China, the dollar and oil are once again the dominant factors
Trump's China comments were an ugly start to the U.S. trading session on Wednesday
The lowest offer for soyoil at Egypt's international purchasing tender was at $752.95 a tonne for 30,000 tonnes
Lack of participation in the tender was said to be the reason.
Novak said the meeting could take place either next week or the week after.
Russian and Middle East light grades came under pressure on Thursday
The May price was dated Brent plus 40 cents a barrel
Novak also said he believed average oil prices would stand at over $60 per barrel in 2018.
UAE-linked DNO reported receipt of $47.23mln from the Kurdistan Regional Government as payment for February 2018 crude oil deliveries.
Officials managed to persuade youth protesting for better state support to end their blockade, the official said.
Output will rise to between 200,000 bpd and 220,000 bpd on Friday if power supply remained stable, he said, asking not to be identified
Traders had said on Wednesday that Algeria had paid $228-$228.50 per tonne