Oil prices hit 11-month high, as markets react to Georgia runoff results – business live

Oil prices rise after Saudi Arabia pledges voluntary output cut; Nasdaq futures fall as investors prepare for a potential double Democrat victory in Senate elections in Georgia

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Markets are eagerly awaiting results from the Senate run-off elections in Georgia, with a double Democrat victory looking increasingly likely, which would hand them control of the upper house. Democrats already control the lower house, the House of Representatives.

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Despite this bullish supply agreement, we believe Saudi’s decision likely reflects signs of weakening demand as lockdowns return.

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