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Oil prices edges up to $65 as Opec rebuffs Donald Trump pressure

Brent crude, the global benchmark, rose 24 cents to $65.00 by 5:09 pm (IST) after losing 3.5 per cent on Monday

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Alex Lawler | Reuters London
Brent oil edged up to $65 a barrel on Tuesday as Saudi Arabia and the rest of The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) were expected to stick to their production cuts, despite renewed pressure from US President Donald Trump.
 
Prices slid on Monday, when many traders were out of the office attending IP Week, a series of industry events in London, after Trump called on Opec to ease its efforts to boost the oil market. Prices were “getting too high”, the president said.
 
“Yesterday was a typical price action you see during IP Week, when you

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First Published: Feb 27 2019 | 2:00 AM IST

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