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Oil rises over $1, Brent rebounds from 16-month low NEW YORK: Crude oil prices climbed by more than $1 a barrel on both sides of the Atlantic on Wednesday as oil markets bounced off multimonth lows hit in the previous session, as the prospect of peace talks between Ukraine and Russia as well as strong U.S. economic data raised demand expectations.New orders for U.S. factory goods jumped in July and automobile sales in August were unexpectedly robust, offering further signs of strength in the manufacturing sector.Also on Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said a deal to end fighting in eastern Ukraine could be reached this week, a clear attempt to show the West he was trying to de-escalate the conflict despite renewed shelling.Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko said he hoped a peace process for the troubled eastern region of his country to begin on Friday in the Belarussian capital Minsk and urged politicians to support the talks."If the ceasefire holds, ...

Oil prices sink to multi-month lows on demand concerns NEW YORK: US oil prices plunged more than $3 Tuesday following weak manufacturing data from China and Europe and amid generous supplies around the world.US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for October delivery sank $3.08 to $92.88 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, its lowest level since January. NYMEX was closed Monday due to the Labor Day holiday in the US.European benchmark Brent oil for October delivery fell $2.45 to $100.34 a barrel. Earlier ...
Pelotas Basin, near Uruguay, in 2015 oil auction: source RIO DE JANEIRO: The Pelotas Basin, just north of Uruguay, is expected to be included in a licensing round for oil exploration blocks in Brazil next year and is likely to be one of the main draws, a source from the national regulator ANP told Reuters on Tuesday. The opening up of this new area could extend a string of large offshore discoveries which already stretch for more than a thousand kilometres from Brazil's state ...
Brent oil sinks to 15-month low NEW YORK: Brent crude oil futures fell to the lowest level in 15 months on Tuesday, pressured by the prospect of slowing oil demand growth in China and Europe, while a strong dollar and ample supplies pressured US prices. Oil prices on both sides of the Atlantic have been in steady decline since the end of June as concerns faded over supply disruptions from Iraq, Libya and Russia. Continued supply from key producing regions and ...
EU carbon prices edge higher as buyers return LONDON: European carbon prices edged higher on Monday after buyers returned to the market following a quiet August to absorb an increase in supply from government auctions of carbon permits.Front-year EU Allowance (EUA) futures closed at 6.42 euros, up 1 cent on Friday's settlement, having touched a three-day low of 6.26 euros per tonne earlier in the session."There was some selling this morning. After the auction we hit 6.26 euros but there was decent support ...
Oil train regulation passes in California SANFRANCISO: California lawmakers passed legislation requiring railroad companies to tell emergency officials when crude oil trains will chug through the state.The bill would require railroads to notify the state's Office of Emergency Services when trains carrying crude oil from Canada and North Dakota are headed to refineries in the most populous US state.It passed its final vote in the Assembly 61-1, with strong bipartisan support in the state legislature in Sacramento. The bill now goes ...
Oil prices rise on positive US data, Ukraine crisis NEW YORK: Global oil prices rose Friday as solid data lifted prospects for demand in the United States and tensions escalated between Ukraine and major energy producer Russia.US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for October delivery pushed higher for the fourth straight day, leaping $1.41 to $95.96 a barrel.Brent North Sea crude for October added 73 cents to settle at $103.19 a barrel in London trade.Despite the gains, oil prices finished lower for the month, with ...

 



 
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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
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