Asian markets rise amid lull in global tensions

2020-01-06

Asian markets gained in early trading Tuesday as Middle East tensions remained high, but at least didn’t rise any higher. U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Monday said U.S. troops are not planning on pulling out of Iraq, despite the release of a draft letter than suggested as much, andRead More →

Oil rises on inventory drop as traders await OPEC meeting

2019-12-04

Oil futures rose Wednesday, buoyed after industry data showed a large drop in U.S. crude oil inventories and as traders await a meeting of OPEC producers and their allies amid growing expectations for an agreement to extend and deepen output cuts. West Texas Intermediate crude for January delivery CLF20, +4.05%Read More →

Oil sinks on China slowdown fears; natural gas surges 5%

2019-01-17

Oil futures declined sharply Thursday, tracking lower moves in most global equity benchmarks, as fear of a China-led demand slowdown gripped investors. West Texas Intermediate crude for February delivery CLG9, -1.87%  fell $1.16, or 2.2%, to $51.15 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, a day after posting aRead More →