*China imports plunge 20 pct. "Many countries... rely heavily on sales to China so unless this demand picks up in the coming quarters, not only are we going to see below 7 percent growth in the world's second-largest economy, it's going to decline sharply for many of its trade partners as well," said Craig Erlam, senior market analyst at Oanda in London.» Read More
Oil prices rose on Tuesday as concerns about a newly formed tropical storm in the Atlantic countered fresh troubles in credit markets.
U.S. producer prices rose by a more-than-expected 0.6% in July, Labor Department data on Tuesday showed, but the gain was driven by energy costs and core inflation facing producers grew only slightly.
China's retail sales growth accelerated in July, the government said on Tuesday, reflecting strong household spending in the world's fourth-largest economy but also a pick-up in inflation that is worrying policy makers.
Galloping food prices boosted Chinese consumer inflation to 5.6% in July, the highest rate in more than a decade, leaving the central bank with a dilemma over whether to tighten policy further.
Oil edged lower on Friday as the crisis in world credit markets weighed on investor sentiment, but a late rally after central banks plowed more cash into the financial system erased most of the day's losses.
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China's wholesale inflation rate unexpectedly slowed in July, showing cost pressures at the factory gate remain in check despite a food-related surge in consumer prices.
Oil rose Wednesday, as draws in U.S. crude and gasoline stockpiles overcame wider concerns about the health of the world's largest economy.
Crude oil prices rose Tuesday, pulling out of a nosedive after news of new refinery problems in the United States rekindled supply worries during the summer driving season.
Oil and gasoline futures plunged Monday, on concerns about the economy's health and as investors sold to lock in profits from last week's record-setting rally.
Oil tumbled below $76 per barrel Friday, dragged down as disappointing U.S. economic data helped send stock markets down again
Oil rose near an all-time high on Thursday, as OPEC officials said the producer group would not hike output, despite concerns of a supply shortfall.
The European Central Bank kept its core lending rate at 4% Thursday, as widely expected, but a hike in September was signaled. The Bank of England also held steady, leaving rates at 5.75%.
Oil prices retreated after jumping to a new record Wednesday on the government's report of a steep drop in crude inventories and surge in refinery activity.
Oil futures settled at a record high above $78 Tuesday on expectations that crude inventories fell last week and reports of new violence in Nigeria, a large oil producer and key supplier to the U.S.
Inflation in the 13 nations that use the euro fell to 1.8 % in July, the EU statistics agency said Tuesday, as business confidence weakened from a near-record high.