Saudi Aramco creates fuel retail subsidiary to expand downstream. Dutch botanist Jaap Vermeulen has completed an inventory of snail shells — a good indicator group to assess biodiversity on limestone hills. Trade data in Thomson Reuters Eikon shows seaborne imports of crude oil by Asia's main buyers will hit a record this month, a big portion going to slake China's voracious thirst. The fact that Chinese state-owned enterprises are involved in the Thai Boon Roong Twin Trade Centre has convinced some analysts that the skyscrapers will actually materialise. While many countries have turned their back on Hun Sen because of his increasingly despotic rule, China remains supportive.
So far, refineries in Asia are still operating at high levels to meet strong demand, despite rising crude feedstock prices eating into profit margins.
Asian oil demand to hit record, but industry can't take eyes off Middle East
Ailing firms find new lease of life in real estate. Also, financial regulations are famously lax, making the country a popular destination for illicit money. That has dragged down demand growth in Asia, despite inflated purchases ahead of U. An inspector sent by the government told the villagers that the erosion had been caused naturally and accused them of not building their houses properly. The brochures, however, are in Chinese. A tighter market is also showing up in rising costs for crude deliveries to Asia as Middle East producers raise their official selling prices OSPs. Sign up for BT Newsletters Please wait.