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Oil prices get boost from weaker dollar

Oil rose to its highest in nearly a week amid a weaker dollar and signs of improving demand in China and India.

Crude futures gained 2.1% in New York, while the Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index slipped as much as 0.3%, raising the appeal for commodities priced in the currency. Meanwhile, refinery activity in Asia is signaling a bright spot for a demand recovery. One Chinese mega-refiner is snapping up barrels of Middle Eastern crude, while India’s refiners have cranked up processing to meet higher consumption during a festive period.

Serinus Energy plc (LON:SENX) is an international oil company with operations in Romania and Tunisia. The focus of the Company is to enhance shareholder value by growing oil and gas production through the efficient allocation of capital.

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