Matter http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24447/all en Egypt struggles to buy oil as currency crisis deepens http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/egypt-struggles-buy-oil-currency-crisis-deepens <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* State firm EGPC buys only half oil volumes it sought for Q1</p> <p>* Traders cite lack of cash, letters of credit</p> <p>* Egyptian pound loses value</p> <p>By Julia Payne</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Egypt's currency crisis has intensified its oil supply troubles, as the weaker pound makes it more difficult for cash-strapped Cairo to buy vital crude for its refineries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/egypt-struggles-buy-oil-currency-crisis-deepens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Commodities market Matter oil Soft matter Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:00:24 +0000 5731734 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Expanded Seaway line pumps surplus oil from US Midwest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-2-expanded-seaway-line-pumps-surplus-oil-us-midwest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Project could have major impact on global oil prices * U.S. benchmark WTI crude narrows its discount to Brent * 2013 to see 1 million bpd pipeline reconfiguration-Analyst * Seaway seen more than doubling current capacity next year (New Throughout, adds detail, price spread reaction, comment) By Joshua Schneyer Jan 11 (Reuters) - The Seaway oil pipeline, newly expanded to carry up to 400,000 barrels per day (bpd), began pumping crude on Friday from an over-supplied U.S.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-2-expanded-seaway-line-pumps-surplus-oil-us-midwest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Matter Petroleum Soft matter Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 20:15:31 +0000 5733359 at http://www.globalpost.com Nigeria's oil thieves say government leaves them no choice http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/nigerias-oil-thieves-say-government-leaves-them-no-choice <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Bunkering on the rise in Nigeria's oil delta</p> <p>* Decades of oil production has failed to bring jobs</p> <p>By Akintunde Akinleye</p> <p>RIVER NUN, Nigeria, Jan 15 (Reuters) - The wooden fishing boat navigating Nigeria's mangrove swamps is powered by a generator balanced above its volatile cargo.</p> <p>Shimmering crude oil fills its hull, almost indistinguishable from the polluted water in the creek.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/nigerias-oil-thieves-say-government-leaves-them-no-choice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Labor Matter oil Oils Social Issues Soft matter War Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 10:15:32 +0000 5734616 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Nigeria's oil thieves say government leaves them no choice http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-1-nigerias-oil-thieves-say-government-leaves-them-no-cho <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Bunkering on the rise in Nigeria's oil delta</p> <p>* Decades of oil production has failed to bring jobs</p> <p>By Akintunde Akinleye</p> <p>RIVER NUN, Nigeria, Jan 15 (Reuters) - The wooden fishing boat navigating Nigeria's mangrove swamps is powered by a generator balanced above its volatile cargo.</p> <p>Shimmering crude oil fills its hull, almost indistinguishable from the polluted water in the creek.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-1-nigerias-oil-thieves-say-government-leaves-them-no-cho" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Labor Matter oil Oils Social Issues Soft matter War Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 11:00:31 +0000 5734631 at http://www.globalpost.com Anger and disbelief greet Amplats mine closures http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/anger-and-disbelief-greet-amplats-mine-closures <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Agnieszka Flak</p> <p>RUSTENBURG, South Africa, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Covered in sweat and dust, workers at Anglo American Platinum's Khuseleka mine in South Africa emerged from a gruelling underground shift on Tuesday to be told they were among 14,000 people about to lose their jobs in a massive corporate shake-up.</p> <p>Their reactions ranged from disbelief to despair to anger, suggesting the restructuring by parent company Anglo American could trigger another wave of labour unrest in the world's leading producer of the precious metal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/anger-and-disbelief-greet-amplats-mine-closures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anglo Platinum Chemistry Labor Matter Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 17:00:26 +0000 5734826 at http://www.globalpost.com Gold Rush: Germany brings home hundreds of tons of gold from Cold War havens http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-germany-brings-home-gold-cold-war-havens <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Germany's central bank plans to bring home hundreds of tonnes of gold, part of the reserves it kept in the United States and France during the Cold War for safety from any Soviet invasion. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><span style="letter-spacing: 0px; line-height: 1.2;">By Eva Kuehnen</span></p> <p>FRANKFURT, (Reuters) - Germany&#39;s central bank <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-germany-gold-20130116,0,3802325.story">plans to bring home hundreds of tons of gold</a>, part of the reserves it kept in the United States and France during the Cold War for safety from any Soviet invasion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-germany-brings-home-gold-cold-war-havens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economics Economy of Europe Germany Gold standard Matter Germany Global Economy Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:29:00 +0000 5735201 at http://www.globalpost.com Financing arguments put global mercury deal on brink http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/financing-arguments-put-global-mercury-deal-brink <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Tom Miles</p> <p>GENEVA, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Agreement may be near on a global treaty to reduce the use of toxic mercury, but arguments about a few tens of millions of dollars are taking the talks to the brink, a U.N. official involved in the Geneva negotiations said on Thursday.</p> <p>Another official predicted that the talks were likely to bring a deal late on Friday or in the early hours of Saturday, but it was still unclear whether the eventual text would be "a Swiss cheese" - full of holes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/financing-arguments-put-global-mercury-deal-brink" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chemistry Matter Mercury Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 20:15:58 +0000 5735804 at http://www.globalpost.com Confidence in UK North Sea up after tax breaks-Deloitte http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/confidence-uk-north-sea-after-tax-breaks-deloitte <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Investor confidence in Britain's North Sea is on the mend with a jump in drilling and deals recorded in 2012 as the oil province, which is in long-term decline, reaps the benefits of recently announced tax breaks, says a study.