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Oil prices mixed after weak Chinese GDP data SINGAPORE: Oil prices were mixed in Asia Wednesday after data showed Chinese economic growth slowed further in the first quarter of the year, while investors await the latest US supply report, analysts said. New York's main contract, West Texas Intermediate for May delivery, rose six cents to $103.81, while Brent North Sea crude for June eased 18 cents to $109.18 on its first day of trading. Brent's May contract expired Tuesday.China's economy expanded 7.4 percent year-on-year in January-March, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Monday, weaker than the 7.7 percent expansion in October-December.While the figure exceeded the median forecast of 7.3 percent in a survey of 13 economists by AFP, it is the latest in a string of figures showing the world's number two economy and key driver of global growth is slowing. "The GDP data is better than expected but it's lower than the last quarter and I ...

Oil prices mixed after weak Chinese GDP data SINGAPORE: Oil prices were mixed in Asia Wednesday after data showed Chinese economic growth slowed further in the first quarter of the year, while investors await the latest US supply report, analysts said. New York's main contract, West Texas Intermediate for May delivery, rose four cents to $103.79, while Brent North Sea crude for June eased 16 cents to $109.20 on its first day of trading. Brent's May contract expired Tuesday.China's economy expanded 7.4 percent ...
US oil to rise into $104.88-$105.22 range SINGAPORE: US oil is expected to rise into a range of $104.88-$105.22 per barrel, as it has broken above a resistance of $103.73.The resistance is at the 100 percent Fibonacci projection level of an upward wave C, which started at the April 2 low of $98.86. The next resistance will be at $104.88, the 123.6 percent projection level, a break above which will lead to a further gain to $105.22, the March 3 high, or ...
Brent rises, hovers near $108 as Ukraine crisis worsens SINGAPORE: Brent futures rose and hovered near $108 a barrel on Monday amid worsening geopolitical tensions over Ukraine that has raised the risk of a military confrontation between Ukraine and Russia. Ukraine has given pro-Russian separatists a Monday morning deadline to disarm or face a "full-scale anti-terrorist operation" by its armed forces, while the United States and the European Union mull tougher sanctions against Russia if separatist action continues. Brent crude rose 60 cents to ...
Oil prices up as Russia-Ukraine tensions escalate SINGAPORE: Oil prices edged higher in Asian trade Monday on escalating Russia-Ukraine tensions that had Moscow and the West locking horns at emergency UN talks, analysts said. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for May delivery gained 51 cents to $104.25 per barrel in mid-morning Asian trade while Brent North Sea crude for May rose 52 cents to $107.85. Analysts said the oil market was spooked after Ukraine's acting president Oleksandr Turchynov on Sunday accused ...
Crude oil leak blamed for China water contamination BEIJING: A crude oil leak from a pipeline owned by a unit of China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) is to blame for water contamination that has affected more than 2.4 million people in the Chinese city of Lanzhou, media reported on Saturday.The official Xinhua news agency cited Yan Zijiang, Lanzhou's environmental protection chief, as saying that a leak in a pipeline owned by Lanzhou Petrochemical Co., a unit of CNPC, was to blame for the ...
Oil company blamed for toxic tap water in China: Xinhua BEIJING: A Chinese oil giant was to blame for a toxic leak that contaminated tap water in a northwestern city, leading panicked residents to clear stores of bottled water, state media said Saturday.Tests conducted on Thursday and Friday showed that tap water in Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu province, had as much as 200 micrograms of the toxic chemical benzene per litre -- 20 times the national limit -- the official Xinhua news agency said, ...

 



 
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Annual2012/13
Foreign Debt $60.9bn
Per Cap Income $1,368
GDP Growth 3.6%
Average CPI 7.5%
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