Tag: Iran

Hedge-Fund Investors Pour Into Oil as Firms Predict Surge to $80

Hedge funds investing in oil are luring capital at the fastest pace in more than a year. With crude climbing to levels not seen since 2014, commodity funds have recovered the client outflows they suffered last year. And if firms such as Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest exporter, wants to push prices to $80 a barrel …

Macron begins Trump charm offensive with Fox News interview

French leader set for state visit to Washington from Monday, seeking to stop US withdrawals from Syria and Iran nuclear deal Touting a very strong personal relation with Donald Trump, the French president, Emmanuel Macron, on Sunday began an ambitious charm offensive intended to strengthen US commitments in Syria and his own recently stated intentions. I …

Oil Shrugs Off Trump Tweet to Rise for a Second Straight Week

President tweets as Saudis talk about continuing output cuts Current prices reflect geopolitics, OPEC oil ministers say willingness to further tighten oil markets and boost prices in a meeting in Saudi Arabia. West Texas Intermediate futures dropped as much as 1.2 percent early on Friday before rebounding as the impact of the tweet fizzled. They’ve risen …

Top scientist leaves Iran after crackdown on environmentalists

Kaveh Madani had been seen as symbol of Rouhani governments attempt to reverse brain drain A top Iranian environmental scientist wooed by Hassan Rouhanis administration to return home from the UK has left Iran Kavous Seyed-Emami, died in custody in mysterious circumstances. At least 13 other activists remain behind bars. Kavous Seyed-Emami, an Iranian-Canadian professor and …

Syria: Trump may bluster but James Mattis is calling the shots

The US defence secretary has remained focused on targeting chemical weapons It was Jim Mattis who saved the day. The US defence secretary, Pentagon chief and retired Marine general has a reputation for toughness. His former nickname was Mad Dog. When push came to shove over Syria last week, it was Mattis not the state department …

Arab Stocks Advance as Jitters Over U.S. Strike in Syria Fade

Stocks in Riyadh lead gains, rise the most in almost 10 months Main equities benchmark in Dubai climbs the most since June Read More: Analysts Say Syria Strike Isn’t Causing Panic in Mideast Markets Saudi Arabia’s stocks on Wednesday fell the most since October after U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments on Twitter suggested that strikes against …

Mike Pompeo to tell Senate soft US policy on Russia ‘now over’

Pick for secretary of state will say Trump administration considers Russia danger to our country Sign up to receive the top US stories every morning Pompeo will face the Senate foreign relations committee on Thursday as part of hearing into his confirmation to lead the State Department. Pompeos views on global issues are well known he …
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