Oil prices jumped on Tuesday, settling up about 2%, boosted by a falling U.S. dollar, hopes for higher demand in the developing world and supply cuts by the world’s biggest oil exporters.
Brent futures rose $1.71, or 2.2%, to settle at $79.40 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude rose $1.84, or 2.5%, to settle at $74.83.
Brent’s settlement was its highest since April 28 and WTI’s since May 1. Brent was in technically overbought territory for the second time in three days.
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