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  • *Iran, Latin America offset difficulties in UK, China. PARIS, Jan 16- French carmaker PSA's global sales jumped by 15 percent last year as strong growth in Iran and Latin America helped to offset difficulties in Britain and China. There was no year-on-year comparison for Iran, but sales in Latin America jumped 12 percent from 2016..

  • *Iran, Asia offset tougher times in UK. PARIS, Jan 16- French carmaker and Peugeot-brand owner Groupe PSA reported on Tuesday a 15.4 percent rise in its worldwide sales for 2017, as strong growth in the Middle East and Latin America helped offset difficulties in Britain and China. PSA said it had solid sales for its Peugeot and Citroen light commercial vehicles in...

  • TOKYO, Jan 16- India was scheduled to lift its biggest volume of Iranian crude in nine months in December, helping to shore up the OPEC producer's oil exports to Asia last month, said a person with knowledge of the country's tanker loading schedule. India's scheduled crude oil loadings from Iran, excluding condensate, an ultra-light oil, were about 550,000 bpd last...

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— Bahrain released radar tracks on Tuesday it said showed Qatari fighter jets passing by Emirati commercial airliners bound for the island nation, encounters which set off a new dispute pitting Qatar against the Gulf nations that have been boycotting it since last summer. The two alleged fly-bys on Monday morning could further...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Jan 15- Gold prices hit a four-month peak on Monday as the U.S. dollar index slumped to its lowest in three years but some analysts said the greenback's slide could be short-lived as it was not driven by fundamentals. 1826 GMT after touching its strongest since Sept. 8 at $1,344.44. "We have been seeing a steady decline in the dollar, not so much because...

  • *Tough talk raises concerns about fate of Iran jet orders. *Airbus, Boeing plan to sell total 180 jets to Iran carrier. PARIS, Jan 15- The sales chief of European planemaker Airbus predicted Iran would take delivery of dozens of European jets it has ordered under a nuclear sanctions deal with major powers, but warned the transactions could take longer to complete...

  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrive to attend a press conferece after their talks in Moscow on April 12, 2017.

    Russia's foreign minister accused Washington of stirring further conflict in the Middle East and the Korean Peninsula

  • LONDON, Jan 15- Gold prices hit a four-month peak on Monday as the U.S. dollar index slumped to its lowest in three years but analysts said the greenback's slide could be short-lived as it was not driven by fundamentals. 1238 GMT after touching its strongest since Sept. 8 at $1,344.44. Federal Reserve was widely expected to raise interest rates, which would favor a...

  • *Speculators raise net longs in COMEX gold in week to Jan. 9. LONDON, Jan 15- Gold prices hit a four-month peak on Monday as the U.S. dollar index slumped to its lowest in three years but analysts warned the greenback's decline could be short-lived as it was not driven by fundamentals. 1045 GMT after touching its strongest since Sept. 8 at $1,344.44.

  • BEIJING— The fire from a sunken Iranian tanker ship in the East China Sea has burned out, a Chinese transport ministry spokesman said Monday, although concerns remain about possible major pollution to the sea bed and surrounding waters. The spokesman, who identified himself only by his surname, Zhao, said the fire ceased around noon. The cause of the Jan. 6 collision...

  • *Spot gold may rise to $1,357.54/ oz- technicals. 0302 GMT, after touching its strongest since Sept. 8 at $1,342.06 Spot gold rose for a fifth straight week last week, gaining 1.4 percent. "Iran remains among the most poignant of geopolitical risks this year following President Trump's decision not to ratify Iran's compliance on the nuclear deal...

  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

    Iran's president said the U.S. had failed to undermine a nuclear deal between Tehran and major powers, state television reported.

  • A briefcase filled with Iranian rial banknotes sits on display at a currency exchange market on Ferdowsi street in Tehran, Iran, on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018.

    Iran's regime claims to have quelled an uprising, but history shows that such movements often mark the beginning of long-term change.

  • An Iranian man reads a newspaper on October 14, 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump is on the front page following news that he has decertified a nuclear deal between the two countries and others.

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports on President Trump waiving the reinstatement of Iran sanctions and is in talks to seek stronger sanctions.

  • An Iranian woman and her son walk past Shahab-2 (L) and Shahab-3 missiles on display in front of a large portrait of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in a square in south Tehran.

    Trump disavowed the nuclear deal months earlier.

  • A gas flare on an oil production platform in the Soroush oil fields is seen alongside an Iranian flag in the Gulf.

    A stricken Iranian oil tanker drifted into Japan's exclusive economic zone, a spokesman for Japan's Coast Guard told Reuters.

  • An Iranian man reads a copy of the daily newspaper 'Omid Javan' bearing a picture of US President Donald Trump with a headline that reads in Persian 'Crazy Trump and logical JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action)', on October 14, 2017, in front of a kiosk in the capital Tehran.

    Trump will extend sanctions relief granted to Iran under its 2015 nuclear deal with the U.S. and others, according to a Bloomberg reporter.

  • The Iran nuclear deal is separate from other issues between the US and Tehran

    Rodger Shanahan of the Lowy Institute for International Policy says the waiver on economic sanctions in Iran is specific to the nuclear deal, not other issues between Tehran and Washington.

  • An Iranian man reads a newspaper on October 14, 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump is on the front page following news that he has decertified a nuclear deal between the two countries and others.

    Trump abandoning the Iran nuclear pact could trigger a diplomatic crisis and jolt oil markets.

  • Donald Trump

    Trump's renewal of concessions to Iran will likely be accompanied by new sanctions on Iranian businesses and people.