MOSCOW, Nov 27- The rouble strengthened on Thursday as OPEC met to discuss whether it would cut output to boost flagging oil prices. The rouble shrugged off declines in Brent crude, which touched a four-year low around $76 a barrel on expectations the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries would not agree to cut production when it met in Vienna on...» Read More
WASHINGTON, Aug 28- Ukrainian authorities have complied with all the conditions of their $17 billion International Monetary Fund loan so far, an IMF spokesman said on Thursday, suggesting the country was on track to receive its next disbursement under the program.
BRUSSELS, Aug 28- EU lawmakers are threatening to block a multi-billion dollar trade pact between Canada and the European Union-- a blueprint for a much bigger EU-U.S. deal-- because it would allow firms to sue governments if they breach the treaty.
Aug 28- The following table shows OPEC crude oil output in millions of barrels per day in July and August, according to a Reuters survey published on Thursday. Overall OPEC supply has stayed above its notional target of 30 million bpd.
*Supply rises by 90,000 bpd, led by Libya, Angola. LONDON, Aug 28- OPEC's oil production has risen in August from July, a Reuters survey found on Thursday, as a recovery in Libyan supply held up and Angola and Iran boosted supplies, outweighing a further decline in Iraq.
NATO BELIEVES WELL OVER 1,000 RUSSIAN TROOPS ARE OPERATING INSIDE UKRAINE- NATO MILITARY OFFICER.
GENEVA, Aug 28- The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people, the World Health Organisation said on Thursday in a bleak assessment of the deadly disease.
WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION CALLS FOR MASSIVE AND COORDINATED RESPONSE TO EBOLA.
*Venezuela has been crude exporter for last century. HOUSTON, Aug 27- OPEC member Venezuela is considering importing crude oil for the first time ever and could use Algerian light crude as blending stock to boost sales of its own extra heavy oil, according to an internal document from the state-run energy company PDVSA seen by Reuters on Wednesday.
KIEV, Aug 27- Ukraine needs "practical help" from NATO and expects the U.S.-led military alliance to make momentous decisions to this end at its summit in Wales in September, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Wednesday.
LONDON, Aug 26- British Prime Minister David Cameron is ready to back his Polish counterpart Donald Tusk as the next president of the European Council after receiving assurances he is sympathetic to the British leader's plans to reform the European Union.
MEXICO'S ECONOMY MINISTRY SAYS WILL CONTINUE TO DEFEND ITS RIGHTS AND WILL EXPLORE AVAILABLE LEGAL ROUTES TO PROTECT MEXICO'S INTERESTS UNDER THE AEGIS OF NAFTA, WTO.
MEXICO'S ECONOMY MINISTRY SAYS WILL CONTINUE DIALOGUE WITH U.S.
Brent hit a 14- month low of $101.07 a barrel on Aug. 19 as investor concerns over conflict in Ukraine and Iraq eased and Libyan output rose. He also said: "The current prices in the world markets are appropriate," adding that events in neighbouring OPEC member Iraq will not "significantly" affect the oil market. Iraq is fighting an Islamist insurgency.
GENEVA, Aug 22- China has appealed against a WTO dispute panel report on anti-dumping duties applied on certain Chinese products by the United States, the World Trade Organization said on Friday.
GENEVA/ WASHINGTON, Aug 22- A World Trade Organization dispute panel ruled against Argentina on Friday in a 2012 case brought by the United States, European Union and Japan against Argentine import licensing rules used to restrict imports.
GENEVA, Aug 22- China has appealed against a WTO dispute panel report on anti-dumping duties applied on certain Chinese products by the United States, the World Trade Organization said on Friday. It was not immediately clear why China lodged the appeal.
GENEVA, Aug 22- A World Trade Organisation dispute panel ruled against Argentina on Friday in a 2012 case brought by the United States, European Union, and Japan against Argentine import licensing rules used to restrict imports.
GENEVA- CHINA APPEALS AGAINST WTO DISPUTE PANEL REPORT ON ANTI-DUMPING DUTIES APPLIED ON CERTAIN CHINESE PRODUCTS BY U.S.- WTO.
CHINA WTO APPEAL COVERS SOLAR PANELS, WIND TOWERS, STEEL SINKS, LINE PIPES, ALUMINIUM EXTRUSIONS, WTO SAYS.
*Libya loads 2nd cargo at largest port Es Sider. SINGAPORE, Aug 22- Brent was trading below $103 a barrel on Friday, heading for a second weekly loss as easing geopolitical risks and higher global oil supply pressured prices. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries pumped more oil in July despite conflicts in the Middle East and Africa.