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.... Those included “reckless disregard for US sanctions requirements when it failed to consider warning signs associated with dealing in the blocked services of (a sanctioned person)”; that “Exxon Mobil’s senior-most executives knew of Sechin’s status . when they dealt in the blocked services of Sechin”; that the deals “caused significant harm to the Ukraine-related sanctions program objectives”; and that the company “is a sophisticated and experienced oil and gas company that has global operations and routinely deals in goods, services and technology subject to US economic sanctions and US export controls”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Exxon fined $2m for violating Russia sanctions while Rex Tillerson was CEO image
.... Those included “reckless disregard for US sanctions requirements when it failed to consider warning signs associated with dealing in the blocked services of (a sanctioned person)”; that “Exxon Mobil’s senior-most executives knew of Sechin’s status . when they dealt in the blocked services of Sechin”; that the deals “caused significant harm to the Ukraine-related sanctions program objectives”; and that the company “is a sophisticated and experienced oil and gas company that has global operations and routinely deals in goods, services and technology subject to US economic sanctions and US export controls”. ...
Exxon Mobil denied permission to resume Russian oil work image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 08:47:11 PM
....It had been reported that Exxon, the world's largest publicly traded oil company, had sought a dispensation. The US and European Union imposed economic sanctions on Russia in 2014. ...
Why becoming a tax haven would be bad news for Britain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 06:30:42 PM
.... No doubt it would do the same for Guernsey, the Isle of Man, the Cayman Islands and all the other British tax havens. A tax-haven list, with economic sanctions to be attached, is already being prepared by Brussels. ...
S Korea complains to WTO about China over Thaad image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 09:12:27 AM
....Tong Zhao, a fellow from the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, believes China's economic pressure may ultimately prove counter-productive. "Threats of economic sanctions are part of coercive diplomacy, but they may not be useful in addressing the Thaad issue," he wrote in a 2016 report. ...
Steven Mnuchin, former Goldman Sachs exec, confirmed as treasury secretary image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 12:50:03 AM
....Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said Mnuchin “is smart, he’s capable, and he’s got impressive private-sector experience”. Mnuchin will soon be in charge of reforming the tax code, a top priority for Republicans, as well as imposing economic sanctions on foreign governments and individuals, including Russia. ...

Erdogan praises 'dear friend' Vladimir Putin in Russian-Turkish detente
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of August 2016 12:21:04 PM
....The meeting sought to draw a line under tensions that boiled over last November with the shoot down of a Russian jet carrying out a bombing mission in northern Syria. Russia responded with harsh economic sanctions that dealt a body blow to Turkey’s tourism, construction, and agricultural sectors and accused Mr Erdogan of personally benefiting from illegal cross-border oil trade with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil) terror group. ...

Iran executes nuclear scientist who returned from US
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 7th of August 2016 02:03:19 PM
.... confirmed it after meticulous reviews," he added. Iran last year signed a landmark deal with world powers, including the US, to place curbs on its controversial nuclear programme in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. ...
Barclays again warns on investment bank results image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of April 2016 04:56:24 PM
....It cited “stringent UK and US conduct and other regulatory standards which are required to be applied to Barclays Africa’s business in addition to those standards that might otherwise apply to the Barclays Africa Group”. These include EU, UK and US economic sanctions and financial crime rules. ...
How Iranians could rescue London's luxury property market image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of January 2016 02:33:49 PM
FTSE closes at three-year low amid global sell-off sparked by oil plunging below $28 a barrel  image
VIDEO: Dubai eyes Iran trade prospects image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 17th of January 2016 11:23:40 PM
. Share prices in oil-rich Gulf states dropped sharply after the lifting of economic sanctions on Iran amid fears that extra supply will deepen the plunge in the price of oil. ...
What lifting Iran sanctions means for world markets image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 16th of January 2016 09:20:18 PM
.... . The European Union terminates all its nuclear-related economic sanctions including an embargo on buying Iranian crude oil, but more importantly, ends restrictions on Iranian trade, shipping and insurance. ...
Glimmers of hope for oil as Russia poised to slash output  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 14th of January 2016 09:15:14 PM
.... . Transneft told journalists in Moscow that tax changes account for some of the fall but economic sanctions are also beginning to inflict serious damage. ...
