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  • NEW YORK, March 3- Oil rebounded on Tuesday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the Obama administration against accepting a weak nuclear deal with Iran, while rival Libyan forces targeted oil terminals in the African nation. Higher prices imposed by Saudi Arabia on its crude buyers in Asia, the United States and northwest Europe was another...

  • *Netanyahu hits out against Iran in U.S. Congress, fueling rise. NEW YORK, March 3- Oil rebounded on Tuesday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the Obama administration against accepting a weak nuclear deal with Iran, and rival Libyan forces targeted oil terminals in the African nation. Gains accelerated just before noon in New York when...

  • *Brent crude ends above $61 on conflict in Libya. NEW YORK, March 3- U.S. stocks followed other equities markets lower on Tuesday, with major indexes pulling back from record highs as soft auto sales raised doubts about the U.S. economy, while the dollar fell from an 11- year peak versus a basket of currencies. "The air gets a little thin up at new highs and you need a driver...

  • SYDNEY, March 3- Australia has ordered the Chinese owner of a A $39 million Sydney mansion to sell up, the first crackdown on foreign residential purchases in nearly a decade amid government attempts to cool one of the world's hottest property markets. "Villa del Mare" was bought "illegally" in November by Golden Fast Foods Pty, a firm owned by Hong Kong- listed...

  • *Brent crude climbs near $61 on conflict in Libya. NEW YORK, March 3- U.S. stock prices fell on Tuesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard& Poor's 500 pulling back from record highs, while the dollar fell from an 11- year peak versus a basket of currencies. "The air gets a little thin up at new highs and you need a driver to keep it going, and one of the...

  • *Netanyahu hits out against Iran in U.S. Congress, fuelling rise. NEW YORK, March 3- Oil rebounded on Tuesday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the Obama administration against accepting a weak nuclear deal with Iran and rival Libyan forces targeted oil terminals in the African nation. Gains in Brent accelerated after Netanyahu told the U.S....

  • *Veolia falls after Groupama sells stake. LONDON, March 3- European stock markets slipped from multi-year highs on Tuesday, pegged back by falls in French environment company Veolia and British bank Barclays. Veolia fell 3 percent after insurer Groupama sold a 5.1 percent stake in the company.

  • *Coming Up: American Petroleum Institute data at 2130 GMT. Higher prices imposed by Saudi Arabia for its crude buyers in Asia, the U.S. and northwest Europe did not immediately boost benchmark Brent and U.S. oil futures, although some traders saw the move as supportive. Brent jumped almost 3 percent, trading firmly above the $60- a-barrel support level, as rival...

  • LONDON, March 3- Sterling rose on Tuesday after a survey of construction managers came in better than expected, reinforcing a brighter economic start to a year that also features political uncertainty. By late afternoon in London, sterling was up just under 0.1 percent at 72.75 pence per euro, near Monday's seven-year low of 72.35. "Sentiment for the pound is...

  • BRUSSELS, March 3- The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will launch a five-year programme of loans and investments in Greece that EU governments hope can foster enterprise and growth to help revive an economy hobbled by public-sector debt. Suma Chakrabarti, president of the London- based EBRD, told reporters in Brussels that all its 66 state...

  • *Brent crude climbs above $61 on conflict in Libya. NEW YORK, March 3- U.S. stock prices fell on Tuesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard& Poor's 500 receding from their record highs, while the dollar fell from its 11- year peak versus a basket of currencies. "The market is naturally settling in, taking a breather until the scales tip either way to...

  • *Israel, Iran tight-lipped on decades-old arbitration. *Pressure in Israel to remove secrecy. But since the 1979 revolution that brought the ayatollahs to power, Iran has been demanding its share of revenues and assets that remained in Israel.

  • *Request to detain him came from Britain- police source. Dar es Salaam, March 3- Mohammed Emwazi, the Briton identified as Islamic State killer "Jihadi John", was denied entry to Tanzania in 2009 at the request of British security services, a Tanzanian police source said on Tuesday. "When Emwazi and his friends were told they would not be allowed to enter Tanzania, they...

  • LONDON, March 3- The Bank of England's former chief foreign exchange dealer broke internal rules on confidentiality and information technology policy before his dismissal last year, BoE Governor Mark Carney told legislators on Tuesday. The BoE fired Martin Mallett in November as it announced the findings of an independent review into what staff knew of...

  • LONDON— Barely a year after emerging from a savage recession comparable in its intensity to the Great Depression in the U.S., Greece's economy is shrinking again. When figures last fall showed the Greek economy finally growing again after a recession that saw it shrink by a quarter and unemployment and poverty levels swell dramatically, then Prime Minister...

  • LONDON, March 3- Sterling inched into positive territory on Tuesday after a survey of construction managers came in slightly better than expected, reinforcing a generally brighter economic start to a year that also features political uncertainty. "Sentiment for the pound is positive this year," said Jake Trask, a corporate dealer with broker and currency...

  • LONDON, March 3- A Bank of England probe into what central bank staff knew of malpractice in London's foreign exchange market failed to scrutinise officials closely enough and was "seriously incomplete", a senior lawmaker said on Tuesday. "The inquiry is seriously incomplete, and has failed to address the broader issues which the Chairman of the Bank's Court of...

  • *Barclays aiming for FX deal with as many agencies as possible. LONDON, March 3- Barclays took a 750 million pound charge in the fourth quarter as it prepares to settle allegations its traders manipulated foreign exchange markets, overshadowing the bank's efforts to slash costs and boost profits. Past conduct problems continue to dog Barclays Chief Executive...

  • LONDON— Barclays' fourth-quarter loss widened as the costs of correcting past problems overshadowed progress in streamlining the bank's business after the global financial crisis. The figures demonstrate the underlying performance of Barclays and show that the bank is stronger than at any time since the financial crisis, Jenkins said in a statement.

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks fell from record highs on Tuesday and the Nasdaq dropped below 5,000 a day after passing that milestone for the first time since the dot-com era 15 years ago. The losses were modest but broad, with eight industry sectors in the Standard and Poor's 500 index falling. Ford Motor slumped after reporting U.S. sales from last month that disappointed...