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  • *Strongest public criticism of OPEC by Oman so far. Oman is a small non- OPEC oil exporter which lacks the huge financial reserves that its Gulf neighbors can use to ride out low energy prices. Iran and Venezuela have already complained bitterly about OPEC policy but Oman, a diplomatic ally of key OPEC states such as Saudi Arabia, had previously held back.

  • CARACAS, Jan 21- President Nicolas Maduro was set to make announcements on Venezuela's economy in his annual speech to parliament later on Wednesday, after several delays to promised measures to shore up the recession-hit OPEC country. Economists guess Venezuela may devalue its bolivar currency. From early December, Maduro has said various times he was...

  • *Strongest public criticism of OPEC by Oman so far. Oman is a small non- OPEC oil exporter which lacks the huge financial reserves that its Gulf neighbours can use to ride out low energy prices. Iran and Venezuela have already complained bitterly about OPEC policy but Oman, a diplomatic ally of key OPEC states such as Saudi Arabia, had previously held back.

  • DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 21- Russia may see a natural decline in oil output by around 1 million barrels per day at most but has no plans to cut production in coordination with OPEC, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said on Wednesday. Russia is the world's biggest oil producer and output hit a post-Soviet high at an average 10.58 million bpd last year, but...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 21- Oil prices edged up on Wednesday in a further sign of support around current levels, but analysts said the outlook for the next six months remained bleak due to oversupply. Oil fell as much as 5 percent on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund cut its 2015 global economic forecast and key producer Iran hinted prices could drop to $25 a...

  • DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 21- Russian oil output may see a natural decline of a maximum of around 1 million barrels per day but the country has no plans to cut production with OPEC, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said on Wednesday. Dvorkovich ruled out the cut in tandem with the oil producing group despite oil prices sinking to five-year lows.

  • DAVOS- RUSSIAN DEPUTY PM DVORKOVICH SAYS RUSSIA PLANS NO OIL PRODUCTION CUTS IN TANDEM WITH OPEC.

  • KUWAIT, Jan 21- Oman oil minister Mohammad bin Hamad al-Rumhy sharply criticized OPEC's production policy on Wednesday, saying it was creating volatility in the market without benefiting oil producers and that his country was suffering. Oman is a significant oil producer but it lacks the huge oil and financial reserves of its Gulf neighbors, and it is not an...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 21- Oil prices edged up on Wednesday in a further sign of support around current levels, but analysts said the outlook for the next six months remained bleak due to oversupply. Oil fell as much as 5 percent on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund cut its 2015 global economic forecast and key producer Iran hinted prices could drop to $25 a...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 21- Oil prices edged up on Wednesday in a further sign of support around current levels, but analysts fretted that the outlook for the next six months remained bleak due to oversupply. Oil fell as much as 5 percent on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund cut its 2015 global economic forecast and key producer Iran hinted prices could drop to...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 21- Oil prices edged up in early Asian trading on Wednesday in a further sign that prices are receiving support around current levels, but analysts said the outlook for the next six months remained weak due to oversupply. Oil fell as much as 5 percent on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund cut its 2015 global economic forecast and key...

  • NYMEX-Crude remains below $47/bbl on demand worries Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 6:57 PM ET

    TOKYO, Jan 21- U.S. crude futures edged up on Wednesday following steep losses a day earlier but remained below $47 a barrel amid worries over ample supplies and sluggish demand after the International Monetary Fund cut its 2015 global economic forecast. *NYMEX crude for new front-month March delivery was up 23 cents at $46.70 a barrel by 2345 GMT.

  • Venezuela says oil exports fell in 2014 to 2.33 mln Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 6:17 PM ET

    CARACAS, Jan 20- Venezuela's oil exports fell to 2.33 million barrels-per-day in 2014, from 2.43 million the previous year, Oil Minister Asdrubal Chavez said on Tuesday. OPEC member Venezuela, which is reeling from the plunge in global crude prices since mid-2014, is counting on joint ventures in the heavy-crude Orinoco region to boost output in future years.

  • DUBLIN, Jan 20- An exit by Greece from the euro area would be devastating for the country, the head of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde said on Tuesday. Financial markets are nervous a Syriza victory could trigger a standoff with EU/IMF lenders that results in Greece leaving the euro zone. "First of all it is not allowed under the rules of the euro...

  • *FXCM plummets, details loan agreement. NEW YORK, Jan 20- U.S. stocks closed little changed on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund reduced its growth forecasts for 2015 and 2016, increasing speculation central banks would take more aggressive policy moves to spark economic improvement. "Any sense at all that the ECB disappoints, you will see the...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 20- U.S. stocks were little changed on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund reduced its growth forecasts for 2015 and 2016, increasing speculation central banks would take more aggressive policy moves to spark economic improvement.

  • *FXCM plummets, details loan agreement. NEW YORK, Jan 20- U.S. stocks dipped on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund reduced its growth forecasts for 2015 and 2016, but the outlook also boosted hopes central banks would take more aggressive policy moves to spark economic improvement. "It looks like the Fed is super happy to pass that torch to the next...

  • *China data, QE prospects lift European shares. *China slows less than expected, IMF cuts global outlook. Crude oil prices fell after the International Monetary Fund cut its 2015 global economic forecast on lower fuel demand and key producer Iran hinted that prices could drop to $25 a barrel without supportive OPEC action.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St falls after IMF cuts growth outlook Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 12:48 PM ET

    *FXCM plummets 90 percent, details loan agreement. NEW YORK, Jan 20- U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund lowered its growth forecasts for 2015 and 2016, though the move spurred hopes that central banks would take more aggressive policy stances to accelerate economic improvement. The upside to seeing less international growth is...

  • *Wall Street dips, as healthcare shares fall. *China data, QE prospects lift European shares. Crude oil prices fell after the International Monetary Fund cut its 2015 global economic forecast on lower fuel demand and key producer Iran hinted that prices could drop to $25 a barrel without supportive OPEC action.