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  • LONDON, May 25- Crude oil futures edged up on Monday as firm global demand vied with a strong dollar, but a public holiday in the United States and much of Europe kept trading muted. Front-month Brent crude gained 6 cents to $65.43 a barrel by 1400 GMT, after touching an intraday low of $64.72. The market drew support from figures showing strong demand across Asia and...

  • UPDATE 4-Oil prices edge down as dollar strengthens Monday, 25 May 2015 | 6:58 AM ET

    LONDON, May 25- Crude oil futures edged lower towards $65 a barrel as the dollar strengthened on Monday, with a public holiday in the United States and much of Europe keeping trading muted. Front-month Brent crude shed 17 cents to $65.20 a barrel by 1052 GMT. U.S. crude was down 35 cents at $59.37 a barrel.

  • Will Kurdistan sell oil if Baghdad doesn’t pay? Monday, 25 May 2015 | 6:41 AM ET
    Workers check the valves at the Taq Taq oil field in Arbil, Iraq, in this Aug. 16, 2014 photo.

    Iraq's Kurdistan region will sell its oil independently of Baghdad if the national government does not pay the money it owes, the president of the Kurdistan Regional Government told CNBC.

  • LONDON, May 25- Crude oil futures dipped below $65 a barrel as the dollar strengthened on Monday, with a public holiday in the United States and much of Europe keeping oil trading volumes muted. Front-month Brent crude fell 62 cents to $64.75 a barrel by 0828 GMT. U.S. crude was down 46 cents at $59.26 a barrel.

  • Why the oil price is not moving...for now Monday, 25 May 2015 | 1:30 AM ET
    Why the oil price is not moving...for now

    Neil Atkinson, head of analysis at Lloyd's List Intelligence, says its difficult to see the upside for the oil price which is likely to stay around $65 per barrel.

  • Geopolitics vs Iran: Which is a greater risk for oil? Monday, 25 May 2015 | 12:33 AM ET
    Geopolitics vs Iran: Which is a greater risk for oil?

    For oil markets right now, a return of Iranian supply is a bigger worry than geopolitical risks, says Victor Shum, VP at IHS Energy Insight.

  • This country needs diesel to run its cellphones Monday, 25 May 2015 | 1:45 AM ET
    Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari

    Nigeria's leading cellphone provider warns it needs diesel to prevent shutting down services countrywide.

  • Despite slowdown, China underpins oil demand: Pro Sunday, 24 May 2015 | 10:36 PM ET
    Despite slowdown, China underpins oil demand: Pro

    The change from a supply to a demand story in the crude oil market is driven by China, says Alejandro Barbajosa, VP, Crude Middle East & Asia-Pacific at Argus Media.

  • UPDATE 1-Oil prices edge up on firm Asian, U.S. demand Sunday, 24 May 2015 | 11:21 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, May 25- Crude oil futures edged up on Monday, buoyed by healthy Asian appetite and demand from the U.S. driving season. Front-month Brent crude prices had gained 2 cents to $65.39 per barrel by 0312 GMT. Japan's customs-cleared crude oil imports rose 9.1 percent to 3.62 million barrels per day in April from the same month a year earlier, the Ministry of...

  • Oil prices edge down as dollar strengthens Monday, 25 May 2015 | 9:08 AM ET

    Crude oil futures edged lower towards $65 as the dollar strengthened, with a public holiday in the U.S. and much of Europe keeping trading muted.

  • Oil prices edge up on firm Asian, U.S. demand Sunday, 24 May 2015 | 8:57 PM ET

    Front-month Brent crude prices were up 6 cents at $65.43 per barrel at 0045 GMT. U.S. crude prices were also up 6 cents at $59.78 a barrel. Japan's customs-cleared crude oil imports rose 9.1 percent to 3.62 million barrels per day in April from the same month a year earlier, the Ministry of Finance said on Monday.

  • Weaker oil behind Japan's falling imports: UOB Sunday, 24 May 2015 | 7:51 PM ET
    Weaker oil behind Japan's falling imports: UOB

    Alvin Liew, senior economist at UOB, attributes the wider-than-expected decline in Japan's April import volumes to the plunge in oil prices from a year ago period.

  • SINGAPORE, May 25- U.S. crude futures rose in early Asian trading on Monday as high demand at the start of the North American driving season pushed up domestic markets, while international benchmarks were supported by firm Asian consumption and Middle East fighting. "Prices could be buoyed this week as markets focus on rising demand and geopolitical tensions... in...

  • Week ahead: Dealers look for big car sales Friday, 22 May 2015 | 4:02 PM ET
    Week ahead: Dealers look for big car sales

    CNBC's Mandy Drury looks ahead to what are likely to be next week's top business and financial stories. The Memorial Day weekend is a big weekend for car sales. The Code conference begins. And luxury earnings are on tap.

  • NEW YORK, May 22- Oil fell more than 1 percent on Friday as a rallying dollar and profit-taking ahead of a long U.S. holiday weekend cut short a two-day run-up in crude prices. Drillers cut the number of U.S. oil rigs in operation by just one this week, the strongest sign yet that a nearly six-month slump in activity was ending, data from oil services firm Baker Hughes...

  • *Coming up: Baker Hughes rig count at 1700 GMT. NEW YORK, May 22- Oil fell more than 1 percent on Friday as a rallying dollar and profit-taking ahead of a long U.S. holiday weekend cut short a two-day run-up in crude prices. U.S. crude was down 95 cents at $59.77 a barrel by 11:45 a.m. EDT.

  • Prepare for holiday traffic this weekend Friday, 22 May 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Prepare for holiday traffic this weekend

    AAA expects a 10-year high for Memorial Day weekend travel.

  • *Islamic State advances in Iraq, Syria raise supply worries. LONDON, May 22- Oil prices slipped on Friday as worries over the impact of war in the Middle East on crude supplies were outweighed by reports of profit-taking ahead of a long weekend. "No one wants to hold open positions ahead of a long weekend so books are being squared, bringing some consolidation," said...

  • Destination Cuba Friday, 22 May 2015 | 6:42 AM ET
    Destination Cuba

    Nathan Lump, Travel + Leisure editor, discusses tourism potential in Cuba, and summer travel deals abroad.

  • Has the oil rout actually helped Gulf producers? Friday, 22 May 2015 | 5:42 AM ET
    A worker stands at a pipeline, watching a flare stack at the Saudi Aramco oil field complex facilities at Shaybah in the Rub' al Khali ('empty quarter') desert in Shaybah, Saudi Arabia.

    The drastic fall in oil prices is widely thought to have hit the Gulf's main producers, but this CEO says the opposite is true.