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Oil Climbs Toward $47 on U.S. Vaccine Rollout, Tanker Explosion

(Bloomberg) — Oil advanced toward $47 a barrel before the rollout of the first Covid-19 vaccine in the U.S. and as news of another tanker explosion in the Middle East raised concerns over the region’s stability.

Futures rose 0.6% in New York after losing 0.5% on Friday. First deliveries of the Pfizer Inc.-BioNTech SE vaccine will be made Monday after the drug gained emergency authorization last week, with President Donald Trump and other officials offered the shot as part of a plan to ensure continuity of government.

A ship was hit by an explosion near the Saudi Arabian port city of Jeddah on Sunday, according to the United Kingdom Marine Trade Operations. The incident highlights the potential for supply to be disrupted in the region and comes three weeks after an oil tanker was damaged in a possible attack at the Saudi terminal of Shuqaiq.



chart: Oil has climbed amid vaccine breakthroughs


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Oil has climbed

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Emerging Markets Look to Vaccine Rollout, Stimulus for Next Spur

(Bloomberg) — Emerging markets are closing in on the final phase of 2020 with investors anticipating further stimulus while keeping a close eye on the rollout of vaccination programs.



a screen shot of a computer: A visitor views the electronic board displaying stock activity at the Brasil Bolsa Bacao (B3) stock exchange in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Brazil's Ibovespa Index tumbled 7.9 percent, the most since August 2011, as political crisis returned to the country after last year's impeachment process.


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A visitor views the electronic board displaying stock activity at the Brasil Bolsa Bacao (B3) stock exchange in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Brazil’s Ibovespa Index tumbled 7.9 percent, the most since August 2011, as political crisis returned to the country after last year’s impeachment process.

Continued support from central banks and optimism that coronavirus vaccine developments will sustain a global economic recovery next year have fueled a rush to riskier assets, sending gauges of developing-nation stocks, currencies and bonds to six straight weeks of gains.

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While at least 10 central banks in developing economies are scheduled to set monetary policy this week, none will be as closely watched as the Federal Reserve. The

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