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  • SHANGHAI/ BEIJING, Jan 17- China's central bank is preparing to raise the reserve requirement ratio for yuan deposits placed in yuan clearing banks from Jan. 25 in its latest bid to stem speculation in the currency, according to three sources who have seen the document outlining the change. The People's Bank of China, which had established the reserve requirement...

  • CHINA TO RAISE OFFSHORE YUAN RESERVE REQUIREMENTS FOR SOME BANKS FROM JAN. 25- SOURCES.

  • Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (2nd L) gestures next to High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini (L), Iranian ambassador to IAEA Ali Akbar Salehi (2nd R) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (R) as they pose for a family photo in Vienna, Austria 14 July, 2015.

    Iran emerged from years of economic isolation Saturday after world powers lifted crippling sanctions in return for an end to its nuclear ambitions.

  • Jan 17- China's power consumption in 2015 rose 0.5 percent from a year earlier to 5.550 trillion kilowatt-hours, figures from the National Energy Administration showed. But Reuters calculations suggest that China's power consumption stood at 500.7 billion kWh in December, down 2.1 percent on-year. Thermal power, mainly coal, accounted for 65.7 percent of...

  • DUBAI, Jan 17- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday hailed the nuclear deal with world powers, implemented late the previous evening, as a "golden page" in the country's history, and looked forward to an economic future less dependent on oil. The Islamic Republic emerged from years of economic isolation on Saturday when world powers lifted crippling...

  • DUBAI, Jan 17- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that a nuclear deal with world powers was a "golden page" in the country's history, a day after sanctions against the Islamic republic were lifted in return for Tehran complying with a deal to curb its nuclear ambitions.

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 16- Southern California air quality officials on Saturday delayed plans to capture and burn off natural gas leaking from an underground well near an affluent Los Angeles neighborhood, citing the possible risk of a fire. The move came at a public hearing where Porter Ranch residents, many of whom have been displaced or sickened by the methane...

  • Jan 16- Iran has released five American prisoners, including a Washington Post reporter, a Christian pastor and a former U.S. The Americans released as part of a prisoner swap with Iran are Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post's Tehran bureau chief, Saeed Abedini, a pastor from Idaho, Amir Hekmati, a former Marine from Flint, Michigan, and Nosratollah...

  • *Banks "rented quota" to clients without access to China. HONG KONG, Jan 17- Global banks have started to hand back investment quotas used to buy Chinese stocks and bonds because alternative channels for investment in China and the sliding yuan are making this once lucrative business unprofitable. The move does not reflect a waning appetite for investment in...

  • *UN agency lifts sanctions on Iran. *Iran to release Americans, U.S. gives clemency to Iranians. VIENNA/ DUBAI, Jan 16- Iran emerged from years of economic isolation on Saturday when world powers began to lift crippling sanctions against the Islamic Republic in return for Tehran complying with a deal to curb its nuclear ambitions.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 16- The United States lifted nuclear-related sanctions on Iran on Saturday after the International Atomic Energy Agency certified Tehran had taken steps to limits its nuclear activities under a July 2014 agreement. Following is a chronology of major events in relations between the Iran and the United States:. 1968- Iran signs the Nuclear...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 16- The United States will allow foreign subsidiaries of American companies to trade with Iran as part of sanctions relief granted under an international nuclear deal, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Saturday. Sanctions had made Iranian exports to European Union countries- the vast majority energy-related- fall by 86 percent between 2012...

  • FRANCE WELCOMES IMPLEMENTATION OF IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL, WILL BE VIGILANT IT IS STRICTLY RESPECTED- FOREIGN MINISTER FABIUS.

  • In a multi-pronged arrangement between two long-time enemies, the United States and Iran agreed on a prisoner swap on the same day their historic nuclear deal was fully implemented, which cleared the way for the lifting of sanctions on Tehran. Jeb Bush, the former Republican governor of Florida, called for new sanctions against Iran and cited an exclusive...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Jan 16- The United Nations' nuclear watchdog confirmed on Saturday that Iran had curbed its nuclear programme as agreed with world powers, paving the way for most international sanctions against Tehran to be lifted. The July 14 nuclear deal aims, for the next decade, to extend the amount of time it would theoretically take Iran to produce enough...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 16- The United States will now allow foreign subsidiaries of American companies to trade with Iran as part of sanctions relief granted under an international nuclear deal, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Saturday.

  • UNITED NATIONS, Jan 16- The United Nations Security Council received on Saturday a report by the U.N. nuclear watchdog confirming Iran fulfilled commitments under a nuclear deal with world powers, triggering an automatic end to most U.N. sanctions, diplomats said. Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon welcomed the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal.

  • ALLOWS FOREIGN SUBSIDIARIES OF AMERICAN COMPANIES TO OPERATE IN IRAN- U.S.

  • LIFTS SANCTIONS ON NON-AMERICANS SELLING GOODS AND SERVICES TO IRAN'S OIL SECTOR- U.S.

  • LIFTS SANCTIONS ON NON-AMERICANS BUYING IRANIAN OIL- U.S.