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India, top buyer of U.S. almonds, hits back with higher duties

NEW DELHI India, the world's biggest buyer of U.S. almonds, raised import duties on the commodity by 20 percent, a government order said, joining the European Union and China in retaliating against President Donald Trump's tariff hikes on steel and aluminium.

15 Jun 2018

SBI to stop handling Iran oil payments, imports may be hit

NEW DELHI India's imports of Iranian oil may be hit from the end of August after the State Bank of India informed refiners it would not handle payments for the crude from November, the finance chief of Indian Oil Corp (IOC) said on Friday.

15 Jun 2018

India stares at Iranian oil supply hit as state bank pulls out- refiner

NEW DELHI, June 15 India's oil imports from Iran will be affected from end-August as the State Bank of India has informed India's refiners it will not handle oil deal payments from November, the finance head of Indian Oil Corp said on Friday.

13 Jun 2018

India open to listing Air India after failed divestment: government source

NEW DELHI India is open to listing ailing state carrier Air India, a government source said on Wednesday, after failing to attract buyers for a 76 percent stake in the company.

11 Jun 2018

Exclusive: Nayara Energy begins cutting Iran oil imports - sources

NEW DELHI Indian refiner Nayara Energy, one of the country's biggest buyers of Iranian oil, began cutting imports this month after the United States scrapped a nuclear deal with Tehran and said it would re-impose tough sanctions, three people familiar with knowledge of the matter said.

04 Jun 2018

Iran sells first cargo of West Karoun oil to Spain's Repsol: sources

NEW DELHI/ANKARA Iran has awarded its first cargo of West Karoun oil to Spain's Repsol, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday, indicating that Tehran is keen to boost its oil exports despite the looming threat of sanctions.

01 Jun 2018

BPCL seeks extra Iran oil amid sanctions threat

NEW DELHI Indian state refiner Bharat Petroleum Corp has requested an extra one million barrels of oil from the National Iranian Oil Co. (NIOC) for June, two industry sources said, amid a looming threat of stringent U.S. sanctions.

01 Jun 2018

Venezuela halts payments to ONGC, San Cristobal imperiled

NEW DELHI Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA has halted payment to India's ONGC Videsh Ltd (OVL), Managing Director N K Verma said on Thursday, a move that could threaten the future financing of the San Cristobal energy project in the sanctions-hit South American nation.

31 May 2018

Exclusive: Reliance to halt oil imports from Iran - sources

NEW DELHI/LONDON India's Reliance Industries Ltd, owner of the world's biggest refining complex, plans to halt oil imports from Iran, two sources familiar with the matter said, in a sign that new U.S. sanctions are forcing buyers to shun oil purchases from Tehran.

28 May 2018

India says it only follows U.N. sanctions, not U.S. sanctions on Iran

NEW DELHI India said on Monday it abided by sanctions imposed by the United Nations but not those imposed by any other country, such as those announced by the United States against Iran.


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