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Oil Prices Rise on Potential OPEC+ Supply Cuts; BP Shuts US Refinery Units

SINGAPORE: Oil prices rose on Thursday on mounting supply tightness concerns amid disruptions to Russian exports, the potential for major producers to cut output, and the partial shutdown of a U.S. refinery. Brent crude rose 45 cents, or 0.4per cent, to US$101.67 a barrel by 0630 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude was up 32 cents, …

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Asian Markets Mixed as China’s Industrial Output Misses Expectations

Shares in the Asia-Pacific were mostly higher on Monday as investors monitored market reaction to Chinese economic data. Mainland China markets were mixed. The Shanghai Composite fell slightly to end the day at 3,276.09 and the Shenzhen Component was up 0.33% at 12,460.22. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index was 0.72% lower in the final hour …

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Wall Street Lower on Fears of Aggressive Fed Rate Hikes

Wall Street ended sharply lower on Thursday after U.S. consumer prices data came in hotter than expected and subsequent comments from a Federal Reserve official raised fears the U.S. central bank will hike rates aggressively to fight inflation. U.S. Labor Department data showed consumer prices surged 7.5% last month on a year-over-year basis, topping economists’ …

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Oil Prices Extend Gain by 0.5% After Jerome Powell Signalled Slower Raise on Rates.

Oil prices climbed on Wednesday, extending big gains in the previous session after the U.S. Federal Reserve chief signalled the central bank may raise rates more slowly than expected, which should support oil demand in the near term. Benchmarks Brent and WTI are trading at their highest levels since the super contagious omicron variant of …

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Asian Markets Mixed; Shenzhen Down 1.03%, Hang Seng Rises 0.13%.

Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed on Friday as some major markets in the region, including Hong Kong and Singapore, closed early for Christmas Eve. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index advanced 0.13% on the day to close at 23,223.76. Mainland Chinese stocks, on the other hand, closed lower. The Shanghai Composite fell 0.69% to 3,618.05 while …

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Asia Stocks Mostly Rise as Investors Assess Omicron Variant Risk

Shares in Asia-Pacific were mostly higher in Wednesday trade as investors continued to assess the impact of the omicron Covid variant. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index gained 0.34% as of its final hour of trading, paring earlier gains of more than 1%. Mainland Chinese stocks closed mixed, with the Shanghai composite slipping slightly to 3,622.62 and the Shenzhen component advancing 0.697% …

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Asian Stocks Rise, Japan’s Nikkei 225 Jumps 2%

Shares in Asia-Pacific rose on Tuesday as investors reassessed the situation surrounding the omicron Covid variant. Japanese stocks led gains regionally, with the Nikkei 225 in Japan rising 2.08% on the day to 28,517.59 while the Topix index advanced 1.47% to 1,969.79. South Korea’s Kospi climbed 0.41% to close at 2,975.03. Mainland Chinese stocks closed higher, with the Shanghai composite up …

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