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  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.3 percent while Japan's Nikkei gained 2.0 percent. Oil bulls also bet that major crude producers would meet again to try to curtail output even as Moscow denied media reports that Russia planned to host such a meeting. Just on Sunday, Russia and OPEC nations failed to reach an agreement on...

  • CARACAS, April 20- Venezuela's proposal "for now" is that non- OPEC producers who participated in the recent Doha meeting to try to address a global oil glut attend a June OPEC meeting as observers, the South American country's oil minister said on Wednesday. "And we can renew discussions," Eulogio Del Pino told Reuters. "I anticipate that, without a deal, prices from now...

  • NEW YORK, April 20- Oil prices jumped on Wednesday as government data showed U.S. crude stocks rose slightly less than expected last week, while the U.S. dollar advanced against the euro ahead of Thursday's European Central Bank meeting. Moscow, however, denied media reports that Russia planned to host such a meeting. Last weekend, Russia and OPEC nations failed to...

  • *Moscow denies reports OPEC, other producers meeting in Russia. Moscow, however, denied media reports that Russia planned to host such a meeting. Just on Sunday, Russia and OPEC nations failed to reach an agreement on freezing production at a meeting in Doha, Qatar.

  • *Moscow denies reports OPEC, other producers meeting in Russia. NEW YORK, April 20- Oil prices rose more than 3 percent on Wednesday after a smaller-than-expected U.S. crude build offset glut worries stirred by the end of a Kuwaiti strike and on speculation that major oil producers were meeting in Russia in May for another attempt at curtailing output.

  • *Kuwait ends oil strike, reviving glut worry after failed Doha. The U.S. government's Energy Information Administration will issue official inventory numbers at 10:30 a.m. EDT EIA/S 3/ 8, following a much stronger-than-expected storage rise reported on Tuesday by American Petroleum Institute. "An expiration of more than $1.50 a barrel in the May-June...

  • *Oil prices fall back as Kuwait strike ends. LONDON, April 20- Stocks markets stabilized on Wednesday as expectations of support from the European Central Bank offset a decline in the price of oil. The MSCI All-Country World index was flat.

  • Brent futures were down 94 cents at $43.09 a barrel at 0830 GMT. U.S. crude was down 98 cents, or more than 2 percent, at $40.10, after dipping below $40. "Kuwait is moving back to full production, and we expected that oil would come off more after the Doha deal fell apart, so we're seeing the impact of that now," said Bjarne Schieldrop, chief commodity analyst at SEB in Oslo.

  • *Oil prices retreat as Kuwait strike ends. LONDON, April 20- Stocks fell around the world on Wednesday as the price of crude declined after a strike by Kuwaiti oil workers ended. The MSCI All-Country World index also fell.

  • NEW YORK, April 19- Oil prices rose on Tuesday following a workers' strike in Kuwait, while a global stock index hit its highest level since early December as signs of economic stabilization in China lifted demand for riskier assets. The rise in crude prices drove up the currencies of countries dependent on commodity exports, including Australia and Canada, where...

  • *U.S. stocks near flat after midday in New York. NEW YORK, April 19- Oil prices rose on Tuesday following a workers' strike in Kuwait, while a global stock index hit its highest since December as signs of economic stabilization in China lifted demand for riskier assets. Stocks in Japan and China also ended higher.

  • MOSCOW/ DOHA, April 19- As far as Venezuelan oil minister Eulogio Del Pino is concerned, his counterpart Ali al-Naimi, the world's most influential oil official for the past two decades, is no longer the voice of authority for Saudi Arabia. As prospects for the first deal between OPEC and non- OPEC in 15 years faded on Sunday due to last-minute demands from Saudi...

  • *Kuwait oil output at 1.5 mln bpd- KUNA. *Russia, Venezuela eye output increases. NEW YORK, April 19- Oil prices jumped more than 3 percent on Tuesday after a strike by workers in Kuwait nearly halved the OPEC member's crude production, overshadowing bearish sentiment after Sunday's failure by producers to agree to freeze output levels.

  • NEW YORK, April 19- Major world stock markets rose on Tuesday as the bounce in oil prices helped the energy sector, following signs of economic stabilization in China, increasing demand for riskier assets. The rise in oil prices, largely driven by a workers' strike that nearly halved output from Kuwait, drove the Australian dollar to a 10- month high and boosted the...

  • LONDON, April 19- Crude oil storage helped commodity traders and refiners make strong profits last year and in the first quarter of 2016 but now the price structure which made it possible is evaporating. In a typical storage strategy, known as "cash and carry," traders buy physical crude and put it into storage in a tank farm, or more rarely on a tanker at sea.

  • LONDON, April 19- Global stocks reached their highest levels since early December on Tuesday as oil prices rose, driven by a strike in Kuwait, and signs of economic stabilization in China improved demand for risky assets. MSCI's All Countries World Index, which tracks shares in 45 countries, rose as high as 407.45 points, its highest since Dec. 7, on strong gains in...

  • LONDON, April 19- Brent futures prices are signaling the market expects a rapid tightening of the supply-demand balance in the second half of 2016.. The spread between futures prices for oil delivered in June and July has moved into a backwardation of 17 cents per barrel from a contango of almost 50 cents at the end of last month. The spread between July and August...

  • MOSCOW, April 19- Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the results of the Doha meeting of oil producing nations with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Tuesday, the Kremlin said.

  • LONDON, April 19- European shares hit three-month highs on Tuesday following gains on Asian bourses as a rise in oil prices, partly due to a workers' strike in Kuwait, boosting investors' appetite to take on risk. Oil prices had already shrugged off the weekend failure of producers to agree to freeze output at a meeting in Doha, but Tuesday's gains drove the...

  • *Kuwait's oil production has been cut to 1.1 million bpd. *Bearish sentiment to return once Kuwait resumes output. SINGAPORE, April 19- Oil prices rose on Tuesday as a strike in Kuwait cut huge amounts of crude out of the supply chain, but analysts said the disruption would be short-lived and that markets would soon refocus on a global supply glut.