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  • MINNEAPOLIS- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari gives brief welcome remarks before the first conference of the Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute in Minneapolis 1430 GMT. MINNEAPOLIS- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard gives dinner speech before the first conference of the Opportunity and Inclusive Growth...

  • VIENNA, May 19- An OPEC panel reviewing scenarios for the oil producer group's meeting next week is looking at the option of deepening and extending a deal to reduce crude output, OPEC sources said on Friday, in an attempt to drain inventories and support prices. Their panel, the Economic Commission Board, was due to conclude talks on Thursday but they finally ended...

  • VIENNA, May 19- An OPEC panel reviewing scenarios for the oil producer group's meeting next week is looking at the option of deepening and extending a deal to reduce crude output, OPEC sources said on Friday, in an attempt to drain inventories and support prices. Their panel, the Economic Commission Board, was due to finish talks on Thursday but they will now end on...

  • LONDON, May 19- OPEC ministers head to Vienna next week where they are expected to ratify an extension of the current production cuts that has been agreed informally among the key participants. Saudi Arabia and Russia announced earlier this week that they have agreed on the need to extend OPEC and non- OPEC output cuts for a further nine months until March 2018.

  • VIENNA, May 19- An OPEC panel reviewing scenarios for the oil producer group's meeting next week is looking at the option of deepening and extending a deal to reduce crude output, OPEC sources said on Friday, in an attempt to drain inventories and support prices. Their panel, the Economic Commission Board, was due to finish talks on Thursday but they will now end on...

  • VIENNA, May 19- An OPEC panel reviewing scenarios for next week's policy-setting meeting is looking at the option of deepening and extending an OPEC- led deal to reduce oil output, OPEC sources said on Friday. The meeting precedes a policy-setting gathering of OPEC and non- OPEC oil ministers on May 25 to decide whether to extend beyond June 30 their deal to reduce...

  • VIENNA, May 19- An OPEC panel reviewing scenarios for next week's policy-setting meeting is looking at the option of deepening and extending an OPEC- led deal to reduce oil output, OPEC sources said on Friday. The two-day meeting, called the Economic Commission Board, was scheduled to finish on Thursday but will conclude later on Friday, two OPEC sources said.

  • VIENNA, May 19- An OPEC panel reviewing scenarios for next week's policy-setting meeting is looking at the option of deepening and extending an OPEC- led deal to reduce oil output, OPEC sources said on Friday. The two-day meeting, called the Economic Commission Board, was scheduled to finish on Thursday but will conclude later on Friday, two OPEC sources said.

  • VIENNA, May 19- An OPEC panel reviewing scenarios for next week's policy-setting meeting is looking at the option of deepening and extending an OPEC- led deal to reduce oil output, OPEC sources said on Friday. The two-day meeting, called the Economic Commission Board, was scheduled to finish on Thursday but will conclude later on Friday, two OPEC sources said.

  • VIENNA, May 19- An OPEC panel reviewing scenarios for next week's policy-setting meeting is looking at the option of deepening and extending an OPEC- led deal to reduce oil output, OPEC sources said on Friday. The two-day meeting, called the Economic Commission Board, was scheduled to finish on Thursday but will conclude later on Friday, two OPEC sources said.

  • *Optimism on OPEC extending cuts buoys prices. Since the beginning of March, crude prices have swung from over $56 a barrel to under $47 as market participants were divided over the impact of rising output from the United States versus production cuts by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and other oil producers, including Russia.

  • *Asia ex- Japan, Nikkei both poised for weekly losses. SINGAPORE, May 19- Asian stocks were slightly higher on Friday after a sluggish start, while the dollar held most of the gains it made overnight on strong U.S. economic data as some risk appetite returned despite caution over political turbulence in the United States. Financial spreadbetter London Capital...

  • BRUSSELS- European Central Bank Executive Board Member Peter Praet will participate in the moderation of a high-level panel on "How to address the still low level of banking integration?" BRUSSELS- ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio will give a speech on "Banking union and capital markets union: Interaction and synergies" at the Joint ECB/European Commission...

  • BRUSSELS- European Central Bank Executive Board Member Peter Praet will participate in the moderation of a high-level panel on "How to address the still low level of banking integration?" BRUSSELS- ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio will give a speech on "Banking union and capital markets union: Interaction and synergies" at the Joint ECB/European Commission...

  • Brent crude was up 34 cents, or 0.7 percent, at $52.85 at 0358 GMT. Since the beginning of March, crude prices have swung from over $56 a barrel to under $47 as market participants were divided over the impact of rising output from the United States versus production cuts by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and other countries, including Russia.

  • *Asia ex- Japan, Nikkei both poised for weekly losses. *Wall Street recovers overnight from worst sell-off in 8 months. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipped 0.1 percent, on track for a weekly loss of 0.5 percent.

  • U.S. crude oil was up 32 cents, or 0.7 percent, at $49.67 a barrel, after finishing the previous session at $49.35 a barrel, the highest close since April 26. Oil prices have been trapped in a tight range in recent weeks as rising U.S. production has erased the effects of output cuts by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and other countries, including...

  • Oil prices have been trapped in a tight range in recent weeks as rising U.S. production has erased the effects of output cuts by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and other countries, including Russia. But market watchers are growing more confident that OPEC, Russia and other big producers will extend cuts of almost 1.8 million barrels per day...

  • *Oil supplies ample despite OPEC- led production cuts. Market watchers are growing more confident that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and other producers including Russia will extend output cuts of almost 1.8 million barrels per day until the end of March 2018. Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft will meet agreements with OPEC on...

  • *Oil supplies ample despite OPEC- led production cuts. NEW YORK, May 18- Oil prices rose on Thursday ahead of next week's OPEC meeting as key producing countries suggested they would adhere to production cuts to reduce a global crude glut. Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft will meet agreements with OPEC on oil output reductions, Igor Sechin, Rosneft chief...