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Russian gas giant Gazprom has signed a shareholder agreement for participation in capital of a company which will operate the future Nord Stream-2 pipeline with Shell, BASF/Wintershall, Engie, OMV and E.ON, an executive of one of the companies told PRIME Friday. "We have signed the shareholder agreement," the executive said.
Sales of hygiene and beauty care products in Brazil were up 7.5% year-on-year in nominal terms in the first half of 2015, according to figures divulged by Nielsen. Super- and hypermarkets showed an above sales average rise with 8.9% in the same comparison.
Thailand - Consumer confidence hits 15-month low bangkok bomb, China slump among negative factors in August
The Ratchaprasong bombing, a dropping SET Index, and the sluggish economic growth in China beat down Thai consumer confidence to a 15-month low in August, with confidence in travel, investment and purchasing power hitting a 122-month low.
The nation's gross national income posted minus growth in the second quarter of the year, dropping 0.1 percent from the previous quarter, data from the Bank of Korea showed Thursday.
Russian gas giant Gazprom has signed two asset swap agreements, with Austria's OMV and Germany's Wintershall, the Russian company said in a statement Friday. Gazprom will receive gas storage capacities in Europe Wingas, Wieh, Wiee from Wintershall and a 50% stake in Winz, a company developing oil and gas in the North Sea;
Russian state-owned oil major Rosneft have signed an agreement to sell 15% in Vankorneft, the operator of the Vankor hydrocarbon field's development, to India's ONGC and a shareholder company management agreement, it said in a statement on Friday without disclosing the deal's value.