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  • *Ukraine ceasefire under threat with heaviest shelling in a month. *Oil prices to move sideways until OPEC meeting- analyst. SINGAPORE, Nov 10- Brent crude rose towards $84 a barrel on Monday, climbing for a second straight session amid heightened military activity in Ukraine and as chaos in Libya again threatened disruptions to the country's oil output and...

  • *Ukraine ceasefire under threat with heaviest shelling in a month. *Oil prices to move sideways until OPEC meeting- analyst. SINGAPORE, Nov 10- Brent crude rose towards $84 a barrel on Monday, climbing for a second straight session amid heightened military activity in Ukraine and as chaos in Libya again threatened disruptions to the country's oil output and...

  • Unclear if China ready to sign IT agreement -WTO chief Saturday, 8 Nov 2014 | 4:08 AM ET

    BEIJING, Nov 8- China is part of "intensive" talks on a global trade pact regarding information technology products, the World Trade Organization's chief said on Saturday, but it is unclear if a deal will be made at a meeting of Asia-Pacific leaders underway in Beijing. Washington has blamed China, the world's biggest exporter of IT products, for derailing talks on...

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 7- Venezuela's visiting Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez, former energy minister and head of state oil company PDVSA, will meet with Mexico's Energy Minister Pedro Joaquin Coldwell on Friday, a government source said, against a backdrop of weaker global oil prices. Ramirez, who was recently appointed foreign minister, remains Venezuela's OPEC...

  • PARIS, Nov 7- The International Monetary Fund and the United States encouraged the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan toward greater monetary stimulus on Friday and urged governments around the world to do their share to encourage growth in their countries. Calling the world economy "fragile, brittle and fragmented", IMF Managing Director Christian...

  • IMF's Lagarde calls for rethink of EU fiscal goals Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 11:48 AM ET

    PARIS, Nov 7- International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde called on Friday for a reset of the European Union's fiscal targets to take into account the debt levels of its member countries.

  • *OPEC sees lower market share due to U.S. shale boom. LONDON, Nov 7- Brent crude oil steadied below $83 a barrel on Friday, consolidating after several months of sharp falls as the dollar hit a four-year high ahead of U.S. jobs figures. The benchmark hit a four-year intra-day low of $81.63 on Wednesday, down from a high above $115 in June.

  • *OPEC sees lower market share due to U.S. shale boom. LONDON, Nov 7- Brent crude oil fell below $83 a barrel on Friday after the dollar hit a four-year high and supplies of high quality, light crude continued to overwhelm demand in many markets. Brent was down 30 cents at $82.56 a barrel by 0930 GMT.

  • *Attention also turning to OPEC meet later in Nov. SINGAPORE Nov 7- Brent crude dropped for the second straight session on Friday, dragged below $83 by worries over the strong U.S. dollar. More people employed means more oil demand, "said Jonathan Barratt, chief investment officer at Sydney's Ayers Alliance.

  • *Attention also turning to OPEC meet later in Nov. SINGAPORE Nov 7- Brent crude dropped for the second straight session on Friday, dragged below $83 by worries over the strong U.S. dollar. More people employed means more oil demand, "said Jonathan Barratt, chief investment officer at Sydney's Ayers Alliance.

  • *No other producers invited to Nov 27 meeting. VIENNA, Nov 6- Fundamental factors do not justify the sharp drop in oil prices, OPEC Secretary-General Abdullah al-Badri said on Thursday, forecasting a price rebound by the second half of 2015.. OPEC meets on Nov 27 and Badri said OPEC had not invited any other producers to attend.

  • PARIS/ BERLIN, Nov 6- Airlines urged the European Union on Thursday to press ahead with plans to merge national air corridors, rekindling debate about a reform that risks confrontation with air traffic controllers over safety and jobs. The call came as EU transport ministers gathered in Rome for informal talks to try to accelerate a plan to integrate some of the...

  • *EU wants more company financing, Deutsche Bank skeptical. Channeling more money into small companies is seen as crucial for Europe's efforts to avoid economic stagnation because small and medium enterprises provide two out of every three private-sector jobs in the European Union. However, Deutsche Bank co-CEO Juergen Fitschen said that emulating the...

  • BEIJING, Nov 6- Leaders will agree to launch a study on a China- backed free trade area at next week's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Beijing, an APEC official said, amid controversy over competing U.S. and Chinese visions for regional trade. China is pushing the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific at APEC, but some see the proposal as a way to divert...

  • OECD SEES "LOW-GEAR" RECOVERY IN GLOBAL GROWTH, LED BY U.S.

  • PARIS, Nov 6- The global economy is only gradually picking up momentum as stagnation in the euro zone and growing weakness in some big emerging economies weighs on the U.S.-led recovery, the OECD said on Thursday. With the euro zone a stubborn weak spot in the global economy, the OECD called on the European Central Bank to live up to a promise "to do what ever it takes" to...

  • OECD FORECASTS U.S GDP GROWTH OF 2.2 PCT IN 2014, 3.1 PCT IN 2015.

  • OECD FORECASTS JAPANESE GDP GROWTH OF 0.9 PCT IN 2014, 1.1 PCT IN 2015.

  • OECD FORECASTS CHINESE GDP GROWTH OF 7.3 PCT IN 2014, 7.1 PCT IN 2015.

  • OECD FORECASTS EURO AREA GROWTH OF 0.8 PCT IN 2014, 1.1 PCT IN 2015.