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  • **FRANKFURT- ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio gives opening speech at Second ECB Annual Research Conference in Frankfurt, Germany 0700 GMT. **FRANKFURT- ECB Excecutive Board member Benoit Coeure chairing policy panel on "Exit from non-standard monetary policy" at Second ECB Annual Research Conference in Frankfurt, Germany 1445 GMT. SYRACUSE, New York- Federal...

  • **FRANKFURT- ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio gives opening speech at Second ECB Annual Research Conference in Frankfurt, Germany 0700 GMT. **FRANKFURT- ECB Excecutive Board member Benoit Coeure chairing policy panel on "Exit from non-standard monetary policy" at Second ECB Annual Research Conference in Frankfurt, Germany 1445 GMT. SYRACUSE, New York- Federal...

  • *North Korea rhetoric boosts safe-haven assets. Treasury and gold prices rose while the Japanese yen strengthened on Friday as a fresh exchange of barbs between North Korea and the United States fueled geopolitical concerns. "Increasing tensions with North Korea is putting a little bit of selling pressure on the dollar, especially against the Japanese yen,"...

  • TORONTO, Sept 22- Canada's main stock index was flat on Friday but ended the week up 1.9 percent as the heavyweight financials group gained ground, offsetting losses for telecom shares. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index ended down 0.69 of a point at 15,454.23, one day after posting its highest close since early June. "We have got our head above...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Oil prices ended nearly 1 percent higher on Friday, close to their highest levels in months, as major producers meeting in Vienna said they may wait until January before deciding whether to extend output curbs beyond the first quarter. Other ministers said a decision on extending cuts could be taken in November when OPEC holds its next formal...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Oil prices were mixed on Friday, hovering close to their highest levels in months, as major producers may wait until January before deciding whether to extend their output curbs beyond the first quarter. After the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and major producers finished their meeting in Vienna, Russia's energy minister...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Oil prices were mixed on Friday, hovering close to their highest levels in months, as major producers may wait until January before deciding whether to extend their output curbs beyond the first quarter. By 11:47 a.m. ET, Brent crude was up 14 cents, or 0.3 percent, at $56.57 a barrel, after hitting $56.87, its highest since March.

  • *North Korea rhetoric boosts safe haven currencies. NEW YORK, Sept 22- Jitters over a fresh exchange of barbs between North Korea and the United States drove up U.S. MSCI's world equity index, which tracks shares in 46 countries, was little changed, and Britain's main FTSE 100 stock index climbed as Prime Minister Theresa May laid out plans for Britain's exit from...

  • *Conditions in the oil market will dictate whether the OPEC/ non- OPEC production cut agreement, which expires in March 2108, will need extending, Algerian Energy Ministry Mustapha Guitouni told Reuters in an interview in Vienna on Friday. *Asked if OPEC will look at extending the deal in its next regular meeting in Vienna in November, he said: "I can't tell you that.

  • VIENNA, Sept 22- Nigeria is pumping less than 1.8 million barrels per day of crude, its oil minister said on Friday, meaning the country is sticking to an output cap agreed under an OPEC- led deal to limit output. But, with production recovering, OPEC ministers agreed in July Nigeria would cap output at 1.8 million bpd. "The average is about 1.69 million bpd and it is...

  • *OPEC- led supply pact due to expire in March. OPEC and its allies have been considering extending the deal beyond the end of March. Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said OPEC and other oil producers would not take a decision until January, while other ministers suggested a decision could come this year.

  • *North Korea rhetoric drives demand for gold. Sept 22- U.S. stocks were little changed on Friday as fresh concerns over tensions between North Korea and the United States weighed on the mood of investors. Trump also put more economic pressure on North Korea by ordering additional sanctions, including on its shipping and trade networks but stopped short of going...

  • VIENNA, Sept 22- OPEC and other oil producers are clearing a glut that has weighed on crude prices for three years and may wait until January before deciding whether to extend their output curbs beyond the first quarter of 2018, ministers said on Friday. OPEC and its allies have been considering extending the deal beyond the end of March when it is due to expire.

  • *Canadian dollar at C $1.2310, or 81.23 U.S. cents. TORONTO, Sept 22- The Canadian dollar pared some gains against its U.S. counterpart on Friday after domestic data indicated the country's central bank does not have to raise rates rapidly. Canada's annual inflation rate rose to 1.4 percent last month from 1.2 percent in July.

  • VIENNA, Sept 22- OPEC and other oil producers will not take a decision until January on whether to extend their pact to curb oil production, Russia's Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Friday. "I believe that January is the earliest date when we can actually, credibly speak about the state of the market," he said after he was asked when a decision on extending the...

  • *North Korea rhetoric drives demand for gold. Sept 22- U.S. stocks were set to open lower on Friday as investors turned risk averse after North Korea and the United States entered into a fresh war of words. Trump also put more economic pressure on North Korea by ordering additional sanctions, including on its shipping and trade networks but stopped short of going...

  • VIENNA, Sept 22- Output cuts by OPEC and other oil producers are clearing a supply glut that has weighed on crude prices for three years, ministers said at a meeting on Friday to review the pact that expires in March 2018. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Russia and several other producers have cut production by about 1.8 million barrels per...

  • *OPEC- led supply pact due to expire in March. Some ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Russia and other producers were meeting in Vienna to discuss their deal to cut supplies that runs to March. Ministers said they would discuss extending the pact, although two OPEC sources said the group was unlikely to make a specific...

  • VIENNA, Sept 22- Output cuts by OPEC and other oil producers are clearing a supply glut that has depressed crude prices for three years, ministers said on Friday, suggesting they could extend cooperation well into 2018.. Ministers on a panel monitoring the pact, comprising Kuwait, Venezuela and Algeria, plus non-OPEC Russia and Oman, were meeting in Vienna after...

  • London, Sept 22- Oil prices were marginally firmer on Friday, as the market waited to see whether major producers meeting in Vienna would back an extension to output cuts beyond March next year. Some ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and from other producers led by Russia are set to discuss a possible extension to the current...