The latest trade figures out of China depict a dreary start to the year and may only heighten anxieties about a serious economic slowdown in the country.
Japan is poised to push for greater cooperation from its G7 partners to soothe market jitters but may struggle to produce measures that could meaningfully restore global market confidence, government sources say.
You know the oil industry and those trying to prop it up are getting desperate when the only tool they have left in their arsenal is to continually report there is going to be a meeting between top oil producers to enter into an agreement to lower supply to the market, which, according to OPEC, is about 2 million barrels per day above market demand.
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