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  • *Nishida aimed to head Japan's business lobby. TOKYO, Aug 25- Tom Scott, a former U.S. executive at Toshiba Corp, remembers his former boss Atsutoshi Nishida as an aggressive leader who could motivate staff but also rattle them with tough sales targets and an occasional dressing down. Now his, and other executives' management style is at the center of questions over...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Crude's wild ride Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Crude's wild ride

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

  • NEW YORK— Palestinian authorities found liable in a high-profile lawsuit over Americans killed in terrorist attacks must pay $10 million in cash— and an additional $1 million monthly payment while the case is on appeal— to secure the hundreds of millions awarded by a jury, a U.S. judge said Monday. In ordering the security payment, Manhattan federal Judge George B....

  • BERLIN— German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will travel to Iran in early October, the first such visit in more than a decade. Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer said Monday that the recent conclusion of the nuclear deal with Iran was a "good occasion" to restore Germany's traditionally close ties with the country. For decades Germany was...

  • Lebanon protest postponed after Beirut clashes Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 6:24 AM ET
    Workers try to clear the wreckage left after a clash between security forces and the protesters in Beirut

    Lebanese protesters said they had postponed a demonstration set for Monday evening, after rallies led to clashes with security forces.

  • *Iran says will defend market share "at any cost". It's all about China, " Carsten Fritsch, senior oil analyst at Commerzbank in Frankfurt, told Reuters Global Oil Forum. Brent oil was trading down $1.85, more than 4 percent, at $43.61 a barrel at 0950 GMT, after touching an intraday low of $43.28, its weakest since March 2009.

  • 'Cloud of doom' settling over Saudi Arabia? Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    'Cloud of doom' settling over Saudi Arabia?

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses what's been taking place in the Middle East when it comes to market activity.

  • *Iran says OPEC meeting could help stabilise prices. It's all about China, " Carsten Fritsch, senior oil analyst at Commerzbank in Frankfurt, told Reuters Global Oil Forum. Brent oil was trading down $1.20, or 2.6 percent, at $44.26 a barrel at 0750 GMT, after hitting an intraday low of $44.00, its weakest since March 2009.

  • TEHRAN, Aug 24- Royal Dutch Shell will repay a $2 billion debt to the National Iranian Oil Company when sanctions on Iran are lifted and will consider investing in the country's vast energy sector, Shell's boss for new business said. Clearly Iran remains under sanctions with time before sanctions will be unwound and clearly we will be absolutely adhering to all...

  • Middle East hit by market slump Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 2:20 AM ET
    Middle East hit by market slump

    CNBC’s Hadley Gamble comments on the slump in Middle East markets.

  • *Brent down over $1/ bbl; hits intraday low $44.24. US crude down over $1/ bbl; hits intraday low $39.00. Brent oil was trading down $1.09 a barrel at $44.37 as of 0506 GMT, after hitting an intraday low of $44.24, its lowest since March 2009.

  • China's economic slowdown, recessions and weak economies in Latin American countries such as Brazil and Chile and a breakdown in commodity prices are prompting traders to overlook improving U.S. economic data, said Alan Gayle, portfolio manager at RidgeWorth Investments. "There's a great deal of nervousness around the weakness in China, and that's...

  • BEIRUT, Aug 23- Protests against the Lebanese government turned violent for a second day on Sunday, and Prime Minister Tammam Salam threatened to resign as public discontent brought thousands into the streets. Salam's cabinet has been hamstrung by political and sectarian rivalries that have been exacerbated by wider crises in the Middle East, including the...

  • China's economic slowdown, recessions and weak economies in Latin American countries such as Brazil and Chile and a breakdown in commodity prices are prompting traders to overlook improving U.S. economic data, said Alan Gayle, portfolio manager at RidgeWorth Investments. "There's a great deal of nervousness around the weakness in China, and that's...

  • BEIRUT, Aug 23- Protests against the Lebanese government turned violent for a second day on Sunday, and Prime Minister Tammam Salam threatened to resign as public discontent brought thousands into the streets. Mobilised by the trash crisis, thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Beirut this weekend as part of the "You Stink" campaign directed at the...

  • CAIRO— Egypt's stock market fell to its lowest level in almost two years on Sunday, as global markets sag and investors sober up from a buying binge surrounding a much-hyped economic conference last spring, analysts said. "It's a global sell-off; there's lack of foreign investments, given the macro-economic headwinds," said Amr Elalfy, global head of research at...

  • BEIRUT, Aug 23- Lebanon's prime minister threatened to resign on Sunday, warning rival parties in his unity cabinet that the state faced collapse because of paralysis that has come to a head with its failure to resolve a crisis over rubbish disposal. Protesters called for a second day of demonstrations against Prime Minister Tammam Salam's cabinet on Sunday...

  • DUBAI, Aug 23- Iran's Oil Minister, Bijan Zanganeh, said on Sunday that holding an emergency OPEC meeting may be "effective" in stabilizing the oil price, Iran's oil ministry news agency Shana reported. Algeria said earlier this month that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries could hold an emergency meeting to discuss the drop in oil prices but other...

  • CAIRO, Aug 23- A state oil firm loyal to Libya's official government based in the east of the country has invited foreign oil firms to discuss existing oil purchase contracts at a conference in Dubai next month, it said in a statement. The move is a fresh attempt by Libya's internationally recognised government to control state oil firm NOC, which is at the centre of...

  • DUBAI, Aug 23- Iran's Oil Minister, Bijan Zanganeh, said on Sunday that holding an OPEC emergency meeting may be "effective" to stop the oil price slump, Iran's oil ministry news agency Shana reported. "Iran endorses an emergency OPEC meeting and would not disagree with it," he told reporters in Tehran, according to Shana. While OPEC rules say a simple majority of the 12...