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Crude prices to stabilise in H2 as demand rises
Oil prices fell more than 60 per cent between June 2014 and January, and although they have recovered a little since then, they are still around half their level a year ago.
Gold falls 1% on strong US dollar
Any hike by the Fed, which has kept rates near zero since 2008 to stimulate the US economy, could further reduce demand for assets perceived as safer such as gold.
Oil slips on possible Iran deal, dollar
Brent crude was down 25 cents at $56.16 a barrel by 1250GMT as the market began to price in a deal with Iran. US crude was down 40 cents at $48.47.
Crude rises sharply; dollar slide lifts others as well
The dollar sank as US data showed an unexpected drop in durable goods orders.
Gold hits 3-1/2 week high on Yemen crisis
Expectations that the Federal Reserve is on track to raise interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade knocked gold to four-month lows at $1,142.86 an ounce earlier this month.
Oil to reach $100 a barrel by end of 2016: Pickens
“I think you could very well be at $100 a barrel by the end of 2016,” the 86-year-old billionaire and chair of BP Capital told an audience of about 100 at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco.
Flowing with the currency: Prices track greenback
The US currency, which at the start of the week was pushing the euro towards parity, began to fall after the Federal Reserve dropped its pledge to remain “patient” on raising US interest rates.
Gold eases from 2-week high
Spot gold rallied to a peak of $1,177.46 an ounce and the dollar tumbled after the US Federal Reserve signalled a slower pace of interest rate hikes and gave a cautious outlook for the US economy.
Gold near four-month low on Fed rate hike chance
HSBC said US inflation data may not be strong enough to prompt a rate hike in June, and policymakers could wait until September before taking any action.
Soaring greenback, weak China data hit most prices
“Most commodity prices fell further this week, undermined by the continued strength of the US currency and soft economic data from China,” said Capital Economics analyst Julian Jessop.
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