Energy & Commodities

Saudi minister 'confident' oil prices will improve

[ABU DHABI] Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said on Sunday he was confident world prices would improve after a slide he blamed partly on "lack of cooperation" by producers outside the Opec cartel...

Transport

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysia will charge RM20(S$7.60) vehicle entry permit (VEP) for all foreign-registered vehicles coming in from Singapore in the middle of 2015, while mulling similar charges for vehicles coming in from Thailand and Brunei.

Energy & Commodities

[ JAKARTA] Indonesia should stop importing lower-quality grade gasoline to improve the transparency of its fuel imports, the country's new oil and gas governance team recommended on Sunday...

Transport

[BERLIN] An EU probe has found major security lapses at Germany's biggest airport in Frankfurt enabling weapons and other items to be smuggled through passenger safety checks, a newspaper said Sunday...

Technology

[WASHINGTON] US President Barack Obama does not consider the cyber attack on Sony Corp to be an act of war, he said in an interview, remarks apparently aimed at limiting US anger over the incident which Washington blames on North Korea.

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