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Pedestrians walk past an electronics stock indicator at the window of a security company displaying the current rate of Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo on November 13, 2018. - Tokyo stocks dived more than three percent shortly after the open on November 13, with investors discouraged by a plunge in US shares on fears over demand in the tech sector. (Photo by Toshifumi KITAMURA / AFP)

Asian shares stumble, oil, gold up

Asian shares slipped on Friday, erasing early gains, while gold shone and oil prices spiked after U.S. airstrikes in Iraq killed a top Iranian commander, heightening geopolitical tensions.

Oil prices gain as market awaits signals on US-China trade talks

Oil prices rose on Tuesday, reversing early losses on hopes that U.S. President Donald Trump may signal progress on trade talks with China in a speech later in the day, Reuters reported.

Oil prices down as US-China trade deal has no outcome

Oil prices eased on Monday as scant details on the first phase of a trade deal between the United States and China undercut last week’s optimism over a U.S.-Sino thaw that helped to lift crude markets by 2 per cent at the end of last week.
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Oil rises on hopes for deeper OPEC output cuts, US-China trade talks

Oil prices climbed early on Friday, building on gains in the previous session, after producer club OPEC hinted at making deeper cuts in supply while optimism was revived over talks between the U. S. and China to end their trade war.
A pedestrian walks past a stock indicator board for the Tokyo Stock Exchange being displayed in a window of a securities company in Tokyo on October 1, 2018. - Japanese shares powered to a new 27-year high on October 1 after the US and Canada clinched a long-awaited trade deal, but other Asian equity markets struggled in subdued holiday trading. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP)

China joins Asian shares in cautious advance ahead of trade talks

Asian shares inched up on Tuesday, with Chinese shares making decent gains after a week-long holiday, though investors remained cautious over U.S.-China trade talks after President Donald Trump said a quick deal was unlikely.

Oil edges higher on supply worries; eyes on trade talks

Oil prices rose on Tuesday, buoyed by overnight gains in industrial commodities, while unrest in oil-producing countries Iraq and Ecuador raised concerns of supply disruption, adding to support.

Oil prices edge up after turbulent week as Saudi Arabia reassures on output

Oil prices edged higher in Asian trade on Thursday after days of turbulence, with markets soothed by Saudi Arabia’s pledge to restore full production by end-September at facilities knocked out in drone and missile attacks last weekend.

Saudi drone attack: Oil prices fall after initial rise

Oil fell more than one per cent yesterday as the market was challenged creating uneasiness following attacks on Saudi Arabian crude facilities that cut the kingdom’s production in half and sent prices soaring by the most in decades.

Asian stocks fall as global recession fears deepen

Asian stocks stumbled and oil prices extended a punishing sell-off on Thursday as investors feared an historic drop in long-term U.S. bond yields could portend a recession globally.

Oil rebounds on U.S-Chinese trade dispute

Oil prices rallied on Tuesday following reports that the U.S has decided to delay the next round of tariffs that were to be imposed on Chinese goods.

Oil price falls below $60 budget benchmark

The international oil benchmark, Brent crude, extended its decline on Monday, trading below Nigeria’s $60 per barrel budget benchmark.

Oil at six-week high on Gulf of Mexico storm, Iran tensions

Oil prices hit a six-week high on Thursday as oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico were evacuated ahead of a storm, while an incident with a British tanker in the Middle East highlighted tensions in the region.
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Markets rally after Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agree to resume talks

Stock markets have rallied after the US and China agreed to restart trade talks, easing fears over the escalation of a damaging dispute between the world's two biggest economies.

Oil prices jump over two percent as Saudi Arabia, Russia back supply cuts

Oil prices rose more than one dollar a barrel on Monday after Saudi Arabia, Russia and Iraq backed an extension of supply cuts for another six to nine months ahead of an OPEC meeting in Vienna.
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Oil prices drop amid demand worries, but US-Iran tensions help

Oil fell on Tuesday amid concerns over the outlook for crude demand, but prices were supported after Washington announced new sanctions on Iran amid mounting tensions in the Middle East.

Oil prices drop amid demand worries

Oil fell on Tuesday amid concerns over the outlook for crude demand, but prices were supported after Washington announced new sanctions on Iran amid mounting tensions in the Middle East, Reuters reported.

Oil rises towards $65 on fears of US attack on Iran

Oil prices rallied towards 65 dollars per barrel on fears of a U.S. military attack on Iran that would disrupt flows from the Middle East, which provides more than 20 per cent of the world’s oil output.

Angolan oil struggles to sell on demand fears, weak margins

Angola, a key provider of oil to China, has suffered its slowest trading month this year as poor refining margins, high freight rates and subdued demand amid the trade war between Beijing and Washington curbed its sales.

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