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Oil prices rise as the 13-nation energy cartel OPEC marks first year of output reduction.
The pound gains against yen on the back of Britain’s successful coronavirus vaccination programme.
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Oil prices are up, with Brent crude and West Texas Intermediate close to three-monthly highs.
Strong dollar gains against the Japanese yen may be re-awakening past currency frictions.
Gold prices seem set to end the week on the back foot, with an apparent absence of buyers below $1,740. Those who bought at the peak of more than $2,000 last summer will be nursing painful losses.
The Volatility Index (VIX) has returned to more normal levels after a year of trading at historic highs, reflecting concerns as to the impact of the coronavirus crisis on corporate earnings. Sometimes called the “fear index”, it measures price movements in options to buy or sell a stock in order to gauge likely market volatility.
Shares rose in London this morning as market re-opened after the four-day bank holiday weekend. But sterling failed to benefit from a limited memorandum of understanding between London and Brussels on financial services.
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Oil prices remain close to three-monthly highs, buoyed by economic recovery from measures to control the coronavirus. Despite moves to a carbon-free world, crude producers are confident that oil has a secure future.