EghtesadOnline: World stocks extended their gains to hit a near-four week high and oil prices rose on Wednesday on optimism that the United States and China may be inching toward a trade deal, soothing fears of an all-out trade war.
EghtesadOnline: Oil prices climbed 2 percent on Wednesday as the extension of U.S.-China talks in Beijing raised hopes that the world’s two largest economies would resolve their trade standoff.
EghtesadOnline: Chinese and U.S. teams ended trade talks in Beijing on Wednesday that lasted longer than expected and officials said details will be released soon, raising hopes an all-out trade war that could badly disrupt the global economy can be avoided.
EghtesadOnline: The political future of beleaguered UK Prime Minister Theresa May appeared in serious doubt on Monday after SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said she will support the opposition Labour party in its effort to pass a no-confidence motion on May’s rule.
EghtesadOnline: OPEC coalition decisions on further global oil market cooperation will be taken next week amid uncertainty over many factors impacting the industry, including Iranian crude export volumes, but Russian oil producers are ready to adjust their production accordingly, energy minister Alexander Novak said.
EghtesadOnline: Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn has been arrested over suspected financial violations, the NHK reported, and the carmaker said it will seek a removal of the industry icon as its chairman after an investigation into his alleged misconduct.
EghtesadOnline: The Trump administration abandoned the Iran nuclear deal this year and is reimposing sanctions. The sanctions leave western companies and banks with a stark choice. If they do business with Iran, they lose access to the American market and financial system. Not surprisingly, businesses and banks have been cutting ties with Iran or shelving plans to invest there. But one important financial link to the country remains: the financial messaging service that plays a crucial role in moving money around the international banking system.
EghtesadOnline: Sanctions imposed on Iran by the United States offer an opportunity for Europe to develop its own independent financial institutions, France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said.
EghtesadOnline: U.S. President Donald Trump should stop interfering in the Middle East if he wants the price of oil to stop rising, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh was quoted as saying on Wednesday.
EghtesadOnline: A group of US lawmakers have urged the US Treasury Department to cut off Iran from the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT).