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Markets

S&P strikes deal to buy IHS Markit for $39bn

S&P Global Inc. has agreed to buy IHS Markit Ltd. for about $39 billion in stock, a deal that accelerates the wave of consolidation among the finance industry’s biggest data providers.

LNG

Petronas’ Malaysia LNG supply faces headwinds

The Petronas-operated Bintulu LNG export complex, in the eastern Malaysian state of Sarawak, desperately needs new gas supplies to maintain its exports in the near-to-medium term, as legacy fields mature.

North Sea

Oil price war may trap private-equity firms in North Sea

The last time crude prices crashed in 2014, the North Sea looked like a treasure trove for private equity looking to buy cheap assets, build them up and sell for a profit. Now, just as these firms are seeking an exit, the oil-price war might leave them trapped

Americas

Analysts say trade war could hurt U.S. petrochemicals boom

The escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China could hinder a global boom in petrochemicals production largely centered on cheap natural gas liquids from American shale fields, according to an analysis by IHS Markit.