Oil prices ease as market sees little threat of supply disruptions from Yemen

SINGAPORE, March 27 - Oil prices edged lower in early trading in Asia on Friday as traders estimated that the threat of a disruption to world crude supplies from Saudi Arabia-led air strikes in Yemen was low.

1:33am GMT

Australia shares bounce on banks, energy

* NZ market lifts for first time in 3 days (Adds analysis, quotes, stocks on the move)

1:25am GMT

MALAYSIA PRESS-Texchem may list food and beverage unit-The Star

Malaysia's Texchem Resources Bhd, the owner of several Japanese restaurant chains, is mulling a plan to consolidate its food business and list the enlarged division on the local bourse, the Star reported on Friday, citing Group Executive Chairman Fumihiko Konishi.

12:58am GMT

UPDATE 1-Japan still cautious on AIIB, to keep in contact with U.S.

TOKYO, March 27 - Japan remains cautious about joining the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday, as a March 31 deadline draws near for becoming a founding member.

12:55am GMT

UPDATE 1-Venezuela again seeks to recuse arbitrators in Conoco dispute

CARACAS, March 26 - Venezuela is seeking to recuse two arbitrators on a World Bank tribunal hearing in a dispute with U.S. oil firm ConocoPhillips, less than a year after the tribunal rejected a similar request regarding the same arbitrators.

12:47am GMT
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