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EIA: US <b>crude</b> exports kept rising in 2016

According to data seen by the EIA, U.S. crude oil exports averaged 501,000 barrels per day in the first five months of 2016, a 9 percent gain over the …The post EIA: US <b>crude</b> exports kept rising in 2016 appeared first on crude…

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Iranian investments in Egyptian media likely to anger Saudi Arabia

The Egyptian authorities will allow Iranian investments in local media projects, it has been reported. The move is likely to put a further strain on relations between Cairo and Riyadh. The government is initiating moves for Iranian investments in a bid “to pressure Saudi Arabia and improve relations with Tehran,” according to The New Arab. Iranian funding will apparently be driven into anti-Saudi media projects and led by well-known media figures. Though the investments will not be used to generate hostility towards Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries that is likely to strain relations even more, they will be used to influence public opinion in accordance with government regulations. An Egyptian official met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif […]

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Russia, Turkey, Iran discuss dividing Syria into zones of influence

Russia, Turkey and Iran have been discussing a draft plan that would see Syria being divided into informal zones of regional influence, Reuters reported sources as saying. According to the deal, the Syrian regime led by President Bashar Al-Assad would remain in his post until the next presidential election in 2021 when he will be replaced with a less polarising candidate from his own Alawite minority. The sources said that “such a deal, which would allow regional autonomy within a federal structure controlled by Al-Assad’s Alawite sect, is in its infancy, subject to change and would need the buy-in of Al-Assad and the rebels and, eventually, the Gulf states and the United States”. Under the deal, Al-Assad’s power and control […]

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Algeria introduces tax increases with 2017 Finance Law

Algeria has officially adopted the budget set by the 2017 Finance Law that will see taxes raised in a bid to make up for the fall in revenues in the oil sector, officials confirmed yesterday. The budget, which was signed into law by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, will be based on the oil price of $50 per barrel; oil is Algeria’s main source of income. Taxes are set to rise on goods such as alcohol and tobacco, as well as petrol-based products and property. The budget cuts and increases will hope to create an income of $51 billion with a spending allowance of $63 billion. They will also allow $14 billion to be spent on welfare, including subsidies on basic products […]

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زوج اليورو/ دولار : الانتعاش متوج من قبل المنطقة 1.0480

كان زوج اليورو/دولار في وضع انتعاش يوم الخميس بعد الانخفاض أدنى 1.0400 اليوم السابق على الرغم من أن الانتعاش كان متوجًا مرة أخرى عند المنطقة 1.0480. انخفض زوج يورو/دولار EUR/USD إلى قاع 1.0371 يوم الأربعاء، لكن المضاربين على الهبوط افتقروا إلى المتابعة لإرسال العملة المشتركة بالقرب من قيعان عدة سنوات، بدلا من ذلك فقد انتعشت. ارتفع […]

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زوج الاسترليني/دولار يرتد عائدًا إلى 1.2250 قبل البيانات الأمريكية

مر زوج الاسترليني/دولار ببعض العروض عند المستويات الأعلى وقلص بعض مكاسبه القوية إلى 1.2275 على الرغم من أنه تمكن من الاستقرار فوق منتصف المنطقة 1.2200. استعاد الدولار الأمريكي الزخم عند مستويات أدنى، مع تقليص مؤشر الدولار الأمريكي الخسائر السابقة ويتجه إلى المؤشر 103.00 ويبدو أنه سيكون العامل الوحيد الذي يعيق انتعاش الزوج من قيعان شهرين بالقرب […]

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Trump On Russian Sanctions: “We Ought To Get On With Our Lives”

With the Obama administration set to unveil a fresh round of sanctions against Russia as soon as today, allegedly in retaliation for the Kremlin’s “hacking” of the US elections, President-elect Trump had a few words of his own what he thinks the best steps for the US are: move on.

“I think we ought to get on with our lives,” Trump told reporters Wednesday night outside of Mar-A-Lago, his Florida resort, also casting doubt on the government’s assessment that Russia hacked U.S. political organizations.

As has been extensively reported over the past 6 weeks, U.S. intelligence agencies have “concluded”, without providing one piece of evidence, that the Russian government orchestrated cyber attacks against the Democratic National Committee and other American political groups and then leaked information to interfere in the Nov. 8 elections. Russia has denied the accusations. Trump has said he wants to improve relations with Russia and has praised its president, Vladimir Putin.

“I think we ought to get on with our lives,” Trump told reporters in Florida, with boxing promoter Don King standing by his side. “I think that computers have complicated lives very greatly. The whole age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what is going on.” Hillary Clinton would certainly agree with that.

Before leaving for his last Hawaiian vacation, Obama said on Dec. 16 that the U.S. will retaliate against Russia at an unspecified time, in a “thoughtful, methodical way.” The response may be covert, public or both, he said. Ironically, overnight it was leaked to every press outlet, that the retaliation would take place at a very specific time: today.

Earlier Wednesday, Bloomberg reported that Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, said during a trip to the Latvian capital that Russia and Putin should expect new sanctions for meddling in the election.

In Florida, Trump was asked by reporters about efforts to disclose intelligence about Russian interference in the election. “They should do the best they can, figure it all out,” he said.

Trump said he hasn’t spoken to Lindsey Graham. “I don’t know what he’s doing. I haven’t spoken to Sen. Graham,” Trump said. “As you know, he ran against me.”

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“برنت” يرتفع.. والخام الأمريكي يتخلى عن أعلى مستوياته في 17 شهراً

تباينت أسعار النفط مع ترقب الأسواق صدور البيانات الرسمية حول مخزونات الخام في الولايات المتحدة، وتخلى الخام الأمريكي عن أعلى مستوياته في 17 شهراً. وارتفعت أسعار العقود الآجلة لخام “برنت” القياسي تسليم فبراير/ شباط بنسبة 0.30% إلى 56.40 دولار للبرميل، فيما انخفض خام “نايمكس” الأمريكي بنسبة 0.15% إلى 53.97 دولار للبرميل، في تمام الساعة 01:46 […]

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