Thursday,
22 February 2018

Energy

Apple speaking with miners directly to buy cobalt: report (1)
By Ali Breland - 02/21/18 12:42 PM EST 0 Apple is reportedly in talks to purchase a long-term supply of cobalt, a metal that serves as a key component in the production of its iPhones and iPads, amid fears of a potential shortage. Bloomberg reports that it could be the first time that Apple buys cobalt directly from miners.
White House report critical of gasoline taxes as Trump said to mull increase (1)
By Robert Schroeder Oregon vehicle-miles tax called 'innovative' amid infrastructure-funding discussion By RobertSchroeder Fiscal policy reporter Reuters President Donald Trump is said to be open to raising gasoline taxes to pay for infrastructure upgrades, but a new White House report calls them 'imperfect' and highlights a vehicle-miles tax. White House economic advisers are offering critical comments about gasoline
Oil prices fall as US dollar firms (1)
SINGAPORE: Oil prices fell on Wednesday, weighed down as the US dollar moved further away from three-year lows hit last week. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $61.37 a barrel at 0144 GMT, down 42 cents, or 0.7 per cent, from their last settlement. Brent crude futures had dropped 36 cents, or 0.6 per cent, from their last close to $64.89 per barrel. Wang Tao, technical commodity analyst, said Brent could fall into a range
Lavrov Vows Close Russia-Serbia Ties Despite EU Ambitions (1)
RFE/RL Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (left) and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic meet reporters in Belgrade. Share Lavrov Vows Close Russia-Serbia Ties Despite EU Ambitions share During a visit to Belgrade, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov welcomed Serbia's drive to join the European Union, but also vowed that Moscow would remain engaged with the Balkan country no matter what happens.
Vucic invites Putin to visit Serbia (1)
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic will on Wednesday evening hand to Russian FM Sergey Lavrov a letter for Russian President Vladimir Putin inviting him to visit Serbia, Tanjug learns exclusively. 21 Februar 2018 11:55 BELGRADE - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic will on Wednesday evening hand to Russian FM Sergey Lavrov a letter for Russian President Vladimir Putin inviting him to visit Serbia, Tanjug learns exclusively.
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