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Singapore (AFP) – US oil futures surged Friday following the death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for March delivery soared as much as 3.1 percent in New York after the Saudi royal court announced the death. In early morning Asian trade, WTI was up $ 1.03, or 2.22 percent Read More

U.S. stock-index futures rose on Thursday as the the European Central Bank left benchmark interest rates unchanged and ECB President Mario Draghi said the central bank would make monthly bond purchases of $ 70 billion. The expanded asset purchases begin in March, and run through September of next year, Draghi said. Dow futures jumped more Read More

* ECB President Draghi to speak before market open * Crude oil jumps 1.6 pct, builds on Wednesday gain * F5 Networks down in premarket after results, outlook * Futures up: Dow 42 pts, S&P 4.5 pts, Nasdaq 4.75 pts By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Dow Futures gained slightly as investors Read More

* ECB President Draghi to speak before market open * Crude oil jumps, building on Wednesday gain * F5 Networks down in premarket after results, outlook * Futures up: Dow 44 pts, S&P 5.5 pts, Nasdaq 6.25 pts (Updates trading, adds earnings and National City news) By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Read More

* IBM shares fall after results, Netflix rallies * Investors look ahead to ECB meeting * Crude oil rises but still sharply down for week * Futures down: Dow 79 pts, S&P 5.5 pts, Nasdaq 10.5 pts (Updates prices) By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Dow Futures pointed to a lower open Read More

* IBM shares fall after results, Netflix rallies * Investors look ahead to ECB meeting * Crude oil rises but still sharply down for week * Futures down: Dow 52 pts, S&P 5.25 pts, Nasdaq 8.75 pts By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Dow Futures edged lower on Wednesday as IBM fell Read More