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Daily (01.08.2019): NBP spot soared by over 5% on Wednesday, amid lower supply and stronger buying interest

A larger-than-anticipated decline in the U.S. crude inventories led to a further rise in crude oil prices on Tuesday. Furthermore, the interest rates were eventually lowered by the U.S. Federal Reserve, adding to the bullish market sentiment. Brent crude traded 0.7% higher at $65.17 a barrel, while WTI futures nudged up by 0.9% to $58.58 a barrel, as gains were reduced by waning hopes for an upcoming U.S.-China trade deal, as the negotiators postponed their next meeting until September.

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Daily (31.07.2019): WTI futures hiked by over 2% on Tuesday, due to a potential Fed rate cut and lower U.S. crude stocks

Crude oil prices posted robust gains on Tuesday, on hopes that the ongoing two-day meeting of U.S. central bankers would result in an interest rate cut for the first time in over ten years. Prices were also boosted by expectations that the U.S. crude stocks might have dropped for the seventh consecutive week. In addition, persistent supply concerns in the Strait of Hormuz lent more support to prices. Consequently, Brent crude rose by 1.6% to $64.72 a barrel, while WTI futures surged by 2.1% to $58.05 a barrel.

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Daily (30.07.2019): NBP spot dropped by 2.4% on Monday, due to stronger Norwegian flows and weak demand

Crude oil prices inched up on Monday, amid expectations that U.S. Federal Reserve might lower the borrowing costs this week for the first time in over a decade. Ongoing supply concerns around the Strait of Hormuz also supported prices. Still, on demand side, reduced hopes for a trade deal between the U.S. and China before the 2020 U.S. election, limited gains. As a result, Brent crude traded 0.4% higher at $63.71 a barrel, while WTI futures climbed by 1.2% to $56.87 a barrel.

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Daily (29.07.2019): EU spot power prices plunged by over 22% on Friday, due to forecasts for cooler weather

Crude oil prices edged up on Friday, backed by stronger consumer spending in the U.S. and heightened concerns about safety of oil transport around the Strait of Hormuz. Lower U.S. crude stocks lent more support to prices. However, gains were limited by fears that oil demand would decline due to slower global economic growth. Against that backdrop, Brent crude advanced by only 0.1% to $63.46 a barrel, while WTI futures rose by 0.3% to $56.20 a barrel.

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Daily (26.07.2019): EU carbon prices failed to hit the €30 mark on Thursday, as sellers unloaded inventory

Oil prices inched up on Thursday, bolstered by rising tensions between U.S. and Iran and a sharp drop in U.S. crude stockpiles. However, slower global economic growth that could reduce fuel demand limited gains. As a result, Brent crude edged 0.3% higher at $63.39 a barrel, while WTI futures closed 0.3% up at $56.02 a barrel.

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