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Crude oil prices fall further in Asia SINGAPORE: Oil prices extended losses in Asian trade Friday as data showing a slowdown in China's giant economy sparked concerns about weak demand.Expectations that Libyan oil will return to the market after rebels lifted a blockade of crude terminals also helped push prices lower, analysts said.New York's main contract West Texas Intermediate for May delivery eased 16 cents to $103.24 a barrel in mid-morning trade while Brent North Sea crude tumbled 12 cents to $107.34 for its May contract."Global demand is waning due to the slowing growth in China," said Desmond Chua, market analyst at CMC markets in Singapore.Chinese imports slumped 11.3 percent in March from a year ago and exports fell 6.6 percent in the latest data pointing to a slowdown in the world's second biggest economy.For crude oil alone, China imported 5.54 million barrels per day in March, a decline of 8.0 percent from February and the weakest ...

Brent dips towards $107 on weak China trade data SINGAPORE: Brent futures eased towards $107 a barrel on Thursday on weak China trade data and as investors booked profits after gains of 2 percent in the past two days. The losses though were stemmed by optimism over a healthier demand growth outlook from the Asian giant and the United States. China's exports unexpectedly fell for the second straight month in March and import growth dropped sharply, intensifying concerns about weak manufacturing and slowing growth ...
China March crude imports drop to 5-month low BEIJING: China's crude oil imports in March fell to a five-month low, official data showed on Thursday, dropping to less than 6 million barrels per day (bpd) after three months of high inbound shipments and gains in fuel product inventories. The crude imports rose 2 percent compared to the same month a year ago as state-oil firms started up larger term contracts with suppliers such as Iraq and Russia to feed new refineries that came ...
Oil prices down in Asian trade SINGAPORE: Oil prices eased in Asian trade Thursday, but losses were curbed by upbeat sentiment over the latest US supply report and lingering doubts about the full resumption of Libyan exports, analysts said. New York's main contract West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for May delivery dropped 25 cents to $103.35 a barrel in mid-morning trade and Brent North Sea crude for May slid 26 cents to $107.72.The Energy Information Administration (EIA) said US crude supplies jumped ...
Oil prices mixed on growing Ukraine fears SINGAPORE: Oil prices were mixed in Asian trade Wednesday following big gains in European and US trade that were fuelled by renewed Russia-Ukraine tensions.New York's main contract West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for May delivery eased 12 cents to $102.44 a barrel in mid-morning trade while Brent North Sea crude for May was up five cents to $107.72.WTI surged $2.12 in New York to its highest level in a month after pro-Russian protesters seized buildings in ...
Russia's Gazprom says Ukraine fails to pay for gas on time MOSCOW: Russia's top natural gas producer Gazprom said on Tuesday Ukraine had failed to pay on time for March gas supplies and its debt stood at $2.2 billion. "They haven't paid for March," a spokesman said, confirming that Ukraine's total debt of $2.2 billion had not been reduced. He declined to say what, if any, action Gazprom would take. Ukraine's energy company Naftogaz declined immediate comment. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Oil prices rise on Ukraine fears SINGAPORE: Oil prices rose in Asian trade Tuesday on renewed fears about Ukraine after pro-Russian protesters seized government buildings in the eastern city of Donetsk.New York's main contract West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for May delivery rose 51 cents to $100.95 a barrel in afternoon trade and Brent North Sea crude for May gained 26 cents to $106.08.The pro-Kremlin militants on Monday declared independence and vowed to hold a vote on joining Russia, fuelling concerns that ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyNovember
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
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WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
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