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    Gulf Arab interest in Chinese Yuan rises –Standard Chartered

    Gulf Arab states are increasingly using the Chinese yuan for trading as China accounts for a growing share of the region's exports, and given volatility in major currencies, a senior executive at Standard Chartered said on Tuesday.

    May 17, 2012 11:21

    IAEA, Iran to meet again Monday after two days of talks

    The United Nations nuclear watchdog and Iran will meet again next week after a "good exchange of views" during two days of talks on the Islamic state's atomic programme, a senior U.N. official said on Tuesday.

    May 17, 2012 11:18

    US Senate to consider new Iran sanctions Thursday

    Reid to ask for 'unanimous consent' on sanctions; Would put more pressure on Iran's oil sector; Comes ahead of Iran's May 23 meeting with world powers; "Iran must either willfully commit to terminating its nuclear program or we will force their hand through crippling sanctions," said Democratic Senator Robert Menendez.

    May 17, 2012 9:06