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  1. 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

  2. MARKET WATCH: Crude oil, natural gas prices retreat

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    Thu, 25 Aug 2011

    to go before Bernanke’s Jackson Hole speech, but the expectations are being played down. This is not a Federal Open Market Committee meeting, and if last year Bernanke used the meeting to warn about QE2, he has no obligation at all to spell the Fed

  3. MARKET WATCH: 'Super committee' flops; equity, energy prices fall

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    Tue, 22 Nov 2011

    is likely to give some relief but unlikely to prompt a strong rally. We also expect the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee minutes to lean towards further policy easing, which should also give some support to the oil market. The

  4. MARKET WATCH: Oil price falls as US credit rating threatened

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    Tue, 19 Apr 2011

    Once the weekly statistics are digested, the oil markets are likely to start positioning themselves for the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting of next week.” With markets to be closed Apr. 22 for Good Friday, Jakob said, “There will

  5. MARKET WATCH: Oil prices jump higher in fear of federal closing

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    Mon, 11 Apr 2011

    North Africa (MENA) region. The upcoming Nigeria election adds to the uncertainties.” Minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee —the policy-making arm of the Federal Reserve Bank—indicating loose monetary policies are to continue also buoyed oil prices last week

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. MARKET WATCH: Prices rise on hopes Fed, EU solve financial woes

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    Wed, 21 Sep 2011

    significant volatility” with conclusion Sept. 21 of the 2-day meeting of the Fed’s policy-making Federal Open Market Committee . It may “take a day or two” after the conclusion of the FOMC meeting “before the dust settles,” he said. Meanwhile

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

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    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

  10. MARKET WATCH: Oil, gas prices decline in disappointed markets

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    Fri, 24 Aug 2012

    year average (OGJ Online, Aug. 23, 2012). Released minutes of the July 31-Aug. 1 meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee were showed several members thought more stimulus might be needed soon. But initial market optimism was dashed

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