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  • *Oil market also eyeing Iran nuclear negotiations. NEW YORK, June 29- Crude futures hit 3- week lows on Monday as Greece shut its banks and imposed capital controls, causing widespread risk aversion, while Iran looked likely to extend nuclear negotiations with the West to export more of its oil into an oversupplied market. Also, the Iran deadline for a nuclear pact...

  • *Investors shun riskier assets on Greece fears. *Oil market also eyeing Iran nuclear negotiations. LONDON, June 29- Oil fell more than $1 to around $62 per barrel on Monday, touching its lowest in three weeks, as Greece shut its banks and imposed capital controls, causing investors to flee from riskier assets and darkening the demand outlook.

  • BANGKOK— A Thai ice cream company owned by Unilever has apologized for using a derogatory term for gay men in a Facebook posting marking the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage, a spokeswoman said Monday. The illustration, posted a day after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriages, caused an online uproar in Thailand, with some...

  • *Investors shun riskier assets on Greece fears. *Oil market also eyeing Iran nuclear negotiations. LONDON, June 29- Oil fell more than $1 to below $62 per barrel on Monday, its lowest in three weeks, as Greece shut its banks and imposed capital controls, causing investors to flee from riskier assets and darkening the demand outlook.

  • VIENNA, June 29- A final deal to resolve the Iranian nuclear dispute could heighten domestic political tensions with two major elections looming in the Islamic Republic, analysts and officials said. Easing economic sanctions if a deal is reached will bolster President Hassan Rouhani's position within Iran's complex power structure bringing a political...

  • *Investors shun riskier assets on Greece fears. LONDON, June 29- Oil fell more than $1 to below $62 per barrel on Monday, its lowest in three weeks, as Greece shut its banks and imposed capital controls, causing investors to flee from riskier assets and darkening the demand outlook. The European Central Bank froze funding support to Greece's banks after bailout...

  • Iran nuclear talks expected to miss deadline Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 4:37 AM ET
    Street scene next to Taleghani Station in Tehran, Iran.

    Crucial nuclear talks with Iran in Vienna are likely to extend beyond the self-imposed deadline of Tuesday, the FT reports.

  • *Investors eyeing Iran nuclear negotiations. TOKYO, June 29- Oil prices fell on Monday, with U.S. crude dipping below $59 per barrel to an almost three-week low, after Greece imposed capital controls as lenders refused to extend the country's bailout. Brent crude was down 79 cents at $62.47 a barrel by 0505 GMT, after rising 6 cents to $63.26 a barrel on Friday.

  • BENGALURU, June 29- India's benchmark stock index, the BSE Sensex, is set to climb this year, although not by as much as forecast three months ago, and it will be up about 18 percent in a year's time even if U.S. interest rates rise as expected, a Reuters poll found. The poll was conducted last week, before negotiations between Greece and its creditors broke down, setting...

  • Iran talks likely to blow past deadline: Officials Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 5:16 PM ET
    Secretary of State John Kerry (left) and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif

    U.S. and Iranian officials said talks on a final accord would likely run past a June 30 deadline.

  • VIENNA, June 28- Iran is backtracking from an interim nuclear agreement with world powers three months ago, Western officials suggested on Sunday, as U.S. and Iranian officials said talks on a final accord would likely run past a June 30 deadline. Securing an historic agreement would end a more than 12- year nuclear standoff between Iran and the West and open the...

  • *Zarif to return to Vienna on Monday. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was to leave Vienna and return to Tehran for consultations with the country's leadership on the state of negotiations, Iran said. "Zarif will return to Tehran tonight and will come back to Vienna tomorrow," Iran's Tasnim news agency said, citing an unnamed Iranian official.

  • BANNU, Pakistan, June 28- Air strikes killed at least 20 suspected militants in Pakistan's northwestern Shawal Valley on Sunday, intelligence officials said, more than a month after security forces moved in on Pakistani Taliban strongholds in the region. The deeply forested ravines are a smuggling route between Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan, and are...

  • PARIS, June 28- European Union foreign policy chief Frederica Mogherini said on Sunday it was not impossible to get a deal between world powers and Iran over its nuclear programme but said tough days lay ahead as a self-imposed June 30 deadline nears. The main differences are on the pace and timing of sanctions relief for Iran in return for its steps to restrain...

  • China to have largest share in AIIB, followed by India. SHANGHAI/ BEIJING, June 28- One of China's biggest ever foreign policy successes will take concrete shape on Monday when delegates from 57 countries sign an agreement on the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in Beijing. The multilateral institution, seen as a rival to the Western-dominated World Bank...

  • VIENNA, June 26- An accord to curb Iran's nuclear program remains elusive due to disagreements on fundamental issues, France's foreign minister said on Saturday in Vienna, just days before the June 30 deadline for a deal. "What we want is a robust deal that recognizes Iran's right to civil nuclear power, but guarantees that Iran gives up definitively the nuclear...

  • 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.