World Bank issues 'perfect storm' warning for 2016 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of January 2016 08:04:54 PM
....1% in 2016 from 2. 5% in the year just ended, as the expected suspension or removal of economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran will allow that country to play a larger role in global energy markets. ...
Asia shares gain despite oil worries image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of December 2015 12:56:24 AM
....Oil prices are expected to continue to weigh on energy shares in the region. Iran intends to increase exports by 500,000 barrels per day once the economic sanctions are removed, according to reports. ...
Western oil firms must innovate or die image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of December 2015 01:07:35 PM
....” Iran, for example, claims to produce oil for only $1 a barrel. Its readily accessible reserves – second only in the Middle East to Saudi Arabia’s –will be rapidly developed once international economic sanctions are lifted. ...
Oil prices CRASH to 11-year-low: Joy for drivers as petrol prices to plummet even further image
.... But prices have steadily fallen since Saudi Arabia decided to lift the lid on production causing huge oversupply in the market. This has been exacerbated since Iran confirmed it would pump more oil into the market after economic sanctions had been lifted. ...
Another big corporation is flagrantly dodging tax. This must be outlawed | Simon Jenkins image
.... Likewise, individuals should pay tax to the country where they live or whose citizenship they enjoy – as is the case with most Americans. Tax havens that harbour companies or individuals who dodge tax should be subject to economic sanction, like many poorer states round the world that have upset western regimes. ...
What Burma's general election means for British business image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 7th of November 2015 02:36:27 PM
.... The stakes are high. In Washington, the Obama administration has to consider whether to make permanent its one-year rolling suspension of economic sanctions against Burma. ...
Oil nations feel the strain of  Opec’s continuing price war image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 18th of October 2015 02:01:07 PM
.... . The historic deal reached this summer to rein in Tehran’s nuclear programme has brought the lifting of economic sanctions tantalisingly close for the Islamic republic. ...
Kowtowing to China’s despots is morally wrong and makes no economic sense | Steve Hilton image
....Surely we should be fighting corruption in the world, not feeding it with fat contracts that filch the earnings of British taxpayers to fund the lavish lifestyles of sleazy Chinese elites. With other rogue states, such as Iran and Russia, we apply economic sanctions to incentivise better behaviour and enforce international order and civilised norms. ...
Iran to trigger natural gas race with Qatar in Persian Gulf image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 8th of October 2015 07:06:52 PM
.... Much of the focus on the impending opening up of Iran has been on what this means for the oil industry. However, even bigger shockwaves could be felt in the natural gas sector, should economic sanctions restricting the Persian Gulf powerhouse be fully lifted. ...
US shale oil stares into abyss with Opec ready push it over image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of October 2015 05:05:32 PM
.... Iran is also champing at the bit to increase production – with the end in sight for its economic isolation from the rest of the world. According to the Iranian government, the country could increase oil production by around 500,000 barrels per day within a few months of economic sanctions being fully lifted. ...
Russian billionaire turns to Norway oil and gas after UK snub image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of October 2015 09:53:19 PM
.... . The UK government is understood to be concerned about the possible impact on North Sea oil production that could arise from a potential tightening of economic sanctions against Russia. ...
Russia bombing in Syria escalates oil price war with Saudi Arabia image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 4th of October 2015 07:56:14 PM
.... Finally, Russia has strengthened the hand of Saudi Arabia’s arch enemies, Iran. Although the Iranians have secured a deal to lift economic sanctions in return for curtailing their nuclear programme, a final resolution hangs in the balance. ...
The Middle East meltdown and its global economic risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of October 2015 01:27:33 PM
....In this fluid regional environment, a great proxy struggle for regional dominance between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shia Iran is playing out violently in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Bahrain, and Lebanon. And while the recent nuclear deal with Iran may reduce the proliferation risk, the lifting of economic sanctions on Iran will provide its leaders with more financial resources to support their Shia proxies. ...
UK ministers to study Gazprom's North Sea assets deal image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 7th of September 2015 09:48:42 PM
.... . Mr Davey was understood to have been concerned about the possible impact on North Sea oil production that could arise from a potential tightening of economic sanctions. ...
