• Oil oversupply is not significant: Economist  Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 4:50 AM ET

    Philippe Dauba-Pantanacce, senior economist for Turkey, Middle East and North Africa at Standard Chartered Bank is bullish on oil prices and claims data shows there is no real oversupply.

  • US needs to be more proactive on ISIS Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 4:28 PM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers a prime time address from the Cross Hall of the White House on September 10, 2014 in Washington, DC.  Vowing to target the Islamic State with air strikes "wherever they exist".

    The US has only jumped into ISIS battles at the last minute to avert disaster. It's time to get ahead, says David Phillips.

  • ISTANBUL, Oct 22- Lockheed Martin and Turkish missile manufacturer Roketsan signed an agreement Wednesday to produce and sell Turkey's SOM-J air-launched cruise missile for the F-35 Lightning II combat jet, the companies said. "Lockheed Martin has a long history of partnership with Turkey, and we look forward to working closely with Roketsan on this very...

  • The Treasury official heading the ISIS attack Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 10:45 AM ET
    David Cohen, under secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence at the Treasury Department

    David S. Cohen, the Treasury Department's intelligence strategist and global enforcer, makes sure illicit funds do not go to terrorists. NYT reports.

  • Euripides Evriviades, Cypriot High Commissioner to the UK, says Turkey is "violating international law" in its gas dispute with Cyprus.

  • US wealth inequality isn't as bad as you thought Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 12:38 PM ET
    A woman begs in central Moscow.

    If you think wealth inequality in the U.S. is bad, consider Russia.

  • *Faltering euro zone economy, slower growth in China pose biggest risks. Indeed, the biggest danger for the world economy in the coming year is deflation or another recession in the euro zone, followed closely by the risk of slower growth in China, according to polls conducted globally over the past week. "Especially, the recent weakening of growth in emerging...

  • Retail consultancy Verdict predicts the global sector should return to growth in 2014 and expand by 22 percent to about $450 billion by 2019. The recovery will be driven by expansion in emerging markets, with China set to account for 30 percent of total spend five years from now. Pioneered in France, Britain and the United States from around the 1840 s by...

  • War on the doorstep compounds Turkey's economic worries Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 8:40 AM ET

    Investors who until mid-2013 saw Turkey as a relatively safe bet in a chaotic region are increasingly alarmed that it might not only be dragged into the war in Syria but also lose the hard-won prospect of peace and economic revival in its own Kurdish region. So far, Turkey has resisted Western and Kurdish pressure to enter Syria's complex war by sending its tanks...

  • Why Turkey refuses to intervene in Kobani  Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | 6:32 PM ET

    Kamran Bokhari, Advisor, Middle Eastern & South Asian Affairs at Stratfor, discusses the heavy fighting in Kobani over the weekend and Turkey's refusal to join coalition-led strikes.

  • *Fate of Syrian Kurdish town sparks unrest in Turkey. GENEVA/ MURSITPINAR, Turkey, Oct 10- Thousands of people most likely will be massacred if Kobani falls to Islamic State fighters, a U.N. envoy said on Friday, as militants fought deeper into the besieged Syrian Kurdish town in full view of Turkish tanks that have done nothing to intervene. The United Nations...

  • *Anger over fate of Syrian Kurdish town fuelling unrest in Turkey. GENEVA/ MURSITPINAR, Turkey, Oct 10- Thousands of people "will most likely be massacred" if Kobani falls to Islamic State fighters, a U.N. envoy said on Friday, as militants fought deeper into the besieged Syrian Kurdish town in full view of Turkish tanks that have done nothing to intervene.

  • Why the US should take PKK off the terror list Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 3:44 PM ET
    A picture taken on August 21, 2014 shows women Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) patrolling on the front line in the Makhmur area, near Mosul, during the ongoing conflict against Islamic State (IS) jihadists.

    Turkey is on the verge of a civil war. The US can help by taking the PKK off the terror list, says former State Dept. adviser David Phillips.

  • SINGAPORE Oct 9- U.S. crude futures climbed towards $88 a barrel on Thursday, rebounding after falling to their lowest level in 18 months on a weaker dollar and a draw on inventories at the Cushing delivery hub. *U.S. crude inventories surged by 5 million barrels in the week to Oct. 3, far higher than the 1.5 million barrel build forecast by analysts, data from the U.S....

  • DUBAI/ BRUSSELS, Oct 8- The top diplomats of the United States, Iran and the European Union will meet in Vienna next week, accelerating efforts to clinch a long-elusive deal to end a dispute over Tehran's nuclear program by a Nov. 24 deadline. Iran and the world powers- the United States, France, Germany, China, Russia and Britain- have held a series of meetings since early...

  • Where did the German ‘strongman’ go? Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 6:12 AM ET

    This week's poor German data are the latest sign the "strongman" of Europe is weakening. We take a look at why Germany could be losing its clout.

  • DUBAI, Oct 8- Iran and major powers are set to hold multilateral and bilateral nuclear talks in the coming days in Vienna, Iran's foreign ministry said on Wednesday. The discussions, between Iran and the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany, are aimed at settling a more than decade long dispute over Tehran's nuclear work.

  • SINGAPORE Oct 8- U.S. crude futures fell towards $88 a barrel on Wednesday, dropping for a second day following larger-than-expected crude inventories, weaker economic growth forecasts and lower oil demand projections. *U.S. crude for November delivery was down 28 cents at $88.57 a barrel by 0039 GMT after falling by $1.49 in the previous session.

  • LONDON, Oct 6- International banks are shying away from processing humanitarian deals with Iran for fear being fined for breaking Western sanctions, despite moves intended to facilitate the trade, a senior Iranian banker said. The sanctions regime, imposed by the United States and European Union over Tehran's nuclear program, allows trade in humanitarian...

  • ISTANBUL, Oct 5- Selling everything from their sofas to their wedding rings, Bank Asya clients are battling to shore up the Turkish lender against what they say is a government-orchestrated bid to scuttle it. Social networking sites in Turkey are plastered in notices from customers trying to raise funds in the form of deposits for the bank.