SINGAPORE, Aug 26 Asian spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices held steady in the absence of any decisive indicators, with a lone deal being done at a higher-than-expected level in an amply supplied market.
TOKYO, Aug 26 A local Japanese governor on Friday asked Kyushu Electric Power to temporarily suspend the Sendai nuclear plant, one of two operating in the nation, further clouding efforts by the government and utilities to restart more idled reactors.
LONDON, Aug 26 The dollar edged down and global shares slipped to a two-week low on Friday as investors turned cautious before a keynote speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that could map out a clearer path for U.S. interest rates.
DUBAI, Aug 26 OPEC Secretary-General Mohammed Barkindo sees a growing understanding inside and outside the oil producers' group that action is needed to manage crude production in order to support prices, he said in remarks published in London-based newspaper Al-Hayat.
LOS ANGELES, Aug 25 Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih tempered expectations that the world's major oil producers would look to freeze production next month, telling Reuters on Thursday that the "market is moving in the right direction" already.
STAVANGER, Norway, Aug 25 A two-year crisis in Norway's oil industry may be ending and more companies are willing to invest, the head of the agency overseeing the country's oil and gas resources told Reuters.
* Oil market to come into balance in Q4 - Jefferies (Updates prices)
ROME, Aug 26 The number of people killed in the massive earthquake that shook central Italy on Wednesday rose to 267 on Friday and nearly 400 injured people were in hospitals, the Civil Protection department said.
* MSCI Asia-Pacific index little changed, Nikkei sheds 0.7 pct
DUBAI, Aug 26 Iran will help other oil producers stabilise the world market so long as fellow OPEC members recognise its right to regain lost market share, the country' oil minister said on Friday in remarks made ahead of next month's meeting of the oil exporters group.