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  • China pushes for speedy political solution in Iraq Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 10:22 PM ET

    BEIJING, July 8- China hopes that Iraq can form a new inclusive government as soon as possible and will support efforts by Baghdad to protect its sovereignty, state media cited China's special envoy to the Middle East as saying on a visit to a key energy supplier.

  • TOKYO, July 8- U.S. crude oil futures dipped closer to $103 in early Tuesday trade, falling for a eighth session in a row, as Libyan oil exports were primed to ramp up, but major moves were kept in check before the release of U.S. petroleum stockpiles data due out later in the day.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, July 4- Oil dipped on Friday with Brent futures dropping below $111 a barrel on the prospect of revived Libyan exports and more U.S. crude soon finding its way to refiners, but losses were tempered by economic data pointing to a stronger demand outlook. Trade was extremely thin due to the Fourth of July holiday in the United States.

  • LONDON, July 4- Brent futures dipped below $111 a barrel on Friday on the prospect of revived Libyan exports and more U.S. crude soon finding its way to refiners, but losses were tempered by economic data pointing to an improved demand outlook. Brent crude fell 22 cents to $110.78 a barrel by 1048 GMT and looked set to lose 2 percent this week.

  • SINGAPORE, July 4- Brent futures held steady around $111 a barrel on Friday on signs of an improving demand outlook, although the benchmark is still set to post its biggest weekly loss since early January as supply worries that have rattled oil markets for weeks recede.

  • SINGAPORE, July 4- Brent futures held steady around $111 a barrel on Friday on signs of an improving demand outlook, although the benchmark is still set to post its biggest weekly loss since early January as supply worries that have rattled oil markets for weeks recede.

  • SINGAPORE, July 4- U.S. crude futures are set to post their biggest weekly loss in a month on receding worries about supply from Libya and Iran, although expectations of an improvement in the outlook for demand in the world's top oil consumer checked losses.

  • *Libya reaches deal with rebels to reopen oil ports. NEW YORK, July 3- Crude oil on both sides of the Atlantic dropped on Thursday as supply fears began to ease after Libya declared an end to an oil crisis that has slashed exports from the OPEC member.

  • LONDON, July 3- World shares dipped from a record high and the dollar and U.S. bond yields climbed on Thursday as strong jobs data added to bets that U.S. interest rates could rise within the next six months.

  • *Libya reaches deal with rebels to reopen oil ports. LONDON, July 3- Brent crude futures fell below $111 a barrel on Thursday as supply fears began to ease after Libya declared an end to an oil crisis that has slashed exports from the OPEC member. The question now is how long it will take for flows to come out, "said Ole Hansen, senior commodity strategist at Saxo Bank.

  • Turkey fears Iraq crisis spreading: NATO chief     Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 7:50 AM ET

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen, secretary general of NATO, says Turkey is concerned about the violence in Iraq spreading to its borders.

  • ISTANBUL, July 3- Yakup Saygili ranked among Turkey's top police commanders until he launched anti-graft raids that touched on Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's circle. Now he sits at home, victim of a purge he says has undermined specialist units' ability to tackle a growing terrorist threat spilling from the Middle East.

  • Crude oil falls below $104 as Iraq risks recede Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 3:21 AM ET

    The price of oil dropped below $104 a barrel Thursday as the risk of supply disruptions in Iraq continued to recede and two key export terminals in Libya were expected to reopen soon.

  • *Libya deal with rebels may make 500,000 bpd available for exports. SINGAPORE, July 3- Brent futures dipped below $111 a barrel on Thursday as supply fears eased after Libya declared an end to an oil crisis that has cut exports from the OPEC member to a trickle, although declines will be capped by concerns over Iraq.

  • *Libya deal with rebels may make 500,000 bpd available for exports. SINGAPORE, July 3- Brent futures dipped towards $111 a barrel on Thursday as supply fears eased after Libya declared an end to an oil crisis that has cut exports from the OPEC member to a trickle, although declines will be capped by concerns over Iraq.

  • Relax, oil supply won't see shortage: Pro     Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 12:13 AM ET

    Azlin Ahmad, Editor of Argus Media Limited, says the resolution of Libya's oil crisis has quelled the supply fears brought about by the instability in Iraq.

  • *Libya deal with rebels may make 500,000 bpd available for exports. SINGAPORE, July 3- Brent futures dipped below $111 a barrel on Thursday as supply fears eased after Libya declared an end to an oil crisis that has cut exports from the OPEC member to a trickle, although declines will be capped by concerns over Iraq.

  • Fmr. Gulf Oil CEO: Fully support exporting crude     Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 10:10 AM ET

    Oil and gas prices are the highest they have been on the 4th of July in six years. Former CEO of Gulf Oil Joe Petrowski, looks at factors behind rising gas prices and weighs in on the export of crude oil.

  • Iraq is latest battle in US-Russia proxy Cold War Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 9:07 AM ET
    Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division go over last minute details before going out on the U.S. military's last combat patrol in the country, at Camp Adder on December 16, 2011 near Nasiriyah, Iraq.

    The Russian military stepped in to bolster the Iraqi government, again outmaneuvering the United States. The Fiscal Times reports.

  • LONDON, July 2- "Geopolitical risk" turns out to have surprisingly little impact on the valuation of oil and most financial assets.