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Crude Oil

Crude oil is a naturally occurring, flammable liquid consisting of a complex mixture of hydrocarbons of various molecular weights, and other organic compounds, that are found in geologic formations beneath the earth's surface.

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Exxon petrochemical plant targets Asia

Jan 08 - Financial Times

Crude oil price of Indian basket goes up

Nov 19 - The Times of India

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China Blames France's Veolia for Supervision Flaws in Tap Water Pollution Case

By Reuters

China has blamed French utility Veolia Environnement for "supervision problems" in its water quality standards after authorities said a cancer-inducing chemical had been found in tap water supplied by the firm at 20 times above national safety levels, state media said on Wednesday. (Apr 16)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, COURT, LAWSUIT, CANCER

Asian shares rise as Fed Minutes Soothe Sentiment
Asian Shares Edge Higher on Solid U.S. Data, Ukraine Anxiety Lingers

By Reuters

Asian shares edged higher on Tuesday after upbeat U.S. data helped Wall Street bounce from a sharp selloff in recent days, though tensions in Ukraine tempered demand for riskier assets. (Apr 15)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, RETAIL SALES, JAPAN, RETAIL, RUSSIA

U.S. Fed's Hard Line on Funding to Bring more Pain to Wall Street
Valuation Fears Drag Down World Equities, Wall Street

By Reuters

Global equity markets fell on Friday as fears on Wall Street about over-stretched stock valuations spread to Asia and Europe, pushing investors to the safety of bonds. (Apr 12)

MORE TOPICS: DOW JONES, JPMORGAN CHASE, RUSSIA, NEW YORK

Asian markets outside Australia finish the week higher
Asian Stocks at Four-month High on U.S. Data

By Reuters

Asian shares hovered near four-month highs on Thursday as upbeat U.S. data underpinned risk appetite, while news China is taking steps to stimulate its economy spurred Tokyo's Nikkei to a three-weak peak. (Apr 03)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, JAPAN, BANK OF JAPAN, EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK

World’s First Artificial Chromosome Built by Scientists (Representational Image)
Scientists Built World’s First Artificial Chromosome

By IBTimes IN

For the first-of-its-kind, scientists have made a synthetic chromosome thus making a mark in the development of synthetic biology that assures to revolutionize industrial and medical biotechnology in the coming decades. (Mar 28)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK

Asian Shares Fall on Fed Tapering Uncertainty
Asia Shares in Fragile Mood, Nikkei Tests Support

By Reuters

Asian markets were in skittish mood on Thursday following a late dip on Wall Street, with Tokyo stocks slipping as investors counted down to a rise in sales tax that is expected to swat consumer spending and test the market's faith in Abenomics. (Mar 27)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, CITIGROUP, HSBC, FACEBOOK

Short-Supply of Gold in India Forces Families to Recycle Heirlooms in the Wedding Season
Gold Near 1-month Low on Concerns over U.S. Rate Rises

By Reuters

Gold steadied in early Asian trade on Tuesday, but was just off a one-month low after tumbling about 2 percent in the previous session as hedge funds sold down amid expectations of higher U.S. interest rates. (Mar 25)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, MANUFACTURING, RUSSIA, NEW YORK

Asian Shares
Asia Shares Pare Gains after Weak China Survey

By Reuters

Asian shares gave up earlier gains on Monday after the China HSBC flash manufacturing purchasing managers index (PMI) fell to an eight-month low in March. (Mar 24)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, HSBC, MANUFACTURING, JAPAN, RUSSIA

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Australian Stock Market Report – Morning 3/20/14

By Comsec

The US FOMC meeting resulted in the Fed reducing monthly asset purchases from $65 billion to $55 billion. The minutes suggested a shift in forward guidance. The Fed dropped its promise to hold rates steady ´´well past the time´´ the US unemployment rate falls below 6. (Mar 20)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, UNEMPLOYMENT, DOW JONES, FTSE, EXISTING HOME SALES

An employee of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) looks at a monitor at the bourse at the TSE in Tokyo on 3 March, 2014.
Asian Shares Slip Before Fed Policy Review

By Reuters

Asian share markets slipped on Wednesday, with investors still observing the Ukraine/Crimea crisis and ahead of a closely-watched Federal Reserve policy review later in the session. (Mar 19)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, EUROPEAN UNION, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA