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  • MONDAY, OCTOBER 17 NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer speaks before the Economic Club of New York- 1615 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England's Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent speaks to parliament's pensions committee- 1445 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB chief Mario Draghi gives welcome address at the Reception for the Opening of the European Cultural Days 2016...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 14- Hedge funds boosted their bullish bets on U.S. crude oil for the third week in a row to a more than two-year high, data showed on Friday, as non- OPEC countries raised expectations of a joint effort with OPEC members to cut output. Oil prices during the time jumped more than 4 percent and Brent crude hit a one-year high on Oct. 10 after Russia said it was...

  • *Belgian PM ally says vote makes Wallonia "Cuba of Europe". NAMUR, Belgium, Oct 14- The Belgian fortress city of Namur, besieged by European armies down the centuries, issued a declaration of war on the global economic order on Friday with a vote to reject a planned EU-Canada free trade agreement. The parliament of the region of Wallonia voted in its seat at Namur after a...

  • FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14 BOSTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks on "Macroeconomic Research After the Crisis" before "The Elusive' Great' Recovery: Causes and Implications for Future Business Cycle Dynamics" conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston- 1730 GMT. BOSTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren gives welcome and...

  • THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13 PHILADELPHIA- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker speaks on the economic outlook before the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia- 1615 GMT. BRUSSELS- EU top regulators/diplomats speak at a banking union conference. KARLSTAD, Sweden- Sweden Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves is talking at Karlstad University...

  • *OPEC output hits 8- year highs in September. NEW YORK, Oct 12- Oil prices fell on Wednesday after OPEC reported another monthly hike in output and extended losses in post-settlement trade as industry data suggested the first U.S. crude inventory build in six weeks. It also forecast a rise in 2017 non- OPEC supply.

  • *OPEC output hits 8- year highs in September. NEW YORK, Oct 12- Oil prices settled 1 percent lower on Wednesday after OPEC reported its September oil output hit eight-year highs, offsetting optimism over the group's pledge to bring a global crude glut under control. Adding weight to the market was the possibility that the American Petroleum Institute could...

  • *OPEC output hits 8- year highs in September. NEW YORK, Oct 12- Oil prices fell about 1 percent on Wednesday after OPEC reported its September oil output at eight-year highs, offsetting optimism over the group's pledge to bring a global crude glut under control. Adding weight to the market was the possibility that the American Petroleum Institute could report the...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 12- Oil prices fell more than 1 percent on Wednesday after OPEC reported its September oil output at eight-year highs, offsetting optimism over the group's pledge to bring a global crude glut under control. Prices have rallied more than 10 percent this month on prospects that the Saudi-dominated Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries...

  • ISTANBUL, Oct 12- OPEC sought on Wednesday to build momentum for its plan to cap global oil production, saying it will extend invitations to more non-member producers after holding informal talks with Russia and Mexico in Istanbul. Representatives of OPEC and non- OPEC countries will hold a technical meeting on October 28-29 in Vienna to continue to discuss "a...

  • LONDON, Oct 11- OPEC's deal to cut oil production is unlikely to result in a substantial reduction in actual supplies, some of the world's biggest oil trading companies said on Wednesday, meaning the market is unlikely to rebalance until well into 2017.. The price of crude oil has stabilized around $50 a barrel since the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting...

  • ALBANY, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William C. Dudley conducts an open-press fireside chat with the Business Council of New York State- 1200 GMT. BRUSSELS- Participation by European Central Bank Board member Benoit Coeure in a public exchange of views with Members of the Financial Assistance Working Group of the ECON Committee to...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 11- Oil prices on Tuesday retreated from one-year highs, after OPEC said it was trying to reach a global agreement to cap production for at least six months amid doubts about how much that would reduce a crude glut. The International Energy Agency, the energy watchdog of the West, said it was unclear how rapidly global oil supply could fall in line with...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 11- Oil prices on Tuesday retreated from one-year highs, after OPEC said it was trying to reach a global agreement to cap production for at least six months amid doubts about much that would reduce a crude glut. The International Energy Agency, the energy watchdog of the West, said it was unclear how rapidly global oil supply could fall in line with...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 11- Oil fell almost 2 percent on Tuesday, retreating from one-year highs, after mixed responses by Russian oil industry officials toward an OPEC call for all major crude producers to cut output. The International Energy Agency, the energy watchdog of the West, also said it was unclear how rapidly global oil supply could fall in line with demand even if...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 11- Crude oil prices slipped on Tuesday, retreating from one-year highs, after mixed responses by Russian oil industry officials toward an OPEC call for all major crude producers to cut output. Igor Sechin, Russia's most influential oil executive and the head of Rosneft, told Reuters that his company will not cut or freeze oil production as part of a...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 11- Russia's second-largest bank VTB is likely to adjust its investment banking activities in London because of Britain's vote to leave the European Union, but the scale of the changes will depend on how Brexit unfolds, it said on Tuesday. The Financial Times reported on Tuesday that the bank would move its European headquarters out of London because...

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    Oil supply could fall in line with demand quickly if OPEC and Russia agree to a steep enough cut in production, the International Energy Agency said.

  • After a steadier 24 hours, the pound slid 0.6 percent to $1.2278 in early trade in London, pushing the Bank of England's trade-weighted index to a nearly-eight-year low of 74.0. Some traders cited a Financial Times report that Russian bank VTB may move its European hub to Frankfurt, Paris or Vienna as having added to worries of financial sector cutbacks in London...

  • LONDON, Oct 11- Global oil supply could fall in line with demand more quickly if OPEC and Russia agree to a steep enough cut in production, but it is unclear how rapidly this might happen, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday. OPEC, led by Saudi Arabia, agreed last month to cut production to around 32.5 to 33 million barrels per day and Russia has signalled it...