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  • *Oil minister says Iran will not reduce its market share. *OPEC meets Nov. 27 in Vienna. DUBAI, Nov 20- Iran's oil minister said he will talk with top oil exporter Saudi Arabia about market share when OPEC meets next week in Vienna, as Tehran plans for the possible end of sanctions and unfettered crude exports.

  • SINGAPORE Nov 20- U.S. crude dropped towards $74 a barrel on Thursday, falling for a fourth straight day on a buildup in U.S. crude inventories and a U.S. *U.S. crude for December delivery fell 8 cents to $74.50 a barrel as of 0106 GMT, down 23 cents on the previous session, not far off last Friday's four-year low. *With oil prices at a four-year low, OPEC will cut oil...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 19- It now appears difficult to reach a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran by a Nov. 24 deadline but it is not impossible, U.S. Six major powers are in negotiations with Iran in an effort to reach an agreement under which Iran would agree to curb its nuclear program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions ahead of a self-imposed Nov. 24...

  • Iran: A promising market?     Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Matthew Spivack, Middle East and North Africa analyst at Frontier Strategy Group, explains why Iran is a promising market to enter.

  • ISIS in trouble: What could this mean for oil? Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 7:29 AM ET
    The petroleum refinery outside of Bayji in Iraq

    One of the most important areas captured by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) looks as though it’s back in Western-backed hands.

  • Global entrepreneur leaders     Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 10:49 AM ET

    CNBC's Kate Rogers takes a close look at what countries are leading with the most rapid growth in entrepreneurs around the world.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON/ SHENZHEN, Nov 18- There is no trace of Shenzhen Lanhao Days Electronic Technology Co Ltd at its listed address in the beige and pink-tiled " Fragrant Villa" apartment complex in this southern Chinese city. But a Western intelligence report reviewed by Reuters says Shenzhen Lanhao is one of several companies in China that receives money from Iran...

  • India's Oct Iran oil imports rise 60 pct y/y -trade Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:09 AM ET

    NEW DELHI, Nov 17- India bought 60 percent more Iranian oil in October than a year ago as refiners held to higher volumes despite signs that world powers and Iran might not reach a final agreement on Tehran's disputed nuclear programme before a Nov. 24 deadline. Six world powers- Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States- are negotiating with Iran to...

  • Report: Iran opens gold plant, doubling production Saturday, 15 Nov 2014 | 5:13 AM ET

    The report says First Vice President Ishaq Jahangiri attended the inauguration Saturday of the plant near Takab in northwestern Iran. It says the new processing facility, built next to Iran's Zarshouran gold mine, also will produce an estimated 2.5 tons of silver and 1 ton of mercury a year. This is part of Iran's "economy of resistance" to counter sanctions...

  • What Iran nuclear talks mean for the price of oil Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 7:30 AM ET
    Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) meets with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) at talks between the foreign ministers of the six powers negotiating with Tehran on its nuclear program in Vienna, July 13, 2014.

    The deadline for Iran's nuclear talks is Nov. 24. Oil traders and analysts are starting to prepare for the day after.

  • Russia-Iran reach nuclear deal     Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 7:34 AM ET

    Mike Singh, Washington Institute, discusses the implications of a deal between Russia and Iran to build two new nuclear reactors in Iran.

  • *Russia involved in nuclear construction deals with Iran. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Russia, which agreed on Tuesday to build up to eight new nuclear reactor units in Iran, was doing all it could to help secure the agrement which would provide assurances to the West that Tehran's programme was not intended to build weapons.

  • SINGAPORE Nov 12- U.S. crude futures fell on Wednesday as the dollar held close to a seven-year high, but tensions in Ukraine and the Middle East helped keep prices for the commodity above $77 per barrel. *The survey was taken ahead of weekly inventory reports from industry group the American Petroleum Institute and the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy...

  • White House turns the corner on VA scandal Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 11:22 AM ET
    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald.

    The White House has managed to move forward from Veteran Affairs health care scandal, among other events, reports NBC News.

  • Russia to build more nuclear reactors in Iran Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 7:59 AM ET

    MOSCOW— Russia signed a contract Friday to build two more nuclear reactors in Iran to be possibly followed by another six, a move intended to cement closer ties between the two nations. Tuesday's contract has no immediate relation to the talks that involve Russia and the United States, but it reflects Moscow's intention to deepen its cooperation with Tehran...

  • Veterans sue banks     Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers provides insight to a lawsuit filed today in New York by veterans and families of veterans on five European banks.

  • Nov 10- U.S. crude futures rose towards $79 a barrel on Monday on renewed geopolitical tensions in Libya and Ukraine, while Chinese economic data suggested the world's second largest economy could implement more stimulus measures. *Libya's El Feel oilfield closed to due a power outage, a National Oil Corporation official said on Sunday, the third oil facility to...

  • *OPEC sees lower market share due to U.S. shale boom. LONDON, Nov 7- Brent crude oil steadied below $83 a barrel on Friday, consolidating after several months of sharp falls as the dollar hit a four-year high ahead of U.S. jobs figures. The benchmark hit a four-year intra-day low of $81.63 on Wednesday, down from a high above $115 in June.

  • *Attention also turning to OPEC meet later in Nov. SINGAPORE Nov 7- Brent crude dropped for the second straight session on Friday, dragged below $83 by worries over the strong U.S. dollar. More people employed means more oil demand, "said Jonathan Barratt, chief investment officer at Sydney's Ayers Alliance.

  • At the close, Brent's front-month was down 9 cents at $82.86 a barrel, compared to its 90 cent- fall earlier in the day. On Thursday, oil prices came under renewed pressure after OPEC's insistence that it was "not panicking" over the near 30 percent fall in Brent's value since June. Traders took that to mean there will be no output cuts at OPEC's Nov. 27 meeting.