Russian energy companies could spend as much as $50 billion on oil and gas exploration in Iran.
Currency has gained about 9% against the US dollar in a year
The trade war, the economic crisis and the weak dollar are boosting investment in gold, which is rapidly increasing in value.
The Prices Paid Index just rose for its fourth straight month to 78.1: its highest level since April 2011.
An oil price increasing is probably coming soon.
Price for gold bullion will soar to the highest level in nearly half a decade if global trade tensions escalate, says the head of Sprott US Holdings Rick Rule, a long-time resource securities investor.
The German government is seeking to repatriate its physical gold to protect its economy from the threat of a new global economic crisis.
A U.S. recession is coming, says Societe Generale's Albert Edwards.
Bitcoin fell below $7,000 on Friday, moving closer to the lows the world's number one virtual currency reached in February.