14h58 Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Saturday it had declared force majeure on the 70,000 barrels per day (bpd) El Feel oilfield after a protest by guards closed the field.  Full story
18h26 Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund, the world's biggest, wants to invest in German medium-sized private companies if the Norwegian government allows it to do so this year, its head Yngve Slyngstad told German magazine Focus.  Full story
16h18 The Chinese securities regulator said it will ramp up regulation of rejected "back-door listings", as part of a wider overhaul of initial public offerings by Beijing.  Full story
15h46 China's banking regulator has introduced steps to cut the red tape for foreign banks, state media agency Xinhua said on Saturday, as part of the government's ongoing effort to promote investment in the country's fast-growing financial sector.  Full story
14h50 Mehul Choksi, one of two businessmen allegedly involved in perpetrating India's biggest ever banking fraud, broke his silence at the weekend with an open letter to employees claiming his innocence and telling them to look. . .  Full story
13h22 Saudi Arabia hopes OPEC and its allies will be able to relax production curbs next year and create a permanent framework to stabilise oil markets after the current supply cut deal ends this year,. . .  Full story
09h36 China's coal imports from key supplier Australia surged in January from a year ago, customs data showed on Saturday, boosted by strong demand at utilities amid freezing weather.. . .  Full story
09h31 Russia remained the top crude oil supplier to China in January, data showed, beginning 2018 on a strong note after the start-up of an expanded trans-Siberia pipeline and as Beijing released more crude import. . .  Full story
07h33 China's new home prices grew in January although major cities saw early signs of softening, as the government continued its efforts to rein in speculative demand to fend off bubble risk.. . .  Full story
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23/02 Cyprus accused Turkey on Friday of threatening to use force against a drillship chartered by Italy's Eni, in a standoff over hydrocarbons rights in the eastern Mediterranean.. . .  Full story
23/02 India's market regulator ordered HDFC Bank on Friday, to conduct an internal inquiry into the suspected leaking of key unpublished financial information and to strengthen its handling of such data.. . .  Full story
23/02 India's central bank has told lenders to link their internal software with the SWIFT interbank messaging system by the end of April, and to alter a range of other protocols with immediate effect, as. . .  Full story
23/02 Arif Naqvi, the founder of Dubai-based emerging markets private equity fund, Abraaj Group, has handed the running of the fund to two co-chief executives and halted investments during a review of the structure of. . .  Full story
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23/02 India is seeking a reasonable price for crude oil from Saudi Arabia, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Friday, in a move that could help Riyadh regain top spot in supplying the world's third. . .  Full story
23/02 Liu He, a Harvard-trained economist who is a trusted confidant of Chinese President Xi Jinping, has emerged as the front runner to be the next governor of the People's Bank of China (PBOC), according. . .  Full story
23/02 Malaysia's Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV), the world's third biggest palm plantation operator, said on Friday it aims to increase its land bank this year and reduce the age profile of trees to improve. . .  Full story
23/02 High local prices hit physical gold demand in India this week while activity in most other Asian centres remained subdued due to the Lunar New Year holiday.. . .  Full story
23/02 India has offered Saudi Arabia a stake in the second phase of the south Asian nation's yet-to-be-built strategic oil reserves, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said in New Delhi on Friday.. . .  Full story
23/02 Japan's financial regulator, concerned that banks are falling behind in their efforts to block money-laundering and other illicit finance, is urging lenders to do more, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said on. . .  Full story
23/02 Most Southeast Asian stock markets closed higher on Friday, in line with broader Asia, after comments from Federal Reserve officials eased worries about faster rate hikes in the United States. St.. . .  Full story
23/02 China's top securities regulator Liu Shiyu has proposed to delay a deadline for the government to authorise a registration-based initial public offering mechanism until Feb. 29, 2020, the official Xinhua News Agency reported on Friday.. . .  Full story
23/02 India's government fully endorses a dramatic move by domestic exchanges to cut off data to global bourses, sources familiar with the matter said, seeing it as vital to lure foreign investments into the country. . .  Full story
23/02 China shares extended their rebound on Friday, shtrugging off Beijing's seizure of high-flying conglomerate Anbang Insurance Group amid signs the government is once again supporting the country's stock markets after their recent rout.. . .  Full story
23/02 Hong Kong stocks rose on Friday, capping a holiday-shortened trading week, as main indexes managed to recover much of the damage done during the recent rout. ** The Hang Seng index rose 1.0 percent,. . .  Full story
23/02 China's insurance regulator on Friday said insurers must take steps to handle fraud risks and that it has issued new guidelines for the industry.. . .  Full story
23/02 Indonesia's president on Thursday said water from the Citarum River should be made drinkable within seven years under a new cleanup project for the Java island river often ranked among the world's most polluted.. . .  Full story
23/02 Tokyo stocks rose on Friday in light trade as receding fears of more aggressive U.S. interest rate hikes boosted sentiment, with defensive shares such as construction and utilities outperforming.. . .  Full story
23/02 China's money rates were stable in the Lunar New Year holiday-shortened week, as liquidity conditions loosened following a generous cash injection by the central bank. The volume-weighted average rate of the. . .  Full story
23/02 South Korea will resume the sale of 50-year treasury bonds this year after a cancelled plan late last year and expects to hold an auction next month, a vice finance minister told Reuters on. . .  Full story
23/02 Indonesian President Joko Widodo is expected to tell parliament by next week who he wants to start a five-year term as central bank governor in May, people knowledgeable about the matter say.. . .  Full story
23/02 China has suspended publishing its volatility index following the recent stock market rout, as regulators step up efforts to curb speculative trading and shore up investor confidence.. . .  Full story
23/02 Japan's factory output is expected to have dropped for the first time in four months in January, a Reuters' poll showed on Friday, but strong global demand and corporate profits will likely continue to. . .  Full story
23/02 Hong Kong stocks rallied across the board on Friday morning, tracking gains in other Asian markets as comments from a Federal Reserve official eased worries about faster U.S. rate hikes.. . .  Full story
23/02 China's January trade with North Korea fell to the lowest level since at least June 2014, the latest sign that China has kept up pressure on its isolated neighbour in line with United Nations. . .  Full story

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