Reuters quotes Congressional sources saying US expected to authorize next week sales of guided missile frigates to #Taiwan. Regulator proposes banning FX settlements for freight shipments to/from Russia - source WTI Crude Oil cash dropped below 2008 level, hit 11 year low #infographic US firms took 54% of the $401 billion sales made by world's top 100 arms companies in 2014 600 km of energy freedom - inauguration of LT electricity links w Nordic and Western E today: #Nordbalt & #LitPollink #IS oil smuggling business via @skynewsarabia @GeoffPyatt - Time for new #Ukraine to emerge is nowPlanned UN climate accord a big blow to fossil fuels: Greenpeace A new 600mw coal-fired power plant built w Chinese and Japanese aid near Haiphong, Vietnam Congress likely to lift U.S.'s 4-decade oil export ban as part of broader spending deal Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder Elon Musk announces formation of OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research firm#Oil falls below $36 US, down $1/barrel in early trading. Loonie hovering just above 73 cents, down about 1/3 centInternet giant Alibaba to acquire South China Morning Post and other media assets of SCMP Group Ltd; financial terms not disclosed Dow Chemical, DuPont merge to create $130 billion giant IMF: risk of UK exit from EU creates uncertainty for economy IMPD seizes $2.5 million in narcotics from semi during Thursday night traffic stop U.S. Treasury official estimates Islamic State oil sales are as high as $40 million a month Canada Govt 'Worried About The Decline In Oil Prices': Trudeau Volkswagen says carbon emission claims proven to be unfounded Medvedev: concerning the return of 3 billion dollars by Ukraine. We will sue and default Ukraine. German travel startup @GoEuro books $45 million in funding from Goldman Sachs and others Smith and Wesson Shares Have Surged 17 Percent Since #SanBernardino Shooting "Iran would sign a contract with Kazakhstan to store possibly for years dozens of kilograms of 20%-enriched uranium" Brent crude falls below $40 a barrel for first time since 2009 Kazakhstan Preparing budget for Oil at $30/bbl down from $40, Premier Massimov Says Tsipras says IMF behavior in Greek crisis not constructive Turkish, Ukraine Defense Firms in Talks for Tank UpgradesCalifornia gun buyers rush to stock up after San Bernardino shooting. About 60% of Socar’s oil production passes through the platformUber fined 150,000 euros for misleading practices in France

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14 December 2015
#infographic US firms took 54% of the $401 billion sales made by world's top 100 arms companies in 2014
600 km of energy freedom - inauguration of LT electricity links w Nordic and Western E today: #Nordbalt & #LitPollink
#IS oil smuggling business via @skynewsarabia
@GeoffPyatt - Time for new #Ukraine to emerge is now
A new 600mw coal-fired power plant built w Chinese and Japanese aid near Haiphong, Vietnam
IMPD seizes $2.5 million in narcotics from semi during Thursday night traffic stop
Smith and Wesson Shares Have Surged 17 Percent Since #SanBernardino Shooting
Tsipras says IMF behavior in Greek crisis not constructive
California gun buyers rush to stock up after San Bernardino shooting.
About 60% of Socar’s oil production passes through the platform