Welcome to the SCMP's live markets blog. The intense volatility of recent weeks has every chance of remaining the core underlying theme of activity.
Italian energy giant Eni has continued its push into Egypt with news that it has discovered an enormous offshore natural gas field just off the country's Mediterranean shore, boosting the country's energy aspirations.
In times like these,with the markets swinging wildly and lower, it's tempting to bet against large companies with broad exposure to the economy at home and abroad.
TOKYO Aug 31 Shares in Suzuki Motor Corp jumped 4.6 percent early on Monday as investors cheered the settlement of a years-long dispute between the Japanese automaker and Volkswagen AG in an international arbitration court.
Oil halted its advance after the biggest two-day gain since 2009 as U.S. drilling activity sustained its increase. Futures slid as much as 1.6 percent in New York, poised for a third monthly decline.