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Greek issues push price up

Exchange news. The issue of possible default in Greece is extremely topical. Last weekend Athens officially claimed that the country cannot cut its expenditures, as required by the agreements. This, in its turn, casts doubt on the possibility of Greece to receive mutual assistance credit from European Central Bank.

This discouraging claim was followed by a less shocking claim from the European Union management. To be more specific, this claim concerned a temporary suspension with deciding to provide another money tranche to Athens. It had been expected that the decision of providing financial aid would be announced during a special meeting on October 13, but it has just been revealed that there will be no meeting. The decision of providing money trance is expected to be announced during the summit of European Union leaders on October 17.

Unfortunately, this proves that this year Greece is unable to change budget deficit according to the requirements. However, Athens keep worsening their condition by discussing economy measures with ECB, as their main target is to receive 8 mln. Euro from the credit that was confirmed in 2010. Another wave of recession is likely to start because of complicated and lasting negotiations between ECB and Greece. Quotations of Brent and WTI oil futures have immediately reacted to this by a more than 1 dollar decline.

Perspectives of economic growth influence oil price. At this point, signals about countries’ negative development are many. It concerns countries in Europe, the USA, and developing countries, such as China, which eased the loss of world economy in 2008.

Brent grade oil prices are currently checking the support of 101 dollar per barrel, as explained by the analytics of Forex Academy and Masterforex-V Futures Trade and Stock Exchange. This is the fourth attempt for 5 months. Passing the level will make it possible to reach the target of 90 dollars per barrel.


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Publication date: 18 October 02:26 PM

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Publication date: 16 October 04:26 PM

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Publication date: 03 October 01:54 PM

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Publication date: 30 September 06:55 PM

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The world is full of unpredictable events happening from time to time. Nobody expected the disintegration of the USSR or the 9/11 terrorist attacks. World War I broke out in an instance and came as a shock to the humanity, doing unprecedented damage to the entire world.
Publication date: 30 September 05:13 AM

Will Russia, Iran, and Saudi Arabia Agree on Oil Production?

Today, Algeria is hosting an informal OPEC summit. The used to say that Russia may well join the cartel during this informal summit to discuss the current situation in the global market of crude oil and work out an efficient way to change it for the better. Still, now it is reported that Russia is not going to be participating in the summit since this is a summit for OPEC member only.
Publication date: 28 September 05:04 PM

UK-EU Relations After Brexit

As you probably know, the United Kingdom is going to quit the European Union. At the same time, the UK definitely wants to retain its economic ties with the EU after the so-called Brexit, Masterforex-V Academy experts say. When it comes to economic relations with the European Union, Great Britain can follow the example of Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, or the WTO.
Publication date: 16 September 05:15 AM

How Turkey Benefits From Reconciliation With Russia In Terms Of Geopolitics

After Putin and Erdogan made steps toward reconciling Russian and Turkey, the Russian folks changed their mind as well. Not so long ago, you could see most Russians being hostile to everything that comes from Turkey. Now, this is no longer the case. At least it seems so.



Publication date: 31 August 10:32 AM

Brexit Threatens UK With Disintegration

Some experts say that the so-called Brexit may eventually result in the disintegration of the United Kingdom. In particular, Scotland has already made a call for another referendum on independence from the United Kingdom.
Publication date: 31 August 06:42 AM

Saudis Are Dumping Oil Prices Again

More and more experts working in the oil industry start discussing a new wave of price dumping initiated by Saudi Arabia. That thing is that a couple of weeks ago, the Saudis dropped their oil export prices to Asian countries by 0.7-1.3 dollars per barrel.


Publication date: 22 August 12:21 PM