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  • *Refinery outages, Yemen tensions and storm watch fuel gains. NEW YORK, Aug 28- World oil prices roared back to $50 a barrel in the second day of a frenetic short-covering rally on Friday, with violence in Yemen, a storm in the Gulf and refinery outages helping extend the biggest two-day rally in six years. Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition killed 10 people in air...

  • *Refinery outages, Yemen tensions and storm watch fuel gains. NEW YORK, Aug 28- U.S. crude rose 6 percent on Friday, notching its first weekly gain in two months, after a rally in gasoline from refinery outages and concerns about strife in Yemen fed a second frenzied day of short-covering in oil. "A severely oversold and shorted oil market is creating a bid for covering...

  • *Refinery outages, Yemen tensions and storm watch fuel gains. NEW YORK, Aug 28- U.S. crude jumped as much as 7 percent on Friday as a rally in gasoline prices from refinery outages and concern about strife in Yemen prompted traders to scramble for a second day to cover short positions. U.S. crude's front-month was up $2.25, or 5.3 percent, at $44.81 a barrel by 1:46 p.m....

  • *Gasoline rally, Yemen tensions and storm watch fuel gains. NEW YORK, Aug 28- U.S. crude jumped 6 percent on Friday as a rally in gasoline prices and air raids in Yemen prompted traders to scramble for a second day to cover short positions, while market players also kept an eye on a storm that appeared to be approaching the oil-rich U.S. U.S. crude's front-month was up...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- The short-covering frenzy in global oil markets extended for a second straight day on Friday, pushing U.S. crude up as much as 5 percent in morning trade, getting extra support from a rally in gasoline futures, before both began consolidating. "A severely oversold and shorted oil market is creating a bid for covering in U.S. crude," said Chris Jarvis,...

  • LONDON, Aug 28- Oil prices steadied on Friday after bouncing back from six-and-a-half-year lows on recovering equities markets, strong U.S. economic growth and news of low crude supplies from Nigeria. Worries over China's economy have compounded the falls in recent weeks. A stock market rise, strong U.S. growth data and a pipeline outage in Nigeria provided an...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 27- Oil rocketed more than 9 percent higher on Thursday in one of the biggest one-day rallies in years, as recovering equity markets and news of diminished crude supplies set off a short-covering surge by bearish traders. The rally was aided by news of a force majeure on Nigerian oil exports declared by Shell and private data indicating more...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 27- Oil rocketed more than 6 percent higher on Thursday in a snapback from a deep two-month slump as stock market rallies and news of diminished oil supplies drove a short-covering surge by bearish traders. Brent's front month rose $3.05 to $46.19 a barrel by 11:20 a.m. EDT, staging the biggest percentage gain since early this year and hitting...

  • *Global stock markets rise as China shares recover. *Outlook uncertain on supply glut and China fears. *Standard Chartered slashes crude price forecasts.

  • *Global stock markets rise on Asia, Wall Street rally. *Standard Chartered cuts crude price forecasts sharply. However, do not be wrong footed by a correction higher, " PVM Oil Associates technical analyst Robin Bieber said.

  • UPDATE 4-Oil prices rise more than $1 as equities rally Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 5:07 AM ET

    *Global stock markets rise on Asia, Wall Street rally. LONDON, Aug 27- Oil prices rose more than $1 a barrel on Thursday after a rally in equity markets and an unexpected fall in U.S. crude inventories, but worries over the health of the Chinese economy and a global oil glut kept the outlook uncertain. Front-month Brent, the global oil benchmark, was up $1.50 at $44.64 a...

  • *China's car sales have fallen for last 4 months. SINGAPORE, Aug 27- China's falling auto sales have been at the forefront of concerns that its economy is slowing much faster than expected, weighing on oil prices. To stem the tide, China's central bank has cut interest rates and reserve requirement ratios for banks by 25 basis points and lowered reserve...

  • US stocks open higher after Chinese market surges Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 3:29 AM ET

    BEIJING— China's main stock index surged 5.3 percent Thursday, its biggest gain in eight weeks, as markets across Asia advanced in the wake of Wall Street's rebound, giving investors some relief after gut-wrenching global losses. Elsewhere in Asia, Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 2.9 percent to 21,697.31 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 added 1.1 percent to 18,574.44.

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 27- Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings Ltd has partnered Asia- focused private equity firm MBK Partners to bid for the South Korea arm of British supermarket operator Tesco PLC, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters. It is vying against Carlyle Group LP and a consortium comprising Affinity Equity Partners and KKR& Co, Reuters...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 26- Oil prices fell almost 2 percent on Wednesday after a huge drawdown in U.S. crude stockpiles was offset by a larger-than-expected build in gasoline and distillates, which include diesel. Gasoline stocks also rose, by 1.7 million barrels versus forecasts for a 1.3 million-barrel drop, the data from the Energy Information Administration showed.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 26- Oil prices were mixed in volatile trading on Wednesday after a huge drawdown in U.S. crude stockpiles was countered by a larger-than-expected build in gasoline and distillates, which include diesel. "The products builds are overwhelming the constructive crude draw," said Scott Shelton, commodities specialist at ICAP in Durham, North Carolina.

  • *Supply glut and China' hard landing' fears weigh. "Plummeting gasoline seems to be a drag on crude oil prices," said Carsten Fritsch, senior oil analyst at Commerzbank in Frankfurt, Germany. U.S. crude oil was down 20 cents at $39.11 a barrel by 1455 GMT.

  • *Supply glut and China' hard landing' fears weigh. LONDON, Aug 26- Oil stabilised on Wednesday after China's central bank moved to support the country's economy, but prices stayed near 6-1/ 2- year lows as a heavy supply glut kept the market outlook bearish. Brent was unchanged at $43.21 a barrel by 0925 GMT, and U.S. crude was up 5 cents at $39.36 a barrel.

  • *Fears over supply glut, hard landing in China economy. *Iran to ramp up output; Nigeria to export highest volume of 2015. SEOUL, Aug 26- Crude oil futures held in a narrow band on Wednesday not far off 6-1/ 2 year lows after China's central bank moved to support the country's stumbling economy, while concerns about a supply glut capped gains.

  • MSCI's benchmark EM stocks index recovered almost half of the 5 percent it had lost on Monday when worries about China's economic health had sent global markets into a panic. "The PBOC is doing what it has to do but it is very likely it is not enough so more will have to be done," said Wei Yao, China economist for Societe Generale in Paris. Though Asian markets were shut,...