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Crude prices stand still as OPEC claims market is currently rebalancing
On Tuesday, crude prices were intact because OPEC told that there were evident signs the market was rebalancing and American output was still offline due to Hurricane Nate.
American West Texas Intermediate crude futures hit $49.64 a barrel, soaring just 0.1% from their previous close.
As for Brent futures, they also gained no more than 0.1% trading at $55.85 a barrel.
Crude prices were backed because OPEC told crude markets were rapidly rebalancing after a long period
OPEC has made vigorous effort to reduce output in 2017 just to stop years of overproduction, which generated an enormous supply overhang.
Short-term crude price support was also received from America, where up to 85% of US Gulf of Mexico crude output or just 1.49 million barrels a day, turned to be offline because of Hurricane Nate. Crude companies evacuated employees from Gulf platforms and reduced output ahead of the natural disaster.
The price for WTI has risen to its highest levels since the beginning of May.
On Wednesday, the yellow metal managed to extend gains for the fourth consecutive day, while other metals are going down…
On Monday, gold declined notwithstanding a lower American currency because data underpinned hopes for a Fed interest rate lift…
On Friday, European stock indices fluctuated at the beginning of the trading session…
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand will hold a meeting at 00:00 MT time on August 9.