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  • *United States warns Greece about helping Iranian tanker. *Greece says received no docking request from tanker. ATHENS, Aug 20- Greece said on Tuesday it had not had a request for an oil tanker at the centre of a row between Iran and the United States to dock at one of its ports, as Washington warned Greece against helping the vessel.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 20- Oil prices steadied on Tuesday on optimism U.S.- China trade tensions will ease and hopes major economies will take stimulus measures to ward off a possible economic slowdown, after falling earlier on concerns over future demand. Brent crude rose 3 cents to $59.77 a barrel by 12:10 p.m. EDT, while U.S. crude was down 11 cents at $56.10 a barrel.

  • LONDON, Aug 20- Oil prices edged lower on Tuesday on persisting concerns over demand, but optimism U.S.- China trade tensions will ease and hopes major economies will take stimulus measures to ward off a potential economic slowdown capped losses. Brent crude was down 19 cents to $59.55 a barrel by 1134 GMT while U.S. crude was down 27 cents at $55.94 a barrel.

  • ATHENS, Aug 20- Greece said on Tuesday it had not had a request for an oil tanker at the centre of a row between Iran and the U.S. to dock at one of its ports, as Washington warned Greece against helping the vessel. The Merchant Marine Ministry is monitoring the matter along with Greece's Foreign Ministry, "a shipping ministry spokesman said. The ship was released from...

  • ATHENS, Aug 20- Greece said on Tuesday it had had no request for an oil tanker at the centre of a row between Iran and the U.S. to dock at one of its ports, as Washington warned Greece against helping the vessel. The Adrian Darya 1- formerly the Grace 1- left Gibraltar on Aug 18. Ship tracking data on Tuesday showed the vessel was heading to the Greek port of Kalamata on the...

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 20- Crude oil prices held mostly steady on Tuesday on optimism that U.S.- China trade tensions would ease and on hopes that major economies would enact stimulus measures to counter a possible global economic slowdown that could affect oil demand. The United States said it would extend a reprieve that permits China's Huawei Technologies to buy...

  • Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, China's President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan (L-R) ahead of a reception marking the Belt and Road Forum at the National Museum of China on April 26, 2019 in Beijing.

    Asia's largest economy has been making increasing inroads in predominantly Islamic countries.

  • *OPEC sees bearish oil market for rest of 2019. NEW YORK, Aug 19- Oil prices were up more than 1% on Monday after a weekend attack on a Saudi oil facility by Yemen's Houthi forces and as traders looked for signs that top economies would take measures to counteract a global slowdown. Iran- related tensions appeared to ease after Gibraltar released an Iranian tanker it...

  • DUBAI, Aug 19- An Iranian tanker caught in a standoff between Tehran and the West was sailing to Greece on Monday after leaving Gibraltar, and Iran warned against any U.S. move to seize the vessel after the British territory rejected a U.S. request to detain it. British Royal Marines seized the tanker near Gibraltar in July on suspicion it was carrying oil to Syria, a...

  • A crew member checks the new name of Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya, formerly known as Grace 1, off the coast of Gibraltar on August 18, 2019.

    The Grace 1, renamed the Adrian Darya 1, left anchorage off Gibraltar around 2100 GMT. Refinitiv ship tracking data showed early on Monday that the vessel was heading to Kalamata in Greece.

  • DUBAI, Aug 19- The Iranian tanker caught in a standoff between Tehran and the West was sailing to Greece on Monday after leaving Gibraltar, shipping data showed, hours after the British territory rejected a U.S. request to detain the vessel further. British Royal Marines seized the tanker near Gibraltar in July on suspicion it was carrying oil to Syria, a close ally...

  • ROME, Aug 15- Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Thursday accused his far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini, of disloyalty and being obsessed with blocking immigration, intensifying the open warfare in the ruling coalition. The renewed political turmoil threatens to derail preparations for the 2020 budget in the autumn, as Italy attempts to rein...

  • Aug 15- European shares edged higher on Thursday, after a brutal sell-off was fueled by global recessionary fears, but investors were hoping central banks would step in to ease monetary policy and soothe markets. London's FTSE 100 index was the only major index in the red with oil majors leading declines as crude prices slumped. Markets in Italy, Austria and...

  • ROME, Aug 9- Italy's League filed a no-confidence motion to bring down its own governing coalition on Friday, a move that the party's populist chief, Matteo Salvini, hopes will trigger snap elections and install him as the nation's new leader. With parliament in summer recess, Salvini has summoned all League lawmakers back to Rome on Monday and he is pushing for a...

  • *Italy/ Germany spread closer to key 240 bps level. LONDON, Aug 9- A selloff in Italian government bonds accelerated on Friday with yields on track for their biggest weekly rise this year as the government stood on the brink of collapse after League leader Matteo Salvini said his coalition with the 5- Star Movement was untenable and called for early elections.

  • *Italy/ Germany spread closer to key 240 bps level. The Italy/ Germany 10- year bond yield gap widened to a five-week high of 237 bps, coming closer to the 240 bps mark that some analysts view as a technical ceiling. The magnitude of the moves surprised some, however, with Christoph Rieger, rates strategist at Commerzbank, saying followers of political developments in...

  • Aug 9- European shares fell on Friday as worries about the stability of Italy's government and ongoing Sino-U.S. trade tensions rattled investors, but gains in healthcare stocks limited losses. Italy holds Europe's second-largest sovereign debt burden after Greece and the latest uncertainty adds to its fiscal woes as it struggles to rein in its public...

  • Central banks in New Zealand, India and Thailand on Wednesday cut rates amid growing fears that the trade war could aggravate a slowdown in the global economy. Mexico's peso fell 0.3% to 19.618. A Reuters poll showed that Mexico's peso will likely struggle in the near future amid rising global tensions and is expected to trade at 19.66 per dollar in one year, 0.4%...

  • ATHENS, Aug 7- Greece, Israel, Cyprus and the United States agreed to enhance cooperation in energy, cyber and infrastructure security, Greek Energy Minister Kostis Hatzidakis said on Wednesday after ministers of the four countries met in Athens. Regional tripartite meetings between Israel and Cyprus, which have made discoveries, and Greece, keen to be a hub, have...

  • *British Airways hit by online check-in failure. Dozens of flights were cancelled or delayed, including flights to Greece, Spain, Italy and Russia, according to the departure boards at British airports. BA would not confirm how many people have been affected by the IT problems but said that it was experiencing a "systems issue" affecting check-in and flight...