* Japan nuclear industry hobbled by shutdowns after Fukushima
HOUSTON, Sept 29 It was a moment U.S. shale oil producers have been waiting on for more than two years: OPEC nations finally agreed to cut production on Wednesday in a move that lifted low prices ravaging their budgets.
YENAGOA, Nigeria, Sept 29 A Nigerian militant group claimed an attack on Thursday on a crude pipeline operated by state oil firm NNPC in the Niger Delta.
* OPEC producers agree output targets for first time in 8 years
CAIRO, Sept 29 Yemen's newly appointed central bank governor said on Thursday he had inherited a bank with no money, a dysfunctional monetary cycle and no working database but salaries would be paid nevertheless.
MANILA, Sept 29 Philippine Maoist guerrillas will not surrender their weapons even if a peace deal is reached with the government of President Rodrigo Duterte, the rebels' chief negotiator said on Thursday, a potential deal-breaker in the current talks.
* India stocks, rupee fall on strikes on militants in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir
WASHINGTON, Sept 28 The United States is investigating a number of Chinese companies for suspected breaches of sanctions on North Korea, and Chinese banks and firms should understand that dealing with North Korea is "risky," a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday.
YENAGOA, Nigeria, Sept 29 A Nigerian militant group claimed on Thursday an attack on a crude pipeline operated by state oil firm NNPC in the restive Niger Delta, a statement said.
* Rebels deny targeting citizens, say focus on "traitors" (Updates with China comment, Kashmir fighting)