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Amazon is close to winning a 7-year battle with South American countries for the '.amazon' domain

Amazon has been locked in a seven-year battle with eight South American countries over its right to use the ".amazon" domain name. These countries, united as the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organisation, argued that Amazon should not have the rights to this name as it is also an important geographic region in their continent. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers sided with Amazon last week over its new terms proposed in April. Its final decision is pending a 30-day public comm...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Icann, Ohio, Venezuela, Victoria, Latin America, Financial Times, ACTO, Amazonia, Financial Times Amazon, Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organisation, Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organisation ACTO, ICANN ICAAN


Vast gasoline lines form in oil-rich Venezuela

U.S. sanctions on oil-rich Venezuela appear to be taking hold, resulting in mile-long lines for fuel in the South American nation's second-largest city, Maracaibo.
Tags: Finance, Article, Venezuela, Associated Press, FBN, Maracaibo, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, F8b3ae5b-11ea-5c95-bb0b-140583ff7421


Venezuela oil minister says economy, oil industry under U.S. siege

Venezuelan Oil Minister Manuel Quevedo said on Sunday his country's economy and oil industry was under economic and financial siege by the U.S. government.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Venezuela, Manuel Quevedo


Soaring oil prices cast shadow on US ahead of Opec meeting

Risk to oil market of three simultaneous disruptions becomes lobbying point for Iran and LibyaIn November 2018, Donald Trump tweeted: “Oil prices getting lower … a tax cut for America and the world! Enjoy! $54 … Thank you to Saudi Arabia.”Five months on, with oil prices more than $70, Trump will be in a less celebratory mood as Opec’s oil ministers and their allies gather in Jeddah on Friday, without Iran. The main agenda item will be the implications for oil of three interconnected American for...
Tags: Business, Saudi Arabia, Africa, Oil, Americas, US, America, Opec, World news, Commodities, US foreign policy, US news, Iran, Middle East and North Africa, US politics, Libya


These are the world’s most fragile states in 2019

There are some rankings no nation wants to lead. Yemen has just been named most fragile nation in the Fund For Peace's 2019 Fragile States Index. The least fragile state is Finland.Between these two countries lies the whole spectrum of national stability. The good news is that conditions for most of the world's people are slowly improving, says JJ Messner, Executive Director of the Fund for Peace. "For all the negative press, there is significant progress occuring in the background," he says.The...
Tags: Politics, UK, Singapore, Africa, US, Georgia, Eu, War, Afghanistan, United States, Middle East, Innovation, Protests, Brazil, Finland, Luxembourg


Cuba, Venezuela and Iran Oil Problems Under US Sanctions

Iran dropped 154,000 bpd to 2.554 million bpd in April. Iraq dropped 113,000 bpd to 4.63 million bpd. Saudi Arabia had 45,000 bpd less oil in April at 9.742 million bpd. Venezuela had a slight... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Innovation, Venezuela, Cuba Venezuela


OpenGate buys Saint-Gobain’s silicon carbide unit

OpenGate Capital said May 15 that it acquired the silicon carbide division of Saint-Gobain SA. Financial terms weren’t announced. The business will be renamed Fiven A/S. Fiven provides Silicon Carbide grains and powder that are used in applications including metallurgy, refractory materials, filtration products and technical ceramics. PRESS RELEASE LOS ANGELES & PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OpenGate Capital, a global private equity firm, announced today that it has acquired the silicon carbide division...
Tags: Asia, Europe, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Paris, Venezuela, Epa, North America, Sargent, Paris France, Decker, Los Angeles California, Oslo Norway, Greenleaf, Saint Gobain


U.S. oil output helps fill gap left by Iran, Venezuela: IEA

The world will require very little extra oil from OPEC this year as booming U.S. output will offset falling exports from Iran and Venezuela, the International Energy Agency said on Wednesday.
Tags: Money, Opec, Iran, businessNews, IEA, Venezuela, International Energy Agency, Iran Venezuela


Oil supply crunch to test OPEC's spare capacity

Oil production capacity could fall to under one percent of global oil demand by the end of the year if OPEC compensates falling production from Iran and Venezuela, leaving oil prices exposed to sharp swings in the event of unplanned outages, analysts say.
Tags: Money, Opec, Iran, businessNews, Venezuela


Spain arrests former Venezuelan official on U.S. warrant

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have arrested Venezuela’s former minister of electrical development in Madrid on a warrant from the United States. Javier Alvarado Ochoa is under investigation in the U.S. for charges related to alleged money laundering linked to Venezuela’s state oil company, known as PDVSA. A Spanish police official says Alvarado […]
Tags: Business, News, Spain, Ap, World, United States, Venezuela, Madrid, PDVSA, Alvarado, Javier Alvarado Ochoa


Oil rises amid surging China crude imports, U.S. sanctions

Oil prices rose on Wednesday as U.S. sanctions on crude exporters Iran and Venezuela as well as ongoing supply cuts by producers have left markets tight just as crude imports to China rose to a record for April.
Tags: Money, China, Iran, businessNews, Venezuela


Oil rises amid U.S. sanctions, surging China crude imports

Oil prices rose on Wednesday as U.S. sanctions against crude exporters Iran and Venezuela as well as ongoing supply cuts by producers have left markets relatively tight just as crude imports to China rose to a record for April.
Tags: Money, China, Iran, businessNews, Venezuela


