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  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks slip from peaks, euro dips Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 4:52 AM ET

    *Nikkei gains ground following MSCI decision. PARIS, June 11- Stocks slipped from near recent highs on Wednesday while the euro retreated towards a four-month low in the wake of upbeat U.S. economic data and the European Central Bank's monetary easing.

  • *Iraq's Mosul falls to militants, U.S. says situation' extremely serious'. SINGAPORE, June 11- Brent futures rose towards $110 a barrel on Wednesday on expectations a fall in U.S. gasoline stockpiles pointed to a healthy outlook for demand from the world's top oil consumer and that tensions in Iraq will worsen and crimp supply.

  • *Iraq's Mosul falls to militants, U.S. says situation extremely serious. SINGAPORE, June 11- Brent futures rose towards $110 a barrel on Wednesday on expectations a fall in U.S. gasoline stockpiles pointed to a healthy outlook for demand from the world's top oil consumer and that tensions in Iraq will worsen and crimp supply.

  • Takeover of Mosul won't impact oil sector: Analyst     Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 12:04 AM ET

    Jay Richards, Commodity Analyst at Just Spreads, says oil traders have factored in the takeover of Mosul in light of long-standing conflicts between rival parties.

  • SINGAPORE, June 11- U.S. crude futures were little changed in early Asian trade on Wednesday as industry data showing a surprise fall in the U.S. gasoline stockpile pointed to a healthy summer driving season demand, overshadowing a gain in crude inventories.

  • Geopolitics keeps oil high     Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 1:06 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis explains how political instability in Iraq is impacting oil supply and prices.

  • BAGHDAD, June 10- Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has asked parliament to declare a state of emergency after Sunni Islamist insurgents seized control of most of the country's second largest city, Mosul.

  • U.S. crude gained 8 cents to $104.49 a barrel by 0016 GMT after ending up $1.75, while Brent crude added 2 cents to $110.01 after settling $1.38 higher. *A full lifting of sanctions on Iran could spark new rivalries within OPEC as Tehran seeks to reclaim its rank as No. 2 producer from former foe Iraq.

  • ANKARA/ LONDON, June 9- A second shipment of Iraqi Kurdish crude has sailed from the Turkish port of Ceyhan, industry and government sources said, increasing the stakes in a battle with Baghdad over control of oil sales from the autonomous region. Baghdad was in the process informing the United Nations about Ankara's role in the shipment, he added.

  • VIENNA, June 9- Iraq's oil minister on Monday condemned the export of pipeline crude from Iraqi Kurdistan and threatened the region and Turkey, its point of export, with severe measures. The semi-autonomous northern Kurdish region has not been exporting any crude through the Baghdad- controlled Iraq- Turkey pipeline since the end of 2012..

  • *Iran readying improved terms for investors post-sanctions. VIENNA, June 9- A full lifting of sanctions on Iran could spark new rivalries within OPEC as Tehran seeks to reclaim its rank as No. 2 producer from former foe Iraq.

  • *OPEC oil output to hit 3- month high in May. SINGAPORE, June 3- Brent edged up near $109 a barrel on Tuesday, just off a three-week low, as positive economic indicators from the United States and China lifted the fuel demand outlook in the world's two largest oil consumers, offsetting a rise in OPEC production.

  • *OPEC oil output to hit 3- month high in May. SINGAPORE, June 3- Brent edged up near $109 a barrel on Tuesday, just off a three-week low, as positive economic indicators from the United States and China lifted the fuel demand outlook in the world's two largest oil consumers, offsetting a rise in OPEC production.

  • *U.S. crude futures for July delivery rose 32 cents to $103.03 a barrel by 0013 GMT, after finishing 87 cents lower on Friday. *Iraq threatened on Sunday to take legal action against any buyer of oil exported via a new pipeline from the autonomous Kurdistan region to Turkey, while the destination of the first cargo was still unclear.

  • ARBIL, Iraq, June 1- Iraq threatened on Sunday to take legal action against any buyer of oil exported via a new pipeline from the autonomous Kurdistan region to Turkey.

  • "You had the Ukraine elections, and Russia said it will respect it... so there is no escalation," Olivier Jakob at Petromatrix consultancy in Zug, Switzerland. Last week, fighting in Ukraine along with Libyan and South Sudanese production cuts had helped drive up Brent, but tensions eased after Russia said it would respect Ukraine's presidential elections.

  • "You had the Ukraine elections, and Russia said it will respect it... so there is no escalation," Olivier Jakob at Petromatrix consultancy in Zug, Switzerland. Last week, fighting in Ukraine along with Libyan and South Sudanese production cuts had helped drive up Brent, but tensions eased after Russia said it would respect Ukraine's presidential elections.

  • *Ukraine tensions ease slightly after presidential election. SINGAPORE, May 26- Brent crude fell below $110 a barrel on Monday, dipping further from last week's two-and-a-half month high as worries over Ukraine eased slightly after its presidential election.

  • Brent slips near $110 after Ukraine election Sunday, 25 May 2014 | 11:24 PM ET

    *Ukraine tensions ease slightly after presidential election. SINGAPORE, May 26- Brent crude edged down towards $110 a barrel on Monday, dipping further from last week's two-and-a-half month high as worries over Ukraine eased slightly after its presidential election.

  • NYMEX-U.S. crude hovers above $104, near 5-week high Sunday, 25 May 2014 | 8:30 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, May 26- U.S. crude futures held near five-week highs above $104 a barrel on Monday, as traders increased net long positions ahead of peak summer oil demand while tensions in Libya kept the OPEC producer's output low.