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  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Dec 24 Friday, 11 Dec 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    MONDAY, DECEMBER 14 LONDON- Bank of England's Deputy Governor for Markets and Banking, Minouche Shafik, will discuss her views on monetary policy at the Institute of Directors- 1130 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia will publish the minutes of December policy meeting- 0030 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor Guy Debelle speaks at The...

  • Big oil to slash spending — but not production Friday, 11 Dec 2015 | 10:59 AM ET
    A floorhand operates a Chevron oil drilling rig near Taft, California.

    The projected declines in 2016 non-OPEC crude production will come from shale drillers, not oil majors, analysts tell CNBC.

  • UPDATE 9-Oil gains on U.S. storage figures Wednesday, 9 Dec 2015 | 11:16 AM ET

    LONDON/ NEW YORK, Dec 9- Oil prices gained ground on Wednesday after an unexpected fall in crude storage in the United States, offering a rare signal that the global glut may be easing. Brent crude oil futures were up 66 cents at $40.92 a barrel by 1554 GMT and U.S. I would call the data bullish, "said Dominick Chirichella, senior partner at the Energy Management...

  • LONDON, Dec 9- Oil prices rose on Wednesday on strong Japanese economic data and lower crude oil storage figures from the United States, but many investors expected a fall to below 2008 lows due to a mounting global supply glut. Brent crude oil futures were up 36 cents at $40.62 a barrel at 0951 GMT. Official figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration...

  • *Fund CEO-green energy, transport, grids may be considered. PARIS/ OSLO, Dec 8- Norway's $850 billion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, would invest in renewable energy, transport and grids if it were allowed to put money into unlisted infrastructure projects, the fund's CEO told Reuters on Tuesday. "From our point of view the focus will be on the energy...

  • PARIS, Dec 8- Norway's $850- billion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, would target investments in renewable energy, the transport sector and grids, if it were allowed to invest in unlisted infrastructure, the fund's CEO told Reuters on Tuesday. "From our point of view the focus will be on the energy transition, renewable energy," Yngve Slyngstad said on the...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Dec 18 Friday, 4 Dec 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    MUNCIE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard speaks on the economy and monetary policy before the 20th Annual Indiana Economic Outlook Luncheon hosted by the Center for Business and Economic Research, Ball State University- 1730 GMT. BRUSSELS- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney appears before European Parliament...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Dec 16 Wednesday, 2 Dec 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester gives welcome remarks before the "Financial Stability: Policy Analysis and Data Needs" conference sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and the Treasury Department Office of Financial Research- 1340 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta...

  • *OPEC expected to maintain high output. LONDON, Dec 2- Oil fell below $44 a barrel on Wednesday as a rise in U.S. inventories added to the global glut and investors discounted the possibility of OPEC cutting output at this week's meeting. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, however, is not expected to budge from its stance of keeping output high to...

  • *OPEC expected to maintain high output. OPEC, however, is not expected to budge from its stance of keeping output high to defend market share against producers such as Russia and North America. "The market ascribes an extremely low probability to a change in OPEC policy," said Bjarne Schieldrop, chief commodity analyst at SEB in Oslo.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Dec 14 Tuesday, 1 Dec 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks before the Economic Club of Washington- 1700 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England's Executive Director, Information Services& Technology and Chief Information Officer, John Finch, speaks at the Computer Weekly's UKtech50- 1620 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England's Director of General Insurance, Chris Moulder, speaks at the...

  • LONDON/ OSLO, Dec 1- Norwegian companies that provide supply ships and drilling rigs to the global oil industry face a bleak year ahead as contracts disappear and financing options dwindle in the face of weak global crude prices. This would herald more pain for Norway, where the overall oil sector accounts for about a fifth of the economy and unemployment is...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Dec 11 Monday, 30 Nov 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England announces the results of this year's bank stress tests and publishes Financial Stability Report- 0700 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney holds news conference on Bank of England's half-yearly Financial Stability Report- 0900 GMT. VIENNA- Austrian National Bank chief Ewald Nowotny to speak in parliament- 1200 GMT.

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Dec 11 Friday, 27 Nov 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1 EAST LANSING, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on current economic conditions and monetary policy before the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce Economic Club Luncheon- 1745 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England announces the results of this year's bank stress tests and publishes Financial Stability...

  • *Dec. 4 OPEC meeting in focus for possible output cut. *OPEC officials question upbeat forecast. Brent crude fell by 30 cents to $45.16 per barrel by 1520 GMT, after settling down 71 cents at $45.46 in the previous session.

  • *Dec. 4 OPEC meeting in focus for possible output cut. LONDON, Nov 27- Crude oil futures fell on Friday, bringing losses this month to more than 8 percent, as disappointing Chinese data and worries over a supply glut overshadowed geopolitical concerns. Brent crude fell by 5 cents to $45.41 per barrel by 1311 GMT, after settling down 71 cents at $45.46 in the previous...

  • *Dec. 4 OPEC in focus for possible output cut. LONDON, Nov 27- Crude oil futures fell on Friday, bringing losses this month to close to 9 percent, as disappointing Chinese data and worries over a supply glut overshadowed geopolitical concerns. Brent crude fell by 60 cents to $44.86 per barrel by 1007 GMT, after settling down 71 cents at $45.46 in the previous session.

  • *OPEC determined to keep pumping vigorously. OPEC is determined to keep pumping oil to defend market share, alarming some of the group's weaker members who fear prices may slump towards $20. "OPEC has been extremely explicit that it will not cut production in the face of low prices, and with Iran coming back to the market, it will produce more than 32 million barrels...

  • STAVANGER/ OSLO, Norway, Nov 26- Private equity investors are buying up assets in Norway's crisis-hit oil sector, betting on a recovery in crude prices and cutting deals with energy firms whose focus is elsewhere and are happy to generate some cash. Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman and Sam Laidlaw, former chief executive of British utility Centrica, are among...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Dec 9 Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 | 6:48 AM ET

    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27 RABAT- Bank of Spain Governor Luis Maria Linde to participate in the "Monetary Policy and Financial Stability in the Mediterranean Region" conference- 0600 GMT. NAGOYA, Japan- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks to business leaders in Nagoya- 0100 GMT. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1 EAST LANSING, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago...