U.S. shale oil’s Achilles heel shows signs of mending

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Since the beginning of the U.S. fracking revolution, oil producers have struggled with a vexing problem: after an initial burst, crude output from new shale wells falls much faster than from conventional wells.

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Asian factories struggle, Brexit throws up new threats

SYDNEY (Reuters) - China's vast factory sector flatlined in June as exports shrank and jobs were cut, a worrying trend evident across Asia that argues for yet more policy stimulus as doubts gather over the potency of measures taken so far.

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