Oil prices gain on strong economic data

SourceGulf Today
SectorOil & Gas

Oil prices surged on Tuesday following robust economic data from the United States and prospects of good recovery in China. Brent crude futures rose 38 cents, or 0.61%, to $62.53 a barrel at 05:07 GMT while US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose 34 cents, or 0.58%, to $58.99 barrel, after sliding 4.6% on Monday. According to DailyFX strategist Margaret Yang, the US data "underscored growth momentum in the world's largest economy, brightening the energy demand outlook." READ MORE Gold prices rise as dollar, yields drop Oil prices slip after gains led by OPEC+ move Nasdaq Dubai welcomes listing of $2.5b Sukuk by IsDB In China, the service sector rebounded, as firms hired more workers and business optimism increases, according to data. Also, England is working towards reopening by April 12. Those helped offset worries about the agreement last week by ...read more...