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  • BANJUL, Feb 25- The World Bank's Vice President for Africa, Makhtar Diop, said on Saturday he had agreed to give Gambia $60 million in budget support after government allegations that former ruler Yahya Jammeh took tens of millions of dollars in public money, leaving it heavily indebted. "All parastatals, especially the National Water and Electricity Company,...

  • *Egypt floated its pound currency in November. CAIRO, Feb 24- Egypt will receive in March the second $1 billion tranche of a $3 billion World Bank loan aimed at supporting a government economic reform program, Central Bank Governor Tarek Amer said late on Friday. Facing a gaping budget deficit, Egypt began a series of painful economic reforms and has been taking...

  • *OPEC compliance 88 percent based on industry average. *LBBW cuts year-end Brent price forecast by $5 to $55/ bbl. NEW YORK, Feb 24- Oil prices fell about 1 percent on Friday as worries about rising U.S. supplies outweighed OPEC pledges to boost compliance with output curbs.

  • *OPEC compliance 88 percent based on industry average. *LBBW cuts year-end Brent price forecast by $5 to $55/ bbl. NEW YORK, Feb 24- Oil prices slid nearly 1 percent on Friday as worries about rising U.S. supplies outweighed OPEC pledges to boost compliance with output curbs.

  • LONDON, Feb 24- Zambia expects to agree a deal with the International Monetary Fund in the first half of this year, Finance Minister Felix Mutati said on Friday. Last March, Zambia began talks with the IMF about a potential loan package after agreeing that its budget deficit was not sustainable, though formal talks have not yet been launched. He said it was too early...

  • LONDON, Feb 24- Zambia expects to agree a deal with the International Monetary Fund in the first half of this year, Finance Minister Felix Mutati said on Friday. Last March, Zambia began talks with the IMF about a potential loan package after agreeing that its budget deficit was not sustainable, though formal talks have not yet been launched. He said it was too early...

  • *OPEC compliance 88 percent based on industry average. NEW YORK, Feb 24- Oil prices fell on Friday despite OPEC pledges to boost compliance with output curbs, on concerns over rising U.S. supplies and as traders begin to pull out crude barrels from pricey storage as physical markets show signs of tightening. "The oil market remains focused on the global rebalancing...

  • *Six U.K. P&I clubs account for half market share. *Two P&I clubs already regulated in Luxembourg. LONDON, Feb 24- U.K.- regulated ship insurers are preparing plans to open new outposts in European Union jurisdictions such as Luxembourg and Cyprus, fearing that Brexit will hinder access to the EU's financial market, industry sources involved say.

  • LISBON, Portugal— A senior European Union official says EU authorities are poised to release Portugal from tight fiscal oversight and the threat of sanctions because the country's financial health has improved. EU Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis says that if statistics next month show Portugal's budget deficit has continued to fall and that...

  • *Six U.K. P&I clubs account for half market share. *Two P&I clubs already regulated in Luxembourg. LONDON, Feb 24- U.K.- regulated ship insurers are preparing plans to open new outposts in European Union jurisdictions such as Luxembourg and Cyprus, fearing that Brexit will hinder access to the EU's financial market, industry sources involved say.

  • *OPEC/ non- OPEC deal compliance at 86 pct in Jan- sources. *OPEC compliance to rise as UAE, Iraq pledge to catch up. Compliance is set to rise even further in coming months as OPEC laggards United Arab Emirates and Iraq have pledged to catch up with their individual targets.

  • *UAE taking steps to ensure full compliance- OPEC governor. LONDON, Feb 24- OPEC has so far surprised the market by showing record compliance with oil-output curbs and could do so further in coming months as the biggest laggards- the United Arab Emirates and Iraq- pledge to catch up quickly with their targets. Iraq and the UAE have delivered smaller portions of their...

  • HASSI MESSAOUD, Algeria, Feb 24- Algeria's biggest oilfield Hassi Messaoud is currently capping production at 430,000 barrels per day to keep it in line with OPEC's agreement to cut output, a Sonatrach official said late on Thursday. Algeria, a major gas supplier to Europe, last year began investing in improving yields at mature fields like Hassi Messaoud and...

  • *OPEC/ non- OPEC deal compliance at 86 pct in Jan- sources. *LBBW cuts year-end Brent price forecast by $5 to $55/ bbl. Their joint compliance with a production-reduction deal reached at the end of last year was around 86 percent in January, according to OPEC sources quoting results from a technical committee meeting held this week.

  • ATHENS, Feb 24- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras defended a deal reached between Athens and its foreign creditors for further reforms in return for bailout aid, saying it was an' honourable compromise'. Tsipras said he believed relations between the country and the European Union and International Monetary Fund had turned a page after seven years in...

  • *OPEC/ non- OPEC deal compliance at 86 pct in Jan- sources. *U.S., Asia traders start selling most costly stored crude. Their joint compliance with a production-reduction deal reached at the end of last year was around 86 percent in January, according to OPEC sources quoting results from a technical committee meeting held this week.

  • NEW YORK/ HOUSTON, Feb 24- Traders are turning the spigots to drain the priciest storage tanks holding U.S. crude stockpiles as strengthening markets make it unprofitable to store for future sale and cuts in global production open export opportunities. From Houston through Louisiana to floating storage in the Gulf of Mexico, traders are starting to ship crude...

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 24- Traders are selling oil held in tankers anchored off Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia in a sign that the production cut led by OPEC is starting to have the desired effect of drawing down bloated inventories. Yet in the short-term, the crude released from tankers will weigh on markets and possibly undermine OPEC's goal of achieving a balanced...

  • West Texas Intermediate fell 13 cents, or 0.2 percent, to $54.32 a barrel by 0048 GMT, having closed up 86 cents in the previous session. On Thursday, sources told Reuters that the joint OPEC/ non- OPEC technical committee reported an 86 percent compliance on the oil cuts in January. Earlier, sources reported over 90 percent compliance within OPEC.

  • MEXICO CITY, Feb 23- Mexico is increasingly confident that U.S. Trump wants to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada, but talks cannot begin until he triggers a 90- day notice period by informing Congress. The view of some Mexican officials and business leaders that the U.S. Congress, Supreme Court and some state governors are...