VimpelCom Ltd, a wireless operator controlled by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman, reported a fourth-quarter loss after writing down its Ukraine assets by $2.1 billion because of the country’s political turmoil.
BHP Billiton Ltd., the world’s biggest mining company, sees international development of shale- gas resources continuing to trail the production boom in the U.S. in part because of a lack of infrastructure.
A month after Muammar Qaddafi’s regime collapsed, Dania Ben Sasi swept onto a makeshift stage in the west Libyan town of Zuwara and filled its streets with songs in a Berber dialect that had been banned for more than 40 years.
Algeria plans to increase natural gas shipments to Asia where the fuel costs more than in Europe, the Sahara nation’s traditional market, state-oil company Sonatrach Chief Executive Officer Abdelhamid Zerguine said.
Terrorists may target more Algerian energy sites if the government represses protests by Saharan populations and ignores their demands, according to the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York.