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Equities could see a lift, but it’s bad news for oil exporters Looking ahead to 2015, there’s plenty for markets to fret about. Rate hikes in the UK and US are a near certainty – after years of extraordinary monetary stimulus that propped up asset prices and kept sovereign bond yields low – as are [...]
The price of Brent Crude has plunged to $67.35 a barrel, its lowest since the midst of the financial crisis in October 2009. The benchmark oil price fell almost $2 a barrel, or 2.5 per cent, hitting a new five-year low and surpassing its previous nadir on 1 December, as prices continue to tumble after [...]
Oil giant BP is being cut down to size by tumbling oil prices, according to reports. The Sunday Times has reported that the company is to axe middle managers and freeze projects, just days ahead of a day-long presentation to the City next Wednesday in which BP is expected to lay out its exploration [...]
The price of Brent crude oil has dropped by around 40 per cent since June, at one point falling to its lowest level in more than four years. It's now stablising at around $70 a barrel, but speculators think it could fall further – perhaps down to $65, maybe even as far as $60 [...]
BRITAIN’S main equity index rebounded from a two-week low yesterday, led by energy shares, as oil prices rose from five-year lows. Energy stocks helped the FTSE 100 index to close 1.3 per cent higher at 6,742.10 points. It had fallen one per cent in the previous session to a two-week low, its steepest one-day drop [...]
THE RUSSIAN rouble yesterday suffered its sharpest fall since the nation’s 1998 financial crisis. The currency dived by 7.6 per cent against the dollar early in the day before staging a recovery. The rouble began the day worth $0.02015 but had dropped to $0.01861 by 11:40am. Late last night the rouble was worth $0.01955. The movements [...]
OIL PRICES dived last night after Saudi Arabia stopped cartel Opec from cutting production. Traditionally, the Organisation of Petrol Exporting Countries cuts production to shore up prices, but Middle Eastern countries are reacting to other factors, such as a rise in US oil output, which is more expensive to pump than Saudi oil Brent crude prices fell 6.6 [...]
THE FTSE closed mixed yesterday, with oil-sensitive blue chips heavy fallers after the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) said it would take no action to ease a global supply gut of oil. Their losses were almost offset by gains elsewhere. The FTSE 100 closed down 5.75 points, or 0.09 per cent, to 6723.42. FTSE [...]
FTSE 100 oil producers plummeted this afternoon as the Opec group of oil-producing companies, who met today in Vienna, announced its decision not to curb oil production, despite falling prices. Tullow Oil and BG Group were among the biggest fallers, closing down 7.76 per cent and 6.15 per cent respectively, while Petrofac closed down 5.95 per [...]
Is there a whiff of consensus from Opec over oil prices? The markets seem to think so, with oil prices dropping on either side of the Atlantic. This could be because the consensus means that Opec will be siding with a group of countries – Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE and Qatar – not wanting to [...]
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