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  • *U.S. sanctions on trade with Iran still in place. LONDON, May 16- A Swedish firm is looking to launch the first initial public offering to raise capital for investments in Iran since international sanctions on Tehran were lifted. Although global trade sanctions against Iran were lifted in January in return for Tehran curbing its nuclear programme, the United...

  • TEHRAN, Iran— Iranian police have arrested eight people in a new crackdown targeting "un-Islamic acts" online such as female models posting images of themselves without their hair covered, state media reported Monday, part of a larger cultural struggle in the Islamic Republic over the country's future. The arrests and harsh sentences handed down signal that...

  • *Major oil exporters Nigeria, Venezuela in crisis. *Renewed Canadian output, rising OPEC supplies also weigh. Supply disruptions from Nigeria, Venezuela, the United States and China triggered a U-turn in the oil outlook of Goldman Sachs, which long warned of overflowing storage and another looming crash in prices.

  • *Major oil exporters Nigeria, Venezuela in crisis. *Recovering Canadian output, rising OPEC supplies weigh on market. SINGAPORE, May 16- Oil prices edged up in early trading on Monday as output falls in Nigeria and worries about political instability in Venezuela tightened the market, although rising OPEC output and a stronger dollar capped gains.

  • DUBAI, May 14- Kuwait's deputy foreign minister Khaled Jarallah said oil exporting countries must freeze production and the market could not support a production increase from Iran, state news agency KUNA reported on Saturday. "There is no choice but to freeze production," KUNA quoted Jarallah as telling Japanese news agency Jiji press while he and acting oil...

  • *Forecast drop in 2016 non- OPEC supply is uncertain. *OPEC output climbs in April; implied surplus rises. LONDON, May 13- OPEC said the global oil market is oversupplied and signalled the glut may increase this year, as surging output from its members makes up for losses from other countries whose production has been hit by a price fall.

  • *Forecast drop in 2016 non- OPEC supply is uncertain. *OPEC output climbs in April; implied surplus rises. *Saudi Arabia tells OPEC it raised April production.

  • Oil prices stabilized on Thursday, though the contract remained under pressure on signs of another U.S. storage build.

  • China commodities, steel in China

    A new bubble is bursting in China and it could lead to a commodities meltdown that rocks global markets, Ron Insana.

  • WASHINGTON, May 11- U.S. Senate Democrats defeated a Republican effort to undercut the Iran nuclear agreement on Wednesday by blocking an amendment to a spending bill that would have stopped the Obama administration from buying heavy water from Tehran. Under last year's nuclear deal between Iran, the United States and five other world powers, Tehran is...

  • Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi, center right, arrives at an oil-producers' meeting in Doha, Qatar, on Sunday, April 17, 2016.

    The ouster of Saudi Arabia’s oil minister will send oil prices lower … and for quite some time. Here’s why, says Mark Harrington.

  • LONDON, May 10- Companies should not use the United States as an excuse for not doing business with Iran, U.S. The United States and Europe lifted sanctions in January under a deal with Iran to limit its nuclear programme, but other U.S. sanctions remain, including a ban on Iran- linked transactions in dollars being processed through the U.S. financial system.

  • LONDON, May 10- Companies should not use the United States as an excuse for not doing business with Iran, U.S. The United States and Europe lifted sanctions in January under a deal with Iran to limit its nuclear programme, but other U.S. sanctions remain, including a ban on Iran- linked transactions in dollars being processed through the U.S. financial system.

  • LONDON, May 10- Foreign companies should not use the United States as an excuse for not doing business in Iran following last year's deal on Tehran's nuclear programme, U.S. Kerry is due to meet representatives of British and European banks in London on Thursday to discuss the issue of dealing with Iran under the terms of its deal with world powers.

  • Secretary of State John Kerry will meet representatives of British and European banks in London on Thursday to discuss issues involved in doing business with Iran, a British banking industry source said on Tuesday. The United States and Europe lifted sanctions in January under a deal with Iran to limit its nuclear program, but other U.S. sanctions remain,...

  • WTI likely moves to premium over Brent: Gartman

    Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter, shares his outlook on oil prices as Canada's wildfires take its toll and crude pricing wars break out between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

  • Oil around $50 by second half of 2016: Dan Yergin

    Dan Yergin, IHS vice chairman, discuss the new oil order in Saudi Arabia after long term oil minister Ali al-Naimi was replaced by Khalid al-Falih and provides his outlook on oil prices. There's a big chunk of oil that's now been taken out, says Yergin, commenting on the impact of Canada's devastating wildfire on crude.

  • Defense spending about HOW we spend it: William Cohen

    Former U.S. Defense Secretary William Cohen, discusses the state of the U.S. defense and whether the nation needs additional funds. And former U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, discusses the impact of sequestration on the military. The national debt is also a national security threat, says Cohen.

  • Can Iran be trusted?

    Former U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, shares his views on the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal.

  • US's role in 'new world order': Chuck Hagel

    We have a clear interest in a stable, secure world, says former U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, providing insight to changes taking place in the world amid growing global threats and ahead of the U.S. presidential election.