China’s gas shortage hits industrial heartland

Severe natural gas shortages are hitting businesses and residents across China’s industrial heartland as an unprecedented government effort to clean up an environment devastated by decades of unbridled growth backfires. Samantha Vadas reports. China’s...


UK inflation hits highest in nearly six years

British inflation unexpectedly rose to its highest level in nearly six years in November, tightening the post-Brexit vote squeeze on households whose spending is the main driver of the country’s economy. David Pollard reports....


Shell makes push into British utility market

Oil major Shell’s ‘Energy Europe’ unit will begin supplying electricity to industrial customers in Britain, according to a company statement, in a move that could challenge some of Europe’s biggest utilities. Silvia Antonioli reports....