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  • Treasuries slipped on Thursday for the first time in four days after the outlook for sustained U.S. military involvement in Iraq and Syria and new planned sanctions against Russia drove modest safe-haven bids.

  • EDINBURGH, Sept 11- Three British banks said they would relocate to London if Scotland were to break away from the United Kingdom, a setback for supporters of independence with the vote just a week away.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 11- Brent crude dropped below $98 a barrel on Thursday, falling for the sixth straight session, as worries about ample supply and weak demand, which have dragged prices to 17- month lows, outweighed geopolitical concerns in the Middle East.

  • US, EU ready sanctions to stop oil hunt in Russia Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 2:41 AM ET
    U.S. President Barack Obama, right, listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting in Los Cabos on the sidelines of the G20 summit.

    The US and EU plan to stop billions of dollars in oil exploration in Russia by energy companies including Exxon Mobil and BP.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 11- Brent crude stayed above $98 a barrel on Thursday, amid geopolitical concerns in the Middle East, although worries about ample supply and weak demand that dragged prices to 17- month lows in the previous session kept a lid on gains.

  • *OPEC predicts 1 million bpd supply surplus in 2015. *WTI could drop to $85 a barrel- Ayers Alliance. An escalation in the United States' campaign against Islamic State militants with plans for air strikes for the first time in Syria and more attacks in Iraq have raised fears of reprisals, said Tony Nunan, oil risk manager at Japan's Mitsubishi Corp..

  • SINGAPORE Sept 11- U.S. crude futures held near a 16- month low below $92 a barrel on Thursday, after falling sharply in the previous session on lower OPEC demand forecasts and a jump in U.S. refined product stocks. *U.S. crude for October delivery edged up 11 cents to $91.78 as of 0036 GMT after falling $1.08 to settle at $91.67 a barrel in the previous session.

  • *Cameron visits Scotland to beg Scots to keep the UK. *Party leaders Miliband, Clegg also speak in Scotland. EDINBURGH, Sept 10- British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday begged Scots not to rip apart the United Kingdom's "family of nations", flying to Scotland to man the barricades against a surge in support for independence eight days before a referendum.

  • UPDATE 5-"Don't break my heart," British PM begs Scots Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    *Cameron visits Scotland to beg Scots to keep the UK. *Party leaders Miliband, Clegg also speak in Scotland. EDINBURGH, Sept 10- British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday begged Scots not to rip apart the United Kingdom's "family of nations", flying to Scotland to man the barricades against a surge in support for independence eight days before a referendum.

  • DUBAI, Sept 9- Iraq's new oil minister is a veteran politician who will need to deploy all his experience to resolve disputes over Kurdish oil production and allay foreign investor fears about Islamist militia control in northern oil fields.

  • LONDON/ MOSCOW, Sept 9- The Kremlin's prized oil firm Rosneft is cutting staff and production and selling stakes in Siberian fields in the strongest evidence to date that Western sanctions are hurting what was the world's fastest growing oil firm in recent years.

  • Oil producers in condensate-heavy shale crude plays like the Eagle Ford and the western Permian Basin in Texas also could fetch better condensate prices if exported, as U.S. refiners have limited demand for it.

  • LONDON, Sept 8- A Chinese trading firm has booked the world's largest super-tanker to store crude at sea, adding to a growing flotilla of vessels used for floating storage as benchmark oil prices slip below $100 a barrel.

  • Sept 7- The British government has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review appeals court rulings against BP Plc over a 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill that produced one of the largest class actions in American history.

  • Sept 7- The British government has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review an appeals court ruling against BP Plc over a 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill that produced one of the largest class actions in American history.

  • Can Big Oil go from black to green? Shell hopes so Sunday, 7 Sep 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    The Royal Dutch Shell Olympus tension leg platform is seen at dawn as it sets sail from Kiewit Offshore Services in Ingleside, Texas.

    Big Oil has tried for years to bolster its green credentials. Royal Dutch Shell recently joined the environmental bandwagon.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 5- A U.S. court ruling that dramatically ramped up BP Plc's potential penalties for the 2010 Gulf oil spill could create new liability risks not just for deep water drillers but also for other industries like mining and nuclear power generation.

  • Oil dives, ends near $93 after soft US jobs data Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 2:37 PM ET

    Crude oil fell on Friday, as disappointing U.S. jobs data suggested economic growth may not be as robust in the world's biggest oil consuming economy.

  • Midday movers: BP, Starbucks, Tesla Motors & more Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 12:29 PM ET

    Some of Friday's midday movers:

  • Europe closes mostly lower as US jobs disappoint Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 11:32 AM ET

    European shares were mostly lower on Friday as investors booked profit after U.S. nonfarm payrolls came in lower than expected.