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Oil Jumps After Unrest Hits Key OPEC Producers Libya and Iraq

Oil jumped as rising tension in the Middle East and North Africa halted output and exports from key OPEC producers Iraq and Libya. Futures in New York and London rose more than 1.5%. Iraq temporarily stopped output at an oil field on Sunday and supply from a second site is at risk as widespread unrest escalates in OPEC™s second-biggest producer. In Libya, National Oil Corp. declared force majeure after Commander Khalifa Haftar blocked exports at ports under his...

Tokyo stocks open higher, dragged high by Wall St

Tokyo stocks opened higher on Monday, with investor sentiment buoyed by fresh record-setting advances on Wall Street. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index gained 0.19 percent or 46.64 points to 24,087.90 in early trade while the broader Topix index was up 0.35 percent or 6.05 points at 1,741.49. Source: AFP

Dollar holds gains as investors cheer U.S. economic outlook

The dollar began the week on a firm note on Monday as economic data pointed to strength right across the U.S. economy, reducing the likelihood of interest rate cuts. The greenback held steady near a one-week high against the euro, at $1.1096, and just below an eight-month peak on the Japanese yen, at 110.19 yen per dollar. The pound edged lower on Monday to $1.3002, its weakest in a week. Against a basket of currencies, the greenback was steady at 97.620, a whisker below a three-week high...

Saham Asia berpijak lebih tinggi, minyak naik pada penutupan Libya

Saham Asia mendekati level tertinggi 20 bulan pada hari Senin karena Wall Street melanjutkan rekor puncaknya pada data ekonomi AS yang solid serta tekanan likuiditas dari Federal Reserve. Harga minyak melonjak karena ladang minyak di Libya barat daya mulai ditutup setelah pasukan yang setia kep