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  • MOSCOW, Dec 10- Russian state holding company Rosneftegaz on Saturday signed a deal with the Qatar Investment Authority and commodities trader Glencore to sell a 19.5 percent stake in state-owned oil major Rosneft, Rosneft said. The privatization deal, which Rosneft Chief Executive Igor Sechin called the largest in Russia's history, was announced by Rosneft...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 10- Russian state holding company Rosneftegaz has signed a deal with the Qatar Investment Authority and commodities trader Glencore to sell a 19.5 percent stake in state-owned oil major Rosneft, Rosneft said on Saturday. Its success suggests the lure of taking a share in one of the world's biggest oil companies outweighs the risks associated with...

  • Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon Mobil.

    Exxon Mobil Corp Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson emerged on Friday as President-elect Donald Trump's leading candidate for U.S. secretary of state, a senior transition official said.

  • GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec 9- Exxon Mobil Corp Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson emerged on Friday as President-elect Donald Trump's leading candidate for U.S. secretary of state, a senior transition official said. Tillerson's favored status was revealed as former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani formally withdrew from consideration for secretary of state.

  • CARACAS, Dec 8-- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday he had agreed with Iran to call for a summit of heads of state from OPEC and non- OPEC countries in the first quarter of next year to decide on strategy for the oil market. "I told President Rouhani, let's jointly call for an OPEC summit of presidents, heads of state and governments in the first quarter...

  • LONDON/ MOSCOW, Dec 8- Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo is expected to provide a large chunk of funds to a consortium of Qatar and commodities trader Glencore to finance their purchase of a stake in the Kremlin oil major Rosneft, two sources familiar with the transaction said. Russia said on Wednesday it had sold a 19.5 percent government stake in Rosneft for 10.5...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 7- Russia said on Wednesday it sold a minority stake in oil giant Rosneft for 10.5 billion euros to Qatar and commodities trader Glencore, confounding markets which believed the Kremlin's standoff with the West would scare off major investors. The deal-- which has yet to be confirmed by Qatar or Glencore-- suggests the lure of taking a share in one of the...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 7- Commodities trader Glencore and Qatar's sovereign wealth fund are together buying a 19.5- percent stake in state-controlled Russian oil company Rosneft, the Kremlin said in an unexpected announcement late on Wednesday. "It is the largest privatization deal, the largest sale and acquisition in the global oil and gas sector in 2016," President...

  • US political changes may lower anti-Russia perceptions: MOEX CFO

    Moscow Exchange Chief Financial Officer Evgeny Fetisov talks about how the interest rate environment, politics and other macro-economic factors will affect the market in 2017.

  • Tony Blair

    Blair sees a common thread from Brexit's passage to Trump's election to support for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, USA Today reports.

  • Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence

    Donald Trump's conversation with Taiwan's president was not intended to show a shift in U.S. policy on China, Mike Pence said.

  • President-elect Donald Trump is a clever man and will quickly understand his new responsibilities, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with NTV TV. Putin has spoken previously of his hope that Trump will help restore U.S.- Russia relations, and analysts said he was unlikely to want to dial up anti-Western rhetoric before Trump's...

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin

    For Putin, relief from sanctions is a gateway to the goal of establishing Russia as the political and economic equivalent of the U.S.

  • ANKARA, Dec 3- Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday repeated his call for lower interest rates and said the government would take steps to ensure cheaper borrowing costs to promote consumption and economic growth. International investors have said Turkey needs more aggressive rate hikes to combat inflation and put a floor under the currency.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stephen Weiss of Short Hills Capital Partners reviews the main factors driving stocks and how investors should be positioned for next week.

  • Dec 2- Aixtron SE's takeover by China's Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund may soon be on the list of deals called off due to increased U.S. regulatory scrutiny. --China's Unisplendour Corp Ltd scrapped a $3.8 billion investment in Western Digital Corp after CFIUS said it would investigate the transaction. --China's Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd abandoned its offer to buy...

  • Putin says Russia needs to be friends with US

    President Vladimir Putin says Russia has not looking to get involved in any geopolitical conflict.

  • Potential issues with federal contracts

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the latest on President-elect Donald Trump heading to Cincinnati and Indianapolis today for his first public event since the election.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting of the Council for Strategic Development and Priority Projects at the Kremlin in Moscow on November 25, 2016.

    Russia would defend its interests but had no intention of getting involved in any conflict as the country is in need of friends, Putin said.

  • When nobody can see what's going on the cheating begins almost immediately: Cashin

    UBS Director of Floor Operations Art Cashin weighs in on the latest OPEC agreement.