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Oil prices steady at end of volatile week

2014-09-19 15:45

World oil prices have steadied after Brent crude had this week hit a two-year low point against a backdrop of solid supplies and dampening demand growth.

Oil prices down in Asian trade

2014-09-19 07:46

Oil prices have edged lower in Asia under pressure from a supply glut and a strengthening US dollar, according to analysts.

Oil prices down on US stockpiles surge

2014-09-18 07:44

Oil prices have fallen in Asia following an unexpected surge in US stockpiles and reports that Opec is unlikely to slash production when it meets in November.

Brent oil hits another two-year low

2014-09-15 14:33

Global oil prices have hit a fresh two-year low as weak Chinese economic data stoked concerns about the strength of world energy demand.

Gold hits 8-month low on weak physical demand

2014-09-14 10:52

Gold has slumped to an eight-month low, dropping as a lack of physical and investment demand and widespread commodities losses have weighed on bullion.

Gold set for worst week in three months

2014-09-12 09:55

Gold has fallen to fresh seven-and-a-half month lows, poised to post its worst week in more than three months.

Oil down in Asia on demand downgrade

2014-09-12 07:27

Oil prices have fallen in Asia after the International Energy Agency slashed its forecast for world crude demand and as dealers await key US economic data.

Oil slips below $98 as supplies increase

2014-09-11 11:35

Brent crude has dropped below $98 a barrel, as worries about ample supply and weak demand have dragged prices to 17-month lows.

Oil prices edge up

2014-09-11 07:45

Oil prices have risen in Asia after US President Barack Obama vowed to destroy jihadist militants in crude producers Syria and Iraq.

Brent crude price slides further

2014-09-10 09:21

Oil prices in London has continued their steady slide amid a flush market and little upside to the current demand picture.

Oil prices mixed after Brent drop

2014-09-09 13:34

The oil market has diverged as traders paused for breath, one day after Brent crude hit a 16-month low under $100 on the back of ample supplies.

Brent crude hits 16-month low on weak data

2014-09-09 09:30

Brent crude has tumbled below $100 a barrel, the first time in nearly 15 months, before returning to close in three-digit territory.

Benchmark Brent oil price falls

2014-09-08 13:00

Brent crude oil, the European benchmark, has dropped to under $100 for the first time for more than 14 months owing to a strong supply situation.

Gold set for third weekly drop

2014-09-05 12:25

Gold has fallen to its lowest in nearly three months before recovering modestly, as an optimistic view of the US economy prompted selling in bullion.

Oil retreats before ECB, US energy report

2014-09-04 13:03

Oil has dipped as dealers squared positions before the ECB's interest rate decision and the latest snapshot of US crude inventories, say analysts.

Oil prices rebound in Asia

2014-09-03 07:34

Oil prices have rebounded in Asia on bargain-hunting after falling to multi-month lows due to a surge in the US dollar and weak global manufacturing data.

Oil mixed after weak China, Europe data

2014-09-02 07:15

Oil prices have been mixed in Asia after disappointing manufacturing data from China as well as Europe, and as dealers await fresh US economic figures.

Oil prices mixed in Asian trade

2014-09-01 07:32

Oil prices have been mixed in muted Asian trade ahead of a public holiday in the United States and as dealers digest downcast Chinese manufacturing data.

Oil prices down in Asia

2014-08-28 07:31

Oil prices have moved lower in Asia as dealers looked ahead to fresh US economic data for clues about demand in the world's top crude consumer.

Oil up ahead of US stockpiles report

2014-08-27 07:24

Oil prices have risen in Asia as dealers await the latest US stockpiles report for clues about demand in the world's top crude consumer.

Oil prices up in Asia

2014-08-26 07:35

Oil prices have risen in Asia as dealers await economic data for clues on whether the Federal Reserve will speed up its timetable for raising interest rates

Brent edges down, dollar pressures oil market

2014-08-25 11:00

Brent crude has dipped towards $102 a barrel as ample supply and a stronger US dollar continued to pressure oil markets.

Oil prices down in Asian trade

2014-08-25 07:44

Oil prices have fallen in Asian trade on a stronger dollar as investors digested Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen's defence of the bank's monetary policy.

Rand range-bound ahead of Yellen speech

2014-08-22 09:35

The rand has traded in a tight range, holding onto previous session's gains ahead of a speech by the Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen.

Oil falls towards 14-month low near $101

2014-08-21 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.

