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  • Oil Will Climb Higher This Year: Expert

    Harry Tchilinguirian, head of commodities market strategy at BNP Paribas, tells CNBC that continued QE by the US Fed, a pickup in the Chinese economy and a continued squeeze on Iranian production will drive oil up.

  • The Pentagon

    The Pentagon is preparing to ask Congress soon for more authority to shift funds to cope with automatic spending cuts, confronting lawmakers with another exception to the "sequester."

  • If Oil Price Falls, BP Has a Problem: Pro

    Malcolm Graham-Wood, senior advisor, at VSA Capital, tells CNBC that the BP stake in Rosneft gives them access to the Russian artic but they are now being dictated to by Vladimir Putin.

  • Iran Is 'Wildcard' of Oil Market: Expert

    Harry Tchilinguirian, head of commodity markets strategy at BNP Paribas, says he is bullish on oil as he expects negotiations between Iran and Israel to impact Iran's oil exports.

  • Selim El-Zyr on Operating in Iraq and Iran

    Rotana CEO Selim El-Zyr discusses business opportunities in Iraq and Iran, both of which he says have "huge untapped potential".

  • N. Korea Restarting Nuclear Plant Means Potential Iran Collaboration

    Uwe Parpart, Managing Director, Head of Research at Reorient Financial Markets says North Korea restarting the uranium enrichment plant could lead to collaboration with Iran.

  • A dramatic shift in how energy is being produced and consumed around the world could lead to far-reaching changes in the geopolitical order.

  • Iran launches its new Jamaran-2 guided missile destroyer.

    Not everyone shared the same optimistic sentiments of safety that Iranian President felt after the deployment of a new warship into the Caspian Sea.

  • Chuck Hagel testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing to become the secretary of defense.

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced plans on Friday to bolster U.S. missile defenses in response to "irresponsible and reckless provocations" by North Korea, which threatened a preemptive nuclear strike against the United States last week.

  • The Volatility of Oil Supply

    Amrita Sen, chief oil analyst at Energy Aspects Ltd, tells CNBC why increasing unrest in countries like Nigeria and Iran is starting to affect oil production and supply.

  • HSBC

    HSBC and Standard Chartered will report a reduction in their bonus pools, reflecting separate settlements with U.S. authorities over probes into money laundering and sanctions violations, Sky News reported on Sunday.

  • Iran Nuclear Talks Progressing: Ambassador

    Ambassador Stuart Holliday, president & CEO of Meridian International Center, tells CNBC Worldwide Exchange anchor Kelly Evans there are signs of genuine progress from the nuclear talks with Iran, at the 2013 YPO Global Leadership Summit.

  • Hopeful on Future Iran Nuclear Talks: Pro

    Ali Vaez, Senior Analyst, International Crisis Group explains why he is cautiously optimistic about the prospects of the Iran nuclear talks.

  • North Korea is a Bigger Nuclear Threat than Iran - Pro

    Michael Hudson, Professor at the National University of Singapore discusses his expectations out of Iran's nuclear talks with world powers in Kazakhstan.

  • Traders Regain Appetite For Risk

    Traders' risk appetite is helping to support oil prices, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson.

  • The Red Line on Iran Nukes

    In an interview with an Egyptian newspaper, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Iran is "already a nuclear state," and that Iran has no intention of launching an attack on Israel. Danielle Pletka, American Enterprise Institute, offers insight.

  • FILE - An Iranian oil technician makes his way to the oil separator facilities in Iran's Azadegan oil field southwest of Tehran.

    Iran's crude exports to its biggest customer, Asia, fell by a quarter in 2012 and shipments this year are expected to drop by at least 12 percent under U.S. sanctions pressure, but ample alternative supplies will keep refiners flush with oil.

  • Iran Hiding Nuclear Explosion?

    There are reports that a key Iranian nuclear site was rocked by a massive underground explosion. John Batchelor, The John Batchelor Show host, shares his opinions.

  • Israeli Electorate Clips Netanyahu's Wings

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports that exit polls seem to show Benjamin Netanyahu will remain the Israeli PM, but he will have to compromise on both sides to form a new government. Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Marc Ginsberg weighs in. The Israeli populace apparently did not appreciate Mr. Netanyahu running against the Obama Administration.

  • Wien's Top Prediction For 2013

    Byron Wien, Blackstone Advisory Partners vice chairman, shares his final market surprise: Iran increasing its nuclear capabilities this year.