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Iran Policy Oversight Act

US does not plan to grant Iran access to US financial system

The US government doesn't seem be in favor of giving total access to Iran on its financial system. US President Barack Obama said the government is not looking to permit the use of its financial system in dollar-denominated deals with Iran.

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Cuba Faces Historic Changes As Relations With U.S. Broaden

U.S. Competes with China for Business and Influence in Cuba

China and U.S. has been competing for a place in the economy and politics of Cuba. China has been doing business with Cuba for several years and the U.S. is just making a start. The edge that Washington sees is the proximity as being Cuba's neighbor.

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Manufacturing Of ZTE Corp. Products And Views Inside The Company's Headquarters

US Imposed Sanctions on ZTE Corp for Export Violation to Iran

U.S. Commerce Department puts export restriction on ZTE for violating export restriction to Iran. Starting Tuesday, ZTE will not be able to acquire U.S. products without export license

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Automobile Production At PSA Peugeot Citroen Plant In Mulhouse

PSA Peugeot Citroen Will Pay $446 Million in Compensation to Get Back to Iran's Markets

Peugeot suspended sales from Iran in 2012 following nuclear sanctions expansion to the automobile sector. Now that the sanctions are lifted, Peugeot immediately strives to reinstate partnership to come back to the markets that cost it 10 percent of global deliveries when the sales are suspended. It costs Peugeot $446 million in form of compensation and services.

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Ukraine

EU extends trade and investment ban on Crimea

EU governments extended for a year a ban on trade and investment with Crimea on Friday, meaning European help for Russian Black Sea oil and gas exploration and visits by European cruise ships will remain outlawed.

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Russia-Iran relationships

Russia lifts ban on missile deliveries to Iran, start oil-for-goods swap

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday paved the way for long-overdue missile system deliveries to Iran and Moscow started an oil-for-goods swap with Tehran, showing the Kremlin's determination to boost economic ties with the Islamic Republic.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Despite Netanyahu claim, cheap oil not seen swaying Iran behavior

When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the United States this week to take a tough line against Iran, he argued that world powers could always push for a better nuclear deal because the Islamic Republic was vulnerable to low oil prices.

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Iran would sell more oil if Western sanctions lifted: Mehr agency

Iran said oil prices would not rise above $60 a barrel until 2016 and that it would increase crude exports if Western sanctions over its nuclear program were lifted, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported on Friday.

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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani

Budget pressure unlikely to deflect Iran from nuclear goals

A big oil price slide will hurt Iran's attempts to rescue battered living standards, but economic pain is unlikely to soften its stance in nuclear talks or end aid to allies such as Syria, matters seen by its ruling clerics as strategic priorities.

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U.S. banks to move cautiously into Cuba, trade groups say

U.S. banks will be able to do more business in Cuba after the United States and the island nation agreed to restore diplomatic ties, but trade groups said their members will be slow to ramp up operations, fearing big penalties for mistakes.

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Bank of America

Bank of America hires U.S. officials for financial crime team

Bank of America has hired two U.S. government officials to join its financial crimes team, according to three people familiar with the matter, as banks are under increasing pressure to police their transactions for suspicious activity.

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G20 in Brisbane

G20 commits to higher growth, fight climate change; Russia isolated over Ukraine

Leaders from the G20 group of nations agreed on Sunday to boost flagging global growth, tackle climate change and crack down on tax avoidance but ties between the West and Russia plummeted to a new low over the crisis in Ukraine.

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Ali Abdullah Saleh

U.N. sanctions Yemen's ex-President Saleh, two rebel leaders

The United Nations Security Council imposed targeted sanctions on Friday on Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh and two senior Houthi rebel leaders for threatening the peace and stability of the country and obstructing the political process.

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China Car Factory

Factory growth ebbs in Europe & Asia, making case for more stimulus

Factories across Asia and the euro zone reported a general loss of momentum last month that speaks volumes about the need for more policy stimulus on top of Japan's latest efforts to ignite growth.

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US Federal Reserve

Federal Reserve to take away the punch bowl

Unless it springs a major surprise, the U.S. Federal Reserve will call time this week on its program of government bond purchases, which at one point was pumping $85 billion a month into financial markets and the economy.

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