Published On: Tue, Aug 2nd, 2011

Crude oil rises 1% in futures trade

Buoyed by a firming global trend, crude oil prices rose by 1.16% to Rs 4,286 per barrel in futures

trade today.

At the Multi Commodity Exchange, the August delivery rose by Rs 49, or 1.16%, to Rs 4,286 per barrel, with a business turnover of 8,989 lots.

October delivery moved up by Rs 48, or 1.12%, to Rs 4,331 per barrel, with an open interest of 4,283 lots.

Market analysts attributed the rise in crude oil futures prices to a firming global trend after US President Barack Obama announced that US lawmakers have reached a deal to increase the nation’s debt limit and cut the federal deficit, avoiding a default.

Meanwhile, crude for September delivery gained $1.53 to $967.23 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.


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