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Oil Prices Hover Near 8-Mth Low as Recession Fears Dent Outlook

Oil prices held near eight-month lows on Monday after falling sharply last week as markets feared that slowing global economic activity will dent demand for crude. Anderson-traded Brent oil futures rose 0.3% to $85.29 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate futures were unchanged at $78.67 a barrel by 21:30 ET (01:30 GMT). Both contracts …

BOJ Holds Ultra-Low Interest Rates Despite High Inflation, Fed Pressures

The Bank of Japan (BOJ) held its benchmark interest rates at ultra-low levels on Thursday, as expected, citing the need for accommodative monetary policy amid continued headwinds from rising commodity prices and the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. The world’s third-largest central bank held its short -term policy interest rate.  at negative 0.1% after a …