</p> <p>Drilling for oil and gas in waters off Britain was 33 percent higher last year than in 2011 while deal activity surged by around a third in the period, found a study by Deloitte published on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/confidence-uk-north-sea-after-tax-breaks-deloitte" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Deloitte Entertainment Matter Sinopec Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 00:30:29 +0000 5735897 at http://www.globalpost.com Amateur Australian prospector finds massive gold nugget http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/amateur-australian-prospector-finds-massive-gold-nugget <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SYDNEY, Jan 18 (Reuters) - An amateur Australian prospector who hadn't had much luck searching for gold has struck it rich, unearthing a nugget heavier than a newborn baby and worth more than $300,000.</p> <p>The anonymous prospector discovered the 5.5 kg (177 ounce) nugget near the country town of Ballarat and in an area known as the "Golden Triangle" due to its rich veins which sparked a gold rush in the 1850s.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/amateur-australian-prospector-finds-massive-gold-nugget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chemistry Matter Mining Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 07:00:19 +0000 5735976 at http://www.globalpost.com U.N. clinches global deal on cutting mercury emissions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/un-clinches-global-deal-cutting-mercury-emissions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>GENEVA, Jan 19 (Reuters) - More than 140 countries have reached a deal to reduce emissions of mercury after all-night talks in Geneva, the spokesman for the U.N. Environment Programme said on Saturday.</p> <p>"A treaty to start to begin to rid the world of a notorious health-hazardous metal was agreed in the morning of Jan. 19," Nick Nuttall told Reuters. (Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Andrew Heavens)</p> Chemistry Environment Matter Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 08:30:17 +0000 5736520 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-U.N. clinches global deal on cutting mercury emissions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/update-1-un-clinches-global-deal-cutting-mercury-emissions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Global trade in some mercury products to be banned by 2020</p> <p>* NGO criticises "soft language" of convention (Recasts, adds detail throughout)</p> <p>By Tom Miles and Emma Farge</p> <p>GENEVA, Jan 19 (Reuters) - More than 140 countries have agreed on the first global treaty to cut mercury pollution through a blacklist of household items and new controls on power plants and small-scale mines, the United Nations said on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/update-1-un-clinches-global-deal-cutting-mercury-emissions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chemistry Entertainment Environment Matter Mercury Occupational safety and health Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 08:45:23 +0000 5736528 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Algeria parliament approves amendments to energy law http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-algeria-sees-no-impact-investment-after-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details)</p> <p>By Hamid Ould Ahmed</p> <p>Jan 21 (Reuters) - Algeria will offer foreign energy firms easier tax terms and other incentives under amendments to its hydrocarbons law passed by parliament on Monday.</p> <p>The changes, prompted by weak interest shown in bidding for Algerian oil and gas permits in recent years, come in the wake of an attack on a gas plant where more than 60 workers and militants died.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-algeria-sees-no-impact-investment-after-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International business International relations Matter OPEC Soft matter War Youcef Yousfi YOUCEF YOUSFI Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 14:00:42 +0000 5737243 at http://www.globalpost.com GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. stocks mixed, crude higher; caution key http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/global-markets-us-stocks-mixed-crude-higher-caution-key <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* U.S. stock indexes mixed, crude higher</p> <p>* Caution grows ahead of U.S. GDP, payrolls reports</p> <p>* Euro holds near 11-month high</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 28 (Reuters) - U.S. stock indexes were mixed on Monday, a little more positive than those elsewhere in the world, and oil prices rose following strong U.S. durable goods data and earnings results from Caterpillar.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/global-markets-us-stocks-mixed-crude-higher-caution-key" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Matter Soft matter Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:45:14 +0000 5740519 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-WHO issues new guidelines for salt, potassium in diets http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-1-who-issues-new-guidelines-salt-potassium-diets <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(adds background)</p> <p>GENEVA, Jan 31 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) issued new guidelines on Thursday recommending that adults consume less salt and include a minimum of potassium in their daily diets so as to reduce risk of heart disease and stroke.</p> <p>"Adults should consume less than 2,000 mg (2 grams) of sodium, or (less than) 5 grams of salt, and at least 3,510 mg (3.51 grams) of potassium per day," the U.N. agency said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-1-who-issues-new-guidelines-salt-potassium-diets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chemistry Education Health Labor Matter Politics Social Issues Technology World Health Organization Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:31:26 +0000 5741966 at http://www.globalpost.com COLUMN-The key to the meaning of Keystone XL-Chrystia Freeland http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/column-the-key-the-meaning-keystone-xl-chrystia-freeland <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Chrystia Freeland is a Reuters columnist. Any opinions expressed are her own.)</p> <p>By Chrystia Freeland</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Is oil like red meat or is it like tobacco? Your answer to that question determines how you feel about the North American boom in unconventional sources of fossil fuel, particularly the Canadian oil sands.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/column-the-key-the-meaning-keystone-xl-chrystia-freeland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Labor Matter Petroleum Politics Social Issues Soft matter Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 23:00:26 +0000 5742309 at http://www.globalpost.com