Amec ready for return to Iran as end to sanctions grows closer image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 29th of August 2015 06:30:24 PM
.... . The Iranian government reached a deal with world powers in July to lift economic sanctions in return for the curtailment of its nuclear programme. ...
Opec is being eaten alive and needs to meet to heal its wounds image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 21st of August 2015 05:17:53 PM
.... . Tehran’s power within Opec has been diminished over the past five years due to economic sanctions, which have restricted its oil industry. ...
US government lowers oil price forecast on Iran nuclear deal image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of August 2015 02:54:49 PM
...." . Oil prices have tumbled since world powers agreed this summer to lift economic sanctions against Iran, a move that could see a flood of crude entering an already over-supplied market. ...
Iran looks for investment opportunities image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of July 2015 11:04:15 PM
....Full implementation of the 14 July nuclear deal - reached between Iran and the United States, Russia, China, United Kingdom, France and Germany - could take at least six months. Furthermore, economic sanctions on Iran's energy, trade and financial sectors will be removed only after Tehran delivers its end of the bargain. ...
Iran's oil could help Mark Carney win interest rates battle image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 17th of July 2015 03:16:56 PM
.... William Knox D'Arcy's first well, built in Chiah Surkh, Persia in 1902. Which brings us to Iran’s historic nuclear agreement to lift economic sanctions, followed just days later by Mark Carney giving his strongest signal yet that interest rates will rise from historic lows during the next six months. ...
Iran: Now a business opportunity? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of July 2015 07:22:50 PM
. The deal announcing the lifting of economic sanctions against Iran could open a market of 80 million consumers, but the mood is cautious. ...
Iran and Saudi Arabia can’t agree on the name of the Gulf sea, never mind oil  image
.... The dispute over the name of the Gulf is symptomatic of the deep-rooted distrust, which on occasion borders on outright ethnic hatred, that exists between the Sunni-Muslim dominated sheikhdoms of Arabia and their Shiite-Muslim neighbours. Perversely, a deal between Tehran and major world powers, led by the US – to lift economic sanctions on Iran in return for a curtailment of the Islamic republic’s nuclear programme – could make this relationship much worse not better. ...
Oil prices bounce on Iran deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of July 2015 10:23:11 AM
. Oil price reaction has muted after the commodity initially fell by more than $1 a barrel following a deal with Iran on limiting nuclear activity in return for lifting economic sanctions. ...
Oil falls on Iran deal as brokers warn Opec must cut output image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of July 2015 10:14:29 AM
. Oil fell almost 2pc in London as news of a deal to lift economic sanctions on Iran hit the market. ...
Iran is a once in a lifetime opportunity for brave investors image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 12th of July 2015 07:25:28 PM
. Hotels in central Tehran have been booked out over the past few months by a steady influx of international business executives visiting Iran’s capital, despite negotiators constantly extending a key deadline that would lift economic sanctions on the oil-rich country. ...
Gleneagles’ promise to make poverty history has yet to be delivered image
....Today, the world looks a very different place. The G8 itself has fractured, with Russia ejected and subject to economic sanctions for its role in the war in Ukraine. ...
Peter Hambro's nightmare when his Russian Gold miner nearly went out of business image
.... . Adding to his problems caused by the plummeting gold price, economic sanctions imposed on Russia by the West have complicated the company’s dealing with its bankers. ...
Life without European luxuries goes on image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of June 2015 11:04:55 PM
.... . Russian state TV has been suggesting - somewhat gleefully - that such products could be banned in retaliation for the EU extending economic sanctions against Russia. ...
Shell holds talks with Iran over oil deal image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of June 2015 06:30:43 PM
.... . The meeting, which was first reported by the Financial Times, comes ahead of talks on June 30 with world powers that may lead to the lifting of economic sanctions which prevent international oil companies (IOCs) such as Shell from dealing with the country. ...
Russia faces $100bn corporate debt mountain image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 18th of June 2015 12:19:45 PM
.... . Russia's economy has been hit by a combination of economic sanctions, designed to force President Vladimir Putin to backdown over Ukraine, and falling oil prices. ...