Oil falls near 2 percent as U.S.-China trade war intensifies

Oil prices slipped nearly 2 percent on Tuesday, on track to fall to their lowest levels in over a month as renewed doubts over U.S.-China trade talks stoked concerns over global growth and demand even though U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela tightened supply and helped stem losses.
Tags: Money, China, Iran, businessNews, Venezuela


Oil slips more than one pct as U.S.-China trade war intensifies

Oil prices fell on Tuesday as renewed doubts over U.S.-China trade talks stoked concerns over global growth, but U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela tightened supply and helped stem losses.
Tags: Money, China, Iran, businessNews, Venezuela


Oil slips by one percent as U.S.-China trade war intensifies

Oil prices fell on Tuesday as renewed doubts over U.S.-China trade talks stoked concerns over global growth, but U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela tightened supply and helped to stem losses.
Tags: Money, China, Iran, businessNews, Venezuela


Oil mixed as U.S.-China trade war drags on prices, while sanctions keep markets tense

Oil prices were mixed on Tuesday, pressured by concerns that the escalating Sino-U.S. trade dispute could slow the global economy, while U.S. sanctions on crude exporters Iran and Venezuela helped keep the market on edge.
Tags: Money, China, Iran, businessNews, Venezuela


Oil mixed as U.S.-China trade dispute weighs, but sanctions keep market tense

Oil prices were mixed on Tuesday, pressured by concerns the escalating Sino-U.S. trade dispute could slow the global economy, while U.S. sanctions on crude exporters Iran and Venezuela helped keep the market on edge.
Tags: Money, China, Iran, businessNews, Venezuela


Oil prices under pressure from U.S.-China trade dispute, market remains tense

Oil prices were under pressure on Tuesday from concerns the escalating Sino-U.S. trade dispute could slow the global economy, while U.S. sanctions on crude exporters Iran and Venezuela helped keep the market on edge.
Tags: Money, Iran, businessNews, Venezuela, U S China


Two of Venezuela's four crude upgraders still shuttered after blackout - document

Two of Venezuela's four crucial crude upgraders, needed to convert extra-heavy crude from the Orinoco oil belt into exportable grades, remained shuttered a month after a major blackout, according to a document seen by Reuters on Saturday.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Venezuela, Reuters, Orinoco


Oil edges up after strong economic data, but ends week lower

Oil prices inched up on Friday as strong U.S. economic data boosted demand sentiment and as production losses in sanctions-hit Iran and Venezuela tightened the market.
Tags: Money, Iran, businessNews, Venezuela


Oil up after strong economic data, but heads for weekly slump

Oil prices edged up nearly 1% on Friday, as strong U.S. economic data boosted demand sentiment and as production losses in sanctions-hit Iran and Venezuela tightened the market.
Tags: Money, Iran, businessNews, Venezuela


Iran's oil exports to slide in May, but not to zero: sources

Iranian oil exports will slide in May as the United States tightens the screws on Tehran's main source of income, industry sources said, deepening global supply losses caused by U.S. sanctions on Venezuela and OPEC-led cuts.
Tags: Money, Opec, Iran, businessNews, United States, Venezuela, Tehran


Explainer - U.S. sanctions and Venezuela's exports and imports

The United States in January imposed sanctions on Venezuela's most important global business - producing and selling crude oil - as the Trump administration ratcheted up its bid to force socialist president Nicolas Maduro out of power.
Tags: Money, businessNews, United States, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Trump


Venezuelans return to daily struggle after violent unrest

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Bumping shoulders with fellow shoppers as she navigated Caracas’ biggest open-air market, Naira Garcia had no trouble tuning out the messy political struggle that plunged Venezuela into two days of deadly violence this week. She focused instead on her own daunting task: How to feed her family of five for the […]
Tags: Business, News, Nation, Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela AP, Naira Garcia


Billionaires under fire confront wealth gap at Milken Conference

By Katia Porzecanski, Gillian Tan and Sonali Basak, Bloomberg In Beverly Hills, the chicken Caesar salad costs $25.95. Stephen Schwarzman, with a net worth of $14.3 billion, could buy one for all 329 million people in the U.S. today — and then do so again tomorrow for 222 million of them. The wealth on display this week at the annual Davos-style conference organized by Michael Milken, once of junk-bond fame, is capturing a moment in our age of growing inequality. For the first time in Milken Ins...
Tags: Business, America, Sport, Economy, Chicago, Harvard, Soccer, Margaret Thatcher, Beverly Hills, Manhattan, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Griffin, Bernie Sanders, Shark Tank


Russia denies U.S. claim it told Venezuela's Maduro not to flee

Russia on Wednesday rejected a U.S. allegation it had persuaded Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro not to flee the country the previous day, calling the assertion a calculated attempt to demoralise the army and escalate the crisis there.
Tags: Money, Russia, businessNews, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro


Oil prices dip after U.S. crude stocks rise

Oil prices inched down on Wednesday after an unexpected rise in U.S. crude inventories, but the fall was limited by an intensifying crisis in Venezuela along with tightened U.S. sanctions on Iran.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Venezuela


Russia calls U.S. claim it told Venezuela's Maduro not to flee part of 'information war'

Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday rejected a suggestion by Washington that it had persuaded Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro not to flee in the face of street protests, calling the assertion part of an information war.
Tags: Money, Washington, Russia, businessNews, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Maduro


Oil falls on swelling U.S. stockpiles, Venezuela adds to market uncertainty

Oil prices fell on Wednesday after a rise in U.S. crude inventories, while an intensifying crisis in Venezuela and tightened U.S. sanctions on Iran added further uncertainty to markets.
Tags: Money, Iran, businessNews, Venezuela



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