CRUDE OIL

Crude Oil Futures Retreat In Asia After EU Deal Rally

Crude oil futures declined during Asian trading hours Monday after reporting their biggest one-day price surge in three years in the previous session as a breakthrough in the European Union summit in Brussels boosted sentiment.

EU Embargo On Iranian Crude Oil Now In Full Effect

The European Union's economic sanctions on Iran became fully effective on Sunday, but the Islamic Republic's deputy oil minister claimed the country will have no difficulty finding replacements for recent EU purchasers of its crude.

Crude Oil Futures Hover Above $79 Ahead Of EU Summit

Crude oil futures slightly declined and hovered above $79 a barrel during Asian trading hours Wednesday as doubts over the ability of European leaders to address the debt crisis at a summit this week offset concerns over tightened North Sea supplies due to a strike in Norway.

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Crude Oil Futures on Track for Weekly Gain on U.S. Economic Recovery

Crude Oil Futures Fall On Economic Woes

Crude oil futures declined during Asian trading hours Tuesday as sentiment was dampened on concerns that faltering global growth could lead to lower oil demand.
Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan - A Repressive, Corrupt Country That The West Loves

With all of its contradictions, Azerbaijan is a complex country to fully figure out: Its tangled friendships and autocratic policies are often puzzling as are its relations with the West. But its obsession with oil is as undiluted and unwavering as anything the country has ever done.
Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda

Oil, Corruption, And A 26-Year Regime: Uganda

Hailed as an African reformer, Yoweri Museveni has now become an autocrat who bends the rules to stay in power and hands favors to his family. Nothing new for Africa, unfortunately -- but the exact opposite of what he himself once pledged.
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Asian Markets Decline On Bank Downgrades, Factory Data

Asian shares fell Friday and the safe-haven dollar hovered near its highest in a week-and-a-half after weak manufacturing data from the United States, Europe and China heightened fears over the outlook for global growth.
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