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  • 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...

  • TOKYO, Oct 22- Japan's customs-cleared crude oil imports fell 3.7 percent in September from the same month a year earlier, while liquefied natural gas imports rose 10.5 percent, the Ministry of Finance said on Wednesday. Japan's imports of liquefied natural gas totalled 7.28 million tonnes last month, up 10.5 percent from a year earlier. *The Japan Crude Cocktail...

  • NYMEX-U.S. crude extends gains after recent slide Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 8:23 PM ET

    *U.S. crude for December delivery was up 11 cents at $82.60 a barrel by 0015 GMT. *U.S. crude inventories rose by 1.2 million barrels in the week to Oct. 17 to 371.9 million barrels, compared with analyst expectations for an increase of 2.7 million barrels, data from industry group the American Petroleum Institute showed. *Standard Chartered Bank oil analyst Paul...

  • Cheap gas prices could fall further     Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 7:32 AM ET

    Sameer Samana, Wells Fargo Advisors, and Kathy Lien, BK Asset Management, discuss what's driving oil prices lower as global demand continues to grow amid a stronger U.S. dollar.

  • Hot emerging market plays     Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:35 AM ET

    UBS's Geoff Dennis, provides his top emerging market picks despite lower oil prices and lower dollar.

  • *China implied oil demand up 6.2 pct to 10.3 mln bpd in September. LONDON, Oct 21- Brent crude oil held near $86 a barrel on Tuesday on news of robust Chinese oil demand, although gains were capped by oversupply and concerns over the health of the rest of the global economy. "Oil is up in reaction to the Chinese demand figures," said Tamas Varga, analyst at London brokerage...

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 21- Brent edged up on Tuesday, holding above $85 a barrel as robust China oil demand supported prices, although gains were capped by oversupply and lingering fears of a weak global economy. Front-month Brent inched up 1 cent to $85.41 at 0544 GMT, remaining entrenched at below $100 since early September. U.S. crude for November delivery gained 30...

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 21- Brent edged up on Tuesday, holding above $85 a barrel as robust China oil demand supported prices, although gains were capped by oversupply and lingering fears of a weak global economy. Front-month Brent was up 13 cents to $85.53 at 0418 GMT, remaining entrenched at below $100 since early September. U.S. crude for November delivery gained 29 cents...

  • Oil prices closed slightly higher after an early rally aided by data showing stronger-than-expected China demand and some technical price recovery.

  • NYMEX-US crude steadies near $83 ahead of China data Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 8:17 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Oct 21- U.S. crude futures hovered near $83 a barrel on Tuesday after an uneventful session overnight and ahead of data from China that may point to cooling economic growth in the world's No. 2 oil consumer. *U.S. crude for November delivery was up 4 cents at $82.75 a barrel by 0008 GMT after ending nearly flat at $82.71 on Monday. *About a third of U.S. shale...

  • Two manufacturers with significant exposure to oil markets, General Electric Co and Honeywell International Inc, said in interviews they did not see any short-term impact, but that sustained lower prices could alter the picture. They include Emerson Electric Co, which sells equipment such as valves, as well as automation software and services to help manage...

  • The U.S. Department of Energy is expected to release a report in late October that will help assess whether domestic gasoline prices would rise if Congress or the Obama administration lifted the 40- year ban on crude oil exports. Congress mandated the oil export ban following the Arab oil embargo of the 1970 s, which sent shock waves through energy markets and...

  • *OPEC ministers to meet in Vienna on Nov. 27. CALGARY, Alberta, Oct 20- Brent crude fell on Monday, dropping below $86 a barrel as worries about booming supply and sluggish demand pushed the global oil benchmark back toward last week's four-year low. Oil prices are down more than 25 percent since June on concern about a saturated global oil market and a gloomy economic...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 20- The U.S. Department of Energy is expected to release a report in late October that will help assess whether domestic gasoline prices would rise if Congress or the Obama administration lifted the 40- year ban on crude oil exports. Congress mandated the oil export ban following the Arab oil embargo of the 1970 s, which sent shock waves through...

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Stocks and commodities both stabilized today. WTI was down slightly, nat gas took a big hit, and gold was up a bit on the day.

  • What falling gas prices mean for consumer spending Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 3:35 PM ET

    Gas prices are falling but GasBuddy.com's Tom Kloza said he doesn't think that will necessarily translate into a huge boost in consumer spending.

  • *OPEC ministers to meet in Vienna on Nov. 27. CALGARY, Alberta, Oct 20- Brent crude fell below $86 a barrel on Monday as nagging concerns about abundant supply and sluggish demand pushed the global oil benchmark back down toward a four-year low hit last week. Oil prices are down more than 25 percent since June on concern about a saturated global oil market and a gloomy...

  • How low will gas prices go?     Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 1:45 PM ET
    Gas prices fall under $3 a gallon in Holbrook, MA.

    How lower gas prices impact consumer spending habits, with Tom Kloza, Gasbuddy.com.