supply from Iraq remained unaffected by violence sweeping the OPEC country.
*EU had set deadline for Ukraine rebels to meet conditions. BRUSSELS, July 7- European Union governments have agreed in principle to expand the list of people targeted with asset freezes and travel bans over the Ukraine crisis, diplomats said on Monday.
Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon announced on Monday that the United Nations will recognize all same-sex marriages of staff members at the world body. But now the United Nations will recognize all same-sex couples married in a country where it is legal, regardless of their nationality.