*Significant progress at Geneva talks on Ukraine seen slim. SINGAPORE, April 17- Brent oil steadied above $109 a barrel on Thursday, trading not far from a six-week high, as rising tensions in Ukraine kept the geopolitical risk premium on crude prices intact, while an upbeat view on U.S. and Chinese demand was also supportive.» Read More
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Turkey's parliament resoundingly approved a motion on Wednesday allowing troops to cross into northern Iraq to crush Kurdish rebels hiding there, brushing aside appeals from the United States and the Baghdad government.
Oil closed at a record high, but below a new intraday peak established Tuesday, as investors watching supply concerns and tensions in northern Iraq extended the nine-dollar rally that started last week.
Only a fraction of global oil supply could be immediately threatened by a Turkish incursion into northern Iraq, but crude prices have surged on concern any conflict may escalate and disrupt the flow from the Middle East.
How much oil pressure can the stock market take before it blows a gasket? Oil continues to surge into record territory, closing in on $88 per barrel and ready to pump right through $90. Stocks are floundering this morning after weakness in Europe and a down day in Asia. China, though, continues to be the exception with Shanghai stocks once more in record territory.
OPEC has done its utmost to satisfy the world's demand for fuel and pumping even more crude will do little to halt oil's rally towards $88 a barrel, officials said on Tuesday.
Gazprom is ready to sell up to 50 percent of its forthcoming Italian gas distribution and marketing unit to local investors, the daily MF said without giving a source.
A plan by major banks to lump some of their more toxic assets into a debt super fund is giving Wall Street a case of indigestion. Couple that with the sting of record oil prices, and a so-so day turned into a sea of chop.
Oil zoomed to an all-time high of $86.13 a barrel, propelled by robust demand from booming commodity markets and fresh geopolitical worries.
Here's a look at the midday weakness: a) Citigroup comments on deteriorating consumer credit is weighing on financials. Oil at new highs helping energy but hurting transports.
Stocks are sending a mixed message this morning as oil cranks to a new high and earnings season gets underway. European stocks are mixed to firmer, and Asian markets were higher though Tokyo had a flat session.
OPEC on Monday raised its forecast for demand for its oil this winter and said it appeared more likely that top consumer the United States would avoid a steep economic slowdown.
European stocks were seen edging lower on Monday, after rallying for nearly three weeks, but losses could be limited as buoyant crude oil prices are expected to lend support to energy shares.
While investors cheered Friday's relatively benign report on wholesale prices in September, consumers might not find much to be happy about.
Better-than-expected earnings from mobile-phone company Sony Ericsson boosted telecommunications stocks in Europe and added to a firm close for the major indexes Monday.
Stocks are squarely in positive ground this morning helped by a surprise comment from Wal-Mart that its earnings will be better than expected this quarter. Chain stores report monthly sales today and expectations have been low. Macy's for instance is down 2.7%, Limited was down 4%, Chico's is down 8.3% and Nordstrom cut its third quarter forecast.
Stocks bounced off session lows to close mixed on Wednesday but a late afternoon rally fizzled as investors were wary of initial quarterly earnings reports which came in largely below forecasts.
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The U.S. will have plenty of heating oil supplies this winter to meet demand, but the Bush administration is concerned about the higher prices consumers will have to pay for the fuel, Energy Secretary Sam Bodman said Wednesday.
Oil refiner Valero Energy expects sharply lower quarterly profit due to a drop in refining, throughput and product margins, the company said on Wednesday.
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