The combined business would be owned 50/50 between shareholders of FCA and Groupe Renault.Autosread more
Pro-EU parties are set to hold onto two-thirds of the seats at the EU Parliament.Europe Politicsread more
The U.S. is showing signs of targeting China's domestic surveillance and the tech supporting it.Technologyread more
Smartphone users in Singapore, the U.K. and China told CNBC's "Beyond The Valley" that foldable smartphones are "very strange," "super bulky," and expensive compared to the...Technologyread more
The result comes shortly after Conservative Party leader Theresa May announced her resignation as prime minister on Friday morning.Europe Politicsread more
Investors are largely focused on results of the EU parliamentary elections. Euroskeptic parties in Britain and France made solid gains.Europe Marketsread more
Former Apple CEO John Sculley says this skill is vital to all great business leadership.Successread more
A Beijing decision to rapidly and sharply cut its excessive and unsustainable trade surplus with the U.S. would change for the better the bilateral relationship, writes...World Economyread more
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has to make sure that India becomes a highly competitive manufacturing hub where global investors will look to invest, the chairman of India...Asia Economyread more
U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday he expects to get the trade gap with Japan "straightened out rapidly," adding that announcements on that could come as soon as August.World Economyread more
Bitcoin surged more than 9% from the day before to hit its highest level in more than a year.Technologyread more
Oil prices dipped on Tuesday but remained close to four-year highs on worries that global supplies will drop due to Washington's sanctions on Iran.
"This is the market catching its breath," said Gene McGillian, director of market research at Tradition Energy in Stamford, Connecticut. The market steadied after rallying in three consecutive sessions.
Still, oil prices drew support from worries that Iranian production will drop sharply after U.S. sanctions go into effect on Nov. 4. Also, global demand has remained strong in the face of trade tensions.
International benchmark Brent crude oil fell 32 cents to $84.66 per barrel by 2:24 p.m. ET after reaching a new four-year high of $85.45 in the previous session.
U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures ended Tuesday's session down 7 cents at $75.23 a barrel, having hit a nearly four-year high of $75.91 earlier in the session.
Brent and WTI have roughly tripled compared with lows seen in January 2016, which prompted OPEC and allies led by Russia to curb oil supplies to rebalance an oversupplied market starting in January 2017.
Sentiment was lifted by a last-gasp deal to salvage NAFTA as a trilateral pact between the United States, Mexico and Canada, rescuing a $1.2 trillion a year open-trade zone that had been about to collapse.
More fundamentally, oil markets have been pushed up by looming U.S. sanctions against Iran's oil industry, which at its most recent peak this year supplied nearly 3 percent of the world's almost 100 million barrels of daily consumption.
A Reuters survey of OPEC production found Iranian output in September fell by 100,000 barrels per day, while production from the group as a whole rose by 90,000 bpd compared with August.
"Oil prices continue to climb, supported by the nearing Iran embargo and related supply concerns," said Norbert Ruecker, head of commodity research at Swiss bank Julius Baer.
HSBC said in its fourth-quarter Global Economics outlook that "our oil analysts believe there is now a growing risk it (crude) could touch $100 per barrel."
The Trump administration set a deadline of Nov. 4 for oil buyers to stop purchasing Iranian crude. Many analysts say OPEC will struggle to cover a decline in exports from Iran.
"The general impression out there currently seems to be that there is either an outright inability or at least a certain unwillingness ... to compensate for the expected continuation of declining Iranian export flows," Vienna-based consultancy JBC Energy said.
Britain's Barclays bank, however, said "OPEC has ample spare capacity."
For now, soaring crude prices and weak emerging market currencies, including India's rupee and Indonesia's rupiah, may erode economic growth.
"Softening demand growth and new supply should cool the bullish sentiment and push prices lower by the end of the year," Barclays said.
Industry group the American Petroleum Institute (API) reports its U.S. inventory data Tuesday afternoon, and the U.S. government reports its data on Wednesday morning.
Five analysts polled by Reuters forecast that U.S. crude stockpiles rose about 1.1 million barrels in the week ended Sept. 28.