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  • JOHANNESBURG, Sept 14- Mobile internet firm Afrimax Group has raised $120 million to fund the expansion of a high-speed broadband network in Africa, it said on Tuesday, the latest firm to jockey for position in the continent's fast-growing consumer internet market. The money has been raised from a consortium of investors led by Japan's Mitsui& Co. Other...

  • ATHENS, Sept 2- Greece will miss its revenue target from asset sales this year due to delays in a 1.2 billion euro airport deal, the head of its privatisation agency said on Wednesday, in a setback to efforts to meet the terms of its new bailout. As part of its commitments under the 86 billion euro rescue loan from international creditors, Greece aims to raise 1.4...

  • TOKYO, Aug 28- Japan's Nikkei share average surged more than 2 percent on Friday, helped by further gains on Wall Street after strong U.S. economic data buoyed sentiment that had been shaken by fears of a China- led global economic slowdown. Commodity-related stocks led the rally after oil prices rocketed overnight and other commodity prices soared, with trading...

  • TOKYO, Aug 19- Japan and Iran will start negotiations on an investment accord once sanctions are lifted following last month's landmark international deal on Tehran's nuclear programme, the Nikkei reported on Wednesday, citing Japanese government sources. Japan is keen to boost ties with Iran and invest in resource projects in the country, as well as return...

  • SAO PAULO, August 17- A Brazilian judge sentenced Nestor Cervero, former international chief of state-run oil firm Petrobras, to just over 12 years in prison on Monday for corruption and money laundering related to a bribe allegedly paid to the speaker of Brazil's lower house of Congress. Cervero and two other defendants are accused of organizing bribes from...

  • The Commerce Department's approval came as momentum for exports has been growing on Capitol Hill, where a bill to reverse the ban will be debated on the Senate floor after the August recess. Congress passed the export ban after the 1970 s Arab oil embargo led to snaking lines at gas stations and fears of a global energy shortage. January 2014- Senator Lisa...

  • Deutsche Securities employee, client arrested in Japan Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 12:28 AM ET
     Deutsche Bank

    Tokyo police arrested a Deutsche Securities employee for suspected bribery after the Deutsche official spent thousands of dollars on entertainment.

  • Nikkei Business Report Friday, 17 May 2013 | 4:40 AM ET
    Nikkei Business Report

    Mitsui, Mitsubishi and Nippon Yusen reached a joint venture agreement with the U.S. firm Sempra Energy. The project, estimated to cost $10 billion, plans to produce 12 million tons of liquefied natural gas a year by 2017, or equivalent to 10% of annual Japanese demand. The Nikkei's Sachiko Kishida reports.

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    South Korean construction stocks have lost almost 20 percent of their value this month, falling to levels last seen four years ago.

  • Woodside Shelves $40 Billion Australia LNG Project Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 11:45 PM ET
    Liquifaction Plant

    Woodside Petroleum has shelved plans for its $40 billion Browse liquefied natural gas project in Western Australia, saying it will consider a floating LNG plant instead.

  • US Boom Times Ahead? Maybe, Thanks to Shale Gas Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 12:36 PM ET
    Workers make a pipe connection on the drill string on the Orion Perseus drilling rig that is currently drilling for oil and gas in the Eagle Ford Shale, Webb County, Texas.

    With cheap shale gas making the US a magnet for industrial companies, many economists are positing a return to industrialization after more than a decade of consumption-led growth.

  • US Shale No Panacea for Japan's Crippling Energy Bills Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 11:21 PM ET

    U.S. shale gas may not be the panacea being touted by Japan's politicians and companies to sharply reduce the country's crippling energy bills.

  • TOKYO, Oct 31- Japan's Nikkei share average was seen moving higher on Wednesday after losing 1 percent on profit-taking a day earlier when the Bank of Japan eased monetary policy in line with expectations. ``Since the reaction to the BOJ was fully priced in yesterday, I think we should bounce back today,'' said Toshiyuki Kanayama, senior market analyst at Monex. ``The index should be steady, with some small gains, although there's a lack of incentives because the U.S. wasn't open.'' Market players said the Nikkei was likely to trade between 8,850 to 8,950 on Wednesday.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 25- Brazilian mining company Vale SA plans to sell underperforming assets to control costs and boost profit, executives said on Thursday, a day after reporting weak earnings and halting work on a giant iron ore mine in the West African nation of Guinea.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 25- Brazilian mining company Vale SA plans to sell underperforming assets to control costs and boost profit, executives said on Thursday, a day after reporting weak earnings and halting work on a giant iron ore mine in the West African nation of Guinea.

  • CEO of long-delayed giant Mongolian coal project quits Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 6:12 AM ET

    ULAN BATOR, Oct 11- The head of the state-owned company charged with developing Mongolia's long-delayed Tavan Tolgoi coal project in the South Gobi region resigned on Thursday, raising hopes that a new CEO may hasten the launch of the massive mine. Enebish will be replaced by Batsuur Yaichil, a former member of parliament with the ruling Democratic Party.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 9- Asia's fuel oil cash differentials recovered on Tuesday as low prices helped to stir up buying interest. Cash differential for 180- centistoke fuel oil narrowed more than a dollar to a discount of 40 cents a tonne above Singapore spot quotes, the highest in three sessions.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 9- Indonesia's state-owned Pertamina has concluded term negotiations to supply low sulphur waxy residue in the fourth quarter at lower premiums, traders said. The term contract, to supply about 200,000 barrels of V1250 grade LSWR a month, was awarded at a premium of $50.00- $55.00 a tonne to Singapore quotes, according to the traders.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 5- Asia's fuel oil market plunged further on Monday, with the prompt inter-month spread sinking to its lowest in nearly two years amid abundant supply of the 180- centistoke fuel oil. Sri Lankan refiner Ceylon Petroleum Corp has emerged in the spot market to seek 20,000 tonnes of high sulphur fuel oil and 20,000 tonnes of low sulphur fuel oil.

  • Russia's Sakhalin-2 sees flat oil output in 2012 Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 8:50 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Oct 5- Russia's Pacific Sakhalin-2 project, in which Shell owns a 27.5 percent stake, expects no change to its oil production this year, a spokesman for the operator said on Friday, refuting media reports of a possible decline.