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Oil rises near $53 as Iraq is close to full Opec cut pledge

Jan 24 2017 08:50

Oil has advanced to trade near $53 a barrel as Iraq said it’s close to implementing its share of pledged output curbs agreed with Opec to trim bloated global inventories.


Gold holds near 2-month high as Trump spurs haven demand

Jan 23 2017 13:16

Gold has held near a two-month high as investor nervousness following Donald Trump’s inauguration weakened the dollar and spurred demand for a haven.

GOLD Last updated: 24-01-2017 10:35 Return YTD 1208,009.95(0.82%)
OIL Last updated: 24-01-2017 10:35 Return YTD 55,320.02(0.04%)
PLATINUM Last updated: 24-01-2017 10:35 Return YTD 996,0019.00(1.94%)
SILVER Last updated: 24-01-2017 10:35 Return YTD 17,070.11(0.64%)

Opec shrugs off threat US will cut oil imports

Jan 23 2017 09:52

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries' two biggest suppliers to the US shrugged off a vow by President Donald Trump to end dependence on the group’s oil


Oil resumes advance as report shows US crude stockpiles drop

Jan 19 2017 11:27

Oil has resumed gains after the biggest drop in more than a week as industry data showed US crude stockpiles declined, while Opec trim production to ease a global glut.


IEA sees significant gains in US shale oil as price rise

Jan 18 2017 12:48

Oil-price gains will trigger a "significant" increase in US shale output as Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries and other producers rein in supply.


Oil's surprise strength is spending Opec goal - Saudi minister

Jan 18 2017 09:37

The surprising strength of the oil market is the main reason why Opec could end output cuts by the middle of the year, says Saudi Arabia’s energy minister.

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