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  1. Emerging markets account for all growth in oil use forecast in 2014

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    Tue, 7 Jan 2014

    10.80/bbl in 2013 and $17.50/bbl in 2012, according to US Energy Information Administration. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is trimming its monthly bond purchases to $75 billion from $85 billion in January taking the first

  2. MARKET WATCH: NYMEX oil price falls in advance of higher US crude supply

    Online Articles

    Wed, 30 Oct 2013

    0.1% in September, which the market took as a disappointing indicator of consumer demand. The 2-day Federal Open Market Committee was scheduled to end Oct. 30, and market participants awaited a statement regarding the direction of the Federal

  1. MARKET WATCH: New York crude price slips lower in mixed market

    Online Articles

    Thu, 20 Jun 2013

    Chairman Ben Bernanke did not announce an immediate tapering of bond purchases following the June 19 meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee , the Fed’s policy-making arm. “However, he did reemphasize that tapering might begin in the next few

  2. MARKET WATCH: Oil prices drop again awaiting inventory reports

    Online Articles

    Wed, 18 Sep 2013

    following labor strikes at export terminals. On Sept. 18, traders and analysts awaited a decision from the Federal Open Market Committee concerning an anticipated reduction in the US economic stimulus program. The government has been buying

  3. MARKET WATCH: Front-month gas futures contract rallies

    Online Articles

    Mon, 20 May 2013

    spotlight with [Federal Reserve Chairman] Ben Bernanke's testimony to Congress and minutes from the last Federal Open Market Committee [the Fed’s policy arm] meeting both on deck” for May 22. Energy prices The June contract for benchmark

  4. MARKET WATCH: Improved economics, Mideast unrest boost oil prices

    Online Articles

    Tue, 2 Jul 2013

    Futures Trading Commission numbers for the week ended June 25 showed while oil markets did not succumb to pre- Federal Open Market Committee [the policy-making arm of the Federal Reserve Bank] fears, “they certainly were hit by post-FOMC concerns

  5. MARKET WATCH: Mideast turmoil, improved economic figures lift oil prices

    Online Articles

    Fri, 5 Jul 2013

    bond purchases in the coming months, with market consensus clustering around the September meeting [of the Federal Open Market Committee , the Fed’s policy-making arm] as the most likely opportunity to start this tapering.” Ground said

  6. MARKET WATCH: Oil prices decline as joy over budget agreement wanes

    Online Articles

    Fri, 4 Jan 2013

    New York Securities Inc., the Standard Bank Group. “However, this all changed after the release of the Federal Open Market Committee ’s minutes [of its Dec. 11-12 meeting], which seriously dented the market’s confidence in continued

  7. MARKET WATCH: Energy prices waffle in unconfident markets

    Online Articles

    Mon, 7 Jan 2013

    this resistance will remain while the market continues to digest the implications of the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee minutes last week.” Those minutes “seriously dented” market confidence in continued monetary easing by the

  8. MARKET WATCH: Possible early end of Fed stimulus shakes markets

    Online Articles

    Thu, 21 Feb 2013

    Standard Bank Group, reported broad-based liquidation of commodity holdings in late trading Feb. 20 “as the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) minutes revealed that a growing number of Federal Reserve members were contemplating an earlier end

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