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  • *Oil rallies after stock build data, as talks on Iran continue. NEW YORK, April 1- U.S. stocks fell for a second day on Wednesday and the dollar dipped after weak U.S. private sector employment and manufacturing data fed worries about the U.S. economy ahead of a highly anticipated jobs report Friday. Also, Iran nuclear talks dragged on, making traders less nervous about...

  • *Iran nuclear talks drag, slowing any lifting of sanctions. The market's focus on Iran nuclear talks, which had depressed prices since Friday, also shifted as the dollar eased. Crude production in the United States dropped 0.4 percent to 9.4 million barrels per day in the week to March 27, the first weekly decline since the end of January, data from the Energy...

  • *Focus shifts from Iran as nuclear talks go beyond deadline. "Clearly, there is a demand response underway by consumers to the low retail price," said John Kilduff, partner at New York energy hedge fund Again Capital. U.S. crude futures were up $2, or 4.2 percent, at $49.60 a barrel by 11:49 a.m. EDT.

  • The Iran talks overshadowed a sharp rise in crude oil stocks in the United States, where inventories rose by 4.8 million barrels to 471.4 million barrels in the week to March 27, according to the United States Energy Information Agency. Talks between Iran and six world powers in the Swiss city of Lausanne to settle a dispute around Tehran's nuclear programme...

  • UPDATE 5-Oil rallies as Iran nuclear talks drag on Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 9:04 AM ET

    LONDON, April 1- Brent crude oil futures reversed early losses to rally to $55.50 barrel as talks over Iran's nuclear program continued, curbing expectations of an immediate deal that would allow Iranian crude onto the market. Talks between Iran and six world powers in the Swiss city of Lausanne to settle a dispute around Tehran's nuclear program extended past...

  • *Iran hopes to wrap up talks by Wed night- senior negotiator. Talks between Iran and six world powers to settle a dispute around Tehran's nuclear program extended beyond a Tuesday deadline in the Swiss city of Lausanne. Iranian senior nuclear negotiator, Abbas Araqchi, said that Iran hoped to wrap up talks by Wednesday night.

  • *Oil remains under pressure as talks on Iran continue. Europe's benchmark FTSEurofirst 300 recovered from a early wobble to put London's FTSE Germany's DAX and France's CAC up 0.5, 0.3 and 0.5 percent higher respectively as core bond markets yields nudged higher. Crude oil prices maintained their decline as an extension of talks between Iran and world powers...

  • LONDON, April 1- Brent crude oil futures slipped below $55 a barrel on Wednesday on speculation that a last-minute deal over Iran's nuclear program would be reached, opening the way for more Iranian crude to come into world markets. Talks between Iran and six world powers to settle a dispute around Tehran's nuclear program extended beyond a Tuesday deadline.

  • Iran talks: Will the US give too much away?   Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Iran talks: Will the US give too much away?

    As the nuclear talks for Iran are extended, CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses how different sides are reacting to this potential deal.

  • Yemen crisis will be ongoing: Karasik   Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    Yemen crisis will be ongoing: Karasik

    Theodore Karasik, a geo-strategic analyst, says that he cannot see a quick solution to the the Yemen conflict. He also comments on the Iran nuclear talks.

  • Iran talks: The extension nobody wanted   Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Iran talks: The extension nobody wanted

    As Iran's nuclear talks are extended an extra day, CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses the latest developments, saying that one reason for the extension is the pressure that the U.S. is under to make a decision.

  • BEIJING, April 1- China's Foreign Minister has reported "significant progress" in the core issues around the talks on Iran's nuclear program, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday, as the six world powers and Iran extended talks into an extra day. The negotiators ended talks in the Swiss city of Lausanne in the early hours of Wednesday and said they would...

  • BEIJING, April 1- China's foreign minister said there was "significant progress in core issues" in Iran talks to reach an outline accord reining in Tehran's nuclear programme, despite six world powers and Iran missing a deadline to reach an agreement, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday. Wang Yi said late on Tuesday that the positions of all parties involved in...

  • *Iran nuclear talks extend beyond Tuesday deadline. SINGAPORE, April 1- Oil futures edged lower on Wednesday amid speculation that a last-minute deal over Iran's nuclear programme would be reached that could allow more Iranian crude into world markets. Talks between Iran and six world powers to settle a dispute around Tehran's nuclear programme extended...

  • Don't write off an Iran nuclear deal yet: Pro   Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 12:24 AM ET
    Don't write off an Iran nuclear deal yet: Pro

    Henry Smith, senior consultant at Control Risks Middle East, says the extension in nuclear talks indicates that negotiating parties "see a successful way out."

  • *Iran talks extend past deadline, crude extends losses. TOKYO, April 1- Asian stocks sagged on Wednesday, taking their lead from weaker U.S. shares, while the dollar slid against the yen as Tokyo's Nikkei recoiled in volatile trade. Crude oil prices continued to decline as negotiations between Iran and world powers over nuclear technology with potential supply...

  • PRECIOUS-Gold edges up after March drop as dollar slips Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 11:10 PM ET

    *Gold snaps 3- day fall, lost 2.4 pct in March. SINGAPORE, April 1- Gold kicked off April by climbing on Wednesday as the dollar retreated, but expectations the Federal Reserve is on course to lift interest rates this year capped bullion's gains. "There's some short-term support around $1,180, but I still believe the price will continue to go down given pressure from...

  • *Iran nuclear talks extend beyond Tuesday deadline. Talks between Iran and six world powers to settle a dispute around Tehran's nuclear programme extended beyond a Tuesday deadline, as the parties edged towards a deal but failed to agree to crucial details such as the lifting of U.N. sanctions. Talks had appeared to bog down, after the United States warned that it...

  • *Crude decline continues, Iran talks drag on past deadline. Crude oil prices continued declining as negotiations between Iran and world powers over nuclear technology with potential supply implications dragged on beyond a deadline. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.1 percent.

  • Don't expect a rebound in oil prices just yet   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 8:08 PM ET
    Don't expect a rebound in oil prices just yet

    Peter Boardman, managing director of Tradewinds, expects oil prices to stay low due to the likelihood of an Iran nuclear deal, which will lead to new capacity in the market.