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  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 4 Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- World Bank President Jim Yong Kim speaks at the global philanthropy forum- 1500 GMT. CAIRO- Central Bank of Egypt holds Monetary Policy Committee Meeting- 0100 GMT. BANGKOK- Bank of Thailand holds Monetary Policy Committee meeting.

  • NYMEX-Oil falls further on big build in U.S. stocks Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 7:26 PM ET

    TOKYO, April 22- U.S. crude futures extended declines on Wednesday after Saudi Arabia ended a military campaign in Yemen, while industry data showed that a larger-than-expected build in U.S. oil inventories. *NYMEX crude for new June delivery was down 20 cents at $56.41 a barrel by 2318 GMT. *Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday it was ending a month-long campaign of...

  • April 21- Some of the top investors at Mylan NV, including Paulson& Co, are encouraging its board of directors to consider a takeover proposal from rival Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Inc, according to people familiar with the matter. Teva unveiled an unsolicited $40 billion takeover proposal on Tuesday for the Canonsburg, Pennsylvania- based company.

  • *Saudi end of Yemen bombing eases Mideast tensions. NEW YORK, April 21- Oil prices fell on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia announced the end of its military campaign in Yemen, easing tensions in the Middle East, and traders expected another weekly build in U.S. crude stockpiles. The Saudi-led coalition bombing Yemen said its three-week operation against Iran- allied...

  • CAIRO/ BENGHAZI, April 21- Libya's official government has so far failed to sell oil on its own via an account and middlemen in Dubai, as customers continue to buy crude directly from a state oil firm under the control of a rival government, oil sources said. Libya's internationally recognized Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni said this month that oil sales would...

  • CAIRO/ BENGHAZI, April 21- Libya's official government has so far failed to sell oil on its own via an account and middlemen in Dubai, as customers continue to buy crude directly from a state oil firm under the control of a rival government, oil sources said. Libya's internationally recognised Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni said this month that oil sales would...

  • UPDATE 1-Oil unlikely to hit new 2015 lows - traders Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 11:03 AM ET

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland, April 21- Oil prices could weaken again but they are unlikely to plumb new depths this year, leading commodities traders said on Tuesday, citing strengthening demand. Ian Taylor, head of the world's largest oil trader, Vitol, told Reuters he thought global benchmark Brent crude oil, which tumbled 60 percent to just above $45 a barrel in...

  • *OPEC meets on June 5. KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, April 21- Venezuela's oil minister heads a delegation to meet Saudi Arabian oil officials on Tuesday, coming from talks in Iran, in an OPEC diplomatic tour as its need for higher oil prices gains urgency. Its need for OPEC to cut supply to support prices has failed to shift the stance of Saudi Arabia and its Gulf OPEC allies,...

  • LONDON, April 21- Brent crude oil steadied around $63 a barrel on Tuesday, not far below the 2015 high, supported by worries that a civil war in Yemen could destabilise the Middle East, affecting oil supplies. Oil has climbed around 15 percent this month due to concern over the conflict in Yemen, Saudi Arabia's southern neighbour. The seaways around Yemen are some of...

  • ISLAMABAD, April 21- Chinese President Xi Jinping praised Pakistan on Tuesday for its contribution to security in China's restive far west where a Muslim minority chaffs against Beijing's rule, while Pakistan promised to step up cooperation in tackling terrorism. Xi, in an address to Pakistan's parliament, also called for closer economic cooperation...

  • UPDATE 1-Oil prices dip as U.S. stockpiles seen rising Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 12:16 AM ET

    SINGAPORE, April 21- Oil prices dipped slightly on Tuesday but remained near a 2015 peak reached last week as expectations of another rise in U.S. stockpiles and near-record-high Saudi Arabian output were balanced by rising tension in the Middle East. Brent crude for June delivery was down 7 cents at $63.38 a barrel by 0349 GMT, after settling flat on Monday.

  • Oil prices ease as U.S. stockpiles seen rising Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 10:09 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, April 21- Oil prices eased on Tuesday on expectations of another rise in U.S. stockpiles and as Saudi Arabia keeps output near record highs, but prices remained near a 2015- peak reached last week. Brent crude for June delivery was down 17 cents at $63.28 by 0141 GMT, after settling flat on Monday. U.S. crude for May delivery, which expires later in the day, was...

  • Finalists: The Boston Globe for its stories, videos, photos and graphics exposing a poorly regulated, profit-driven housing system that subjected thousands of college students in Boston to unsafe, and even deadly, conditions; and The Wall Street Journal for "Deadly Medicine," a stellar reporting project that documented the significant cancer risk to women of a...

  • Euro slips against dollar on Greece default worries. NEW YORK, April 20- Equity markets snapped back on Monday after China took steps to stimulate its economy, while the euro weakened amid worries about Greece and oil rose on Middle East tension. The dollar rose as the euro slid against the greenback amid gathering concerns Greece could default on its debt or...

  • NEW YORK, April 20- Oil prices rose on Monday after a drop in stockpiles at the delivery point for U.S. crude in the second half of last week outweighed pressure from near record high production in Saudi Arabia. Brent, the more widely-referenced benchmark, was up 40 cents at $63.85 a barrel by 1:12 p.m. EDT, after falling more than $1 earlier. "The market was bouncing...

  • Tensions in the Middle East and a drop last week in the number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States also put a floor beneath U.K. North Sea Brent and U.S. crude futures, traders said. Brent, the more widely-referenced benchmark, was up 10 cents at $63.55 a barrel by 11:53 a.m. EDT, after falling more than $1 earlier. "The market was bouncing around looking for...

  • TEHRAN, Iran— A Washington Post reporter jailed for nearly nine months in Iran faces charges of espionage and three other crimes, his lawyer revealed Monday following her first in-depth meeting with the journalist. The Post, citing a statement from defense lawyer Leila Ahsan, said Jason Rezaian also faces charges of "conducting propaganda against the...

  • April 20- Halliburton Co's quarterly profit beat analyst expectations by the biggest margin in at least eight quarters as cost cuts helped the oilfield services provider offset a steep fall in drilling in North America, its biggest market. Revenue fell by 4 percent to $7.05 billion in the first quarter, but beat analysts' average expectation of $6.96 billion,...

  • *Euro slips against dollar on Greece default worries. NEW YORK, April 20- Global equity markets snapped back on Monday from a worldwide decline the previous session on China's steps to stimulate its economy and solid corporate earnings, while the euro weakened amid worries that Greece may default. "What's helped the market today is the story about more stimulus...

  • LONDON, April 20- Oil prices rose in a volatile day of trading on Monday as concerns over tension in the Middle East and a drop in the number of U.S. rigs drilling for crude offset comments from Saudi Arabia's oil minister that Saudi production would stay near record levels in April. Saudi Arabia has put security forces on alert for a possible militant attack on a...