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/ 28 November 2007

Oil dips below $94 as stocks struggle

Oil fell below a barrel on Wednesday, pinching some of Asia’s top resource stocks, while nagging fears that a credit market squeeze will sap global growth weighed on the dollar and the region’s exporters. News that top United States bank, Citigroup, got a ,5-billion capital injection from Abu Dhabi’s investment arm on Tuesday buoyed US stocks.

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/ 6 November 2007

Oil sets new record at $97

Oil leapt more than a barrel to a new record high of ,44 on Tuesday, as a weak dollar and tight fuel stocks prompted buying by speculators. Investors, wary of global equity markets where the full impact of the credit crunch has yet to become clear, see oil as a good bet.

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/ 1 November 2007

Oil leaps to $96 high on US inventory drop

Oil leaped more than 1% on Thursday, briefly topping for the first time and extending the previous day’s 5% jump after an unexpected sharp fall in United States crude stocks and data showing strong economic growth. The rise toward oil’s inflation-adjusted peak of ,70 from April 1980 was also supported by US dollar weakness after a Federal Reserve interest rate cut.