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Nations using oil as a weapon threatens OPEC: Iran oil minister

GENEVA (Reuters) - Any country using oil as a weapon could cause the collapse of oil producer group OPEC, Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Wednesday, according to SHANA, the news outlet of the oil ministry.

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Venezuela’s Juan Guaidó calls for uprising against Nicolás Maduro

Juan Guaidó, Venezuela’s opposition leader, called for an uprising against the government of Nicolás Maduro on Tuesday and indicated he had military support.


Spain’s Socialists win the election, but need to find allies

BACK LAST May when he filed the censure motion that brought him into office, Pedro Sánchez brushed off demands for an immediate election.

 FILE PHOTO: World Bank Group President David Malpass and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde at the IMF and World Bank's 2019 Annual Spring Meetings, in Washington, U.S. April 13, 2019. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan

World Bank's new president skips China's Belt and Road for Africa trip

David Malpass, fresh from a senior Trump administration post at the U.S. Treasury Department, is instead making his first foreign trip as the World Bank’s leader to sub-Saharan Africa to highlight his vision for the bank’s poverty reduction and development agenda.


Deutsche Bank, Crosstown Rival Commerzbank End Deal Talks

Banking giant Deutsche Bank AG DB -1.41% and its crosstown rival Commerzbank AG CRZBY -3.15% Thursday ended merger talks, leaving in tatters the German government’s hope to shore up both banks and create a domestic banking powerhouse.

The CEOs and chairmen of both banks met Thursday morning in Frankfurt to seal the decision, a person familiar with the meeting said. Deutsche Bank had been leaning toward pulling out of negotiations for the past week, daunted by the costs and intricacies of combining the banks and difficulties convincing shareholders of the upside, people close to the discussions say.

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As Herman Cain Bows Out of Fed Contention, Focus Shifts to Stephen Moore

WASHINGTON — President Trump announced Monday that Herman Cain, one of his two embattled picks for the Federal Reserve Board, had withdrawn his name from consideration, even as his second candidate came under new scrutiny over his attitudes toward women.

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What will it take to fix flailing SDG funding?

UNITED NATIONS – The international community is not acting fast enough to mobilize finance for the Sustainable Development Goals, experts gathered at the Financing for Development Forum told Devex.

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Oil Jumps as U.S. Plans to End Iran Waivers After May 2 Expiry

Oil rose to the highest level in almost six months as the U.S. government was said to eliminate sanction waivers that allowed buyers to import Iranian crude.

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China Loses Market-Economy Trade Case in Win for EU and U.S.

  • WTO decision says China didn’t gain market-economy status

  • The verdict may help countries counter low-cost Chinese goods

The World Trade Organization decided that China didn’t automatically qualify for market-economy status in 2016 as Beijing has asserted, according to two people with knowledge of the case, handing a major victory to the European Union and U.S.

Mukesh Ambani visited Saudi Aramco's headquarters in Dhahran in February © Reuters

Saudi Aramco in talks to buy Reliance Industries stake

Saudi Arabia’s state energy group is in talks with Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries to buy a minority stake in the Indian company’s refining and petrochemicals business, according to three people familiar with the discussions.