Financial markets remain focused on the US stimulus package
Equity markets were down on Friday after the release of indicators pointing to recession in Europe, concerns heightened by the announced delays in vaccine deliver.…
Brent prompt future contract corrected lower, at 63 $/b, as demand-side worries emerged. The US dollar continued strengthening also lowered crude prices. Finally, the anticipation of an OPEC supply hike appears increasingly certain, potentially pushing crude oil in a market with limited refining demand thanks to the slow recovery of Texan refineries and slowing demand in Asia due to turnaround season.
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