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  • VIENNA, June 11- OPEC agreed on Wednesday to renew its oil production ceiling of 30 million barrels a day for the second half of this year, in a widely anticipated decision.

  • VIENNA, June 11- OPEC has agreed to renew for the second half of 2014 its oil production ceiling of 30 million barrels a day, Nigeria Oil Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke said at the end of the meeting on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, June 10- The World Bank on Tuesday trimmed its global growth forecast, saying a confluence of events, from the Ukraine crisis to unusually cold weather in the United States, dampened economic expansion in the first half of the year.

  • *OPEC set to leave 30 million bpd output ceiling as is. VIENNA, June 10- An oil price comfortably over $100 a barrel leaves smiling OPEC ministers with an easy task to leave things as they are on output policy at their Wednesday meeting.

  • ATHENS, June 10- Greece needs to improve the efficiency of its public sector dramatically to meet fiscal targets and avoid new austerity measures, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.

  • Who's happy about oil over $100? OPEC, of course Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 9:39 AM ET
    OPEC headquarters in Vienna, Austria.

    Oil sitting comfortably over $100 a barrel leaves OPEC ministers with an easy task to leave output steady at their meeting.

  • CHISINAU/ TBILISI, June 10- Undeterred by the conflict triggered by Ukraine's swing towards Europe, the former Soviet republics of Moldova and Georgia will sign a trade and political pact with the European Union this month with Russia warning both countries against the move.

  • *OPEC set to leave 30 million bpd output ceiling as is. VIENNA, June 10- An oil price comfortably over $100 a barrel leaves smiling OPEC ministers with an easy task to leave things as they are on output policy at their Wednesday meeting.

  • BRUSSELS, June 10- The European Commission delivered a formal warning to the Philippines and Papua New Guinea on Tuesday over illegal fishing, a step that could lead to a ban on exporting to the European Union, the world's biggest fish importer.

  • *Libya arrives for OPEC meet with exports at a trickle. LONDON, June 10- Brent crude steadied around $110 a barrel on Tuesday, supported by tight supply and hopes of healthy demand growth from the world's top two oil consumers, the United States and China.

  • MOSCOW, June 10- Natural gas supplies to Ukraine and the European Union were stable on Tuesday after a Russian deadline passed for Kiev to pay off some of its debts or face a supply cut, sources at Russian exporter Gazprom said.

  • *Libya arrives for OPEC meet with exports at a trickle. SINGAPORE, June 10- Brent futures rose above $110 a barrel on Tuesday, a day after posting their biggest daily percentage gain in nearly two months, on hopes of healthy demand growth from the United States and China- the world's top two oil consumers.

  • *Libya arrives for OPEC meet with exports at a trickle. SINGAPORE, June 10- Brent futures rose above $110 a barrel on Tuesday, after posting their biggest daily gain in nearly two months in the previous session, on hopes of healthy demand growth from the United States and China- the world's top two oil consumers.

  • Libya arrives for OPEC with exports at a trickle Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 3:42 PM ET

    LONDON, June 9- Libya's attendance at Wednesday's OPEC meeting will be an oddity for historians of the oil exporters club- a member with virtually no oil for sale.

  • *Gazprom says Kiev owes more than $4 billion. BRUSSELS, June 9- Officials from Ukraine and Russia met late on Monday in last-minute talks brokered by the European Union to resolve a dispute that could halt the flow of gas from Russia.

  • BRUSSELS, June 9- Ukraine and Russia will try to avert a gas war in last minute talks on Monday, brokered by the European Union in the hope of preventing supply disruptions and taking the heat out of the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

  • MOSCOW, June 9- Vladimir Chizhov, Russia's envoy to the European Union, said on Monday EU moves against the Moscow- led South Stream gas pipeline project could be considered as "economic sanctions by stealth", Itar-Tass news agency quoted him as saying.

  • *Iran readying improved terms for investors post-sanctions. VIENNA, June 9- A full lifting of sanctions on Iran could spark new rivalries within OPEC as Tehran seeks to reclaim its rank as No. 2 producer from former foe Iraq.

  • SOFIA, June 9- Bulgaria has not given up on plans to build the South Stream pipeline delivering Russian natural gas to Europe and sees the Gazprom- led project as irreversible, Energy Minister Dragomir Stoynev said on Monday. Bulgaria said on Sunday it had halted work on the pipeline after the European Union and United States expressed concerns about the project.

  • OPEC's output ills mean its job is done, for now Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    *OPEC expected to keep output cap at 30 million bpd. VIENNA, June 9- It has been a long time since oil consuming countries waited for an OPEC meeting in trepidation. Only three years ago things looked dramatically different when Arab Spring unrest knocked out output of OPEC producer Libya.