19/01 Nigeria has moved closer to turning an oil industry bill into law after a 17 year struggle to complete the legislation which aims to increase transparency and stimulate growth in the country's oil industry.  Full story
03h08 Top U.S. grains merchant Archer Daniels Midland Co has proposed a takeover of Bunge Ltd, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, a move that could set up a battle for Bunge with Switzerland-based rival Glencore Plc.  Full story
00h33 Canadian marijuana producer Aurora Cannabis Inc is in talks with rivals CanniMed Therapeutics Inc and Newstrike Resources Ltd to buy both businesses in a friendly deal that would create the nation's top weed company, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday.  Full story
19/01 Agricultural processing and trading company Archer Daniels Midland Co has proposed a takeover of Bunge Ltd, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, a move that could set up a battle for Bunge with London-based rival Glencore Plc .  Full story
19/01 Oil prices ended down on Friday and broke a four-week winning streak after a rally that had taken benchmarks to three-year highs, as investors sold positions on re-emerging U.S. production concerns.. . .  Full story
19/01 U.S. energy companies this week cut oil rigs for the second time in three weeks even though crude prices traded near their highest level since 2014. Drillers cut five oil. . .  Full story
19/01 Gold prices rose slightly on Friday as the U.S. dollar hovered near a three-year low on heightened fears of a U.S. government shutdown, but the precious metal was still on track for its first. . .  Full story
19/01 Italian airports and motorway operator Atlantia said on Friday it would call a shareholder meeting to vote on changes to its offer for Spanish rival Abertis, as it seeks to strengthen its hand in. . .  Full story
19/01 Falling stockpiles and pollution alerts in top metals producer China fuelled supply concerns and helped to drive zinc and lead prices to multi-year highs and aluminium to a two-week peak on Friday.. . .  Full story
19/01 India and Pakistan summoned each other's envoys on Friday, with the nuclear-armed neighbours accusing one another of violating a military ceasefire in the disputed Kashmir region and killing civilians in cross-border firing.. . .  Full story
19/01 Thyssenkrupp will review its strategy after a planned tie-up with India's Tata Steel, its chief executive said on Friday, fuelling investor hopes for further steps to make the sprawling industrial group more focused.. . .  Full story
19/01 European shares rose to highs not seen since 2008 as growing confidence in corporate earnings and in the strength of the global economy continued to fuel a bull market, which shrugged off fears of. . .  Full story
19/01 Russia and Ukraine begin the next round in their legal battle over a politically charged $3 billion Eurobond on Monday, when a hearing at the court of appeal kicks off in London.. . .  Full story
19/01 Britain's major share index rallied to a higher close on Friday as strong metals prices boosted miners and investors sought out makers of consumer staples following fresh evidence of a slowdown in consumer spending.. . .  Full story
19/01 Reliance Industries Ltd expects its earnings to increase further in the coming quarters after they hit a record in the third quarter, helped by the first-ever profit at its Jio telecoms business.. . .  Full story
19/01 Russian steelmakers ramped up production in 2017, making the most of rising prices and demand after a two-year sector downturn, though some analysts warned that dangers could be lurking around the corner.. . .  Full story
19/01 The premium investors demand to hold Spanish government bonds over benchmark German debt dropped to its lowest in six months on Friday on expectations of a ratings upgrade that would give Spain its first. . .  Full story
19/01 A Singapore court last Saturday charged three men suspected of involvement in large-scale oil theft at Shell's biggest refinery, days after bringing charges against 11 under an extensive probe by authorities in the city state.. . .  Full story
19/01 Singapore authorities say they have uncovered a complex, cross-border scheme to steal large quantities of oil from Shell's biggest refinery.. . .  Full story
19/01 A court in Slovenia has cancelled a Swiss franc real-estate loan because the high risks of such a currency deal were not explained, the borrower's lawyer said on Friday.. . .  Full story
19/01 Luxembourg's finance minister Pierre Gramegna said on Friday the European Commission should stick to the current rules that allow funds managed in London to be domiciled and regulated in another country.. . .  Full story
19/01 French President Emmanuel Macron will host dozens of the world's most powerful business executives at the gilded Palace of Versailles to pitch France Inc before the global elite's annual gathering at Davos.. . .  Full story
19/01 The European results season shifts into gear next week with equity valuations at their highest in more than a year and investors betting that the engine of earnings upgrades has plenty more fuel in. . .  Full story
19/01 The Italian economy grew by 1.4 percent last year and expansion will remain broadly steady this year before slowing to 1.2 percent in 2019 and 2020, the central bank said on Friday.. . .  Full story
19/01 In Balmedie, a village on the northeast coast of Scotland, an unfinished 12 km stretch of dual carriageway is a stark illustration of why British construction company Carillion went bust this week.. . .  Full story
19/01 A centre-right grouping involving former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is pledging to slash taxes and throw out a drastic pension reform in its bid to win over voters at a national election in. . .  Full story
19/01 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is in talks over a possible sale of a 15 percent stake in mid-sized Russian bank SDM to Expobank, two sources close to the talks told. . .  Full story
19/01 Two of India's biggest private-sector lenders - HDFC Bank Ltd and Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd - each reported a 20 percent rise in third-quarter net profit on Friday due to strong lending growth and as. . .  Full story
19/01 Fortum has received just 46.93 percent of shares in German energy group Uniper , which the Finnish company is trying to buy via a 8.05 billion euros ($9.88 billion) takeover bid.. . .  Full story
19/01 The unplanned shutdown in December of Britain's biggest oil pipeline, Forties, which shut off supplies for more than two weeks and fired up global oil prices, had an unlikely cause: Scottish granite, its owner. . .  Full story
19/01 Russia's biggest lender Sberbank plans to help small firms raise funds from private investors with a peer-to-business platform, three sources familiar with the plans said, competing with two other ventures that support the cash-starved companies.. . .  Full story
19/01 European wholesale power prices for early next week were down on Friday as milder weather prospects led to lower demand while more thermal capacities were being readied.. . .  Full story
19/01 Credito Valtellinese (Creval) expects to launch its planned 700 million euro ($859 million) share sale on Feb. 19, two sources familiar with the matter said, testing investor demand for Italian banks ahead of a general. . .  Full story
19/01 Britain's biggest floor coverings retailer Carpetright lost almost half of its stock market value on Friday after it warned on full-year profit, blaming a post-Christmas drop in sales on waning consumer confidence.. . .  Full story
19/01 Sri Lankan shares snapped a seven-session streak of declines on Friday, recovering from a near three-week closing low hit in the previous session, as investors picked up battered blue-chip and banking shares.. . .  Full story
19/01 The relentless rise in global stocks should extend in the short-term as investors pump record amounts of cash into equities after a "super-frothy" start to 2018, strategists at Bank of America Merrill Lynch said. . .  Full story

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