May 6 As exhausted evacuees stranded north of the fire-ravaged Canadian oil town of Fort McMurray sped through the only route out on Friday, about one-third of Canada's daily oil sands crude capacity was knocked out and some pipelines were closed.
ABUJA, May 6 Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari signed the delayed 2016 budget into law on Friday, ending weeks of wrangling with lawmakers and tripling capital expenditure as Africa's biggest economy contends with its worst crisis in years.
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LONDON, May 6 Brazil's consumption of gasoline and diesel is falling as the country's commodity-driven boom falls apart and the economy shrinks.
MOSCOW, May 6 Russian steelmaker MMK will use funds it is to receive from selling part of its stake in Australian iron ore company Fortescue to repay debt over 2017-2019, Chief Financial Officer Sergey Sulimov said on Friday.
LAGOS, May 6 Nigeria's 2016 budget assumes oil production of 2.2 million barrels per day at 38 dollars a barrel, the budget minister said on Friday, shortly after President Muhammadu Buhari signed the delayed bill into law. (Writing by Alexis Akwagyiram; editing by Gareth Jones)
PUERTO ORDAZ, Venezuela, May 6 Residents of Venezuela's southern city of Puerto Ordaz enjoy pleasant views of the Orinoco and Caroni rivers and are a half hour's drive from one of the world's biggest hydroelectric dams.
May 6 Britain is bringing forward a scheme to encourage power companies to supply electricity at peak times by a year in a bid to avert a looming supply crunch and prevent price spikes, the government said on Friday.
ABUJA, May 6 Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari signed the delayed 2016 budget into law on Friday, a Reuters witness said, ending wrangling with lawmakers that had lasted for weeks.
May 6 China's commodity exchanges in Dalian, Shanghai and Zhengzhou have increased transactions costs and widened trading limits to fight speculative investment seen behind the surprise surge in commodity futures last month that unnerved global investors.