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Oil prices jump, Brent hits approximately $70

Oil prices jump, Brent hits approximately $70 Oil prices jump, Brent hits approximately $70
Russell Knight | 17 March, 2018, 13:46

On Wednesday, the US government reported that crude stockpiles there increased by a more-than-expected 5 million barrels, rising for a third straight week.

Brent for May settlement lost 4 United States cents to US$65.08 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange.

Saudi Crown Prince "Mohammed bin Salman will be on "60 Minutes" on Sunday comparing Iran's Ayatollah to Hitler, and the battle in Ghouta, Syria, is ramping up", said John Kilduff, partner at investment manager Again Capital in NY.

Brent for May settlement climbed $1.09 to end the session at $66.21/bbl on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange.

Oil prices rose Friday (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/oil-edges-higher-ahead-of-rig-count-on-track-for-weekly-fall-2018-03-16) to notch a second straight weekly climb, as expectations for growing global crude demand helped to outweigh pressure from concerns over strong US production.

"You've got a lot going on, on the world stage", Tamar Essner, an analyst at Nasdaq Inc.in NY, said by telephone.

West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil futures for April delivery rose 14 cents to $61.33 a barrel by 1145 GMT, after settling up 23 cents on Thursday.

Market participants have been anxious this week over turmoil in the U.S. government and the specter of a global trade war, after U.S. President Donald Trump ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, viewed as a free trade proponent, then sought to impose $60 billion of tariffs on Chinese imports.

The Bessemer Group Inc. Lowers Stake in Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK)
Merck & Co, Inc is a global healthcare company. (NYSE: MRK ) earned "Overweight" rating by JP Morgan on Monday, September 21. It improved, as 72 investors sold MAT shares while 132 reduced holdings. 109 funds opened positions while 414 raised stakes.

Ramgarh lynching case: 11 cow vigilantes convicted of murder
Note: This article has been edited as the previous version erroneously stated that only 11 persons were accused in the case. Alimuddin's son, who was taking the woman to her house on his motorbike, also suffered injuries in the accident.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Shares Bought by Cambridge Financial Group Inc
It increased, as 52 investors sold AAPL shares while 1034 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 95 raised stakes. UBS has "Buy" rating and $127 target. (NYSE:XPO) has "Overweight" rating given on Tuesday, February 13 by Morgan Stanley.

The OPEC cuts combined with rising USA output mean OPEC is losing market share.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI rose 72.85 points, or 0.29 percent, to 24,946.51, while the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC added 0.25 points, or 0 percent, to 7,481.99.

Oil was on track for a weekly loss in early trade, but Friday's rise put them on course for a weekly gain.

Both of those gains were down, however, from higher climbs earlier in the day. The S&P 500 stock index rose about 0.1%.

Oil rose in step with a pickup in USA stock markets.

But fears of political tensions did not disappear entirely, boosting the safe-haven Japanese yen, which strengthened 0.29 percent versus the greenback at 106.05 per dollar.

Benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury notes US10YT=RR last fell 6/32 in price to yield 2.8445 percent, from 2.824 percent late on Thursday. The euro EUR= fell 0.15 percent to $1.2286.

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