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U.S. Stocks Fluctuate As Commodity Shares Surge, Tech Declines

Some US energy chiefs make more cash amid oil turmoil

Contrary to a notion that oil rout is impacting everyone in the industry, there are few bosses at energy companies making more money based on their performance. Few top managers are excelling in meeting targets and getting hefty paychecks.

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Statoil's dividend irks major wealth fund

The Norwegian government is reeling under pressure owing to oil price drop. The lower oil price is eroding revenues for the government. The Norwegian government is counting on state's dividends from Statoil ASA.

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Offshore Oil Production In Nigeria's Agbami Deepwater Oilfield

Nigeria seeks $3.5 bln loans to fill budget gap

Nigeria requires $3.5 billion funds to fill its $15 billion budget deficit. The falling oil prices are eroding revenues for the government. The largest economy in Africa is seeking $2.5 billion loan from the World Bank and $1 billion loan from ADB.

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President of Venezuela Maduro

Economic Emergency In Venezuela Aims To Keep Maduro’s Anti Poverty Programs Alive

Just Prior to the State of Address to the Congress, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has imposed economic emergency for 60 days. The concerned decree is aimed to allocate funds to keep alive the socialist government’s signature anti poverty programs. If opposition led Congress denies the imposed decree, Maduro will have to appeal to the Supreme Court of justice for its continued effectiveness.

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