No crude output hike’

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s energy minister has said the OPEC has yet to indicate whether it will raise oil output after prices hit record highs this week. “Until this moment, we haven’t had any communication with other OPEC members on whether the organisation is planning to raise its production or not,” energy minister said.— AFP

Japan, China dispute

TOKYO: Japan and China plan to meet soon to discuss ways to ensure the safety of Chinese food exports after a string of health scandals. China has faced rising global concerns over the safety of its food products. — AFP