Global capital spending by leading exploration and production companies will total $450bn in 2017, up 3% compared to 2016 and ending two years of steep declines. “The industry has moved out of survival mode, through a phase of adaptation to lower prices and now it is beginning to think about renewed growth.” Source:FT
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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
Britain posted its first July budget surplus in 15 years last month as payments of self-assessed income tax poured in. Revenue exceeded spending by £184m compared with a deficit of £308m a year earlier, the Office for National Statistics. The forecast in a Bloomberg survey was for a deficit of £1bn. Source:Independent