French new car registrations rise 2.5 pct in September - CCFA
PARIS, Oct 1 French new car registrations rose 2.5 percent year-on-year in September, boosted by growth at French car maker Renault, the CCFA automobile association said on Saturday.
OSLO Nov 15 Norwegian oil and gas firm Statoil shut its massive Troll C oil and gas platform after discovering corrosion in the auxiliary system for gas treatment, it said on Thursday.
Troll C has a daily production of around 120,000 barrels of oil and 10.5 million cubic metres of gas.
"During a scheduled inspection on the platform corrosion was discovered on a tank in the glycol system, which is an auxiliary system for treating gas on the platform," Statoil said.
Shareholders of the Troll field include state holding firm Petoro (56.0 pct), Statoil (30.6 pct), Shell (8.1 pct), Total (3.69 pct) and ConocoPhillips (1.62 pct).
Oct 1 An experimental biotech drug developed by Johnson & Johnson proved more effective at clearing moderate to severe cases of the skin condition plaque psoriasis than a placebo or Abbvie Inc's big-selling Humira, according to data from a late stage study presented on Saturday.
Oct 1 Patients taking an experimental eczema drug from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Sanofi Inc experienced significant relief in itching and in anxiety and depression symptoms, meeting secondary goals of two large studies, researchers said on Saturday.