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Oil prices gain as China set for trade talks with US

Oil prices gain as China set for trade talks with US

Waar Media - 2019-05-07 17:33
WAAR_DUHOK Crude oil prices showed gains and opened higher on Tuesday, with China’s plans to send officials to the U.S. later this week to resume trade talks despite negotiations hitting a wall over the weekend. International benchmark Brent crude was tr ...
Oil prices gain as China set for trade talks with US - Waar Media

Germany to Resume Military Trainings in Iraq: Ministry

BAS News - 2019-05-17 20:15
ERBIL - German Ministry of Defense said on Friday that it has decided to resume its military trainings in Iraq, pointing out that the threat level has lessened now. The ministry explained that the decision came after a joint re-assessment by the coalitio ...

Oil prices on rise with ongoing Middle East tension

Waar Media - 2019-05-16 13:30
WAAR_DUHOK Crude oil prices opened with gains on Thursday, as the attack on two Saudi oil-pumping stations and tankers continues to raise concerns of possible supply disruptions in the region. International benchmark Brent crude was trading at $72.43 per ...

No Plans to Halt Military Training in Iraq: France

BAS News - 2019-05-15 22:00
ERBIL - The French government has made it clear that it has no plans to halt its military trainings in Iraq, a source close to country's Defense Ministry was quoted as saying. "There is no change regarding the French engagement at this time," the source ...

Trade row deepens as China ups tariffs on $60B in US goods

Gulan Media - 2019-05-13 19:54

Oil has small gains awaiting US-China trade row outcome

Waar Media - 2019-05-13 12:57
WAAR_DUHOK Oil prices opened Monday with some gains as markets await the outcome of trade negotiations between the world’s two largest economies. International benchmark Brent crude was trading at $70.97 per barrel at 0630 GMT with a 0.5% gain after clos ...

Chinese envoy says trade talks with US have not broken down

Gulan Media - 2019-05-12 06:08

Oil prices fall with heightened US-China trade tensions

Waar Media - 2019-05-09 15:06
WAAR_DUHOK Oil prices saw declines at trading start on Thursday due to heightened trade tensions between the U.S. and China, raising the possibility of a global economic slowdown and overall weaker oil demand. International benchmark Brent crude was trad ...

Oil prices gain with record China crude imports

Waar Media - 2019-05-08 15:36
WAAR_DUHOK Oil prices were up at trading start on Wednesday as China’s crude oil imports reached an all-time high on a monthly level showing strong demand from the world’s largest crude oil importer. International benchmark Brent crude was trading at $70 ...

Oil prices see small decrease at week beginning May 6

Waar Media - 2019-05-06 13:02
WAAR_DUHOK Oil prices opened with some losses on Monday due to U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement of tariffs increase on Chinese goods ahead of the U.S. scheduled talks with China this week. At the start of the year, Trump threatened to increase ...

China considers canceling trade talks with U.S. after Trump vows new tariff hike: WSJ

Yahoo - 2019-05-06 07:51

China considers canceling trade talks with U.S. after Trump vows new tariff hike- WSJ

Yahoo - 2019-05-06 07:11

Oil prices post gains to recover from one-month low

Waar Media - 2019-05-04 20:22
WAAR_DUHOK Oil prices opened with some gains on Friday to recover from a sudden dive on Thursday, caused by an unexpected increase in U.S. crude oil inventories and with crude production hitting an all-time high. International benchmark Brent crude plumm ...

Kurdistan Oil Best Alternative to Iranian Crude for Turkey: Report

BAS News - 2019-05-03 17:22
Turkey could take into consideration the Kurdistan oil to feed its refineries as it is being forced under US sanctions to distance form Iran when it comes to oil, according to a report by Iraq House Institute for Strategic Studies. The United States anno ...

Oil prices down with China’s weak manufacturing data

Waar Media - 2019-04-30 13:08
WAAR_DUHOK Crude oil prices were down at trading start on Tuesday with investor concerns that China’s weak manufacturing data would weaken oil demand from the world’s second largest consumer. International benchmark Brent crude was trading at $71.33 per ...

Iraq’s Abdul-Mahdi to Visit Saudi Arabia This Week

BAS News - 2019-04-16 12:15
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minsiter Adil Abdul-Mahdi will visit Riyadh this week on Wednesday to foster relations, a source said. Abdul-Mahdi will be accompanied by oil, trade, and electricity ministers during his trip to Saudi Arabia. The Iraqi prime minister ...

Parliament to Convene This Week for Presidency Law Discussion

BAS News - 2019-04-08 15:12
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Parliament is set to convene this week on Wednesday and proceed with the discussions on an amendment to the Presidency Law. The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Change Movement (Gorran) together with minority factions advoc ...