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  • *BRENT CRUDE OIL TURNS POSITIVE Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 9:51 AM ET
  • LONDON, April 20- Oil prices fell towards $62 a barrel on Monday on a strong dollar and as Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said production would stay around 10 million barrels per day in April. Brent crude was trading down $1.20 at $62.25 by 1147 GMT, down from an intraday peak of $64.34. Production in the world's biggest crude exporter would stay near record...

  • LONDON, April 20- Oil prices fell to under $63 a barrel on Monday after Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said production in the world's biggest crude exporter would stay near record peaks around 10 million barrels per day in April. Brent crude was trading down 82 cents at $62.63 by 1120 GMT, down from an intraday peak of $64.34. Naimi earlier this month said...

  • LONDON, April 20- Despite the surge in U.S. oil prices, hedge funds are still divided about what will happen next, according to the latest data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Front-month futures prices have already jumped by $14 per barrel, 33 percent, over the past month and are now trading at $56 per barrel. Posted prices in North Dakota's Bakken...

  • Fed could be to blame for oil's decline: Analyst Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 5:53 AM ET
    Workers prepare pipes used in the drilling of shale gas.

    The dramatic 10-month drop in the price of oil could be due to ultra-loose monetary policy by the U.S. Federal Reserve, according to a senior analyst.

  • Dudley has rebuilt BP, but still struggling   Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 5:30 AM ET
    Dudley has rebuilt BP, but still struggling

    Today marks the fifth anniversary of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Tom Bergin, author of "Spills & Spin" and correspondent for Reuters, talks about the company's management of the spill.

  • The assumption is that oil firms will finish work on those wells, known as "ducks" in the industry jargon, once oil prices recover further and North Dakota activates its tax relief in response to a long market slump. "You know you have an 800- pound gorilla that is potentially going to come after you if the price goes up," Jackson Hockley, an analyst at wealth manager...

  • LONDON, April 20- Oil prices eased from early highs to under $64 a barrel on Monday after Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said production in the world's biggest crude exporter would stay near record peaks around 10 million barrels per day in April. Brent crude was trading up 23 cents at $63.70 by 0832 GMT, down from an intraday peak of $64.34.

  • Brent to close year at $75: Analyst   Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 2:30 AM ET
    Brent to close year at  $75: Analyst

    Mark Lewis, senior analyst in sustainability research for Kepler Cheuvreux, shares his predictions for 2015 oil prices.

  • Brent crude was trading at $63.73 per barrel at 0748 GMT, down from an intraday peak of $64.34, while U.S. crude for May delivery was at $56.14 a barrel, down from an earlier high of $56.65. Naimi earlier this month said Saudi Arabia produced 10.3 million bpd of crude in March, eclipsing a previous record of 10.2 million bpd, in what is seen as a move to defend market share...

  • *China cuts bank reserves, adds liquidity. Crude oil was also buoyed by China cutting bank cash reserves, the second industry-wide cut in two months, adding more liquidity to bolster slowing growth. Brent crude was up 80 cents at $64.25 a barrel by 0628 GMT.

  • *Iraqi Kurdish forces widen buffer around Kirkuk. SINGAPORE, April 20- Oil prices rose on Monday, extending last week's gains as a drop in the number of U.S. rigs drilling for crude pointed to lower supply later in the year, while China's latest stimulus measure also underpinned the market. Brent crude was up 70 cents at $64.15 a barrel by 0532 GMT.

  • *Iraqi Kurdish forces widen buffer around Kirkuk. SINGAPORE, April 20- Oil prices rose on Monday, extending last week's gains as a drop in the number of U.S. rigs drilling for crude pointed to lower supply later in the year, while China's latest stimulus measure also underpinned the market. Brent crude was up 72 cents at $64.17 a barrel by 0324 GMT.

  • WTI ends up 1.2% on US crude stock report Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 2:39 PM ET
    Rusted out 'pump-jacks' in the oil town of Luling, Texas.

    Data showing a partial draw in U.S. crude stockpiles helped steady a market weighed earlier by near record highs in Saudi oil production.

  • NYMEX-Crude gains above $56 on Middle East tension Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 8:08 PM ET

    TOKYO, April 20- U.S. crude futures rose around 1 percent on Monday to above $56 a barrel on the back of continued turmoil in Yemen and worries over lower U.S. oil output. *NYMEX crude for May delivery, which expires on Tuesday, was up 55 cents at $56.29 a barrel by 0000 GMT, after settling down 97 cents at $55.74 on Friday. *It reached a 2015 peak of $57.42 on Thursday, sparked...

  • Bet on housing. 5 best ideas on Street this week Saturday, 18 Apr 2015 | 8:09 AM ET
    Under Contract sign home house real estate

    CNBC Pro highlights the five best strategy notes that came across our desk this week.

  • What are analysts watching?

    Analysts expect some bumps in the market next week, CNBC's Patti Domm reports.

  • Further gains ahead for crude oil?   Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 5:00 PM ET
    Further gains ahead for crude oil?

    After another strong week, is the oil rebound set to continue? Ari Wald of Oppenheimer and Andrew Keene of Keene on the Market discuss with Mandy Drury.

  • *Yemen conflict, Middle East turmoil support prices. NEW YORK, April 17- Crude futures fell from 2015 peaks in choppy trading on Friday, but Brent's 9.6 percent weekly gain was its biggest in more than five years as Middle East turmoil and signs of lower U.S. production lifted prices. Brent June crude fell 53 cents to settle at $63.45 a barrel, having swung from $62.95...

  • The week ahead: Big earnings on tap   Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 4:02 PM ET
    The week ahead: Big earnings on tap

    CNBC's Mandy Drury looks ahead to what are likely to be next week's top business and financial stories. It's a big week for earnings, and Sotheby's is auctioning a 100-carat diamond.