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*Gold at one-month low after sharp futures-led selloff. LONDON, Sept 13- The dollar and U.S. President Barack Obama was close to naming former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers to head the Federal Reserve.
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13- State investor 1 Malaysia Development Bhd has boosted the target size of its IPO for its energy assets to around $3 billion, a person with direct knowledge of the plan told Reuters, as the fund looks to repay debt incurred in a shopping spree for power plants.
*Syria one of only seven countries yet to join chemical weapons ban. GENEVA/ UNITED NATIONS, Sept 12- Syria applied on Thursday to sign up to the global ban on chemical weapons, as U.S. Washington immediately warned Syria against stalling tactics to avoid military strikes.
*Syria one of only seven countries yet to join chemical weapons ban. GENEVA/ UNITED NATIONS, Sept 12- Syria applied on Thursday to sign up to the global ban on chemical weapons, a major first step in a Russian-backed plan that would see it abandon its arsenal of poison gas to avert U.S. military strikes.
*Islamists say PM failed to meet popular expectations. TRIPOLI, Sept 10- The political arm of Libya's Muslim Brotherhood called on Prime Minister Ali Zeidan to resign, accusing him of failing to tackle corruption or build a united national army in a country riven by tribal rivalries.
*China demand for iron ore pushing up the rates. *Bunker fuel costs rising on Middle East tensions. LONDON/ SINGAPORE, Sept 10- While a glut of vessels is keeping shipping rates well below their pre-crisis peaks, the cost of shipping industrial commodities hit near two-year highs in recent days, helped by Chinese demand for iron ore and growing political risks.
SINGAPORE, Sept 9- U.S. crude oil futures fell more than a dollar to below $109 a barrel on Tuesday as supply fears eased after Russia offered to help put Syria's chemical weapons under international control, easing fears of an imminent strike against the country.
PARIS, Sept 9- European shares dipped on Monday, led down by oil stocks which tracked crude prices lower as expectations receded of an imminent U.S.-led strike against Syria. Royal Dutch Shell, Total and Repsol were down by between 0.7 and 1.3 percent, while Brent crude fell 1.3 percent to $114.58 a barrel after U.S.
Now, a decade of policy failures in Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan and elsewhere has sapped public confidence in the ability of the British, French and American experts who control and advise on foreign policy, and with it their ability to convince the public of the necessity for military intervention.
*BG cuts production estimates on Egypt, Norway delays. LONDON, Sept 9- European shares fell on Monday as disruptions to business in the Middle East hurt oil firm BG Group and the threat of a spike in crude prices fuelled profit taking on construction firm Bouygues.
*FTSEurofirst 300, FTSE 100 both down 0.1 pct. LONDON, Sept 9- European shares edged lower on Monday, snapping a three-day rise as heavyweight BG Group led a selloff in the energy sector after warning about production.
LONDON, Sept 5- Global oil prices held above $115 a barrel on Thursday after U.S. President Barack Obama won some support from lawmakers for a military strike on Syria, adding to concerns that Middle East supply disruptions would persist.
Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris, told CNBC that Koryolink, his joint venture with North Korea, is open to a deal with Google to provide mobile and broadband to the world's most isolated country.
*Soybeans edge down to add to 2.5 pct fall on Wednesday. *Hit by forecast U.S. rain, signs China import surge easing.
ONCUPINAR, Turkey/ LONDON, Sept 5- With his truck fully laden with vegetable oil, driver Mustafa Demir makes his regular trip to the Syrian border from Turkey to sell to rebels desperate for provisions as war closes off normal trade channels.
Naguib Sawiris, executive chairman of Orascom Telecom talks about the joint venture, the possibility of a deal with Google and why he believes that revolutions aren't necessarily bad for business.
Faith, family and politics play a major role in the life of Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris. Join us for the final installment of our exclusive interview.
More than two years on from the start of the Arab Spring, the path to secular democracy in Egypt remains uncertain. This week on Access: Middle East, an exclusive interview with the founder of the Free Egyptians Party, Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris .
LONDON, Sept 4- Central bank action lifted some emerging market currencies off lows on Wednesday but higher U.S. yields and the likelihood of military action against Syria kept the sector under pressure.
DUBAI, Sept 3- Syria's civil war and political strife in Egypt have thrown up new battlegrounds on the Web and driven a surge in cyber attacks in the Middle East, according to a leading Internet security company.