Iran sets up euro-based oil bourse

TEHRAN: Iran's oil ministry took a step toward establishing an oil trading market denominated in euros, rather than the US dollar, by granting a license for the bourse, state-run television reported yesterday.

Just who would trade on the market wasn't immediately apparent.

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