CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil was up slightly on the day in spite of a 10 million barrel build. Nat gas remained over $4.50, and gold was up a bit at the close.» Read More
TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, April 17- Iran's crude oil exports fell for the first time in five months in March, and are slated to drop further in April, moving closer to the levels stipulated by November's temporary nuclear deal that eased some sanctions on Tehran.
April 17- Schlumberger Ltd, the world's largest oilfield services company, reported a slightly better-than-expected quarterly profit on strong growth in the Middle East and North America.
VIENNA, April 17- Iran is complying with the terms of last year's interim nuclear agreement with six world powers and is continuing to reduce its most sensitive uranium stockpile, a monthly update from the U.N. atomic agency obtained by Reuters showed on Thursday.
TOKYO, April 17- Japan made two more payments to Iran for crude imports that were scheduled under an interim nuclear deal, two sources with knowledge of the transactions said, in return for Tehran's moves to reign in its disputed nuclear programme. Iran's central bank had received the payments from Japan, one source said.
*India's 2013/ 14 Iran imports at 222,000 bpd, down 16.5 pct- trade. The Geneva agreement struck between Iran and six world powers in November and implemented for six months from Jan. 20 eased some restriction on Tehran's oil trade in exchange for curbs to its nuclear programme.
NEW DELHI, April 17- India's oil imports from Iran more than doubled in March from a year ago to about 387,000 barrels per day. Iranian shipments in the first quarter of this year rose about 43 percent from the same period in 2013, according to tanker arrival data obtained from trade sources and compiled by Thomson Reuters Oil Analytics. For a full story, see:.
BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and RBC Capital Markets are the underwriters to the IPO, the San Francisco- based company told the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in a preliminary prospectus. Zoosk is backed by venture capital firms including Canaan VIII LP, ATA Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners.
NEW YORK— After a nearly 20- year absence, Italian car maker Alfa Romeo is returning to the U.S. market. Alfa CEO Harald Wester said Wednesday the company plans to ship around 100 4 C sports cars to the U.S. this June. Alfa's parent company, Italian automaker Fiat SpA, will release more details next month.
BEIRUT— A spike in targeted murders of journalists in Syria landed the war-shattered country for the first time on the Committee to Protect Journalists' annual Impunity Index, joining a list of countries where journalists' killings are most likely to go unpunished, the international watchdog said Wednesday.
LONDON, April 16- Trading house Gunvor reported core earnings rose by a quarter in 2013 and said it expected to improve results again in 2014 despite the brief turmoil it faced last month due to its close links to Russia.
*The UK is a great place to do business, says Starbucks EMEA boss. LONDON, April 16- Starbucks Corp will move its European headquarters to London from the Netherlands this year and pay more tax in the UK as a result, the company said on Wednesday.
April 16- At-home soda maker Sodastream International is in early talks to sell a stake of up to 16 percent to a strategic entity, Israeli financial news daily Calcalist reported on its website.
EGYPTIAN COURT JAILS 119 SUPPORTERS OF EX-PRESIDENT MURSI- JUDICIAL SOURCES.
ZURICH, April 16- Syngenta AG, the world's largest maker of crop chemicals, expects weak emerging markets currencies to have a bigger hit on full-year earnings than previously assumed, it said on Wednesday, as it posted higher first-quarter sales.
April 15- Starbucks Corp said it decided to move its European headquarters to the United Kingdom from the Netherlands following criticism over its low tax payments in Britain last year, The Times reported.
NEW YORK— A women's media group has created a new award for courage honoring Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who was killed on assignment in Afghanistan, the group announced Tuesday.
LONDON, April 15- Aggreko, the world's biggest temporary power provider, said was on track to meet its profit expectations for 2014, helped by events such as the soccer World Cup, after posting a 5 percent rise in first-quarter group revenue.
RABAT, April 15- Morocco's economic growth slowed sharply to 2.5 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier, and is likely to ease slightly again this quarter as agricultural output shrinks, the country's planning agency said on Tuesday.
*CEO says Israel is holding Palestinian economy hostage. *Israel imposed economic sanctions on Palestinians last week. DUBAI, April 15- The boss of a telecoms company accused Israel of using sanctions to hold the Palestinian economy hostage after the Jewish state stopped his firm from importing equipment to launch services in Gaza.
Helped by strong government support, plentiful labour and an abundant supply of raw materials like steel, China could become a major offshore oil equipment manufacturing hub in less than 10 years, industry executives say, just like Singapore and South Korea overtook the United States and Europe in the 1990 s.