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Oil prices Tread Water As Markets Weigh China Recovery, Fed Caution

January 31, 2023

Oil prices were muted in early trade on Tuesday as optimism over better-than-expected economic data from China was offset by caution over an upcoming Federal Reserve meeting and an OPEC decision on production. Chinese business activity grew more than expected in January, government data showed, indicating that the country’s economy was clearly on a path […]

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Oil Rises After Steep Losses, But Recession Fears Limit Gains

January 25, 2023

Oil prices rose on Wednesday, recovering a measure of sharp losses from the prior session, although fears of a global recession and signs of another major build in U.S. inventories kept gains limited. Crude prices have fallen into a holding pattern over the past month, with markets constantly weighing the prospect of slowing global economic […]

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Oil Prices Rise As China Optimism Grows Ahead of Lunar New Year

January 20, 2023

Oil prices rose further on Friday, and were set to end the week higher as optimism over an eventual recovery in Chinese demand this year largely offset fears that a global economic slowdown will dent crude markets. Markets are betting on a strong boost to the Chinese economy from the week-long Lunar New Year holiday, […]

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Oil Extends Rally as U.S. Supplies Tighten Ahead of Demand-Heavy Holidays

December 22, 2022

Oil prices extended gains into a fourth straight session on Thursday after inventory data showed that U.S. supplies remained tight ahead of a demand-heavy holiday season, although caution ahead of key economic readings kept gains limited. Data on Wednesday showed that U.S. crude inventories shrank far more than expected in the previous week, with decreases […]

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Oil Languishes Below $80 as Recession Fears Outweigh Tighter Supply

December 7, 2022

Oil hovered near a one-year low on Wednesday as increasing concerns over U.S. economic health and the Federal Reserve largely offset positive supply-side signals from a bigger-than-expected draw in crude inventories. A growing number of Wall Street banks warned of a potential recession in 2023, especially if interest rates keep rising and if inflation proves […]

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Oil rally Stalls on Weak Chinese Data, Uncertainty Over OPEC Cut

December 1, 2022

Oil prices were muted on Thursday, cutting short a three-day rally after data highlighted growing economic cracks in major crude importer China, while markets also speculated over whether the OPEC’s last meeting for the year will result in a supply cut. Chinese manufacturing activity- a bellwether for the economy- weakened substantially in November, official and […]

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Oil Sinks Further as China COVID Concerns outweigh Tightening Supply

November 17, 2022

Oil prices fell further on Thursday as increasing COVID-19 cases in China brewed more doubts over slowing crude demand, even as data showed U.S. inventories dropped far more than expected and as supply appeared to be tightening. China reported over 20,000 daily new cases this week, its highest rise in roughly seven months. While the […]

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Oil on Edge as Markets weigh Poland Strike, Sluggish Demand

November 16, 2022

Oil prices fell slightly on Wednesday as investors awaited more clarity on a potential Russian missile strike against Poland, while mixed U.S. inventory data and concerns over slowing Chinese demand also brewed more uncertainty in the market Crude markets were focused squarely on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) response to a Russian-made missile killing […]

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Oil Prices Dip as Demand Outlook Worsens on China woes, OPEC Warning

November 15, 2022

Oil prices fell in choppy trade on Tuesday and nursed steep losses this week as weak economic data from China brewed more concerns over worsening demand, although the prospect of smaller U.S. rate hikes and tightening supply helped limit losses. Crude markets plummeted at the beginning of the week after rising COVID cases in major […]

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Oil Falls on Weak Chinese Data, Hawkish Fed Also Weighs

November 3, 2022

Oil prices retreated from a three-week high on Thursday after weak economic data from China pointed to more trouble in the world’s largest crude importer, while the outlook for demand was also dimmed by the prospect of higher U.S. interest rates A private survey showed that China’s massive services sector shrank for a second straight […]

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