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Menteri Perminyakan Saudi Ali al-Nuaimi mengatakan dia puas dengan harga minyak saat ini dan melihat tidak ada alasan untuk mengubah kuota produksi, kata dia setibanya di Wina, Senin, untuk pertemuan OPEC pekan ini. “Apakah saya nyaman dengan harga? Ya,” kata Nuaimi, kepala de-facto Organisasi Negara Pengekspor Minyak (OPEC), kepada wartawan di menjelang pertemuan kartel pada Kamis.

“Harga antara 70 dan 80 (dolar per barel) adalah harga yang ideal,” dia menambahkan, mencatat bahwa ia “bahagia” dengan situasi saat ini. Meskipun harga minyak masih di atas batas 80-dolar pada Senin setelah mencapai tertinggi lima bulan lebih dari 85 dolar tahun lalu, Nuaimi menyatakan kepuasannya. “Kami merasa nyaman dengan seluruh pasar hari ini, situasi di pasar sangat nyaman,” katanya kepada wartawan.

“Pertumbuhan ekonomi dunia telah luar biasa pada tahun 2010.” Nuaimi mengisyaratkan bahwa perubahan dalam kuota produksi untuk 12 negara anggota OPEC tidak dalam kartu pada pertemuan Kamis, saat ia ditanya mengapa kartel harus mempertimbangkan langkah tersebut.

Dia menolak ide bahwa OPEC, yang memompa 40 persen dari minyak dunia, bisa meningkatkan produksi tahun ini. “Pasar sangat seimbang, semua orang senang dengan pasar, konsumen, produsen, sangat senang,” kata Menteri perminyakan Arab Saudi. “Saya pikir pasokan mencukupi dan permintaan cukup aktif,” tambahnya.


The dollar rebounded from near a 15- year low against the yen on speculation minutes of the Federal Open Market Commitee’s meeting will show the case for further easing by the U.S. central bank is far from certain.

The yen declined against 9 of its 16 most-traded counterparts after Japanese Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda said his government is ready to take bold action on currencies, including intervention. South Korea’s won retreated from a five- month high on speculation the Bank of Korea will follow Japan to protect exports.

“The risk is of a reversal in the dollar if the FOMC minutes somewhat disappoint the market,” said Richard Grace, chief currency strategist in Sydney at Commonwealth Bank of Australia, the nation’s largest lender. “A number of Fed governors have questioned the need for more quantitative easing and there will be somewhat of a debate at the table.”

The dollar was at 82.13 yen at 11:14 a.m. in Tokyo from 82.07 yesterday, when it reached 81.39 yen, the lowest level since April 1995. The U.S. currency traded at $1.3869 per euro after climbing 0.5 percent yesterday to $1.3876. The euro was at 113.90 yen from 113.89 yen.

Fed Vice Chairman Janet Yellen said yesterday low interest rates may give firms the incentive to engage in excessive risk- taking. Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said on Oct. 4 the central bank’s first round of large-scale asset purchases aided the economy and further quantitative easing may help more.

Rate Futures

Policy makers will announce more bond purchases at next month’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting, helping the U.S. avoid the “very bad” economic outcome of a renewed recession, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said.

The central bank is likely to announce about $500 billion of Treasury purchases through the spring or summer of 2011 and indicate they are ready to buy more, New York-based Jan Hatzius, chief U.S. economist at Goldman Sachs, said in an e-mailed note. The Fed may need to hold interest rates at current levels until 2015 or later, he wrote.

Interest-rate futures contracts on the Chicago Board of Trade showed a 34 percent chance U.S. policy makers would cut the target lending rate to zero by January. The probability was 23 percent a month ago. The key U.S. rate has been at a range of zero to 0.25 percent since December 2008.



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