Luanda remains 'most expensive city' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of June 2015 07:07:14 AM
....London remained in 12th spot in the rankings, while Copenhagen slipped nine places to number 24. The biggest fall from the top 10 was Moscow, which dropped 41 places to 50th because of the depreciation of the rouble following US economic sanctions. ...
Russian gas industry looks east image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of May 2015 11:00:12 PM
Russian recession will last two years, forecasts EBRD image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of May 2015 12:19:13 PM
....The EBRD, which funds development projects across the former Soviet bloc as well as in Greece, Cyprus and north Africa, said on the assumptions that the conflict with Russia did not worsen, that Kiev kept to its IMF programme and that other significant risks did not materialise, Ukraine would grow by 3% in 2016. “An escalation of the conflict [between Russia and Ukraine] would have significant spillover effects for the entire region and lead to extension and expansion of the economic sanctions regime. ...
Russia: the unsustainable superpower image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 4th of May 2015 04:57:40 PM
. It’s been a world superpower for most of the past century, but Russia still faces enormous sustainable development challenges – challenges that are compounded by economic sanctions that are sending its economy into recession territory. ...
Commerzbank's bonus plan blocked image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of April 2015 06:40:29 PM
....Separately, Commerzbank said it would launch an internal investigation into the actions that led to it paying a $1. 45bn settlement in the US for violating economic sanctions against businesses in Iran and Sudan. ...
Gazprom profits hit by weak rouble image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of April 2015 09:08:48 AM
....5%. Energy analyst David Hunter at consultancy Schneider Electric said: "Gazprom is facing a perfect storm of faltering European gas demand, economic sanctions on Russia, the falling rouble and global oversupply in liquefied natural gas. ...
Russia resumes gold stockpiling as rouble crisis eases image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 27th of April 2015 05:12:17 PM
.... The move comes as the country’s central bank prepares to reduce its main interest rate by 200 basis points to 12pc when it convenes on Thursday. The bank had been forced to raise rates to 17pc last December at the height of the rouble crisis following the collapse in oil prices and the imposition of tough economic sanctions by the US and Europe. ...
NSA veteran chief fears crippling cyber-attack on Western energy infrastructure image
.... . The action was a form or retaliation for economic sanctions against Iran, but also a warning shot to Riyadh in an escalating battle for Mid-East dominance by the two regional superpowers. ...
Ed Davey orders Russians to sell North Sea petroleum licences image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 20th of April 2015 04:10:30 PM
.... President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly threatened to cut off gas supplies to Europe in retaliation for his ongoing dispute with the West over eastern Ukraine. Mr Davey is understood to have been concerned about the possible impact on North Sea oil production that could arise from a potential tightening of economic sanctions. ...
Alexis Tsipras risks fresh schism with Europe after warning of new Cold War with Putin image
.... But will it work? . Ahead of the visit, EU officials warned Greece of undermining the continent’s unity over economic sanctions imposed on Moscow in the wake of the Ukraine crisis. ...
Greece 'to make millions' in deal with Russia to build gas pipeline across Europe image
.... The debt-laden country is well aware that Euro leaders do not want it to form a strong relationship with Moscow. And the Prime Minister stoked the flames by speaking out against economic sanctions currently placed on Russia ahead of travelling East, calling them a "road to nowhere". ...
Russia ready to offer Greeks cash in return for assets image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of April 2015 01:36:46 PM
.... Athens overtures to Moscow have raised fears the Leftist government is pivoting east in search of alternatives sources of finance as it bids to avoid bankruptcy. Ahead of his visit, Mr Tsipras condemned economic sanctions on Moscow as “a road to nowhere”. ...
Isolated Greece pivots east to Russia, China and Iran. But will it work? image
.... Fears of a Leftist alliance with Putin's Russia first emerged after Syriza's landslide election win in late January. The nascent government moved to quickly condemn economic sanctions placed on Moscow. ...
Age of the small British farmer ends in exodus from land image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 4th of April 2015 12:56:47 PM
Iran nuclear deal opens door to new frontier market image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 3rd of April 2015 03:23:57 PM
. Young Iranians took to the streets of Tehran on Thursday night in celebration of deal announced with World powers to lift economic sanctions in return for curtailing the Islamic Republic’s nuclear programme. ...
