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What oil at $100 a barrel would mean for the world economy

Higher prices will hit different economies in different ways

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Enda Curran and Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg
Surging crude prices are posing another headwind for the world economy after President Donald Trump’s “zero” pledge on Iran oil sales.

Brent crude has risen about 33 percent this year and is close to the highest in six months. While higher prices due to strong demand typically reflects a robust world economy, a shock from constrained supply is a negative.
 
Much will depend on how sustained the spike proves to be. Exporting nations will enjoy a boost to corporate and government revenues, while consuming nations will bear the cost at the pump, potentially fanning inflation and hurting demand. Ultimately, there

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First Published: Apr 29 2019 | 10:13 AM IST

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