Russian oil production in December stood unchanged at 11.21 million barrels per day (bpd), flat month on month and at its highest in almost 30 years, energy ministry data showed on Monday. In 2016 in total, output reached 10.96 million bpd, up from 10.72 million in 2015. Source: Reuters
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will discuss with Russian President Vladimir Putin his concerns about Iran’s military presence in Syria. “I will raise the problem of Iran trying to establish a military presence in Syria,” Netanyahu said on August 22. Source: RadioFreeEurope
U.S. President Donald Trump warned on Tuesday he might terminate the NAFTA trade treaty with Mexico and Canada after three-way talks failed to bridge deep differences. Source: Reuters
Non-banking financial sector assets increased by 19.5 percent to reach 120 billion Turkish liras ($34.26 billion) in the first half of 2017 compared with same period in 2016, Association of Financial Institutions’ (FKB) data showed Tuesday. Source: Anadolu Agency