20/02 An Egyptian company will buy $15 billion of Israeli natural gas in two 10-year agreements announced on Monday, a major deal that Israel hopes will strengthen diplomatic ties.  Full story
03h00 The U.S. Department of Commerce has "found that the quantities and circumstances of steel and aluminum imports" threaten to "impair the national security" of the United States.  Full story
02h49 U.S. crude hit a near two-week high in a choppy session on Tuesday amid inventory declines at a key storage hub and on expectations that top producers could extend cooperation beyond 2018, while Brent fell under pressure from a stronger dollar.  Full story
20/02 Lloyds Banking Group Plc will unveil a 1 billion pound ($1.40 billion) share buyback plan with its annual results on Wednesday, Sky News reported. http://bit.ly/2EGU10g  Full story
20/02 U.S. crude hit a near two-week high in a choppy session on Tuesday amid inventory declines at a key storage hub and on expectations that top producers could extend cooperation beyond 2018, while Brent. . .  Full story
20/02 A Virginia state court judge on Tuesday rejected a request by the U.S. unit of Volkswagen AG to delay several of the company's trials over excess emissions because of "inflammatory" comments made by a. . .  Full story
20/02 Deutsche Boerse posted a 26 percent rise in net profit in the fourth quarter of 2017, and the German stock exchange operator said it expects a 10 percent rise in 2018 net profit despite. . .  Full story
20/02 White sugar futures fell on Tuesday, pressured by a stronger U.S. dollar and a looming global supply glut, while arabica coffee extended last week's losses to reach its lowest in more than two months.. . .  Full story
20/02 Copper prices fell on Tuesday, pushed lower by a stronger dollar which made metals more expensive for holders of other currencies, but trading volumes were low with many Asian markets closed for the Lunar. . .  Full story
20/02 European shares rose on Tuesday thanks to a slew of well-received results, though banks were a weak spot after HSBC reported weaker than expected earnings and said it needed as much as $7 billion. . .  Full story
20/02 British lawmakers on Tuesday published in full a confidential report detailing Royal Bank of Scotland's mistreatment of struggling businesses during and after the financial crisis.. . .  Full story
20/02 A disappointing update from banking heavyweight HSBC and declines in big mining stocks on metal price weakness weighed on the UK's top share index on Tuesday.. . .  Full story
20/02 India's Finance Minister decried a "lack of ethics" among sections of Indian business on Tuesday and criticised inadequate oversight by auditors and regulators, after the financial sector was rocked by a $1.8 billion fraud at. . .  Full story
20/02 Prospects for the offshore oil drilling market are improving but profits for drillers are still under pressure and rates will not rise before 2019, the head of A.P. Moller-Maersk's energy business said.. . .  Full story
20/02 Mongolia can build a power plant at its Tavan Tolgoi coal mine by 2021 to supply the Oyu Tolgoi copper project, energy officials said on Tuesday, as the government seeks to hold Rio Tinto. . .  Full story
20/02 Euro zone government bond yields edged up on Tuesday as market speculation swirled over the next European Central Bank chief at a time when monetary policy is the main threat for bond markets.. . .  Full story
20/02 Stefan Quandt has become BMW's largest single shareholder, giving him a big enough stake to block any potential takeover of the Bavarian carmaker, a regulatory filing showed on Tuesday.. . .  Full story
20/02 Investor advisory firm Glass Lewis has urged shareholders in British wholesaler Booker Group to reject a takeover by retailer Tesco, dealing a fresh blow to the proposed 3.7 billion-pound ($5.2 billion) deal.. . .  Full story
20/02 With little more than a year to go before Britain leaves the European Union, many British manufacturers are stepping up their calls for Prime Minister Theresa May and her government to explain what Brexit. . .  Full story
20/02 Risk-sharing in the banking sector would strengthen the euro zone economy but would not mean permanent transfers to nations with less stable banks, a top official told the European Parliament, seeking to allay concerns of. . .  Full story
20/02 The U.S. Department of Commerce has "found that the quantities and circumstances of steel and aluminum imports" threaten to "impair the national security" of the United States.. . .  Full story
20/02 Norwegian state-owned utility Statkraft said it may have to put on hold some planned investments if the tax office goes ahead with a 4 billion crown ($511 million) claim for unaccounted taxes.. . .  Full story
20/02 The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to revive litigation in which shareholders accused the federal government of overstepping its authority when it restructured mortgage finance firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac following the 2008. . .  Full story
20/02 Thomson Reuters Corp said on Tuesday Chief Executive Officer Jim Smith is in stable condition after an arrhythmia incident on Feb. 12 and is expected to be released from hospital within the next two weeks.. . .  Full story
20/02 Asda, the British supermarket arm of Walmart, underperformed its main rivals over the Christmas quarter, reporting only a small rise in underlying sales despite industry inflation.. . .  Full story
20/02 Ford said on Tuesday it hopes to set up a bank in Germany in the second half of the year after applying for a licence in the country as part of its strategy to. . .  Full story
20/02 The emergence of self-driving electric cars and travel sharing are set to dent oil consumption by 2040, oil and gas giant BP said, forecasting a peak in demand for the first time.. . .  Full story
20/02 Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila has not yet signed into law a new mining code, a senior aide said on Tuesday, as international mining companies wage a last-ditch lobbying effort against the. . .  Full story
20/02 Royal Dutch Shell will expand deepwater output and turn a profit from its shale production in coming years as both together will help the oil major cope with a world of low crude prices,. . .  Full story
20/02 Turkey has yet to issue a permit for Russia's Gazprom to start building the land-based part of the TurkStream gas pipeline, three sources familiar with the matter said, stoking fears the strategically important project will. . .  Full story
20/02 Global miner BHP , seeking to fend off activist investor Elliott Advisors, handed an extra $800 million to shareholders but its share price slid on Tuesday after costs rose and interim results fell short of. . .  Full story
20/02 Land Securities, the developer for Deutsche Bank's new UK headquarters, said on Tuesday it had secured a revised planning permission for the proposed development in the heart of London's City financial district.. . .  Full story
20/02 Standing by a towering equatorial forest, Jean-Noel Kouame's new breeze-block house may be beyond the reach of Ivory Coast's power grid, but it's perfectly located for solar power entrepreneurs.. . .  Full story
20/02 Congo Republic is set to become the latest African country to start debt relief talks with trading houses after borrowing $2 billion from merchants such as Trafigura and Glencore but now finding its debt. . .  Full story
20/02 Senegalese telecommunications company Sonatel's 2017 full-year net profit fell by more than 6 percent to 202.18 billion CFA francs ($384 million) from 215.88 billion CFA in 2016.. . .  Full story
20/02 Deutsche Bank plans an initial public offering of its asset-management arm, DWS, on Monday next week, following on the heels of Siemens' blockbuster Healthineers listing, sources close to the matter said.. . .  Full story

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