U.S. Oil rises from one-week low, U.S. inventory data in focus
SINGAPORE U.S. oil on Thursday moved away from one-week lows touched the session before, with investors turning their attention to upcoming government data on U.S. inventories.
Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) said its Chief Executive Marillyn Hewson gave U.S. President-elect Donald Trump a personal commitment to bring down the price of its F-35 fighter jet, after he heaped pressure on the aerospace company over the cost.
Lockheed's shares fell on Friday after Trump's message on Twitter, and after he earlier tweeted that he had asked rival Boeing Co (BA.N) to "price-out" an older aircraft as an alternative.
Hewson said in a statement tweeted by Lockheed that the company would "aggressively" drive down the cost of the F-35, which brought in about 20 percent of Lockheed's sales last year.
Trump's transition team did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Lockheed shares ended down nearly 1.3 percent in Friday trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
(Reporting by Anya George Tharakan in Bengaluru, editing by G Crosse)
Gold prices on Thursday held on to their losses from the previous session, when they fell 1 percent on a strong dollar, after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen advocated lifting U.S. interest rates gradually.
NEW DELHI The Reserve Bank of India has injected 9.2 trillion rupees ($135.21 billion) worth of new currency notes into the banking system to help replace the notes banned in November, a parliamentary panel member quoted central bank governor Urjit Patel as saying on Wednesday.