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  • *Japan's business sentiment worsens- tankan. SINGAPORE, Oct 1- Brent crude fell below $112 per barrel on Monday, reflecting investor concerns a shaky global economy may hurt oil demand following fresh evidence of weakness in China and Japan as well as persistent worries about the debt-saddled euro zone.

  • PRESS DIGEST-New York Times business news - Oct 1 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 2:19 AM ET

    Oct 1- The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages on Monday. *A tax break for wage earners for which the White House campaigned hard last winter now finds little support in Washington, as Congress struggles with deficits.

  • Russian markets - Factors to Watch on Oct 1 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 2:06 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Oct 1- Here are events and news stories that could move Russian markets on Monday. MOSCOW- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev meets Facebook. MOSCOW- Moscow City Court starts hearings on appeal against conviction of three members of the punk band Pussy Riot;.

  • *Japan's business sentiment worsens- Tankan. SINGAPORE, Oct 1- Brent crude fell below $112 per barrel on Monday, reflecting investor concerns a shaky global economy may hurt oil demand following fresh evidence of weakness in China and Japan as well as persistent worries about the debt-saddled euro zone.

  • Netanyahu’s Bomb Explodes on the Internet Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 9:12 AM ET
    Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, points to a red line he drew on a graphic of a bomb while addressing the United Nations General Assembly on September 27, 2012 in New York City.

    The day after Benjamin Netanyahu's cartoon representation of an Iranian nuclear bomb went viral on the Internet, opinion was divided on whether the Israeli prime minister's headline-grabbing prop was a stroke of presentational genius or a cheap gimmick.

  • The Message Obama Should Have Sent Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 7:00 PM ET
    The Message Obama Should Have Sent

    On Thursday, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the world must draw a "red line" to stop Iran's nuclear program. Larry Kudlow wants to know why President Obama didn't impose the same ultimatum. With General Wesley Clark and Alan Dershowitz, Harvard Law Professor.

  • Netanyahu Addresses UN: Draws Red Line Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 1:55 PM ET
    Netanyahu Addresses UN: Draws Red Line

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the UN General Assembly, and says "the red line must be drawn on Iran's nuclear enrichment program because these enrichment facilities are the only nuclear installations that we can definitely see and credibly target."

  • Kudlow: 'Fiscal Cliff' Damage Already Serious Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 7:50 PM ET
    Kudlow: 'Fiscal Cliff' Damage Already Serious

    A new survey from the Business Roundtable confirms Larry Kudlow's worst fears, the fiscal cliff has already paralyzed Corporate America, with Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris.

  • How Much of a Threat Is Iran? Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 7:15 PM ET
    How Much of a Threat Is Iran?

    Larry Kudlow and Gen. Barry McCaffrey look at the latest events in the Mideast and just how serious a threat Iran poses.

  • Oil's Recent Slide: Instability, Oversupply—and Iran? Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 5:52 PM ET
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    The Saudis have moved to pump more oil, the US sits on increased crude supplies, the market has gotten edgy over Eurozone economic instability, and FedEx cut it profit outlook — all of which drove the price of oil lower for three straight days to its lowest level in over a month.

  • Could Iran Be Behind the Online Attacks on US Banks? Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 5:39 PM ET
    Internet Security

    The U.S. intelligence community is focused on Iran after a series of cyber attacks against US banks, including JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America.

  • Muslim World in Turmoil Friday, 14 Sep 2012 | 5:08 PM ET
    Thousands of anti-American protesters tear down the U.S. flag at the American Embassy in Cairo on Sept. 11, 2012, during a demonstration.

    Click to see some of the fallout from this clash between the West’s cherished freedom of expression and the Muslim world’s insistence on respect for its traditions.

  • Arab Uprisings Threaten Peace Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 6:19 AM ET
    Arab Uprisings Threaten Peace

    Discussing growing tensions in the Middle East, and the political and economic implications of the recent uprisings, with Karim Sadjadpour, Carnegie Endowment Iran analyst.

  • Drawing Red Lines Against Iran’s Nuclear Program Monday, 10 Sep 2012 | 4:52 PM ET
    Yuval Steinitz, Israeli Finance Minister

    The dispute between Israel and the U.S. over how to deal with Iran’s nuclear program picked up new momentum Monday, with Israel's Finance Minister weighing in on the push to draw "red lines" that Iran's nuclear program would not be able to cross.

  • Will There be War With Iran? Monday, 10 Sep 2012 | 1:45 PM ET
    Will There be War With Iran?

    Yuval Steinitz, finance minister of Israel, offers insight on keeping the Israeli economy afloat despite the threat of Iran's nuclear program and a war of words.

  • Euro Slips, Japan Slows, Iranian Rial Slides Monday, 10 Sep 2012 | 7:55 AM ET
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    Japan is slowing and Italy talks tough — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Benchmark oil prices will likely extend gains this week after Fed Chief Ben Bernanke kept stimulus in play at his speech in Jackson Hole and as the industry assesses the damage in the Gulf of Mexico after tropical storm Isaac forced the closure of almost all offshore oil production.

  • Oil to Hit $100, but Experts Say Sell the Rally Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 6:57 AM ET

    Even as U.S. crude prices are expected to touch $100 this week as the strengthening Tropical Storm Isaac threatens to disrupt offshore oil production in the Gulf of Mexico, experts say the upside will likely be short-lived, recommending investors sell into the rally.

  • Saudi Struggle vs. Iran Looks Likely to Get Worse Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 3:58 PM ET
    Main roads in Riyadh are decorated with national flags and portraits of King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia on February 21, 2011 amid preparations to welcome the Saudi royal back as he is expected to return home later this week after convalescing in Morocco from operations in New York, according to a source close to the oil-rich Gulf monarchy. AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Saudi Arabia has gone on the offensive against Iran to protect its interests. Its involvement in Syria is the first battle in what is going to be a long conflict that will know no frontiers nor limits.

  • Iran Forced to Reflag Oil Tankers Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 2:51 AM ET
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    In 2008, Ernst & Young, the accounting firm, introduced short 90-day foreign assignments for both its U.S. and overseas employees. “It is something we introduced after the crisis as the way to offer expat postings in a more cost-effective way,” says Nancy Altobello, Americas vice chair of people at the company, the FT reports.