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Oil prices down as Greece default looms SINGAPORE: Oil prices extended losses in Asia Tuesday on expectations Greece will miss a key debt repayment later in the day and edge closer to a eurozone exit, analysts said. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for August delivery fell 23 cents to $58.10 while Brent crude for August eased 15 cents to $61.86 in late-morning trade.WTI sank $1.30 and Brent lost down $1.25 Monday. Crude tracked losses in global equity markets Monday after Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras stunned the world at the weekend by breaking off bailout reform talks and calling for a referendum on austerity conditions demanded by its creditors.The move means Athens is unlikely to agree a deal to unlock bailout funds to repay an IMF debt by the end of Tuesday, putting it in default and in danger of crashing out of the eurozone.Top European leaders including Germany's Angela Merkel France's Francois Hollande and Italy's ...

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Oil slides on Greek default fears SINGAPORE: Oil prices fell in Asia Monday tracking the sell-off in global equity markets on fears of a Greek debt default, analysts said.US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for August delivery fell 82 cents to $58.81 while Brent crude for August eased 70 cents to $62.56 in late-morning trade.Asian equity markets and the euro were facing sell-offs at the start of the week after cash-strapped Greece broke off deadlocked talks with creditors over the weekend, despite ...

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Oil prices mixed in Asian trade SINGAPORE: Oil prices were mixed in Asia Thursday following a bearish US energy report, while talks over crude producer Iran's nuclear programme dragged on, analysts said. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for August delivery fell three cents to $60.24 while Brent gained 14 cents to $63.63 in mid-morning trade.Sanjeev Gupta, head of the Asia-Pacific oil and gas practice at business consultancy EY, said oil prices were pressured by the US Department of Energy's weekly petroleum ...

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Oil prices mixed with focus on Greece SINGAPORE: Oil prices were mixed in Asia Friday as dealers eyed the deadlocked Greek debt talks expected to come to a head over the weekend, analysts said. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for August delivery fell eight cents to $59.62 while Brent crude for August gained 20 cents to $63.40 in mid-morning trade. "The focus for Friday and into the weekend will be on Greece," said Singapore's United Overseas Bank. Crude investors were weighing the ...

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Hong Kong stocks end 0.26pc up, Shanghai extends rebound HONG KONG: Equities in Hong Kong rose 0.26 percent Wednesday, a fourth straight gain, on hopes Greece will agree a debt reform deal with its creditors, while Shanghai extended the previous day's gains on improved liquidity.The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 71.51 points to 27,404.97 on turnover of HK$117.04 billion (US$15.10 billion).In mainland China the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index jumped 2.48 percent, or 113.66 points, to 4,690.15 on turnover of 815.1 billion yuan ($133.3 billion).The ...