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UPDATE 1-Qatar to merge LNG producers Qatargas and RasGas | Reuters

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* Latest move in Qatar energy sector to reduce costs * Transition to be complete by end-2017 – QP CEO * Some job cuts when merger completed; not in operations (Adds detail, context) By Tom Finn DOHA, Dec 11 Qatar will merge state-owned liquefied natural gas producers Qatargas and RasGas ...

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Kenya central bank staff implicated in alleged $350m fraud

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Staff at Kenya’s central bank were an integral part of an alleged $350m fraud over several years at one of the country’s midsized lenders, the lender’s shareholders claim in court documents filed on Friday. They also allege that current supervisors at the central bank have failed in the duties in ...

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S&P rolls out the index changes for quarterly rebalance

As per usual, there were no changes at the big end of town. Remaining unchanged was the S&P/ASX 20, S&P/ASX 50 and S&P/ASX All Australian 50. The S&P/ASX 100 Index has the new entrant of Link Administration Holdings (ASX:LNK), and making way is Iron Mountain Incorporated (ASX:INM). ...

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ExxonMobil head Tillerson emerges as favourite for Trump’s secretary of state

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ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson has emerged as the strong favourite to be Donald Trump’s secretary of state, US media reported on Saturday, potentially placing a businessman with global dealmaking experience at the heart of US foreign policy. After a 41-year career at the oil giant, Mr Tillerson has no ...

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ExxonMobil head Tillerson emerges as favourite for Trump’s secretary of state

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ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson has emerged as the strong favourite to be Donald Trump’s secretary of state, US media reported on Saturday, potentially placing a businessman with global dealmaking experience at the heart of US foreign policy. After a 41-year career at the oil giant, Mr Tillerson has no ...

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Istanbul stadium twin blasts kill 29, wound 166

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Twin attacks by a suicide bomber and a car bomber near an Istanbul football stadium have killed 29 people and wounded 166 others in the latest large-scale assault to traumatise a nation confronting an array of security threats. The bombs targeted police officers, killing 27 of them along with two ...

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CANADA FX DEBT-C$ outpaces greenback, posts new 7-week high as oil rises | Reuters

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(Adds analyst quotes and details on background, updates prices) * Canadian dollar ends at C$1.3180, or 75.87 U.S. cents * Loonie touches its strongest since Oct. 20 at C$1.3153 * Bond prices lower across a steeper yield curve * 10-year yield touches its highest since November 2015 By Fergal Smith ...

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