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US gas export clout set to grow with new LNG approvals

US gas export clout set to grow with new LNG approvals

America is set to become an even bigger player in the global liquefied natural gas market after the nation’s top regulator approved two more projects to export the super-chilled fuel. Tellurian Inc’s proposed $28bn Driftwood terminal in Louisiana and Sempra Energy’s Port Arthur LNG project in Texas

Indian refiners turn to Opec, Mexico, US to make up Iran oil gap

Indian refiners turn to Opec, Mexico, US to make up Iran oil gap

Indian refiners are increasing their planned purchases from Opec nations, Mexico and the US to make up for any loss of Iranian oil if the US enforces sanctions more harshly from next month, sources and company officials said.

Iran crude oil buyers stay on the sidelines as waiver decision looms

Iran crude oil buyers stay on the sidelines as waiver decision looms

The biggest buyers of Iranian oil are said to be putting their purchases on hold as they wait to see whether the White House will extend waivers allowing them to keep buying the crude.

IMF slates unpredictable policies in report Tanzania blocked

IMF slates unpredictable policies in report Tanzania blocked

The International Monetary Fund said that Tanzania’s economy is being harmed by the government’s “unpredictable and interventionist policies” in a report whose release the East African country has blocked.

South Africa forced into emergency bailout to troubled Eskom

South Africa forced into emergency bailout to troubled Eskom

Less than a week after the boss of South Africa’s Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd declared “the days of surprises are over,” documents show the government was forced to pay 5bn rand ($355.2mn) in emergency funds so the state-based utility could meet obligations.

First Japan-built airliner in 50 years takes on Boeing, Airbus

First Japan-built airliner in 50 years takes on Boeing, Airbus

A new, long-delayed 88-passenger jet from Japan may finally be the right plane at the right time. More cities in Asia and Europe are seeking to link up with each other and the global air travel network.

Coming soon to China: The car of the future

Coming soon to China: The car of the future

Global automakers are positioning for a brave new world of on-demand transport that will require a car of the future – hyper-connected, autonomous, and shared – and China may become the concept’s laboratory.

Nomura chief vows to stay independent, swiftly implement revamp plan

Nomura chief vows to stay independent, swiftly implement revamp plan

Nomura Holdings Inc’s chief executive vowed to keep Japan’s biggest brokerage independent and quickly implement his latest turnaround plan as a slumping share price puts the question of a potential merger in focus.

Pinterest shares soar in debut in this year’s second-biggest US IPO

Pinterest shares soar in debut in this year’s second-biggest US IPO

Pinterest climbed as much as 33% in its trading debut after raising $1.4bn in the year’s second-biggest US initial public offering, pinning investor hopes on a continuing listing surge.

Opec is gambling with success of production cuts as $80 oil looms

Opec is gambling with success of production cuts as $80 oil looms

After managing to revive oil prices through production cutbacks, Opec now risks squandering its victory again by letting crude surge too high.

Amazon, Google end boycott of each others’ video services

Amazon, Google end boycott of each others’ video services

The frosty relationship between Google and Amazon.com Inc thawed a little further. The two tech giants said on Thursday they would begin letting each others’ video services appear on their respective streaming gadgets.

Deutsche Bank said to prepare Plan B if takeover talks fail

Deutsche Bank said to prepare Plan B if takeover talks fail

Deutsche Bank AG is working on an alternative strategy to present to investors should takeover talks with rival Commerzbank AG collapse, according to people familiar with the matter.

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