segunda-feira, 16 de abril, 2018

After strong gains, oil drops more than 1% with reduction of geopolitical risk

Oil futures operate on low of more than 1% this morning, in a move to profit-taking after gains of more than 8% earn and renew successive three-year peak last week, as geopolitical risks decreased the supply of commodity. At 8:42 (), a barrel of Brent crude for June fell 1.18 percent on the IntercontinentalExchange (ICE), at $71.72, while the WTI for may retreated 1.16 percent on the New York Mercantile Exchange (Nymex), at $66.61. On Friday (13), the WTI has reached the highest level since December 2014, hours before the U.S. lead a military offensive on Syria, with the participation of the United Kingdom and France. The scope of the operation, however, was limited and apparently expanded the tensions with the Syrian regime or with its allies, like Russia. Washington claims to have launched the offensive in Syria in retaliation for an alleged attack with chemical weapons that killed dozens of Syrians. According to analysts at Commerzbank, oil shows tend to fall because Russia, a former ally of Syria, has not responded to the U.S. operation, as it had threatened. Anyway, the German bank ponders that risks linked to the Middle East, which accounts for about two-thirds of the world's oil reserves, "have not disappeared and may soon shoot a new rally of prices". There is expectation that the USA announce new sanctions against Russia on Monday and, still later, may also reintroduce sanctions against Iran
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