Torbjorn Soltvedt, senior MENA analyst at Maplecroft, highlights how difficult it will be for the new Iranian president to reform the economy as many policies still remain in the Supreme Leader's remit.
Harry Tchilinguirian, head of commodity markets strategy at BNP Paribas, expects the oil market to be "much tighter" in the second half of the year due to "multiple risks" on the supply side.
The international community will be watching Iran on Friday, as the polls open amid tightening sanctions which are crippling the country's economy, driving up unemployment and inflating the prices of basic goods.
Alastair Newton, Senior Political Analyst at Nomura warns about the rising crescent of chaos in the Middle East, and flags the upcoming Iranian elections as a risk event.
On the site of a former military golf course where President Dwight Eisenhower once played, the future of U.S. warfare is rising.
The U.S. eased sanctions on the sale of communication devices to Iranian citizens, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. Nathan Carleton, United Against Nuclear Iran, weighs in.
OPEC oil exporters agreed on Friday to leave output policy unchanged on Friday as oil held around the group's preferred level of $100 a barrel.
Oil traders should not lose too much sleep worrying about what OPEC, often unpredictable and quarrelsome in the past, will do when it meets next week.
The UN said Iran has installed hundreds more centrifuges in a nuclear reactor which increases its capacity to refine uranium. A report from the WSJ says Iranian hackers are targeting U.S. companies, with CNBC's Eamon Javers. Frank Cillufo, Homeland Security expert, offers insight.
Harry Tchilinguirian, head of commodities market strategy at BNP Paribas, tells CNBC that continued QE by the US Fed, a pickup in the Chinese economy and a continued squeeze on Iranian production will drive oil up.
The Pentagon is preparing to ask Congress soon for more authority to shift funds to cope with automatic spending cuts, confronting lawmakers with another exception to the "sequester."
Malcolm Graham-Wood, senior advisor, at VSA Capital, tells CNBC that the BP stake in Rosneft gives them access to the Russian artic but they are now being dictated to by Vladimir Putin.
Harry Tchilinguirian, head of commodity markets strategy at BNP Paribas, says he is bullish on oil as he expects negotiations between Iran and Israel to impact Iran's oil exports.
Rotana CEO Selim El-Zyr discusses business opportunities in Iraq and Iran, both of which he says have "huge untapped potential".
Uwe Parpart, Managing Director, Head of Research at Reorient Financial Markets says North Korea restarting the uranium enrichment plant could lead to collaboration with Iran.
A dramatic shift in how energy is being produced and consumed around the world could lead to far-reaching changes in the geopolitical order.
Not everyone shared the same optimistic sentiments of safety that Iranian President felt after the deployment of a new warship into the Caspian Sea.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced plans on Friday to bolster U.S. missile defenses in response to "irresponsible and reckless provocations" by North Korea, which threatened a preemptive nuclear strike against the United States last week.
Amrita Sen, chief oil analyst at Energy Aspects Ltd, tells CNBC why increasing unrest in countries like Nigeria and Iran is starting to affect oil production and supply.
HSBC and Standard Chartered will report a reduction in their bonus pools, reflecting separate settlements with U.S. authorities over probes into money laundering and sanctions violations, Sky News reported on Sunday.