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  • *Demand weak in Europe and Asia but supplies ample. *U.S., EU prepare more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine. LONDON, July 28- Brent crude oil slipped towards $107 a barrel on Monday as ample supply in the Atlantic basin and weak demand in Europe and Asia outweighed worries over political tensions in Ukraine and the Middle East.

  • *Russia stocks tumble anew after new sanctions, on legal issues. Russia warned the moves would hamper cooperation between the two and undermine the fight against terrorism, although Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that Moscow would not impose tit-for-tat measures.

  • European shares subdued as investors weigh earnings Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 7:20 AM ET

    *FTSEurofirst 300 flat, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.1 pct. *Ryanair, Reckitt outperform on earnings, dealmaking. LONDON/ PARIS, July 28- European stocks traded flat on Monday, with strong earnings updates from firms like Ryanair and spin-off talk from Reckitt Benckiser balancing concerns over the implications of new international sanctions on Russia.

  • LONDON, July 28- Gold fell on Monday, as the dollar approached multi-month highs ahead of a series of economic data and policy releases, but prices held above $1,300 an ounce on heightened tensions between the West and Russia, and violence in the Middle East.

  • UN calls for durable ceasefire in Gaza     Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:02 AM ET

    Israel says it will only fire in response to Gaza attacks, reports NBC's Martin Fletcher, with the latest update on the ongoing crisis in the Middle East.

  • *Demand weak in Europe, Asia but supplies ample. *US, EU prepare more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine. LONDON, July 28- Brent crude oil slipped below $108 a barrel on Monday as weak demand in Europe and Asia and ample supply in the Atlantic basin outweighed political tensions in Ukraine and the Middle East.

  • *Ruling comes amid turmoil in Ukraine and East-West rift. MOSCOW, July 28- The Hague's arbitration court ruled on Monday that Russia must pay a group of shareholders in defunct oil giant Yukos around $50 billion for expropriating its assets, a big hit for a country teetering on the brink of recession.

  • European shares dip early; Wincor sinks Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 4:38 AM ET

    PARIS, July 28- European stocks reversed early gains and dipped on Monday morning, adding to the previous session's losses, with Germany's Wincor Nixdorf sinking after it slashed its sales forecast.

  • *Gaza fighting subsides with Hamas backing 24- hour truce. *U.S., EU prepare more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine conflict. SINGAPORE, July 28- Brent crude slipped near $108 a barrel on Monday as fighting between Israel and Hamas Islamist militants subsided in Gaza, but some analysts said falls may be limited.

  • *Gaza fighting subsides with Hamas backing 24- hour truce. *U.S., EU prepare more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine conflict. SINGAPORE, July 28- Brent crude slipped below $108 a barrel on Monday as fighting between Israel and Hamas Islamist militants subsided in Gaza, but some analysts said falls may be limited.

  • NEW YORK, July 28- Pfizer Inc's vulnerability to cheaper generics and its weak roster of experimental medicines will be on display Tuesday when the company reports quarterly earnings, reviving interest in its pursuit of AstraZeneca Plc or other deals to fortify its pipeline.

  • *Gaza fighting subsides with Hamas backing 24- hour truce. *U.S., EU prepare more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine conflict. SINGAPORE, July 28- Brent crude slipped below $108 a barrel on Monday as fighting between Israel and Hamas Islamist militants subsided in Gaza, but some analysts said falls may be limited.

  • Should investors hope for a Gaza ceasefire?     Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 8:37 PM ET

    Kamran Bokhari, Vice President of Middle Eastern & South Asian Affairs at Stratfor, outlines what it will take for Israel and Hamas to end the military conflict in the Gaza strip.

  • That offset continuing violence in Gaza, Libya and Ukraine. *U.S. crude futures for September delivery fell 39 cents to $101.70 a barrel by 0009 GMT, after finishing 2 cents higher on Friday.

  • Netanyahu under pressure to go all in: Pro     Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 6:33 PM ET

    Barak Barfi, Research Fellow, International Security Program at the New America Foundation, explains why it is getting difficult for Israel to find an exit strategy out of Gaza.

  • Business Highlights Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 6:15 PM ET

    A war breaks out between Israel and Hamas. An airliner is shot out of the sky in Ukraine. That helped the market overcome its latest dip, on July 17th, when a passenger jet was shot down in eastern Ukraine and Israel invaded the Gaza Strip, raising investor worries that conflicts around the world could escalate and destabilize financial markets.

  • NEW YORK, July 25- Brent oil prices reversed early losses to climb more than $1 a barrel on Friday, as fighting in Ukraine and deteriorating relations between Russia and the United States ignited new fears of supply disruptions in the market.

  • Israel might widen Gaza operations: AP     Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 3:50 PM ET

    According to the Associated Press, the Israeli defense minister told troops Israel might widen Gaza operations. CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details.

  • *Israel wants to pursue its hunt for Gaza tunnels. GAZA/ JERUSALEM, July 25- Israel rejected on Friday international proposals for a ceasefire in its fight against Islamist militants in Gaza, but is discussing changes to the truce plan with U.S.

  • *Russia says Washington is disseminating "unfounded" accusations over Ukraine. *Russia says Ukraine shelled across the border to kill law enforcement officers.