MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan climbed 0.9%
Supply minister has agreed to double the quantities of rice the government purchases from local suppliers
The weaker performance was mainly due to impairment losses.
Iraq's crude oil exports from its southern ports on the Gulf stand at 3.5million barrels per day so far in Feb.
The $6bln Star refinery will supply feedstock to Turkish petrochemicals firm Petkim.
ADNOC Refining, an ADNOC subsidiary, produces up to 500,000 metric tonnes per year of high quality Group III base oil.