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  • *China's PMI steadies at 51.1, just above forecast. *Ample supply, higher OPEC output weighs on prices. Concern over growing oil supply despite conflict in the Middle East and a stronger dollar pushed global benchmark Brent to its lowest since June 2012 on Tuesday, and the same factors are likely to keep a lid on any price recovery.

  • CARACAS, Sept 30- Venezuela has kept its economic growth figures under wraps this year but empty store shelves, closed factory gates and idled construction projects tell their own story- the economy is contracting and some sectors are in deep trouble. Fedecamaras estimates the OPEC nation's economy has contracted 4 percent so far this year.

  • *OPEC output highest since November 2012- Reuters. LONDON, Sept 30- OPEC's oil supply jumped to its highest in almost two years in September, a Reuters survey found, due to further recovery in Libya and higher output from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf producers in the face of sub- $100 per barrel oil prices.

  • OPEC OUTPUT RISE LED BY LIBYA AND IRAQ, SAUDI ARABIA ALSO BOOSTS SUPPLY- SURVEY.

  • TABLE-OPEC oil output jumps by 810,000 bpd in September Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 10:05 AM ET

    Sept 30- The following table shows OPEC crude oil output in millions of barrels per day in September and August, according to a Reuters survey published on Tuesday. Overall OPEC supply has stayed above its notional target of 30 million bpd. OPEC meets in November to consider adjusting the target for the first half of next year.

  • DUBAI/ LONDON, Sept 26- Iran on Friday urged OPEC members to make joint efforts to keep oil prices from falling further, highlighting a split with other members such as Saudi Arabia who face lower budget pressures despite a slide in prices towards $95 a barrel.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Dollar index at 4-year high     Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The dollar hits a four-year high, and commodities paid the price.

  • Commodities tomorrow: What turmoil?     Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Events in the Middle East don't appear to be impacting oil prices ... for now.

  • Oil near its low for the year despite turmoil Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 3:33 PM ET

    Even with escalating violence in Iraq, OPEC's second largest exporter, and multiple rounds of sanctions by Western nations against Russia, the biggest exporter outside of OPEC, oil keeps on flowing. At the same time, demand from China and Europe isn't growing as much as expected, leaving more oil on the market than predicted.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Another bad day     Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. WTI closes in on $90/barrell and gold hit a 9-month low. The stronger dollar is why, says DeAngelis.

  • *Weak economic outlook in China, Europe weighs on prices. *Analysts expect OPEC to cut output to support prices. HOUSTON, Sept 22- Crude oil futures fell on Monday as ample supply and slowing economic growth in Europe and China outweighed expectations of a cut in oil output from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.

  • *Weak economic outlook in China, Europe weighs on prices. HOUSTON, Sept 22- Crude oil futures fell more than $1 on Monday as ample supply and slowing economic growth in Europe and China outweighed expectations of a cut in oil output from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.

  • *Weak economic outlooks in Europe, China weigh. *Investors look past possible OPEC output cut. Comments from OPEC's secretary general last week that the group could cut output next year buoyed Brent, but investors' attention turned back to the gloomy economic outlook in Europe and China, which has curbed oil demand.

  • *Investors look past possible OPEC output cut. Comments from OPEC's secretary general last week that the group could cut output next year buoyed Brent on Friday, but investors' attention turned back to the gloomy economic outlook in Europe and China which has curbed oil demand.

  • *Investors look past possible OPEC output cut. Comments from OPEC's secretary general last week that the group could cut output next year buoyed Brent on Friday, but investors' attention turned back to the gloomy economic outlook in Europe and China which has curbed oil demand.

  • Commodities Next Week: Silver hit hard     Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 3:23 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks ahead at where oil and precious metals are likely headed next week.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- U.S. crude oil fell on Friday, on track for its fourth daily decline on continued concerns about ample supply at a time of weak global economic data and fragile demand. Brent crude hovered around $98 a barrel, as talk of possible OPEC production cuts kept the benchmark up from the 26- month lows reached at the start of the week.

  • *Talk of OPEC cuts, lower Libyan output support prices. LONDON, Sept 19- Brent crude oil steadied below $98 a barrel on Friday, not far above 26- month lows reached at the start of the week as OPEC talk of a production cut balanced worries about ample supply at a time of fragile demand.

  • *Talk of OPEC cuts, lower Libyan output support prices. LONDON, Sept 19- Brent crude slipped towards $97 a barrel on Friday, not far above 26- month lows reached at the start of the week, as OPEC talk of a production cut failed to calm market nerves about ample supply at a time of fragile demand.

  • LONDON, Sept 19- Brent crude slipped towards $97 a barrel on Friday, not far above 26- month lows reached at the start of the week, despite signs oil producers may cut production to arrest price falls.