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Published in TZ Latest News 21 January, 2015 by The TZ Newswire Staff

Oil inches above $48, outlook remains weak

Prices fell by up to 5 percent on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund cut its 2015 global economic forecast and OPEC member Iran hinted at further price weakness, saying its oil industry could withstand $25 oil. Russia has refused to cut production with OPEC, but Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said on Wednesday that oil output may see a natural decline of as much as 1 million barrels per day (bpd).