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Oil falls towards 14-month low near $101

Aug 21 2014 12:45

Brent crude oil has fallen towards $101 a barrel, just above a 14-month low on plentiful fuel supplies and Chinese economic data pointing to slowing demand.


Oil prices down on fading supply fears

Aug 21 2014 07:44

Oil prices have edged lower in Asia on fading fears that conflicts in crude producers Libya and Iraq could result in a major supply disruption.

GOLD Last updated: 21/08/2014 09:35 Return YTD 1278.0015.14(1.17%)
OIL Last updated: 21/08/2014 09:35 Return YTD 102.721.12(1.10%)
PLATINUM Last updated: 21/08/2014 09:35 Return YTD 1421.007.00(0.49%)
SILVER Last updated: 21/08/2014 09:35 Return YTD 19.480.02(0.10%)

Oil prices rally from recent losses

Aug 20 2014 15:07

Oil prices have rebounded from the previous day's multi-month lows, as dealers awaited the latest update on crude reserves in top consumer the United States.


Oil prices mixed in Asia

Aug 20 2014 07:44

Oil prices have been mixed in Asia as investors await the release of US Federal minutes, while keeping an eye on the latest stockpiles data.


Gold snaps two-day losing streak

Aug 19 2014 10:23

Gold has snapped a two-day losing streak as geopolitical tensions and fund inflows boosted the safe-haven metal.


Oil prices rebound from 14-month low

Aug 19 2014 07:21

Oil prices have rebounded in Asia on bargain-hunting after tumbling on easing concerns about conflicts in Ukraine and Iraq, analysts say.

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