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Oil up after sell-offs amid optimism about Trump meeting Kim

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By Shadia Nasralla and Libby GeorgeLONDON (Reuters) - Crude oil futures rose on Friday after two days of sell-offs amid optimism over a planned meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump.Kim also pledged to refrain from further nuclear or missile tests, lifting Asian stock markets and pulling crude oil futures along with them.Brent crude was at $64.62 per barrel at 1424 GMT, up $1.01 from its previous close.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $60.95 a barrel, up 83 cents.Brent even turned what would have been its second consecutive ...

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 20:16 IST