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Finland: Business environment rankings at a glanceAug 01, 2017
...Policy towards private enterprise and competition ####-##: The government will look for more opportunities to establish state-private investment partnerships within transport, infrastructure, healthcare and industry. ####-##: Reforms to the energy sector as Finland moves towards an oil...
Canada: Political and economic outlookAug 01, 2017
...FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT POLITICAL STABILITY: The Liberal Party, led by Justin Trudeau, has shifted Canadian politics to the left since it won a majority at the election in October ####. By doing so it ended a decade of...
Finland: Political and economic outlookAug 01, 2017
...FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT POLITICAL STABILITY: On June ##th a new governing coalition was formed, consisting of the Centre Party (KESK), the centre-right National Coalition Party (Conservatives, or KOK) and a splinter group from The Finns (PS), a...
Canada: Political sceneAug 01, 2017
...Download the numbers in Excel Background: The Canadian economy was the tenth largest in the world in #### (measured in US dollars at market exchange rates). It is highly integrated with the US economy, which absorbs ##% of its goods...
Canada: Business environment rankings at a glanceAug 01, 2017
...Policy towards private enterprise and competition ####-##: The federal government unveils a strategy to encourage innovation, an area in which Canada is weak, but a significant increase in productivity will be hard to achieve. ####-##: Canada will remain...
Finland: Political sceneAug 01, 2017
...Download the numbers in Excel Background: Finland has been an independent republic since ####. Although its language is quite different from that of other Nordic countries, its social and legal systems are similar. There have traditionally been three main political...
Denmark: Political sceneAug 01, 2017
...Download the numbers in Excel Background: Denmark is a founder member of NATO. It joined the European Community (now the EU) in ####. The electorate has traditionally been suspicious of deeper political integration with the EU. Denmark negotiated four opt...
Denmark: Business environment rankings at a glanceAug 01, 2017
...Policy towards private enterprise and competition ####-##: Limited competition persists in construction, transport and retail sectors. Effective innovation funding and planning reform, but progress could be limited by government weakness. The independent Danish Productivity Board takes office. ####-##...
Denmark: Political and economic outlookAug 01, 2017
...FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT POLITICAL STABILITY: The minority government coalition, comprised of the Liberal Party, the Liberal Alliance (LA) and the Conservative People's Party (KF), has been in power for more than six months. Lars Lokke Rasmussen, the...
Rouhani threatens to quit nuclear dealAug 22, 2017
...Event The president, Hassan Rouhani, has announced in a speech to parliament that Iran could quit the #### nuclear deal if the US imposes new sanctions on the Islamic Republic. Analysis Mr Rouhani's rhetoric should be seen as both...
Gazprom increases gas supplies to EuropeAug 22, 2017
...Gazprom PJSC increased its natural gas supply to Europe by ##% to ###.#bn cubic meters of gas during January #st-August ##th, according to media reports on August ##th citing a company statement. The Russian state-run company, the...
Shell ships first oil cargo from Libya in five years: mediaAug 22, 2017
...Royal Dutch Shell Plc has shipped a cargo containing ###,### barrels of crude oil from Libya's Zueitina port, according to media reports on August ##th citing industry sources. The delivery marked the Anglo-Dutch oil and gas producer...
Pertamina to supply gas to Indonesian utility for 30 yearsAug 22, 2017
...PT Pertamina has entered into a preliminary deal to supply natural gas to Perusahaan Listrik Negara PT (PLN), Indonesia's state-run electricity producer, for a period of ## years, according to an August #th Reuters report citing a government...
Japan's Inpex likely to bid for Iran oil projectAug 22, 2017
...Inpex Corp, Japan's largest oil and gas producer, has expressed interest in developing the Azadegan oil field in Iran, according to media reports on August ##th citing an Iranian energy official. Ali Kardor, the managing director of National Iranian...
BPCL to invest US$2.8bn in refining capacity by 2022Aug 22, 2017
...Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) is planning to invest about Rs###bn (US$#.#bn) to increase its annual refining and production capacity by ##m tonnes, according to an August ##st report by Business Standard citing the company's chairman, D...
BHP to exit US shale oil and gas explorationAug 22, 2017
...On August ##nd BHP said that it was looking to exit its US shale business, executing an about-turn from a recent decision to increase capital expenditure on shale oil and gas exploration in the country. In announcing financial results...
Brazil looking to sell controlling stake in EletrobrasAug 22, 2017
...The Brazilian government is looking to divest its controlling stake in Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (Eletrobras), the national power producer, the company said on August ##st. The decision comes as part of a broader initiative to overhaul Brazil's ailing...
Total to buy Maersk's upstream business for US$7.5bnAug 22, 2017
...On August ##st Total SA said that it would acquire the oil and gas exploration business of AP Moller-Maersk AS, a Danish conglomerate. The French energy giant will pay US$#.#bn in shares and debt for Maersk Oil...
Exxon reports fire at Dutch refineryAug 22, 2017
...On August ##st Exxon Mobil Corp reported a fire at its refinery in Rotterdam, Netherlands, according to media reports citing a company statement. However, the US energy giant added that the majority of the facility remained operational and that no...
Argentina: Basic dataAug 22, 2017
...Land area #,###,### sq km Population ##.##m (####) Main towns Population (m; #### census) Federal district & Buenos Aires province: ##.# Córdoba: #.# Santa Fe: #.# Mendoza: #.# Tucumán: #...