futures markets

Traders Poised to Win in Trump-Era Redo of Oil Speculation Rules

Traders Poised to Win in Trump-Era Redo of Oil Speculation Rules

U.S. regulators are poised to issue long-delayed restrictions on excessive speculation in oil and metals markets after tougher proposals stalled during the Obama administration, said three people with
U.K. Huawei Decision Needs ‘Careful Examination,’ Canada Says

U.K. Huawei Decision Needs ‘Careful Examination,’ Canada Says

Justin Trudeau’s government will look closely at Britain’s decision to let Huawei Technologies Co. build parts of the country’s fifth-generation mobile networks as it makes its own assessments of
Energy Department Releases Perry Documents: Impeachment Update

Energy Department Releases Perry Documents: Impeachment Update

President Donald Trump’s lawyers finished presenting his defense on Tuesday, their third day of arguments in the Senate impeachment trial. The next phase, 16 total hours of senators’ questions for
U.K.’s Huawei Decision Won’t Please Anyone

U.K.’s Huawei Decision Won’t Please Anyone

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Clean Energy Boom Imperiled by Argentina’s Free-Market Fizzle

Clean Energy Boom Imperiled by Argentina’s Free-Market Fizzle

A renewables pipeline of $4.8 billion is at risk under the country’s new leader. The political shift may bury lofty plans, mirroring other nations.
Qatar’s Emir Replaces Prime Minister With Close Aide

Qatar’s Emir Replaces Prime Minister With Close Aide

Qatar’s ruler appointed a close aide as the country’s new prime minister after the resignation of Abdullah bin Nasser Al Thani, who had held the position since the emir came to power in June 2013.
Erdogan Warns Russian Mercenaries in Libya Paid by Abu Dhabi

Erdogan Warns Russian Mercenaries in Libya Paid by Abu Dhabi

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lobbed a rare direct rebuke at the rulers of Abu Dhabi over their backing of Khalifa Haftar and the Russian mercenaries fighting on his behalf in Libya.
Five Million Children at Risk From Sahel Violence, Unicef Says

Five Million Children at Risk From Sahel Violence, Unicef Says

A surge in militant violence in Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger has left as many as 5 million children needing humanitarian assistance this year as access to education, health care and drinking water
Canada Vows to Revive Talks With Cuba on Ending Venezuela Crisis

Canada Vows to Revive Talks With Cuba on Ending Venezuela Crisis

Justin Trudeau’s top diplomat said Canada will keep pressing Cuba to help resolve Venezuela’s political crisis.
China Buys Australian and Canadian Wheat as U.S. Waits Turn

China Buys Australian and Canadian Wheat as U.S. Waits Turn

China has purchased Australian, Canadian and French wheat as Beijing looks to fill import quotas set by the World Trade Organization, according to people familiar with the matter.
Martin Shkreli Sued Over Alleged Antitrust Violation in Drug Pricing

Martin Shkreli Sued Over Alleged Antitrust Violation in Drug Pricing

Convicted “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli was sued by federal officials and the state of New York for allegedly violating antitrust law when he jacked up the price of a crucial drug by 4,000% overnight in
New Jersey Sets Goal to Cut Natural Gas Use 80% by 2050

New Jersey Sets Goal to Cut Natural Gas Use 80% by 2050

New Jersey’s plan to eliminate man-made carbon emissions relies on big reductions in natural gas use in homes and businesses.
Venezuela Weighs Privatizing Oil in Face of Economic Free Fall

Venezuela Weighs Privatizing Oil in Face of Economic Free Fall

Facing economic collapse and painful sanctions, the socialist government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has proposed giving majority shares and control of its oil industry to big international
Wall Street Venture-Fund Curbs to Be Eased in Volcker Revamp

Wall Street Venture-Fund Curbs to Be Eased in Volcker Revamp

Wall Street banks would face much looser restrictions on investing in venture-capital funds under regulators’ latest rollback of the Volcker Rule, according to three people familiar with the matter.
EU’s Top Diplomat Cites ‘Quite Worrying’ Violence in Libya

EU’s Top Diplomat Cites ‘Quite Worrying’ Violence in Libya

Europe’s top diplomat warned of renewed violence in Libya recently and said international powers must put pressure on the warring parties to end the conflict.
U.S., EU Sketch Battle Lines to Reset Trade Talks

U.S., EU Sketch Battle Lines to Reset Trade Talks

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Bolton Revelation May Scramble Trump’s Trial

Bolton Revelation May Scramble Trump’s Trial

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Dershowitz First Trump Lawyer to Name Bolton: Impeachment Update

Dershowitz First Trump Lawyer to Name Bolton: Impeachment Update

Donald Trump’s defense lawyers resumed their presentation Monday after opening their arguments Saturday by saying House managers failed to prove the president should be removed from office.
Britain Is Giving Citizens a Chance to Shape the Climate Fight

Britain Is Giving Citizens a Chance to Shape the Climate Fight

An assembly of 110 people will recommend policies to aim for net-zero emissions by 2050.
This Year’s Other Big Climate Election? It’s for Texas Railroad Bureaucrat

This Year’s Other Big Climate Election? It’s for Texas Railroad Bureaucrat

The Texas Railroad Commission regulates oil drillers’ ability to burn off natural gas—a contributor to warming.