Pro-Russian protesters in eastern Ukraine defied pleas to disarm as officials in Kiev pledged to honor an accord reached in Geneva and an international group began expanding its presence to help defuse the crisis.
Pro-Russian protesters in eastern Ukraine refused to lay down their arms even as the government in Kiev pledged to abide by an accord reached in Geneva, testing anew Russia’s willingness to help defuse the crisis.
Royal Dutch Shell Plc plans to expand the Sakhalin-2 oil and gas project in Russia’s Far East, the country’s only producer of liquefied natural gas, as it seeks to boost its presence in the Asian energy market.
Gold demand in China, which overtook India as the largest user last year, will rise about 25 percent in the next four years as an increasing population gets wealthier, according to the World Gold Council.
Greenland Holding Group Co. likens its downtown Sydney luxury development to a “diamond in the sky” with floor-to-ceiling windows offering 360-degree views of the city. That’s a far cry from the 50-year-old concrete government office building from which the new tower will morph.
Kinross Gold Corp., the largest foreign gold miner operating in Russia, told Canada it wants a “balanced approach” in resolving a standoff with Russia after the annexation of Crimea earlier this month.
U.S. and European Union sanctions against Russia won’t stop OAO Rosneft from buying Morgan Stanley’s oil sales unit, Chief Executive Officer Igor Sechin said, underscoring the limitations of the punitive measures.