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  1. MARKET WATCH: Energy prices rise as Bernanke keeps low interest rate

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    Thu, 28 Apr 2011

    to a 33-month high in the New York market, after US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said he still plans to keep interest rates low, which investors equate with a weaker US dollar. In a first-ever press conference following a monthly meeting of Fed policymakers, Bernanke said the Fed can

  2. Market watch: Interest rate reduction boosts energy futures prices

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    Wed, 22 Aug 2001

    By the OGJ Online Staff HOUSTON, Aug. 22 -- The Federal Reserve's decision to cut US interest rates to the lowest level since 1994 raised prices for oil and refined products in international futures markets Tuesday. Traders speculated

  1. MARKET WATCH: Fed stimulus plan lifts crude, equity prices

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    Fri, 14 Sep 2012

    and to maintain low-level interest rates . At the end of the Fed’s ..... easing (QE3) designed to keep interest rates at record lows through mid ..... hold its benchmark short-term interest rate near zero while it bought more

  2. MARKET WATCH: Fed cuts rates; energy prices rebound

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    Wed, 19 Mar 2008

    after the Federal Reserve Bank again cut its short-term interest rates , this time by three-quarters of a percentage point to ..... enough to stimulate those wanting to hedge investments. Interest rate reductions usually reduce the value of US currency and encourage

  3. MARKET WATCH: Energy prices rebound as Fed cuts rates

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    Thu, 30 Oct 2008

    Committee lowered its target for overnight interest rates by a half point to 1%. "Oil's ..... FOMC members said they lowered the interest rate because "the pace of economic activity ..... stability." They said coordinated interest rate cuts by central banks, extraordinary

  4. MARKET WATCH: Crude oil futures price tumbles below $80/bbl

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    Wed, 20 Oct 2010

    China—the world’s biggest oil consumer—raised interest rates to rein in its rapidly growing economy. “The broader markets got ..... However, he added, “Given the lagging effect of the interest rate , these increases are unlikely to have much immediate effect

  5. MARKET WATCH: Oil prices bounce back on stronger economy indicators

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    Fri, 3 May 2013

    session, after the European Central Bank cut its benchmark interest rate to a record low of 0.5% from 0.75%. Following a meeting ..... stimulate lending to small businesses. “The ECB cut interest rates for the first time in 10 months to an all-time low in

  6. MARKET WATCH: Brent price climbs; WTI price dips

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    Wed, 6 Apr 2011

    hiked the benchmark interest rate in order to tame domestic ..... rationing and higher interest rates seem to have some effect ..... raise its benchmark interest rate at its Apr. 7 meeting ..... 25% increase in interest rates for July of that year

  7. MARKET WATCH: Oil drops below $80/bbl; gas price rises

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    Wed, 10 Aug 2011

    Reserve Bank officials surprised analysts by pledging to keep a near-zero benchmark interest rate until mid-2013. The Fed originally lowered interest rates near zero in 2008 and had since said rates would remain low for a nebulous “extended period

  8. MARKET WATCH Oil stock draw lowers energy prices

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    Thu, 26 Jun 2008

    decision by the Federal Reserve Board to maintain its 2% interest rate . It was a "bloodbath" in early trading as crude and natural ..... weaker dollar (following the Fed's decision not to raise interest rates ) and Libya claiming it may cut production." In terms

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