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  • LONDON, June 26- Bond sales from emerging markets in the first half of 2015 are running more than a fifth below year-ago levels due to the continued slump in issuance from Russia, Brazil and oil producers across the developing world. Governments and companies from the developing world had sold hard currency bonds worth $195 billion as of June 19, Thomson Reuters...

  • White House: Putin calls Obama to talk ISIS, Iran Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 7:51 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin faces the press during a meeting with Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev (unseen) in the Konstantin Palace in Strelna, Saint Petersburg.

    Russian President Putin called President Obama to discuss tensions in eastern Ukraine and the fight against the Islamic State in the Middle East.

  • Univision drops Miss USA pageant over Trump comments Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 4:01 AM ET

    NBC remained silent about its scheduled coverage of the pageant, which has aired on the network since 2003. But it sought to distance itself from Trump's remarks. "Donald Trump's opinions do not represent those of NBC, and we do not agree with his positions on a number of issues, including his recent comments on immigration," NBC said in a statement.

  • UPDATE 3-Oil prices mixed, all eyes on Greece Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 2:58 AM ET

    *WTI and Brent should find support at $59 and $62.38- Phillip Futures. *Market monitoring Iran nuclear talks ahead of June 30 deadline. "Traders and investors are very much on tenterhooks on the outcome," said Ben Le Brun, a market analyst at OptionsXpress in Sydney, following another failed round of talks to finalize a cash-for-reform pact for Greece.

  • UPDATE 2-Oil prices rise, all eyes on Greece Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 2:01 AM ET

    *WTI and Brent should find support at $59 and $62.38- Phillip Futures. *Market monitoring Iran nuclear talks ahead of June 30 deadline. "Traders and investors are very much on tenterhooks on the outcome," said Ben Le Brun, a market analyst at OptionsXpress in Sydney, following another failed round of talks to finalise a cash-for-reform pact for Greece.

  • UPDATE 1-Oil prices steady, all eyes on Greece Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 11:52 PM ET

    *WTI and Brent should find support at $59 and $62.38- Phillip Futures. *Market monitoring Iran nuclear talks ahead of June 30 deadline. Euro zone finance ministers are due to meet on Saturday in a last-ditch attempt to clinch a deal with Greece to avoid a debt default by Athens and possibly a Greek exit from the euro.

  • NYMEX-U.S. crude nudges lower on refined products build Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 8:16 PM ET

    *U.S. crude for August delivery dropped 2 cents to $59.68 a barrel as of 0006 GMT, after ending the previous session down 57 cents. *Iraq's decision to split crude oil exports into lighter and heavier grades has removed logistical glitches and allowed several producers to lift self-imposed output curbs, Russia's Lukoil said on Thursday. *Amid increased attacks on...

  • BRUSSELS, June 26- European Union leaders meeting in Brussels have a daunting list of long-running crises on their plates-- notably migrants crowding in at their southern borders, Russia growling in the east, Britain's threat to quit and a desperate need to create jobs. One quipped it was no longer Britain for dinner but " Greece for dinner." Plunged into crisis by the...

  • June 25- One week after Saudi Arabia opened its stock market to direct foreign investment, U.S. mutual fund managers say they are interested but not rushing to invest in the Middle East's biggest economy. Foreign fund inflows are slower than initially expected, in part because U.S. fund companies like Fidelity and Harding Loevner are digesting numerous...

  • SINGAPORE, June 26- Surprisingly strong rains in an El Nino year, typically marked by droughts in parts of Asia, have eased concerns of a lower crop output in the region. While the forecast is for an equally severe dryness this year, recent rains have buoyed farming in India, China and Australia. "Indian monsoon is on track, in fact it has been better than expected, and we...

  • Commodities tomorrow: OPEC market share shrinks Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: OPEC market share shrinks

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets.

  • *Iran talks drag crude prices lower. NEW YORK, June 25- A Supreme Court ruling upholding tax subsidies boosted U.S. hospital stocks to record highs on Thursday, while global equity markets edged lower on lingering worries over Greece. Greece's international creditors presented a cash-for-reform proposal to euro zone finance ministers in a showdown with...

  • NEW YORK, June 25- Crude oil slipped for a second straight day on Thursday, weighed by weaker U.S. refined fuels markets and potential negative impact from Greece's debt crisis on European energy demand. "I'm really looking for a breakout of the recent trading ranges to take new positions," said Tariq Zahir, an oil bear at Tyche Capital Advisors, an energy-focused...

  • Emerging Israel gas deal ignites fierce debate Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 1:20 PM ET

    JERUSALEM— When natural gas was discovered a few years ago off the shores of resource-poor Israel, it was heralded as nothing short of a miracle, but an emerging deal with developers has been plagued by criticism, with opponents accusing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of caving to a monopoly. After long negotiations, a government committee has struck a deal...

  • Iran talks drag crude prices lower. NEW YORK, June 25- A Supreme Court ruling upholding tax subsidies boosted some U.S. healthcare stocks to fresh highs on Thursday, while key global equity markets were little changed following a proposal by Greece's creditors to avoid a Greek debt default. Greece's international creditors presented a cash-for-reform...

  • From menu of crises, Greece risks eating Europe's dinner Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 12:15 PM ET

    *Euro zone showdown with Greece could eat up time at summit. BRUSSELS, June 25- European Union leaders faced a daunting list of crises as they began their summit on Thursday, notably migrants crowding in at their southern borders, Russia growling in the east, Britain's threat to quit and a desperate need to create jobs. But a battle of wills between Greece and its...

  • NEW YORK, June 25- Crude oil slipped for a second straight day on Thursday, weighed by weaker U.S. refined fuels markets and potential negative impact from Greece's debt crisis on European energy demand. "I'm really looking for a breakout of the recent trading ranges to take new positions," said Tariq Zahir, an oil bear at Tyche Capital Advisors, an energy-focused...

  • Univision dropping Miss USA pageant over Trump comments Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 11:21 AM ET

    During his presidential campaign kickoff speech last week, Trump portrayed immigrants from Mexico as "bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they're rapists, and some, I assume, are good people." NBC is scheduled to air its own pageant coverage, as it has done since 2003, and has remained silent about the broadcast. "Donald Trump's opinions do not represent those of...

  • Secretary of State John Kerry telephoned Iran's foreign minister in recent days to tell him that Tehran must answer questions about whether its past atomic research was arms-related if it wants a nuclear deal, officials said. A day after Kerry made those June 16 remarks, a State Department spokesman said the words of the top U.S. diplomat had been...

  • ZURICH, June 25- Union Bancaire Privee plans to cut between 60 and 110 jobs initially after buying the international business of wealth manager Coutts from Britain's Royal Bank of Scotland, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. The Geneva- based private bank run by Guy de Picciotto, the son of the founder, hopes the deal will bolster business...