Morning Briefing: Oil prices rise on supply disruptions, Goldman Sachs

Morning Briefing: Oil prices rise on supply disruptions, Goldman Sachs

Morning Briefing: Oil prices rise on supply disruptions, Goldman Sachs Oil prices rise on supply disruptions, Goldman Sachs
Oil prices are up almost 2 per cent Monday as disruption to supplies in Nigeria and Venezuela impacts the market. Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs says that the supply glut has ended after 2 years and storage has entered a deficit "much earlier than we expected."

Global equity markets are mixed though as Chinese data over the weekend pointed to more weakness for the world’s second largest economy. Investment, retail and factory orders were all lower in April than was expected, according to the country’s National Bureau of Statistics.

Despite the Chinese data - and the Bank of Japan reporting larger-than-expected decline in producer prices - Asian markets closed mostly higher.

European investors are more cautious so far with the Chinese data outweighing the better oil prices. Germany’s market is closed for a public holiday along with Austria and Switzerland.

Wall Street and Toronto are expected to open mixed.
 
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North America (previous session)
US Dow Jones 17,535.32 (-1.04 per cent) -2.02 per cent -4.03 per cent
TSX Composite 13,748.58 (-0.28 per cent) +0.82 per cent -9.00 per cent
 
Europe (at 5.30am ET)
UK FTSE 6,119.77 (-0.31 per cent) -3.53 per cent -12.08 per cent
German DAX 9,952.90 (+0.92 per cent) -0.98 per cent -13.05 per cent
 
Asia (at close)
China CSI 300 3,095.31 (+0.66 per cent) -5.41 per cent -32.97 per cent
Japan Nikkei 16,466.40 (+0.33 per cent) +2.27 per cent -16.55 per cent
 
Other Data (at 5.30am ET)
Oil (Brent) Oil (WTI) Gold Can. Dollar
48.69
(+1.80 per cent)
47.03
(+1.77 per cent)
1283.30
(+0.83 per cent)
U$0.7738
 
Aus. Dollar
U$0.7286

 
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