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End of strike revived bearish mood brought on by failure of major producers to agree to freeze output

Crude futures fell on Wednesday after Kuwaiti oil workers ended a three-day strike that had cut the nation’s crude output by around half, with worries(...)

A worker at Al-Sheiba oil refinery in the southern Iraq city of Basra. Photograph:  Essam Al-Sudani/Reuters

Oil prices remained slightly weaker after a meeting of major exporters ended without a deal to freeze production, but a major sell-off failed to mater(...)

Saudi Arabia’s minister of oil and mineral resources Ali al-Naimi (centre) arrives for the Opec meeting in the Qatari capital Doha. Photograph: Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images

A deal to freeze oil output by Opec and non-Opec producers fell apart yesterday after Saudi Arabia demanded that Iran join in despite calls on Riyadh(...)

Rigging the market: The price of Brent crude oil rallied on Tuesday to $44.70 a barrel, its highest level this year, on reports that Saudi Arabia and Russia had struck a deal on production restrictions. Photograph: Getty/iStockphoto

Shares in Tullow Oil soared in Dublin yesterday on mounting hopes a meeting of oil superpowers this weekend may result in a production freeze in a (...)

Billy Walsh at the World Championships in Doha where Ireland claimed a record haul of three medals: The head coach has said if he wasn’t keen on staying he would have been gone by now. Photograph: Francis Myers/Inpho

Billy Walsh has insisted he is keen to stay put as head coach of Irish boxing’s High Performance Unit, while World champion Michael Conlan wants to s(...)

Michael Conlan (left) exchanges punches with Dzmitry Asanau, Belarus, in the world championship bantamweight 56kg semi-final bout. Conlan fights for world title tonight. Photograph: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

Back in April, Michael Conlan was on the verge of stepping out of a Venezuelan hotel and on to a flight towards professional boxing. Tonight, the 2(...)

Dr Mary Boyd: the Doha hospital needs medical experts and professionals right across the board – see sidra.org.

Lying still in their hospital beds, their dead eyes fix straight ahead at the digital cloud machine on the ceiling. The rubber dummies – complete with(...)

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