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  • *China annual consumer inflation near five-year low. LONDON, Jan 9- Oil prices headed for a seventh straight weekly loss on Friday, slipping back towards $50 a barrel on Friday as key producers show no sign of cutting output in the face of a supply glut. Global oil benchmarks hit their lowest since 2009 this week and are less than half their June levels, with Brent...

  • *ECB seen announcing government bond buying on Jan 22. BRUSSELS, Jan 7- Euro zone inflation turned negative in December for the first time since 2009, with cheap oil driving a bigger than expected decline that may prompt the European Central Bank to start printing money. "It's probably the figure they needed," said Peter Vanden Houte, chief economist at ING.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 31- Gold fell 1.5 percent on pressure from weak oil prices and gains in the U.S. dollar on Wednesday, and was poised to end 2014 down a slight 2 percent after falling below $1,200 an ounce. The impact of a stronger dollar was partially offset by demand from investors worried about tensions in Russia and political uncertainty in Greece.

  • LONDON, Dec 31- Gold edged down on higher shares on Wednesday, but was poised to end 2014 steady around $1,200 an ounce as the impact of a stronger dollar was offset by demand from investors worried about tensions in Russia and political uncertainty in Greece. On Tuesday, the metal climbed to $1,209.90, its highest in nearly two weeks, as concerns over tension...

  • *Stimulus measures from Japan, China lend some support. LONDON, Dec 29- Brent crude oil rose to $60 per barrel on Monday, supported by concern about disruption to exports from Libya, but a global supply glut kept prices nearly 50 percent off their peak for the year. "There's tension in Libya, but liquidity is very thin so not much is needed to move oil prices," said Hans van...

  • *U.S. crude falls back near $55/ barrel. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 22- Gold dropped nearly 2 percent and silver slid 3 percent on Monday, triggering automatic sell orders in thin pre-holiday dealings as oil prices eased back toward $55 per barrel. Spot gold was down 1.8 percent at $1,174.21 an ounce at 2:24 p.m. EST.

  • *U.S. crude falls back near $55/ barrel. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 22- Gold dropped more than 1 percent and silver slid 3 percent on Monday, triggering automatic sell orders in thin pre-holiday dealings after U.S. existing home sales fell to a six-month low, and as oil prices eased back toward $55 per barrel. Spot gold was down 1.3 percent at $1,180.05 an ounce at 12:21 p.m....

  • Dec 22- Crude oil prices are likely to bottom out in the first half of 2015, until a possible slowdown in U.S. shale production counters a supply glut exacerbated by OPEC's decision not to cut output, a Reuters monthly survey showed. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries' agreement last month to stand pat on output meant the onus for any supply...

  • *Gold ticks up after last week's 2 pct loss. LONDON, Dec 22- Gold edged up on Monday as the dollar retreated against the euro, though stronger equities and appetite for risk continued to dull the metal's appeal as an alternative investment. "I don't think investors will enter the market at this time of the year, but liquidity is so thin that if there are orders to be...

  • There were also hopes that Greece could avoid destabilizing snap elections after Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras made a surprise offer to bring pro-European independents into the government if they backed his choice for new president. Britain's blue-chip FTSE 100 index advanced by 1 percent, Germany's DAX by 0.9 percent and France's CAC rose 1.2...

  • IBM says cloud business enjoying "breakthrough year" Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    LONDON, Dec 17- IBM aims to expand the number of data centres it offers clients around the world by 25 percent to meet fast-rising demand for internet-based services, after what a company executive said has been a "breakthrough year" in 2014 for its cloud computing business. IBM has quadrupled the number of cloud data facilities it offers around the world to 49 in...

  • UPDATE 11-Oil tumbles towards $62 on supply glut Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 10:09 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 12- Oil fell to fresh lows not seen since July 2009 on Friday with Brent crude slipping towards $62 a barrel on concerns over a global supply glut and weak demand. The International Energy Agency said oil prices would likely come under further pressure, cutting its outlook for demand growth in 2015 and predicting that non- OPEC output gains would...

  • *China monthly crude output, refinery data eyed. LONDON, Dec 12- Oil's rout extended on Friday, with Brent crude slipping towards $62 a barrel, its lowest since July 2009, on persistent concerns over a global supply glut and weak demand outlook. Oil prices will likely come under further downward pressure, the International Energy Agency said as it cut its outlook for...

  • *China monthly crude output, refinery data eyed. LONDON, Dec 12- Brent crude oil slipped on Friday to below $63 a barrel, its lowest since July 2009, on persistent concerns over a global supply glut and weak demand outlook. Oil prices will likely come under further downward pressure, the International Energy Agency said as it cut its outlook for demand growth in 2015...

  • *China monthly crude output, refinery data eyed. LONDON, Dec 12- Brent crude oil slipped on Friday to below $63 a barrel, its lowest since July 2009, on persistent concerns over a global supply glut and a sluggish demand outlook. Oil prices will likely come under further downward pressure, the International Energy Agency said as it cut its outlook for demand growth in...

  • *China monthly crude output, refinery data eyed. LONDON, Dec 12- Brent crude oil slipped on Friday to below $63 a barrel, its lowest since July 2009, dragged down by persistent concerns over a global supply glut and a sluggish demand outlook. Oil prices will likely come under further downward pressure, the International Energy Agency said as it cut its outlook for...

  • LONDON, Dec 12- Brent crude oil slipped on Friday to $63 a barrel, its lowest since July 2009, dragged down by persistent concerns over a global supply glut and a sluggish demand outlook. The market has reacted strongly to the OPEC forecast cut, and it is focusing only on the negative, "said Hans van Cleef, senior energy economist at ABN Amro in Amsterdam.

  • Banks borrowed 130 billion euro of four-year loans from the European Central Bank, taking barely more than half of the total money that had been offered this year as the euro zone's economy continues to struggle. Investors had seen it as a final throw of the dice before deciding, probably early next year, if it will put aside Germany's concerns and copy the...

  • LONDON, Dec 9- Gold rose for a second straight session on Tuesday to above $1,200 an ounce after cautious comments from U.S. Dennis Lockhart, head of the Atlanta Federal Reserve, said late on Monday that he was in no rush to drop the Fed's pledge to keep interest rates near zero for a "considerable time," while San Francisco Fed chief John Williams said the phrase was...

  • *Gold falls as much as 1.6 pct before paring losses. LONDON, Dec 5- Gold fell more than 1 percent on Friday after U.S. Spot gold was down 0.7 percent at $1,196.86 an ounce at 1426 GMT, while U.S. gold futures for December delivery were down $9.90 an ounce at $1,197.80.