Saudi Arabia plans to follow its record-breaking debut on global debt markets with an Islamic bond issue in a sale that could come as early as February. Gulf states including Qatar, UAE, Oman and Bahrain have all turned to capital markets in the wake of falling oil prices. Source: FT
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The U.K. economy posted its worst performance in a year as the dominant services industry felt the impact of an intensifying squeeze on living standards. Source Bloomberg
The company supplied a record 178.3 Bcm to what it calls the Far Abroad (Europe plus Turkey, excluding members of the former Soviet Union), but reported sales volumes to those countries slipped 1.1% because of lower sales prices. Oil & Gaz 360
Poland has signed its first deal to purchase liquefied natural gas from a U.S. supplier, a step that will help the country’s efforts to cut its dependence on deliveries from Russia, officials said Thursday. Source ABC news