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India tells tech firms to protect user privacy, prevent abuse

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A man walks past the sign of “Google for India”, the company’s annual technology event in New Delhi, September 19, 2019. REUTERS/Sankalp Phartiyal NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Technology firms must protect user privacy and prevent abuse of their platforms, India’s IT minister said on Thursday, speaking as the government draws up a data privacy law Read More

US EPA chief sees no ethanol demand destruction from small refinery waivers

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Washington — Small refinery waivers to the US biofuel mandate have not hurt ethanol demand, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler told Congress on Thursday. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now “We’ve seen an uptick in ethanol over the last two years,” Wheeler told the House Committee Read More

Filling Aramco’s crude orders will get tricky if repair timetable slips

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By Verity Ratcliffe on 9/19/2019 DUBAI (Bloomberg) – Saudi Arabia’s pledge to fulfill all commitments to oil buyers after a strike on the giant processing plant at Abqaiq means the world’s largest crude exporter must continue to draw heavily on its inventories until production capacity returns. State oil company Saudi Aramco has more than enough Read More

Factbox: Attacks on Saudi oil units affecting major Asian crude buyers differently

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Singapore — The attacks on Saudi Aramco’s oil facilities have exposed Asia’s vulnerabilities in absorbing supply disruptions with purpose-built emergency stocks, which either don’t exist or fall short of global standards. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now While organizations like the International Energy Agency have coordinated strategic Read More

Analysis: Saudi disruptions expose Asia’s deficient emergency oil reserves

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Singapore — The attacks on Saudi Aramco’s oil facilities have exposed Asia’s vulnerabilities in absorbing supply disruptions with purpose-built emergency stocks, which either don’t exist or fall short of global standards. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now While organizations like the International Energy Agency have coordinated strategic Read More

UTC technology chief Eremenko steps down

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(In the September 18 story corrects to delete “by email” and to clarify that technology and engineering not a business within UTC in paragraphs 3,6) FILE PHOTO: United Technologies logo is displayed on a screen at the post where it’s stock is traded on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New Read More

Trump and California go to war over clean cars

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump and the state of California went to war on Wednesday over who should set the standards in the United States for vehicle emissions and electric cars, foreshadowing a legal battle over environmental policy issues that will affect the auto industry and consumers. In a morning flurry of tweets, Read More

Indonesia’s planned cigarette tax hike to lead to production cut, layoffs

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JAKARTA (Reuters) – Plans by the Indonesian government to raise tobacco excise tax and minimum cigarette prices next year will force companies to cut production and potentially cause layoffs, industry associations said on Wednesday. Indonesia has one of the world’s highest smoking rates and tobacco was responsible for 14.7% of all deaths in the country, Read More

Germany gambles on green with carbon cap plan

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BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government is set to present a new climate-change policy on Friday that will likely include a carbon-pricing initiative to cap the use of fossil fuels in Europe’s largest economy, where the Greens party is enjoying a surge in support.   The plan – the world’s largest experiment so far in Read More