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  • NEW YORK, Oct 7- Crude oil prices fell on Tuesday as signs of weak demand for petroleum and ample supply continued to push prices toward multi-month lows. The International Monetary Fund cut its global economic growth forecasts for the third time this year on Tuesday, warning of weaker growth in core euro zone countries, Japan and big emerging markets like Brazil.

  • "There is stagnation in Europe and China is slowing down. It's going to be very difficult for the oil price to rally on that basis, "said Michael Hewson, chief market analyst at CMC Markets in London. Brent November crude was down $1.03 at $91.76 a barrel at 11:06 EDT.

  • UPDATE 7-Oil slips to $92 on weak European data Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 9:33 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 7- Brent crude oil fell to around $92 a barrel on Tuesday, pushing towards 27- month lows as weak demand and ample supply outweighed price support from a weaker dollar. "There is stagnation in Europe and China is slowing down. It's going to be very difficult for the oil price to rally on that basis, "said Michael Hewson, chief market analyst at CMC Markets in...

  • UPDATE 5-Oil slips towards $92 on weak German data Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 6:04 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 7- Brent crude oil fell towards $92 a barrel on Tuesday, pushing towards 27- month lows as weak demand and ample supply outweighed the price support from a weaker dollar. "There is stagnation in Europe and China is slowing down. It's going to be very difficult for the oil price to rally on that basis, "said Michael Hewson, chief market analyst at CMC Markets in...

  • Brent reached a low of $91.25 on Monday, its weakest since June 2012 and down from a high above $115 in June, as plentiful supplies of high quality, light crude oil outweighed demand in the Atlantic basin and Asia. Brent was down 40 cents at $92.39 a barrel by 0835 GMT. A supply glut in several markets has overwhelmed worries over a potential impact on oil output of...

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 3- Brent crude futures rose towards $94 a barrel on Friday after a three-day slide pulled prices to their lowest since 2012, but the overall tone remains bearish, amid ample supply. The crude benchmark is set to end lower for the fourth week in five, having fallen more than 15 percent this year as global supplies have remained high despite conflict in...

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 3- Brent crude futures rose towards $94 a barrel on Friday after a three-day slide pulled prices to their lowest since 2012, but the overall bearish tone appears intact amid ample supply. The crude benchmark is set to end lower for a fourth week in five, having fallen more than 15 percent this year as global supplies have remained high despite rising...

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 3- Brent crude futures rose towards $94 a barrel on Friday after a three-day slide pulled prices to their lowest since 2012, but the overall bearish tone appears intact amid ample supply. The crude benchmark is set to end lower for a fourth week in five, having fallen more than 15 percent this year as global supplies have remained high despite rising...

  • *Interest rates on hold at record lows. NAPLES, Italy, Oct 2- The European Central Bank will buy bundles of loans and other forms of secured debt from mid-month in an attempt to kick start a languishing euro zone economy, despite misgivings in Germany and elsewhere. President Mario Draghi said the ECB would begin to buy covered bonds, a form of secured debt, from banks...

  • NYMEX-Crude rises toward $91 on U.S. oil stocks drop Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 7:56 PM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 2- U.S. crude futures edged up on Thursday towards $91 a barrel and paring losses from a day earlier due to support from a U.S. government report showing a surprise drop in U.S. crude stockpiles. *NYMEX crude for November delivery was up 18 cents at $90.91 a barrel by 2324 GMT, after settling down 43 cents at $90.73 on Wednesday. *The oil price drop is a concern for...

  • *Saudi Arabia cuts November oil price to Asia. NEW YORK, Oct 1- Oil prices fell toward $94 a barrel on Wednesday, continuing a three-month losing stretch as weak economic signals from China and Europe and ample global supply continued to weigh.

  • DUBAI/ KHOBAR, Oct 1- Saudi Aramco sharply cut official oil prices for Asian customers in November, the state-run company said on Wednesday in the clearest sign yet the world's largest exporter is trying to compete for crude market share.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- Brent oil bounced off a two-year low and headed toward $96 a barrel on Wednesday and U.S. crude also rose as crude stockpiles fell unexpectedly and Chinese factory data offered signs of hope for the slowing economy.

  • *China's PMI steadies at 51.1, just above forecast. LONDON, Oct 1- Oil rose from a more than two-year low to above $96 a barrel on Wednesday, supported by a slightly better-than-expected Chinese factory survey and a surprise drop in U.S. crude oil inventories.

  • *China's PMI steadies at 51.1, just above forecast. LONDON, Oct 1- Oil rose from a more than two-year low to over $95 a barrel on Wednesday as a slightly better-than-expected Chinese factory survey countered worries of an economic slowdown in the world's No. 2 oil consumer and ample supplies.

  • *China's PMI steadies at 51.1, just above forecast. *Ample supply, higher OPEC output weighs on prices. Concern over growing oil supply despite conflict in the Middle East and a stronger dollar pushed global benchmark Brent to its lowest since June 2012 on Tuesday, and the same factors are likely to keep a lid on any price recovery.

  • "It's a tiny bit better than the market expected, but the China bears have been beating their chest very loudly in the past few weeks so we should see some relief rally," said Ben Le Brun, market analyst at OptionsXpress in Sydney. Brent oil for November delivery was up 30 cents at $94.97 a barrel by 0627 GMT, off a session high of $95.17.

  • "It's a tiny bit better than the market expected, but the China bears have been beating their chest very loudly in the past few weeks so we should see some relief rally," said Ben Le Brun, market analyst at OptionsXpress in Sydney. The contract fell $2.53 to settle at $94.67 on Tuesday, after touching a session low of $94.24, its weakest since June 2012.

  • Brent edges above $95 on relief over China's PMI Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 10:36 PM ET

    "It's a tiny bit better than the market expected, but the China bears have been beating their chest very loudly in the past few weeks so we should see some relief rally," said Ben Le Brun, market analyst at OptionsXpress in Sydney. The contract fell $2.53 to settle at $94.67 on Tuesday, after touching a session low of $94.24, its weakest since June 2012.

  • *Mood swing from austerity seen helping France's case. PARIS, Sept 30- From Athens to Madrid and Dublin to Rome, France can count on a sympathetic hearing in several European capitals in its campaign for leniency over the latest broken promise to bring its public finances into shape.