CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. After the dollar slipped, oil and gasoline futures climbed a bit. Nat gas was down on a bigger-than-expected build. A mixed picture in the metals markets, as well.» Read More
PARIS, May 19- France is in talks with the United States and Israel to buy intelligence-gathering drones to build up a modern fleet, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Sunday. There are currently two countries in the world that build drones, the United States and Israel, " Le Drian said on TV channel iTele.
WASHINGTON, May 18- Cybersecurity professionals know a myriad of ways hackers can try to wreak havoc on critical infrastructure or infiltrate corporations to steal or spy, but it is the fear of the unknown that some say keeps them up at night.
U.S. banks, Internet service providers and security companies "have had trouble keeping up with the recent DDoS attacks that have had the sophistication and the level of resources that a nation-state entity like Iran can devote to them," House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers told Reuters.
WASHINGTON, May 17- Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday Turkey had already significantly reduced its oil imports from Iran, which is under the choke of Western sanctions, and further cutbacks would depend on his country's energy needs.
NEW YORK, May 17- Oil climbed for a third straight session on Friday, supported by a raft of strong economic data from top oil consumer the United States that also boosted U.S. equities, although a strong dollar limited gains in oil prices.
WASHINGTON, May 17- Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday Turkey had already significantly reduced its oil imports from Iran, which is under the choke of U.S. sanctions, and further cutbacks would depend on his country's energy needs. "On crude oil, there has been a significant decrease in the amount of oil we import from Iran...
NEW YORK, May 17- Oil climbed for a third straight session on Friday, supported by a raft of strong economic data from top oil consumer the United States that boosted U.S. equities, although a strong dollar limited gains in oil prices.
The volume of takeovers worldwide has dropped 7 percent year to date to $750 billion, with the week to Thursday marking the slowest week for acquisitions this year, Thomson Reuters data showed on Friday.
LONDON, May 17- Budgets are made to be broken- especially when they are written by politicians. The shares of petroleum and mining companies listed on New York, London and other stock exchanges value them as if all these resources will be extracted and burned.
*Iraq- Turkey oil pipeline stops again- source. LONDON, May 17- Oil climbed towards $105 a barrel on Friday, rebounding from an earlier decline and heading for a small weekly gain, although concern about the strength of demand growth limited the rise.
WASHINGTON-- The controversy over the government's secret subpoena of Associated Press telephone records has revived legislation that protect journalists from having to reveal their sources to federal investigators _ and the White House is endorsing the idea. Chuck Schumer, D- N.Y., says he and Sen.
WASHINGTON, May 17- A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Friday opens the first in a series of investigative hearings in Congress on the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups for extra tax scrutiny, as the political storm over the scandal shifts to Capitol Hill.
*Iraq- Turkey oil pipeline stops again- source. LONDON, May 17- Oil edged above $104 a barrel on Friday, rebounding from an earlier decline and heading for a small weekly gain, although concern about the strength of demand growth limited the rebound.
ISLAMABAD, May 17- Islamabad has authorised the export of 100,000 tonnes of wheat to Iran in trade not jeopardised by Western sanctions, to settle dues for electricity supplied to Pakistan's energy-starved border areas, the Commerce Ministry said on Friday.
LONDON, May 17- Oil slipped on Friday, staying below $104 a barrel on concern about the strength of demand growth and as policymaker talk of the future removal of U.S. monetary stimulus boosted the dollar. Brent crude slipped 5 cents to $103.73 a barrel by 0825 GMT, and was on course to end the week little changed.
LONDON, May 17- The dollar rose against a basket of currencies on Friday, hovering near a 10- month high as debate over whether the Federal Reserve would wind down its asset buying programme later this year gathered pace.
*U.N. says Syria conflict a humanitarian catastrophe. LONDON, May 17- Syria has managed to increase its grain imports in recent months after a period when it was less active on international markets, traders say, a development that suggests President Bashar al-Assad has found a way to feed his people despite war.
*Russia says Iran must take part in proposed Syria talks. SINGAPORE, May 17- Brent futures slipped on Friday, staying below $104 as bleak U.S. economic data revived worries about demand growth in the world's biggest oil consumer, while a stronger dollar also pressured prices. Brent slipped 5 cents to $103.73 a barrel by 0552 GMT.
SINGAPORE, May 17- London copper futures edged lower on Friday to remain on course to end a three-week upward streak, undermined by a firmer dollar and indications that demand from top consumer China is unlikely to pick up strongly as Beijing shuns stimulus measures.
SINGAPORE, May 17- U.S. crude futures slipped towards $95 a barrel on Friday as disappointing U.S. economic data revived worries over demand in the world's biggest oil consumer. U.S. oil had slipped 9 cents to $95.07 a barrel by 0014 GMT, after settling 86 cents higher.