Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Phil Flynn: French Press

Oil prices got a boost from the beleaguered dollar but word that the Strikes in France may be winding down may have taken away some of the upside allure. Oil prices broke after Bloomberg News reported that Workers at Fos-sur-Mer and Port Jerome-Granvenchon, two Exxon Corp. refineries in France that have been on strike for 10 days, have voted to return to work, Jean-Michel Maton, a representative of the CFDT union, said by telephone. The French Strikes have led to larger than expected US exports of Diesel as reports of tankers being destined for Europe have been making the rounds.

Still the Dollar seems to be the major factor for oil and the price break from France may be offset if the dollar renews its assault on the downside. Still the big news overnight was some strong data out of the UK. MarketWatch reported that the” British economy grew by 0.8% in the third quarter, easing from the previous quarter’s pace but defying forecasts for a sharper slowdown and dampening expectations the Bank of England will soon implement a further round of monetary easing. The Office for National Statistics said third-quarter gross domestic product expanded......Read the entire article.

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