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  • Significant differences remain, notably over the pace and timing of sanctions relief for Iran and the nature of monitoring mechanisms to ensure Tehran does not cheat on any agreement. In addition to Iran and the United States, the talks include Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia. The West fears that Iran has been trying to build a nuclear weapon but Iran...

  • VIENNA, June 26- The U.S. and Iranian foreign ministers will meet on Saturday, a senior U.S. official said, as major differences persist over an agreement under which Iran would curb its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. In addition to Iran and the United States, the talks include Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia. Iran wants sanctions lifted...

  • China's market woes not a global risk: Expert Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 5:41 PM ET
    An investor observes the stock market at a stock exchange hall in Hangzhou, China, June 26, 2015.

    After a big run up, China stocks have taken a hit. Asian equities expert Simon Male explains why he doesn't think it's a global risk.

  • Mainland China market like a 'casino': Expert Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 4:14 PM ET
    Investors observe the stock market at a stock exchange hall in Fuyang, China, June 26, 2015.

    With China stocks plunging, Mike Holland offered advice for those looking to invest in the market.

  • VIENNA, June 26- As a June 30 deadline for a final nuclear deal approaches, major differences remain between Iran and world powers on several key issues including sanctions relief and U.N. access to Iranian sites, a senior Western diplomat said on Friday. "The most difficult subjects need to be resolved in the coming days," the diplomat told reporters on condition of...

  • Indian Oil buys spot LNG cargo from Vitol - sources Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 6:59 AM ET

    NEW DELHI/ MILAN, June 26- State-run Indian Oil Corp has awarded a tender to buy a liquefied natural gas cargo for delivery in mid-July to trader Vitol, sources with knowledge of the deal said. The 3.1 trillion British thermal units cargo will be delivered at Dahej Terminal in western Gujarat State. Petronet LNG operates the 10 million tonnes a year Dahej terminal...

  • UPDATE 3-Oil prices mixed, all eyes on Greece Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 2:58 AM ET

    *WTI and Brent should find support at $59 and $62.38- Phillip Futures. *Market monitoring Iran nuclear talks ahead of June 30 deadline. "Traders and investors are very much on tenterhooks on the outcome," said Ben Le Brun, a market analyst at OptionsXpress in Sydney, following another failed round of talks to finalize a cash-for-reform pact for Greece.

  • *May trade surplus $2.42 bln vs poll's $500 mln surplus. BANGKOK, June 26- Thailand reported poor trade numbers for May, showing that the country's long-sputtering growth engine still is not helping the struggling economy get on track. Exports, which equal more than 60 percent of the economy, fell 5.01 percent in May from a year earlier, the Commerce Ministry said on...

  • UPDATE 2-Oil prices rise, all eyes on Greece Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 2:01 AM ET

    *WTI and Brent should find support at $59 and $62.38- Phillip Futures. *Market monitoring Iran nuclear talks ahead of June 30 deadline. "Traders and investors are very much on tenterhooks on the outcome," said Ben Le Brun, a market analyst at OptionsXpress in Sydney, following another failed round of talks to finalise a cash-for-reform pact for Greece.

  • UPDATE 1-Oil prices steady, all eyes on Greece Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 11:52 PM ET

    *WTI and Brent should find support at $59 and $62.38- Phillip Futures. *Market monitoring Iran nuclear talks ahead of June 30 deadline. Euro zone finance ministers are due to meet on Saturday in a last-ditch attempt to clinch a deal with Greece to avoid a debt default by Athens and possibly a Greek exit from the euro.

  • NYMEX-U.S. crude nudges lower on refined products build Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 8:16 PM ET

    *U.S. crude for August delivery dropped 2 cents to $59.68 a barrel as of 0006 GMT, after ending the previous session down 57 cents. *Iraq's decision to split crude oil exports into lighter and heavier grades has removed logistical glitches and allowed several producers to lift self-imposed output curbs, Russia's Lukoil said on Thursday. *Amid increased attacks on...

  • SINGAPORE, June 26- Surprisingly strong rains in an El Nino year, typically marked by droughts in parts of Asia, have eased concerns of a lower crop output in the region. While the forecast is for an equally severe dryness this year, recent rains have buoyed farming in India, China and Australia. "Indian monsoon is on track, in fact it has been better than expected, and we...

  • *Iran talks drag crude prices lower. NEW YORK, June 25- A Supreme Court ruling upholding tax subsidies boosted U.S. hospital stocks to record highs on Thursday, while global equity markets edged lower on lingering worries over Greece. Greece's international creditors presented a cash-for-reform proposal to euro zone finance ministers in a showdown with...

  • A look at challenges Uber has faced around the world Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 1:48 PM ET

    PARIS— Taxi drivers in France went on strike Thursday, smashing car windows, setting tires on fire and blocking traffic to express their displeasure with American ride-hailing service Uber. A judge in December ordered Uber's temporary suspension in Spain, saying it represents unfair competition. The Madrid commercial court judge said in a preliminary...

  • NEW YORK, June 25- Crude oil slipped for a second straight day on Thursday, weighed by weaker U.S. refined fuels markets and potential negative impact from Greece's debt crisis on European energy demand. "I'm really looking for a breakout of the recent trading ranges to take new positions," said Tariq Zahir, an oil bear at Tyche Capital Advisors, an energy-focused...

  • Iran talks drag crude prices lower. NEW YORK, June 25- A Supreme Court ruling upholding tax subsidies boosted some U.S. healthcare stocks to fresh highs on Thursday, while key global equity markets were little changed following a proposal by Greece's creditors to avoid a Greek debt default. Greece's international creditors presented a cash-for-reform...

  • NEW YORK, June 25- Crude oil slipped for a second straight day on Thursday, weighed by weaker U.S. refined fuels markets and potential negative impact from Greece's debt crisis on European energy demand. "I'm really looking for a breakout of the recent trading ranges to take new positions," said Tariq Zahir, an oil bear at Tyche Capital Advisors, an energy-focused...

  • PHNOM PENH, Cambodia— Cambodia's prime minister has established a special commission to investigate the long-unsolved killings of three labor leaders. Chea Vichea was president of the Free Trade Union of Workers of the Kingdom of Cambodia, and the other slain men headed factory chapters of the union. The two men imprisoned for Chea Vichea's killing were in...

  • Secretary of State John Kerry telephoned Iran's foreign minister in recent days to tell him that Tehran must answer questions about whether its past atomic research was arms-related if it wants a nuclear deal, officials said. A day after Kerry made those June 16 remarks, a State Department spokesman said the words of the top U.S. diplomat had been...

  • NEW DELHI, June 25- India's state social security and pension fund, undeterred by trade union resistance, will start investing in equity markets next month, the labor minister said, part of a broader push by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to move away from socialist ways rooted in decades-old labor laws. With more than $100 billion of assets from some 80 million...