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Oil: Markets await the result of production cuts – Westpac

Oil price did not move substantially after OPEC’s decision to cut production as investors are sitting to see Russia’s stance, strategists at Westpac report.

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“On the bullish side, the potential for 600k of production cuts to offset lost demand in China appears to be on the table; on the bearish side, Russian resistance towards an emergency meeting means that any changes in production targets may not come until March.” 

“WTI is up 24c/ 0.47% at $50.98 having briefly traded above $52.”

“Brent though failed to make gains on the day, closing down 25c at $55.03.”

 

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