 

African Minerals outlines recovery plan

2014-09-19 12:30

Miner African Minerals plans to increase export volumes and boost revenues by reducing discounts and requiring a premium on some of its iron ore.

Oil prices dip on Opec uncertainty

2014-09-18 13:49

Crude oil prices have eased as financial markets focused on Scotland's independent vote, while reacting to US data and uncertainty over Opec's outlook.

Oil prices mixed in Asian trade

2014-09-16 07:18

Oil prices have been mixed in Asia following weak data from top energy consumers the US and China, and as dealers await a key US Federal Reserve meeting.

Oil prices fall after weak Chinese data

2014-09-15 07:18

Oil prices have slipped in Asia after a sharp slowdown in Chinese industrial output raised concerns about slackening demand in the world's top energy consumer.

Oil prices fall on concerns about oversupply

2014-09-14 10:40

Oil prices have dropped, resuming a downward tilt due to concerns about a mismatch between lofty petroleum supplies and tepid demand growth.

Brent heads for six-week low

2014-09-12 09:55

Brent crude has held above $98 a barrel, heading for its worst week in six as concerns over weak demand outweighed geopolitical worries.

Oil hits two-year low as supplies build

2014-09-11 16:20

Brent crude has dropped to a two-year low below $97 a barrel, falling for a sixth straight session as mounting supply and weak demand outweigh speculation.

Gold drops on dollar, rate fears

2014-09-11 11:23

Gold is trading near a three-month low, hit by fears of an early hike in US interest rates, a stronger dollar and an apparent easing of tensions over Ukraine.

Brent hits 16-month low below $99

2014-09-10 14:59

Brent crude has dropped to a new 16-month low below $99 a barrel as rising supplies and weak demand has helped extend losses into a fifth session.

Oil prices rise ahead of US stockpiles report

2014-09-10 07:36

Oil prices have lifted in Asia as dealers awaited the latest US supply report for clues about demand in the world's top crude consumer, analysts said.

Gold near 3-month low, dollar strength hurts

2014-09-09 09:57

Gold has been near 3-month lows after sharp overnight losses as the dollar traded at 14-month highs, dimming the metal's appeal as a currency hedge.

Oil prices mixed in Asia

2014-09-09 07:26

Oil prices have been mixed in Asia, coming under pressure on concerns about fragile demand, flush global supplies and a surging US dollar.

Oil prices down after weak US jobs report

2014-09-08 07:39

Oil prices have dipped in Asia as a disappointing US jobs report tempered sentiment about demand in the world's top crude consumer.

Oil prices down in Asia

2014-09-05 07:43

Oil prices have fallen in Asia as dealers digested a mixed US inventory report and a new round of interest rate cuts by the European Central Bank.

Oil prices down in Asian trade

2014-09-04 07:32

Oil prices have slipped in Asian trade as dealers squared their positions after a rally spurred in part by hopes of a resolution to the Ukraine conflict.

Oil prices down after weak China, Europe data

2014-09-02 14:03

World oil prices have fallenl after disappointing manufacturing data on China as well as Europe, and as dealers await fresh US economic figures.

Oil dips amid US holiday, China data

2014-09-01 15:35

Global oil prices have slid in subdued deals as dealers digested weak Chinese manufacturing data, analysts say.

Oil prices up on Ukraine tensions

2014-08-29 09:10

Oil prices have risen in Asia supported by renewed Russia-Ukraine tensions and upbeat US economic data.

Oil rises before US crude inventories report

2014-08-27 12:43

Global oil prices have climbed as dealers awaited the latest US stockpiles report for clues about demand in the world's top crude consumer.

Brent inches up, supply glut caps gains

2014-08-26 10:19

Brent crude has edged up, rising for a second session, although persistent supply pressure and weak economic data in major consumer countries curbed gains.

Indian court rules on govt coal allocations

2014-08-25 12:30

India's top court has held as illegal all coal blocks allocated by the government to various firms between 1993 and 2009.

Gold holds near lowest in two months

2014-08-25 10:45

Gold has edged down, hovering near its lowest in two months on a firmer US dollar and speculation of an eventual increase in US interest rates.

JSE desperately seeking direction

2014-08-22 14:34

A directionless JSE failed to follow Wall Street's record-breaking lead, with major indices hardly moving for the second day in a row.

Oil prices down in Asian trade

2014-08-22 07:38

Oil prices have edged lower in Asia as dealers digested downbeat Chinese manufacturing data.

Oil prices down on fading supply fears

2014-08-21 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.

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