TOKYO, Nov 26- U.S. crude futures headed higher for a fourth straight day on Thursday on the back of a smaller-than-expected build in U.S. inventories, but gains were limited in light trading due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States. *NYMEX crude for January delivery was up 7 cents at $43.11 a barrel by 2343 GMT, after settling up 17 cents at $43.04 on...» Read More
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Abdallah Salem El-Badri, secretary general of OPEC, says he is worried that the low oil price will have a negative impact on investment in oil projects.
Abdalla el-Badri, secretary general of OPEC, says consumers and producers are "panicking" over the falling oil price and need to "relax".
Abdalla el-Badri, secretary general of OPEC, says the ISIS problem needs to solved quickly as it will affect production and investment appetite for oil.
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Matt Smith, Commodity Analyst at Schneider Electric, says OPEC's forecast for oil to average at $110 by 2020 remains realistic, but warns that prices will stay low over the next 6 months.
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets.
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CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports natural gas inventories rises 91 billion cubic feet.
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The "Squawk on the Street" news team discusses what's working for the U.S. stock market after a wave of positive economic news in the U.S. and Europe.
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Joe Kaeser, CEO of Siemens, says he is not concerned that the falling oil price will weaken demand for the company's wind turbine generation technology.
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Now that Republicans are taking control of the Senate, John Kingston, Platts director, discusses what that means for Keystone XL legislation and export laws.
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