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Sanctions lifted on two Iran oil firms

The European Union has removed two Iranian oil companies from its sanctions list in the first such action since Iran’s nuclear deal.

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Chevron’s ugly earnings put focus on oil dividends

Chevron earnings fell well below expectations, raising questions about returns at a time when oil prices are sliding.

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Richest man of all time? Try king of Timbuktu

Bill Gates may be the richest man alive. But he’s not the richest man in history. In fact, he barely makes the top 10.

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Greek stock market to reopen Monday

The stock exchange in Athens is set to reopen next week amid tough bailout negotiations.

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NatWest: Our website was ‘targeted’

NatWest Bank has blamed earlier problems with its website on a series of deliberate attacks, known as a distributed denial of service (DDoS)

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Why bearish sentiment spike may be stock buy sign

Pessimistic feelings about stocks surged to their highest levels in nearly two years, according to AAII’s latest survey.

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VIDEO: Boom-bust capitalism in the US

Colm O’Regan takes a look at the post-war boom and onset of consumer capitalism in the United States.

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VIDEO: Kenyan loans linked to soil quality

A Kenyan company is offering loans to farmers where the interest rates charged are linked to the quality of the soil, providing an incentive for soil preservation.

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VIDEO: Drawing female attention

Leading Kenyan cartoonist Celeste Wamiru shares her story and experiences.

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Oil prices could be as low as $50 by 2020: Goldman

The price of oil could be stuck firmly at around $50 a barrel by 2020, a Goldman Sachs analyst told CNBC.