Libya’s NOC says expects to regain Es Sider, Ras Lanuf oil ports

Tripoli - Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) has been coordinating with military forces from eastern Libya and has “no reason to believe” it will not regain control of the Es Sider and Ras Lanuf oil ports, NOC’s chairman said.


The logic of decline and the logic of extinction

Genoa - At the same time every year the ISTAT [i.e. National Statistics Institute] brings a truth before our eyes, with the strength of figures, that everyone can plainly see: Italy is a country of old people and for old people, since there seems to be less and less room for the young.


East Libyan planes strike rival faction for fifth day near oil ports

Tripoli - The eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) and the Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB) have been battling for control in Libya’s eastern Oil Crescent since Friday, threatening production from oil ports that the LNA seized in September.


Wary of Trump unpredictability, China ramps up naval abilities

Beijing - The PLA Navy is likely to secure significant new funding in China’s upcoming defence budget as Beijing seeks to check U.S. dominance of the high seas and step up its own projection of power around the globe.


Coal companies return to U.S. leveraged loan market

Washington - Rising coal prices and a more favorable outlook for the industry under President Donald Trump’s administration are allowing U.S. coal companies to sign new leveraged loans after being shut out of the market since mid-2015, despite a declining long-term outlook for the industry.

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East Libyan forces target rivals with air strikes to regain oil ports
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China is Germany’s most important trading partner