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  • *OPEC, non- OPEC officials were to meet on Monday in Vienna. DUBAI/ LONDON, Nov 25- Top OPEC oil exporter Saudi Arabia has told the producer group it will not attend talks on Monday with non- OPEC producers to discuss limiting supply, OPEC sources said, as it wants to focus on having consensus within the organisation first. "There is an official letter from saying not...

  • *Saudi wants OPEC to solve own problems before meeting non- OPEC. *Analysts expect some output cut after OPEC meeting. BOSTON, Nov 25- Oil prices fell more than 2 percent on Friday, dragged down by uncertainty over whether the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries will reach an output deal, after Saudi Arabia said it will not attend talks on Monday with...

  • *OPEC, non- OPEC officials were to meet on Monday in Vienna. DUBAI/ LONDON, Nov 25- Top OPEC oil exporter Saudi Arabia has told the producer group it will not attend talks on Monday with non- OPEC producers to discuss limiting supply, OPEC sources said, as it wants to focus on having consensus within the organization first. "There is an official letter from saying not...

  • *OPEC, non- OPEC officials were to meet on Monday in Vienna. DUBAI/ LONDON, Nov 25- Top OPEC oil exporter Saudi Arabia has told the producer group it will not attend talks on Monday with non- OPEC producers to discuss limiting supply, OPEC sources said, as it wants to focus on having consensus within the organisation first. "There is an official letter from saying not...

  • DUBLIN, Nov 25- After a year of huge shocks to the market, investors' nerves will be tested twice more in the coming week as OPEC debates an oil output cut and Italy provides the first of several upcoming major European electoral tests. By far the greater unknown of the two, investors fear Italy could be plunged into political uncertainty if pro-euro Prime Minister...

  • Nov 25- Top OPEC oil exporter Saudi Arabia has told the producer group it will not attend scheduled talks in Vienna on Monday with non- OPEC oil producers, OPEC sources said on Friday. The meeting was planned to discuss the contribution that producers outside the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries will make to a supply-limiting agreement.

  • *Most analysts expect some form of output cut after OPEC meeting. Thanksgiving holiday and with many traders reluctant to take big new positions ahead of a planned OPEC- led crude output cut to be decided next week. OPEC is due to meet on Nov. 30 to coordinate a cut, potentially with non- OPEC member Russia, but there is disagreement within the producer cartel as to...

  • *Most analysts expect some form of output cut after OPEC meeting. OPEC is due to meet on Nov. 30 to coordinate a cut, potentially together with non- OPEC member Russia, but there is also disagreement within the producer cartel as to which member states should cut and by how much. "Crude oil prices treaded water as OPEC and non- OPEC members spent more time in preliminary...

  • *Most analysts expect OPEC- led cut to be agreed. Thanksgiving holiday and there was a reluctance to take on big price bets amid uncertainty about the planned OPEC- led production cut. OPEC is due to meet on Nov. 30 to coordinate the cut agreed in Algiers in September, potentially with the cooperation of Russia, which is not a member of the group.

  • VIENNA, Nov 24- The euro zone's national banking systems are pulling apart, rather than coming closer together, and that is leaving them more exposed to domestic shocks, the European Central Bank's chief economist said on Thursday. But ECB chief economist Peter Praet said euro zone's banks have in fact become more domestically focussed than before.

  • The case was confirmed in Cloppenburg in north Germany and is the first farm-based case in Lower Saxony, one of Europe's largest poultry production regions, the state's agriculture ministry said. The contagious H5N8 strain has been repeatedly found in wild birds in much of Germany in recent days and the country's government has tightened sanitary rules for...

  • VIENNA, Nov 24- Europe's long-planned banking union, one of the pillars of its response to the financial crisis, is being held back by "integration fatigue," the European Central Bank's chief economist said on Thursday. "I have the impression of integration fatigue where it is not very clear what will be the end regime for the banking union," Praet told reporters in...

  • *Most analysts expect OPEC- led cut to be agreed. Thanksgiving holiday and there was a reluctance to take on big price bets amid uncertainty about the planned OPEC- led production cut. OPEC is due to meet on Nov. 30 to coordinate the cut agreed in Algiers in September, potentially with the cooperation of Russia, which is not a member of the group.

  • *Most analysts expect OPEC- led cut to be agreed. Thanksgiving holiday and there was a reluctance to take on big price bets amid uncertainty about the planned OPEC- led production cut. OPEC is due to meet on Nov. 30 to coordinate the cut agreed in Algiers in September, potentially with the cooperation of Russia, which is not a member of the group.

  • *Minister: OPEC may ask non- OPEC to cut by 0.88 mln bpd. The oil minister of Azerbaijan, which is not a member of OPEC, was quoted in a newspaper as saying the cartel may want non- OPEC producers to cut output by as much as 880,000 barrels per day- a figure which analysts said could help wipe out excess crude supplies and start to eat into record inventories.

  • *Most analysts expect OPEC- led cut to be agreed. LONDON, Nov 24- Oil prices were little changed on Thursday as uncertainty ahead of a planned OPEC- led crude production cut and thin liquidity during the U.S. OPEC is due to meet on Nov. 30 to coordinate a cut, potentially together with non- OPEC member Russia.

  • *Minister: OPEC may ask non- OPEC to cut by 0.88 mln bpd. The oil minister of Azerbaijan, which is not a member of OPEC, was quoted in a newspaper as saying the cartel may want non- OPEC producers to cut output by as much as 880,000 barrels per day. However, an OPEC source told Reuters the group had yet to decide on the final figures to be discussed on Nov. 28, when OPEC and non- OPEC...

  • *Most analysts expect OPEC- led cut to be agreed. SINGAPORE, Nov 24- Oil prices were little changed on Thursday as uncertainty ahead of a planned OPEC- led crude production cut and thin liquidity during the U.S. OPEC is due to meet on Nov. 30 to coordinate a cut, potentially together with non- OPEC member Russia, but there is also disagreement within the producer cartel as...

  • *Most analysts expect OPEC- led cut to be agreed. SINGAPORE, Nov 24- Oil prices were little changed on Thursday as uncertainty ahead of a planned OPEC- led crude production cut and thin liquidity during the U.S. OPEC is due to meet on Nov. 30 to coordinate a cut, potentially together with non- OPEC member Russia, but there is also disagreement within the producer cartel as...

  • *OPEC struggles to hammer out deal on output cut. LONDON, Nov 24- The world's listed oil companies have slashed oil output by 2.4 percent so far this year during one of the industry's worst downturns as OPEC battles to agree on its first production cut since 2008.. OPEC has struggled to agree on a joint production freeze or cut to support oil prices before its Nov. 30...