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  1. MARKET WATCH: NYMEX, Brent crude prices dive more than $2/bbl

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    Wed, 20 May 2015

    housing starts in April were higher than expected, which analysts took as a positive economic indicator. The Federal Open Market Committee was scheduled to release minutes from its latest meeting on May 20. Genscape Inc. said crude oil exports

  2. MARKET WATCH: NYMEX, Brent oil prices continue slide

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    Thu, 9 Oct 2014

    Federal Reserve indicated some concern that a strengthening dollar could weigh on the economy. On Oct. 8, the Federal Open Market Committee released a transcript from its Sept. 16-17 meeting. The minutes prompted a rise in US stock markets but failed

  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: Oil prices drop again awaiting inventory reports

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    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: Improved economics, Mideast unrest boost oil prices

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    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,” said

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

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    Thu, 20 Jun 2013

    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 meetings

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

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    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, “The

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

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    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 Reserve

  7. MARKET WATCH: Reduced inventory, warmer weather increase oil, gas prices

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    Thu, 12 Jul 2012

    inventory, and natural gas was up 2% on forecasts of hotter weather. Minutes of the June 19-20 meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee , the policy-making arm of the US Federal Reserve, were released July 11, showing some members favor easing policy in

  8. MARKET WATCH: Energy prices fall as dollar strengthens

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    Wed, 11 Jul 2012

    generally, is that participants are adopting a wait-and-see approach ahead of today’s release of the Federal Open Market Committee ’s minutes. We doubt that this will offer anything substantive to bolster market expectations of quantitative

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