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  • Japan's exports slowed for a second straight month in August in a sign China's economic slowdown could be damaging the world's third-biggest economy. The data follows worrying figures from other Asian economies, including South Korea and Taiwan, increasing anxiety over the consequences of a sharp slowdown in China. North Sea Brent crude was down 50 cents at...

  • Japan's exports slowed for a second straight month in August in a sign China's economic slowdown could be damaging the world's third-biggest economy. The data follows worrying figures from other Asian economies- including South Korea and Taiwan- which are increasing anxiety over the consequences of a sharp slowdown in China. North Sea Brent crude was down 65...

  • LONDON, Sept 17- Oil prices slipped below $50 a barrel on Thursday after weak Japanese data sounded alarm bells over the prospects for global growth, outweighing the bullish impact of a bigger-than-expected decline in U.S. crude oil stocks. The data follows worrying figures from other Asian economies- including South Korea and Taiwan- which are increasing...

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 17- Brent crude oil prices edged above $50 per barrel for the first time in a week on Thursday as lower stocks in the United States and peaking production by some producers appeared to help reduce huge oversupply, although Asia's economies showed new signs of weakness. West Texas Intermediate crude futures were trading at $47.21 per barrel at...

  • *Asian shares edge higher after Wall Street gains. Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open 0.5 percent higher; Germany's DAX 0.4-0.5 percent higher; and France's CAC 40 0.3-0.4 percent higher. The Fed will announce its decision at 1800 GMT, with a news conference by Chair Janet Yellen at 1830 GMT.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 17- Oil prices were stable on Thursday as a U.S. stock draw tightened the market while Asia's economies showed new signs of weakness. West Texas Intermediate crude futures were trading at $47.13 per barrel at 0430 GMT, virtually unchanged from their previous close, while Brent was up 6 cents at $49.81 per barrel. That followed a price jump of as much...

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 17- Oil prices rose in early trading in Asia on Thursday after a large U.S. stock draw tightened the market, while traders kept a close eye to see whether the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates for the first time in almost a decade. Crude's firm tone on Thursday comes after prices jumped as much as 6 percent on Wednesday, after U.S. Energy...

  • *Asian shares edge higher after Wall Street gains. While financial markets have expected a Fed rate increase for most of this year as the U.S. economy has shown signs of picking up, those expectations have faded in recent weeks thanks to global financial market turmoil, especially in China. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.8...

  • UPDATE 2-Oil prices dip as Japan's exports slow further Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | 11:20 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Sept 17- Oil prices dipped on Thursday after Asia's economies showed new signs of weakness, but prices largely held on to a big jump in the previous session after a U.S. stock draw, with some analysts saying oil markets may have bottomed out. West Texas Intermediate crude futures were trading at $47.04 per barrel at 0259 GMT, down 11 cents from their...

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 17- Oil prices were steady in early trade on Thursday after a large U.S. stock draw tightened the market, while traders kept a close eye on whether the Federal Reserve would later in the day raise interest rates for the first time in almost a decade. Crude prices jumped as much as 6 percent on Wednesday, when data from the U.S. Energy Information...

  • SYDNEY, Sept 17- U.S. wheat fell for a third consecutive session on Thursday to clock up gains of around 3 percent over the period as ample global supplies and a favourable weather outlook continued to pressure prices. *Chicago Board Of Trade December wheat fell 0.31 percent to $4.86-3/ 4 a bushel, having closed down 1.3 percent on Wednesday. *Private exporters...

  • *Cushing alone see sharpest crude drawdown in 7 months. Some speculators in oil had bet on a big U.S. draw since Monday, after market intelligence firm Genscape estimated a drawdown of 1.8 million barrels in Cushing. The Cushing draw itself was 1.9 million, the largest since the week ended Aug. 28.

  • Cushing draw of nearly 2 mln barrels most in 7 months. Some speculators in oil had bet on a big U.S. draw since Monday, after market intelligence firm Genscape estimated a drawdown of 1.8 million barrels in Cushing. The Cushing draw itself was 1.9 million, the largest since the week ended Aug. 28.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 15- U.S. crude rose nearly 3 percent on Tuesday, buoyed by gains on Wall Street, higher gasoline prices and a strong stockpile draw report, while Brent oil advanced less, narrowing the transatlantic spread to the lowest in eight months. U.S. crude futures rallied almost through the day, slipping into the negative only briefly after the White House said...

  • The market's euphoria briefly snapped in the afternoon on news the White House would not back a bill by rival Republicans to repeal a 40- year-old ban on U.S. crude exports. While the White House was never expected to support the bill, its decision still sent U.S. crude prices temporarily into negative territory before a late rally in gasoline brought the market...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 15- U.S. crude oil rose around 2 percent on Tuesday, buoyed by gains on Wall Street while Brent was steady to soft ahead of the front-month contract's expiry, narrowing the trans-Atlantic spread to its lowest in eight months. The American Petroleum Institute will issue its weekly report on U.S. inventories after the market's settlement, at 4:30 p.m....

  • NEW YORK, Sept 15- Oil traded steady to higher on Tuesday, buoyed by gains on Wall Street that helped prices rebound after a tumble in the previous session, ahead of an industry report that's expected to show if U.S. crude stockpiles have fallen after weeks of gains. The American Petroleum Institute will issue its weekly report on U.S. crude inventories after the...

  • *China's slowdown sharper than official data shows- Woodmac. *Venezuela repeats call for OPEC production cut. A weekly report from the American Petroleum Institute is expected on Tuesday while the U.S. Energy Information Administration's report is expected Wednesday.

  • *Venezuela repeats call for OPEC production cut. SINGAPORE, Sept 15- Brent crude oil prices dipped on Tuesday as Asia's economic weakness persisted, extending losses after a sharp fall in the previous session, while U.S. futures were firmer following a report that indicated a drawdown in weekly inventory levels. A weekly report from the American Petroleum...

  • *Venezuela repeats call for OPEC production cut. The weekly report from the American Petroleum Institute is scheduled for release later in the day and that from the U.S. Energy Information Administration for Wednesday. Front-month U.S. crude futures were trading at $44.20 a barrel at 0338 GMT, up 20 cents from the previous session, while Brent was down 9 cents at...