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  • Helped by strong government support, plentiful labour and an abundant supply of raw materials like steel, China could become a major offshore oil equipment manufacturing hub in less than 10 years, industry executives say, just like Singapore and South Korea overtook the United States and Europe in the 1990 s.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, April 11- The purchase of a Texas oil refinery by Brazil's state-run oil company has become a campaign issue as opponents of President Dilma Rousseff use it to attack her reputation as a no-nonsense manager and weaken her lead ahead of the October election.

  • The unfolding crisis in Ukraine, which is locked in dispute with gas giant Gazprom, is of “utmost importance” to the world’s natural gas market, says the head of the International Gas Union.

  • European stocks close mixed as miners, banks weigh Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 1:25 PM ET

    European stock markets closed mixed on Thursday.

  • *Russia's gas supply relation to Europe would not easily break down. GOYANG, South Korea, March 24- Tension between Russia and the West may spur the U.S. to speed up approvals for more projects to export gas, said the head of a UK- based unit of France's Total group, as Europe looks for other sources of fuel supply.

  • March 10- SunPower Corp will launch the first tranche of its bonds backed by solar assets in the second half of the year, Chief Executive Thomas Werner told Reuters. SunPower's plan to launch notes backed by leases associated with its solar projects comes after SolarCity Corp became the first company to offer solar securities last year.

  • Libya's oil output goes from bad to worse Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 1:56 PM ET
    Libyan soldiers stand guard at a gas station in Tripoli late last year. The army was deployed during a fuel shortage in the country.

    Libya's domestic disorder is undermining oil production and removing a source of high-quality oil blends for aging European refineries.

  • Europe shares close higher on China data, US debt deal Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 12:05 PM ET

    European stocks closed higher on Wednesday as investors around the globe cheered strong Chinese export data and a U.S. debt deal.

  • Total CEO shrugs off weak earnings, upbeat on 2014 Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 2:26 AM ET

    French oil company Total posted a 19 percent drop in fourth-quarter adjusted net profit to 2.47 billion euros ($3.38 billion).

  • Long-term debt ceiling solution 'hard to see': Mayer Saturday, 25 Jan 2014 | 12:17 PM ET
    Marissa Mayer

    Negotiations over the U.S. debt ceiling are still one of the biggest risks facing the world, according to Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer.

  • US oil skids under $100, battered by Libya woes Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | 2:44 PM ET
    A worker from the Libyan Oil and Gas national company checks oil loading taps and meters at the Hariqa oil port storage in Tobruk, Libya.

    Crude oil futures tumbled, on signals that output from Libya may be starting to recover and concerns over debt in China.

  • US crude ends near $99 as traders book profits Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 2:39 PM ET

    Crude oil futures slipped in light volume, as traders booked profits after three days of gains ahead of Christmas.

  • Stock-market bulls face hurdles in the week ahead Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 9:22 PM ET

    Bulls face a trio of challenges: The Fed, earnings from some big names and delayed data due to the shutdown. Will they keep running or lie down?

  • Europe shares close lower amid Syria tension Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 12:56 PM ET

    European shares closed lower on Monday as tensions over Syria and monetary policy continued to dominate the agenda.

  • According to the French oil and gas company, Total, the decision has nothing to do with tax avoidance but to be closer to the City of London where oil is traded. Stephane Pedrazzi has more from Paris.

  • French firms, want a better profile? Try London Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 7:45 AM ET

    French oil major Total plans to move its corporate treasury department to London to get closer to analysts and raise its profile with investors, a spokesman said.

  • Europe shares close down as autos drag Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed down on Friday, ending the week with a slight loss, after a choppy trading session which saw Rolls Royce and Daimler drag European bourses lower following analyst downgrades.

  • Earnings crystal ball looks pretty scary Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 4:33 PM ET

    Earnings season officially kicked off today, and a number of negative preannouncements from S&P 500 companies could mean ugly results.

  • Energy Giants Get Their Guard Up Against Terrorism Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 12:49 PM ET
    The In Amenas Gas Plant facility, Algeria

    Statoil said last week it was forming a special operations division to handle emergency operations in response to a terrorist attack on a natural gas facility in Algeria.

  • Qatar's Emir Set to Hand Over Power to Son Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 11:37 AM ET
    Qatari Emir sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa al-Thani (R) and Qatari Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani (L) in 2007.

    The emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, 61, informed members of the ruling family on Monday of his decision to hand power to Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim, the Qatari-owned television channel Al Jazeera said.