|2020-03-04 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
在降息方面，市场普遍预期美联储(FED)将在3月17日至18日的会议上降息0.5个百分点。除美国外，日本央行(Bank of Japan)和英国央行(Bank of England)也都表示准备降息以稳定市场。
邹勤 摘译自 路透社
Oil prices jump almost 5% on hopes of OPEC
Oil prices jumped nearly 5%, the biggest single-day surge in six months, on expectations that OPEC will cut production deeply.
West Texas Intermediate (WTI), the New York-traded benchmark for US crude oil, settled up $1.99, or 4.5 percent, at $46.75 per barrel on Monday. WTI lost 16% last week, its most in a week since mid-December 2008, the height of the financial crisis. Monday’s rebound was the biggest one-day benchmark for US crude since mid-September when it rose 15%.
Brent, the London-traded global benchmark for crude, settled up $2.23, also 4.5 percent, on Monday at $51.90 per barrel. Brent fell 15 percent last week.
On the rate cut front, expectations are high that the Federal Reserve will cut a half percentage point from the key US lending rate when the central bank meets 17-18 March.
Outside of the United States, the Bank of Japan and Bank of England have also both signaled their readiness to cut rates to stabilize markets.