Iran

Defense stocks had a very good 2019, and military gear makers are expecting 2020 to be another solid year. Heightened tensions in the Middle East aren't hurting either.
Paul Ausick
A Ukraine International Airlines 737-800 crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran Wednesday morning, killing all 176 people aboard. While not a 737 Max jet, the 737-800 has had issues of its own.
Paul Ausick
A hot war between Saudi Arabia and Iran would push crude oil prices "unimaginably" high, according to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Sultan. How likely is such a war?
Paul Ausick
Saudi Arabia has virtually doubled its oil exports to China and halved its exports to the United States. Is this trouble for the United States, or Saudi Arabia, or China, or even Iran?
Paul Ausick
In a war game exercise conducted in late 2015, military planners considered the impact of just such an event as the Iranian downing of a U.S. drone.
Paul Ausick
A prominent member of Congress says a government shutdown can be prevented, a hack of Quora exposes 100 million records, and other important business headlines.
Douglas A. McIntyre
U.S. sanctions against Iran went into effect today, six months after the Trump administration announced the sanctions. The impact on crude markets has been downgraded over the period, but prices did...
Paul Ausick
The list of nations with troubled economies has grown in 2018, and these are just eight of the nations in which interest rates or inflation have become sky high.
Jon C. Ogg
With oil hovering a few dollars under the $70 level, you can bet that the big integrateds are looking to produce and sell as much as possible, especially as the sanctions on Iran are totally put in...
Lee Jackson
When the U.S. imposes new sanctions on Iran later this year, restrictions on oil exports will be a big piece of the penalty. Could Iran turn to the black market to make up for the lost cash flow?
Paul Ausick
U.S. crude oil inventories fell by more than 2 million barrels last week, considerably more than expectations. Prices have jumped more than 3%, largely due to the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear...
Paul Ausick
Both Boeing and Airbus stand to lose about $20 billion in Iranian business as a result of the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear non-proliferation deal with Iran. That sounds like a big deal, but is it...
Paul Ausick
Boeing has signed a memorandum of agreement to sell 30 737 MAX airplanes to Iran Aseman Airlines with purchase rights for another 30. The deal is the first with Iran since President Trump took office.
Paul Ausick
Increased tensions between the U.S and Iran could be leading to a new wave of cyberattacks against U.S. firms. Financial sector companies are especially attractive targets, according to some security...
Paul Ausick
WTI crude oil slipped by about a dollar a barrel in Monday's futures market on a continuing rise in U.S. drilling rigs and massive sales of stored Iranian oil are responsible for the downturn.
Paul Ausick