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  • *China October PMI at 3- month high of 50.4- HSBC/ Markit. *OPEC should cut output by at least 500,000 bpd- Libya. SINGAPORE, Oct 23- Brent crude fell for a second session running on Thursday, hitting a one-week low just above $84 a barrel as a sharp rise in crude inventories in top oil consumer the United States reinforced oversupply concerns.

  • BEIJING, Oct 23- China's commercial crude oil inventories rose for a third straight month in September as refiners focused on drawing down refined fuel stocks, which fell 2.7 percent over the previous month, the official Xinhua news agency said on Thursday. Diesel led the fall with a 5.12 percent decline, as harvesting and fishing activity pushed consumption...

  • *Takata shares fall to 18- month low. The Nikkei share index lost 0.7 percent to 15,089. 14 Wall Street shares slid on Wednesday after big gains in the past few days. 1/ 8 ID: nL2N0SH2QI 3/ 8 Oil prices also fell sharply, pressured by data that showed a second big jump in weekly U.S. crude stockpiles, as well as a rising U.S. dollar and falling equity markets. 1/ 8 ID: nL6N0SH1EW 3/...

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 23- U.S. oil futures fell further on Thursday after losing over $2 the session before as crude stockpiles in the world's top oil consumer surged far more than analysts had expected. *Front-month U.S. crude was down 9 cents at $80.43 a barrel by 0021 GMT. The 12- member OPEC meets on Nov. 27.

  • What Ottawa & oil mean for market     Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    With all the cross currents in the market, here are the technical levels to watch. CNBC's Patti Domm reports.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. A big oil build was far more than traders expected. After the headlines in Ottawa, the markets fell and crude dropped, as well.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 22- Oil prices fell sharply on Wednesday, with U.S. crude approaching $80 a barrel after data showed a second big jump in weekly U.S. crude stockpiles. Brent December crude fell $1.51 to settle at $84.71 a barrel. U.S. crude fell $1.97 or 2.5 percent to settle at $80.52 a barrel, just above the session low of $80.28.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 22- Oil prices resumed their deep downward march on Wednesday, with U.S. crude again nearing $80 a barrel after data showing a second big jump in weekly U.S. crude stockpiles broke a brief period of tentative consolidation. After trading in a relatively narrower range for the past few days, Brent crude fell $1.68 at $84.56 a barrel at 2:37 EST.

  • *U.S. CRUDE EXTENDS LOSSES TO MORE THAN $2 PER BARREL Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 2:32 PM ET
  • BRENT CRUDE FUTURES DROP $1 TO $85.22/ BBL, U.S.

  • Cashin: Canada shooting reintroduces market fears     Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 1:37 PM ET
    Art Cashin

    Art Cashin of UBS, discusses the shooting in Ottawa on Parliament Hill, and fears around lone wolf events.

  • "The large crude oil build is the dominant feature of the report, making it bearish overall," said John Kilduff, partner at Again Capital LLC in New York. By midday, Brent crude was down 31 cents at $85.91 a barrel at 12:24 EST. Brent has tumbled from $115 in June on abundant supply, OPEC's reluctance to curb output and concerns that slowing economic growth in Europe and...

  • CRUDE FUTURES EXTEND LOSSES, BRENT TURNS LOWER AFTER EIA DATA SHOWS BIG CRUDE OIL INVENTORY RISE.

  • Crude oil up 7.1 million barrels     Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports WTI is pretty much flat and crude oil inventories increased 7.1 million barrels.

  • *U.S. CRUDE FUTURES TURN NEGATIVE, REVERSING EARLIER GAINS Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 10:15 AM ET
  • DUBAI, Oct 22- Iran's dependence on oil revenue is putting the Islamic Republic's economy at the mercy of major powers, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday. Iran's budget is based on oil priced at around $100 a barrel while Brent crude is currently below $87. While Islamic hardliners in Iran have been quick to blame Saudi Arabia for the price...

  • UPDATE 3-Oil holds above $86, extending fragile recovery Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 4:57 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 22- Oil edged further above $86 a barrel on Wednesday after an industry report showed a smaller-than-expected rise in U.S. crude inventories, extending a tentative recovery from a four-year low. Global benchmark Brent slid from $115 a barrel in June to below $83 last Thursday on abundant global supplies and concern that slowing economic growth in...

  • Total names Pouyanne and Desmarest at top positions Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 7:15 AM ET
    Thierry Desmarest

    Total has confirmed that Patrick Pouyanne, head of refining up until now, will take over as chief executive, and Thierry Desmarest as chairman.

  • UPDATE 1-Brent holds above $86 as buyers slowly return Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 1:42 AM ET

    *No immediate oil glut- Standard Chartered Bank. SINGAPORE, Oct 22- Brent crude futures steadied above $86 a barrel on Wednesday, clinging to gains from the previous session as buyers gradually returned to a market hammered to four-year lows by abundant supply. Brent crude for December delivery was up 17 cents at $86.39 at 0525 GMT, pulling further away from last...

  • Brent holds above $86 as buyers slowly return Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 11:51 PM ET

    *No immediate oil glut- Standard Chartered Bank. SINGAPORE, Oct 22- Brent crude futures steadied above $86 a barrel on Wednesday, clinging to gains from the previous session as buyers gradually returned to a market hammered to four-year lows by abundant supply. Brent crude for December delivery was up 3 cents at $86.25 at 0329 GMT, pulling further away from last...