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Russia eyes Mideast foreign investment drive

Russia, which has attracted $23 billion from the Gulf over the past several years, is once again focussing on the region, even as low oil prices prompt Middle East nations to launch diversification programmes by investing abroad.

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European banks still wary on Iran trade

European banks are holding back from business with Iran partly due to worries they might breach remaining sanctions, despite assurances from US and European politicians that they can legally resume ties, officials said. Internatio

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Iran oil exports to S Korea rise four-fold

Iran's oil exports to South Korea have more than quadrupled to 400,000 barrels a day since international sanctions were lifted in January, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh was quoted as saying on Sunday by the Shana news agency. Ir

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S Africa president in Iran to develop trade

South African President Jacob Zuma arrived in Iran on Sunday to strengthen political, trade and investment ties after crippling international sanctions against the Islamic Republic were lifted earlier this year, his office said. S

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Iran can add 500,000 bpd oil supply in a year: IEA chief

Iran is expected to add half a million barrels of oil supply a day within a year from its existing oilfields after the lifting of sanctions against Tehran in January, but developing new fields would take time, the head of the International Ene

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Clinton urges Iran sanctions after missile tests

US Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has called for sanctions against Iran after the Islamic Republic brushed off US concerns and test-fired two ballistic missiles that it said were designed to be able to hit Israel.

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UN imposes harsh new sanctions on N Korea

North Korea faces harsh new UN sanctions to starve it of money for its nuclear weapons programme following a unanimous Security Council vote on Wednesday on a resolution drafted by the US and Pyongyang's ally China. The resolu

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Iran oil exports ‘still facing constraints’

Iran still faces constraints on oil exports as buyers are cautious about boosting trade immediately because of banking and ship insurance difficulties, a senior Iranian oil official said, despite seeing a "tangible" rise in shipments t

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Iran backs global oil output pact, but offers no action

Iran on Wednesday stopped short of offering to restrain oil output as part of a global pact to freeze production to prop up prices, making clear it wants to recapture the market share it lost during years of sanctions.

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Iran banks cut deposit rates as sanctions lift

Iranian commercial banks have agreed to cut their deposit rates in a move welcomed by the central bank, after the lifting of economic sanctions on Tehran brought hopes for a further fall of inflation and faster economic growth. Th

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