Asos finds it's back in style as shares hit 10-month high image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of April 2015 12:25:35 AM
.... Nick Robertson, Asos chief executive . Russia was particularly bad for Asos due to economic sanctions, sending the rouble tumbling in value. ...
Iran nuclear deal to see $20 oil if Tehran floods crude market image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 29th of March 2015 08:01:52 PM
. Flights to Tehran from Dubai have been crammed in recent months with Western executives flooding into the Iranian capital ahead of a potential lifting of economic sanctions. ...
Chief executive Marc Bolland's plan begins to bear fruit for M&S image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 29th of March 2015 11:46:00 AM
....5 per cent on a like-for-like basis during the fourth quarter. However the high street stalwart is also predicted to say that the strong pound and economic sanctions against Moscow have dented its earnings at its European and Russian stores respectively. ...
Commerzbank to pay $1.45bn for US banking violations image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of March 2015 05:59:13 PM
....Germany's second-largest bank, Commerzbank, has agreed to pay a total of $1. 45bn (£980m) to US authorities for violating economic sanctions against businesses in Iran and Sudan. ...
Government tells Russian billionaire: you have seven days to save North Sea gas deal image
.... . Mr Davey is understood to be concerned about the possible impact on North Sea oil production that could arise from a potential tightening of economic sanctions. ...
Russians to fight UK's North Sea gasfields decision image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 2nd of March 2015 07:25:06 AM
.... The decision by Mr Davey comes after President Putin again threatened to cut off gas supplies to Europe in retaliation for his ongoing dispute with the West over eastern Ukraine. Mr Davey is understood to have been concerned about the possible impact on North Sea oil production that could arise from a potential tightening of economic sanctions. ...
Russians to fight North Sea oilfield ban image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 1st of March 2015 11:27:49 PM
.... However, the decision by Mr Davey comes after President Putin again threatened to cut off gas supplies to Europe in retaliation for his ongoing dispute with the West over eastern Ukraine. Mr Davey is understood to have been concerned about the possible impact on North Sea oil production that could arise from a potential tightening of economic sanctions. ...
Russia cuts interest rates from 17% to 15% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 30th of January 2015 11:30:39 AM
....The rouble fell by more than 2% against the dollar following the central bank announcement. Russia's economy has been suffering for a range of reasons, including economic sanctions by the West over its involvement in the crisis in Ukraine. ...
Ukraine conflict: EU extends sanctions against Russia image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of January 2015 10:27:06 PM
.... . However, they did not agree on imposing new economic sanctions against Russia. ...
Russia to spend $35bn on economy plan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of January 2015 12:40:50 PM
....34 trillion roubles ($35bn, £23bn) to try to stave off an economic crisis, following a collapse in oil prices and the value of the rouble. The country has also been subject to economic sanctions by the West over its involvement in the crisis in Ukraine. ...
Eurozone on the brink of new crisis as snap Greek elections loom image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 29th of December 2014 08:42:50 AM
.... . Gikas Hardouvelis, the Greek finance minister, warned on Sunday that the election of an anti-austerity party could lead to punitive European Central Bank economic sanctions against Greece. ...
Rouble strengthens as Russia forces exporters to dump foreign cash reserves image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of December 2014 11:19:17 AM
.... . The proportion of economists polled by Bloomberg that expect the US to implement direct economic sanctions against Russia, as opposed to those targeted at companies and individuals, rose from 29pc to 35pc. ...
Putin seeks to ease fears over Russian economic crisis image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of December 2014 07:24:42 AM
....Later on Thursday, European leaders will meet in Brussels for their last summit of 2014 to discuss the Ukraine crisis and relations with Russia. US President Barack Obama is also expected to sign legislation this week authorising new economic sanctions on Russia. ...
Russia plans new measures to stabilise the rouble image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of December 2014 09:29:26 AM
.... On Tuesday, the Brent price had fallen below $59 before recovering. US President Barack Obama is expected to sign legislation this week authorising new economic sanctions on Russia. ...

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