Gabon plans to scrap a 35
percent corporate tax on energy companies as part of a revised
hydrocarbons law and has launched a new offshore oil and gas
exploration licensing round for 34 blocks, Oil Minister Pascal
Ambouroue said on Wednesday.
U.S. health insurer Humana Inc
reported a 29 percent rise in third-quarter profit on Wednesday,
helped by its Medicare Advantage business that sells healthcare
plans to people over age 65 and the disabled.
Indonesia authorities extended on
Wednesday a search for victims of a plane crash last week, when
all 189 on board a Lion Air flight were killed, and for the
aircraft's second black box, the cockpit voice recorder.
Vietnam plans to lift some limits
on the foreign ownership of listed companies, the country's
stock market regulator said on Wednesday, in a move analysts
said could boost overseas interest in one of Asia's