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  • SHANGHAI/ MANILA, Oct 19- China's steel output dropped in September from a record high the previous month as mills in the world's top producer cut production in line with Beijing's campaign for clearer skies, pointing to further drops as winter curbs set in. Mills in the northern part of China are expected to cut output during the winter season- four months from...

  • *OPEC expected to extend supply cuts next year. SINGAPORE, Oct 19- Oil prices were stable on Thursday, supported by ongoing OPEC- led supply cuts, tensions in the Middle East and lower U.S. production due to hurricane-enforced closures. "The' Fragile Five' petrostates- Iran, Iraq, Libya, Nigeria and Venezuela- continue to see supply disruption potential, with northern...

  • Speaking on Wednesday, less than a month before President Donald Trump is due to make his first state visit to China, Tillerson said the United States had begun to discuss creating alternatives to Chinese infrastructure financing in Asia. In another comment likely to upset Beijing, he said Washington saw room to invite others, including Australia, to join U.S.-...

  • Speaking on Wednesday, less than a month before President Donald Trump is due to make his first state visit to China, Tillerson said the United States had begun to discuss creating alternatives to Chinese infrastructure financing in Asia. In another comment likely to upset Beijing, he said Washington saw room to invite others, including Australia, to join U.S.-...

  • THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19 WARSAW- National Bank of Poland release the minutes of its monitory policy meeting. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor Michele Bullock will give speech at the Australian Shareholders Association- 0110 GMT. SEOUL- Bank of Korea monetary policy meeting to announce interest rates.

  • Speaking on Wednesday, less than a month before President Donald Trump is due to make his first state visit to China, Tillerson said the United States had begun to discuss creating alternatives to Chinese infrastructure financing in Asia. In another comment likely to upset Beijing, he said Washington saw room to invite others, including Australia, to join U.S.-...

  • Speaking on Wednesday, less than a month before President Donald Trump is due to make his first visit to China, Tillerson said the United States had begun discussions on creating alternatives to Chinese infrastructure financing in Asia. In another comment likely to upset Beijing, he said Washington saw room to invite others, including Australia, to join U.S.-...

  • *Kirkuk- Ceyhan pipeline oil flow falls to 225,000 bpd- source. *Iraq crisis, U.S.- Iran tensions raise supply concerns. The global benchmark hits its highest in three weeks earlier in the session at $58.54 a barrel because of ongoing tensions around oil-rich Iraq and Iran, which raised risk premiums.

  • PARIS, Oct 18- A United States Congress decision on the Iran nuclear deal could clarify Washington's stance on the international accord and lead to a positive outcome for Total and its planned $5 billion Iranian gas project, its CEO said on Wednesday. Congress has two months to decide whether to reinstate sanctions on Iran after U.S. President Donald Trump last...

  • CARACAS/ HOUSTON, Oct 18- Venezuela's state-run oil firm, PDVSA, is increasingly delivering poor quality crude oil to major refiners in the United States, India and China, causing repeated complaints, canceled orders and demands for discounts, according to internal PDVSA documents and interviews with a dozen oil executives, workers, traders and inspectors.

  • *Kirkuk- Ceyhan pipeline oil flow falls to 225,000 bpd- source. *Iraq crisis, U.S.- Iran tensions raise supply concerns. Prices had been higher due to ongoing tensions around oil-rich Iraq and Iran, which raised risk premiums.

  • *Kirkuk- Ceyhan pipeline oil flow falls to 225,000 bpd- source. *Iraq crisis, U.S.- Iran tensions trigger crude risk premium. AMSTERDAM, Oct 18- Brent oil prices rose to a three-week high on Wednesday as weekly U.S. crude inventories are expected to have fallen steeply and geopolitical tensions around oil-rich Iraq and Iran raised risk premiums.

  • *Kirkuk- Ceyhan pipeline oil flow falls to 225,000 bpd- source. *Iraq crisis, U.S.- Iran tensions trigger crude risk premium. AMSTERDAM, Oct 18- Brent oil prices rose to a three-week high on Wednesday as weekly U.S. crude inventories are expected to have fallen steeply and geopolitical tensions around oil-rich Iraq and Iran raised risk premiums.

  • COPENHAGEN, Denmark— Norwegian solar panel maker Saga Energy has signed a deal worth 2.5 billion euros with Iran's state-owned company Amin Energy Developers to build solar power plants. Gaute Steinkopf, a consultant who assisted Saga Energy in reaching the deal, says it was signed Tuesday at the Tehran residence of Norway's Ambassador to Iran, Lars Nordrum.

  • *Baghdad, Iran and Turkey pressure Kurds not to secede. ZAKHO, Iraq, Oct 18- More than three weeks after Iraq's Kurds voted for independence, it's business as usual at the bustling Ibrahim Khalil border crossing with Turkey. Closure of the border would sever a lifeline for the region in northern Iraq and step up efforts by Turkey, Iran and the Iraqi government to...

  • BERLIN, Oct 18- Volkswagen's Spanish division Seat is no longer looking at the possibility of entering the Iranian car market, saying on Wednesday that it needed to concentrate instead on boosting growth in its core markets in Europe and other regions. Last week Trump refused to certify that Iran was complying with the international nuclear deal agreed in 2015...

  • *Baghdad, Iran and Turkey pressure Kurds not to secede. ZAKHO, Iraq, Oct 18- More than three weeks after Iraq's Kurds voted for independence, it's business as usual at the bustling Ibrahim Khalil border crossing with Turkey. Closure of the border would sever a lifeline for the region in northern Iraq and step up efforts by Turkey, Iran and the Iraqi government to...

  • *Iraq crisis, U.S.- Iran tensions trigger crude risk premium. AMSTERDAM, Oct 18- Oil prices rose on Wednesday as weekly U.S. crude inventories are expected to have fallen steeply and geopolitical tensions around oil-rich Iraq and Iran raised risk premiums. Oil market investors were also closely following developments in the Middle East, where tensions in...

  • ANKARA, Oct 18- Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that Tehran would not accept pressure from European countries over its regional policy and missile programme, state TV reported.

  • IRAN'S KHAMENEI SAYS TEHRAN WILL NOT WALK OUT OF NUCLEAR DEAL IF OTHER PARTIES STAY- TV.