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  • *Saudi wants non- OPEC cooperation on any output cuts. LONDON, March 23- Oil prices fell further on Monday, with Brent dropping below $55 a barrel, after top exporter Saudi Arabia said it would only consider cutting output if other producers outside OPEC did so too. "We repeat that, as for prices, the market determines it," Saudi oil minister Ali al-Naimi said on Sunday,...

  • CRUDE OIL FUTURES FALL $1 TO $45.57 A BARREL AFTER SAUDI VOWS TO HOLD OUTPUT.

  • *Saudi wants non- OPEC cooperation on any output cuts. Yet Riyadh has so far opted to keep its output stable to protect market share against non- OPEC producers such as the United States- where production has soared as a result of the shale exploration boom- and Russia. "We tried, we held meetings and we did not succeed because countries were insisting that OPEC carry...

  • This analyst has a 'hold' rating on Sinopec   Sunday, 22 Mar 2015 | 11:47 PM ET
    This analyst has a 'hold' rating on Sinopec

    Jackson Wong, Associate Director at United Simsen Securities, says Sinopec's stock will trade sideways until the unveiling of restructuring plans, which are likely due this year.

  • US crude settles up 88 cents, at $47.45 a barrel Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 2:52 PM ET

    U.S. crude settled higher on Monday as a declining dollar offset global oversupply concerns

  • FGE: Oil to touch $35-$40 by Q2 2015   Sunday, 22 Mar 2015 | 9:36 PM ET
    Fereidun Fesharaki, chairman and chief executive officer of FACTS Global Energy Group

    Fereidun Fesharaki, chairman at FACTS Global Energy (FGE), explains why he expects global oil prices to touch $35-$40 per barrel by the end of the second quarter.

  • Yet Riyadh has so far opted to keep output stable in a move to defend market share against non- OPEC producers like Russia and the United States, where production has soared as a result of the shale exploration boom. "We tried, we held meetings and we did not succeed because countries were insisting that OPEC carry the burden and we refuse that OPEC bears the...

  • SEOUL, March 23- U.S. crude futures fell on Monday as Saudi Arabia's oil minister said that OPEC will not take sole responsibility for propping up the oil price, and the U.S. dollar started trade in Asia on the defensive on interest-rate uncertainty. "We tried, we held meetings and we did not succeed because countries were insisting that OPEC carry the burden and we...

  • No Iran deal as talks hit abrupt end for the week Saturday, 21 Mar 2015 | 6:52 AM ET
    Iran Nuclear program

    Intensive talks on limiting Iran's nuclear program ended abruptly with the two sides still divided over some important issues. The NY Times reports.

  • Kudlow: Why is US trying to do business with Iran? Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 9:48 PM ET
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L), Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (R) and EU envoy Catherine Ashton pose for photographers before a meeting in Vienna November 22, 2014.

    Retired Gen. Petraeus joined Netanyahu in saying it is Iran, not ISIS, that is the real enemy. So why is the US trying to do business with Iran?

  • Commodities next week: Crude pops on day   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities next week: Crude pops on day

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Volatility on the day, as crude popped to close over $44.

  • The week ahead: 'Game of Thrones' gala   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 4:02 PM ET
    The week ahead: 'Game of Thrones' premiere

    CNBC's Mandy Drury looks ahead to what are likely to be next week's top business and financial stories. NFL meetings next week and home sales data. And 'Game of Thrones' has its VIP premiere on Monday. Regular folks will have to wait till April 12th to see it on TV.

  • *Dollar down on U.S. interest hike uncertainty, Greece. *Baker Hughes reports another drop in U.S. oil rig count. NEW YORK, March 20- Oil prices jumped on Friday with U.S. crude up 4 percent after the dollar fell on interest-rate uncertainty, lifting demand for dollar-denominated commodities from holders of other currencies.

  • Oil surges on dollar retreat   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 2:29 PM ET
    Oil surges on dollar retreat

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis tracks the final oil trades of the week.

  • March 20- The number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States continued to decline this week, falling 41 to 825, the lowest rig count in four years, oil services firm Baker Hughes said in its closely-watched survey on Friday. U.S. crude futures have dropped by about 60 percent since June due to concerns OPEC and the United States are producing too much oil while...

  • Individual investors piling into oil: Too risky?   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 2:10 PM ET
    Individual investors piling into oil: Too risky?

    CNBC contributor Jim Iuorio of TJM Institutional Services, discusses whether getting into the oil trade through oil ETFs is a risky move.

  • Government unveils first set of fracking rules Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 1:27 PM ET
    File photo: Rig hands thread together drilling pipe at a hydraulic fracturing on the Marcellus shale rock formation in Pennsylvania.

    The federal government unveiled the first mandates for fracking operations on federal and Indian lands on Friday.

  • *Efforts on OPEC, Iran deal weigh on supply outlook. The leaders of Greece and Germany struck a conciliatory note over efforts to keep Greece in the euro zone, boosting the region's currency and making oil more attractive. Brent for May delivery was up 75 cents at $55.18 a barrel by 1407 GMT, after earlier hitting a session low of $53.55.

  • ETFs crowd into top US oil contract Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 9:47 AM ET
    An oil well in the Permian Basin is shown in Garden City, Texas, Feb. 5, 2015.

    Almost a third of the most active U.S. oil futures contract is now controlled by exchange traded funds. The Financial Times reports.

  • Horwitz: 'The Fed may never raise rates again'   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 5:50 AM ET
    Horwitz: 'The Fed may never raise rates again'

    Todd Horwitz, author and founder of Averagejoeoptions.com, discusses U.S equities, the Federal Reserve and oil.