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Oil prices fell in early Asian trade on Thursday as a strong dollar and economic woes outweighed optimism over consumer demand. Brent crude futures fell 59 cents, or 0.7%, to $88.73 per barrel by 0016 GMT while U.S. crude futures fell by 54 cents, or 0.7%, to $81.59. Both benchmarks rebounded in the prior two sessions amid volatile Read More

Oil prices were mixed in early Asian trade on Wednesday as support from U.S. production cuts caused by Hurricane Ian contended with crude storage builds and a strong dollar. Brent crude futures fell 4 cents, or 0.1%, to $86.23 per barrel by 0022 GMT, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures were up 22 cents at $78.03 per Read More

Oil steadied in early Asian trade on Tuesday as indications that producer alliance OPEC+ sought to avoid a collapse in prices, along with a slight softening in the U.S. dollar, tempered an earlier selloff. Brent crude futures rose 26 cents, or 0.3%, to $84.32 per barrel by 0033 GMT, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures were up Read More

Oil prices fell on Friday as demand fears were stoked by rising interest rates and a stronger dollar, though losses were capped by Moscow’s mobilization campaign in its war with Ukraine and apparent deadlock in talks on reviving the Iran nuclear deal. Brent crude futures fell $2.81, or 3.11%, to $87.65 a barrel by 1051 GMT. Read More

Gold reversed losses after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell explained the central bank’s reasoning for hiking interest rates on Wednesday. Spot gold initially fell after the Fed increased interest rates by 75 basis points for the third time in a row. The central bank also indicated it will continue hiking above the current level. Spot gold was Read More

Oil jumped more than 2% on Wednesday after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial military mobilization, escalating the war in Ukraine and raising concerns of tighter oil and gas supply. Brent crude futures rose $2.17, or 2.4%, to $92.79 a barrel after falling $1.38 the previous day. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude was at Read More

Gold prices fell on Tuesday, weighed down by a firmer dollar and elevated U.S. bond yields, as the Federal Reserve gears up for a hefty rate hike to tame inflation pressures. Spot gold was down 0.4% at $1,669.80 per ounce, as of 0839 GMT. U.S. gold futures were flat at $1,678.20. “Gold is under pressure, Read More

Oil prices climbed during early Asian trade on Monday as a weaker dollar and supply concerns ahead of the European Union embargo on Russian oil in December offset fears of a global recession that could dampen fuel demand. Brent crude futures rose $1.15, or 1.3%, to $92.50 a barrel by 0049 GMT after settling up Read More

Oil prices were broadly steady on Friday but on track for a weekly decline on fears of sharp interest rate increases expected to curb global economic growth and fuel demand. Brent crude futures were up 52 cents at $91.36 per barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures added 29 cents to trade at $85.39 per barrel. Both Read More

Oil prices rose in volatile trade on Tuesday as worries about tight fuel supplies ahead of winter offset investor concerns about lower demand in China, the world’s biggest crude importer, and further increases in U.S. and European interest rates. Brent crude had risen $1.16, or 1.2%, to $95.16 a barrel, while WTI crude increased by $1.16, or 1.3%, Read More

Oil prices tumbled on Thursday, as new Covid-19 lockdown measures in China added to worries that high inflation and interest rate hikes are denting fuel demand. Brent crude futures fell $2.50, or 2.6%, to $93.15 per barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures slid $2.31, or 2.6%, to $87.22 per barrel. “Western-world oil demand, as well as Read More

Oil prices rose in early Asian trade on Thursday after Saudi Arabia suggested the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries could consider cutting output, though bearish economic signals from central bankers and falling equities weighed. U.S. crude futures rose 34 cents to $95.23 a barrel by 0016 GMT, while Brent crude futures rose 51 cents, or $101.73 a Read More

Benchmark Brent oil climbed above $100 a barrel on Wednesday after Saudi Arabia suggested this week that OPEC could consider cutting output in response to poor liquidity in the crude futures market and fears about a global economic downturn. Brent for October settlement reached a three-week high and was last up 92 cents at $101.14 per Read More

Oil prices slumped on Monday as investors were concerned that aggressive U.S. interest rate hikes might weaken the global economy and fuel demand while a stronger dollar also weighed. Brent crude futures for October settlement fell 27 cents, or 0.3%, to $96.45 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures for September delivery, due Read More

Oil prices slipped on Friday after two days of gains and are heading for weekly losses as a strong dollar and worries about a global economic slowdown weigh. Brent crude futures were down 97 cents, or 1%, at $95.62 a barrel by 0826 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude was at $89.59 a barrel, down Read More

Gold prices gained on Tuesday supported by a softer dollar, while market participants awaited U.S. inflation data for cues on the Federal Reserve’s policy tightening path. Spot gold was 0.4% higher at $1,794.76 per ounce, while U.S. gold futures rose 0.4% to $1,811.40. A weaker greenback makes gold less expensive for overseas buyers. The dollar Read More

Oil prices plunged around 2% on Friday, on expectations that supply disruptions in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico would be short-term, while recession fears clouded the demand outlook. Futures, however, were still on track for a weekly gain. Brent crude futures fell $1.47, or 1.5%, to $98.13 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) Read More

Gold prices gained on Tuesday supported by a softer dollar, while market participants awaited U.S. inflation data for cues on the Federal Reserve’s policy tightening path. Spot gold was 0.4% higher at $1,794.76 per ounce, while U.S. gold futures rose 0.4% to $1,811.40. A weaker greenback makes gold less expensive for overseas buyers. The dollar Read More

Gold prices edged lower on Monday after solid U.S. jobs data last week boosted the prospect of aggressive interest rate hikes by the U.S. Federal Reserve, lifting the dollar and Treasury yields. Spot gold was down 0.1% at $1,771.74 per ounce, as of 0454 GMT, after dropping 1% in the previous session. U.S. gold futures Read More

Oil prices rose in early Asian trade on Thursday, bouncing off multi-month lows in the previous session caused by data signaling weak U.S. fuel demand. Brent crude futures rose 53 cents, or 0.6%, at $97.31 a barrel by 0020 GMT while West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose 55 cents, also a 0.6% gain, to Read More