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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: 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

  5. 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

  6. MARKET WATCH: Energy prices fall as dollar strengthens

    Online Articles

    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

  7. MARKET WATCH: Natural gas prices resume advance; oil prices rise

    Online Articles

    Fri, 27 Jul 2012

    demand. A similar reaction from US consumer confidence is likely, although not to the same extent.” The Federal Open Market Committee , policymaking arm of the Fed, meets next week, but Ground and others do not expect “an announcement of outright

  8. MARKET WATCH: Oil prices rise on hopes of federal stimulation of economy

    Online Articles

    Thu, 23 Aug 2012

    easing may come soon if the economy doesn't improve faster. Minutes of the July 31-Aug. 1 meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee were released Aug. 22 and showed several members thought more monetary stimulus would be needed fairly soon

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