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Brent comes off 27 month low, holds above $91 as dollar weakens SINGAPORE: Brent crude futures held steady above $91 a barrel on Thursday, after rebounding from a 27-month low hit in the previous session as the US dollar weakened on the possibility the Federal Reserve could hold off raising interest rates. Expectations that oil demand could increase towards the end of this month - even though US crude stocks increased more than expected last week - also helped to support prices. Minutes of the US Fed's last policy meeting released on Wednesday showed signs that concerns about the impact of a strengthening greenback on the economy may delay any decision on interest rate changes. Low interest rates "might be around for a little bit, which is supportive for commodities, not just oil," said Mark Keenan, head of commodities research in Asia for Societe Generale in Singapore. A rise in interest rates could tighten money supply which would be negative for commodities ...

Japan LNG spot prices show first m/m increase in 6 months TOKYO: Liquefied natural gas (LNG) spot prices for Japanese buyers rose in September for the first time in six months, the country's trade ministry said on Thursday, as prices in the region increased ahead of expectations of higher demand as winter approaches. It was the first time that prices have risen since the government started releasing the data in April to add transparency to the market after the shutdown of all nuclear plants following the ...
Oil rebounds in Asia but prices expected to remain soft SINGAPORE: Oil prices bounced from multi-month lows in Asia on Thursday, lifted by an equities rally and a weaker dollar as minutes from the US Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting indicate it may keep interest rates at record lows longer then expected.US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for November delivery was up 18 cents at $87.49 a barrel after hitting an 18-month low in New York on Wednesday.Brent crude for November advanced eight cents to ...
Middle East crude Dubai flips into premium on Chinaoil buys SINGAPORE: The Middle East crude market held firm on Wednesday as robust demand from Chinaoil flipped cash Dubai into a slight premium for the first time in two months, even as Brent crude futures hit a new more than two year low.A stronger Dubai has also depressed gasoil margins in Asia to the lowest in more than two months.Dubai crude trade heated up on the Platts window as Chinaoil stepped up purchases, snapping up 90 ...
Asia Pacific crude weak; Indonesia, Thailand seek Dec oil SINGAPORE: Asia-Pacific crude stayed weak on Wednesday as supply overhang and an open arbitrage window weighed on the market.Petral, the trading arm of Pertamina, re-issued a tender seeking sweet crude for December delivery, a trader said. In the tender which closes on Friday with validity until Monday, Petral was likely to purchase Nigerian Qua Iboe, he said. The company may have bought a Kikeh cargo in an earlier tender.Thailand's PTT also issued its monthly tender ...
Asia Fuel Oil: Fuel oil margin slips on more Indian supply SINGAPORE: The Asian fuel oil margin slipped on Friday as more spot supply appeared out of India, trade sources said.The November fuel oil crack fell 60 cents to minus $8.23 a tonne to Dubai quotes, Reuters data showed.Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) offered a 180-cst cargo for late October loading, which follows earlier spot offer from Indian Oil Corp for a 380-cst cargo loading in late October, traders said.Indian Oil Corp last sold a 180-cst ...
Brent bounces off 27-mth low towards $94, but still eyes weekly loss SINGAPORE: Brent crude futures rose towards $94 a barrel on Friday after a three-day slide pulled prices to their lowest since 2012, but the overall bearish tone appears intact amid ample supply.The crude benchmark is set to end lower for a fourth week in five, having fallen more than 15 percent this year as global supplies have remained high despite rising conflict in the Middle East."I think the market is being complacent about the risks.There's ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,677.90 1.32
Arrow Nasdaq 4,452.79 1.60
Arrow S&P 1,950.82 1.23
Arrow FTSE 6,419.15 0.30
Arrow DAX 9,047.31 1.20
Arrow CAC-40 4,157.68 1.28
Arrow Nikkei 15,138.96 0.37
Arrow H.Seng 23,333.18 0.30
Arrow Sensex 26,851.05 0.24

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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
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Trade Balance $-2.807 bln
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WeeklyOctober 23, 2014
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