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Korea unrest drives up oil, stocks edge higher

Increasing violence in Iraq drove commodity future trading prices to nine-month highs upon Friday while damping the hunger for risk, even as bullish information from the U. S. tech field lifted shares on Wall Street plus helped buoy stocks in worldwide equity markets. benchmark interest rate Brent crude stinging above $113 a barrel, upward a lot more than $4 this week, on issues that an insurgency in Iraq can trigger civil war and eventually coil oil exports. Iraq's most older Shi'ite cleric urged his fans to take up arms to defend themselves towards advancing Sunni militants, escalating the conflict that threatens civil battle and a possible break-up of the nation. "The market in general is wanting to evaluate the risks on Iraq, " stated Olivier Jakob at Petromatrix agency. The dollar strengthened against the basket of major currencies initially in three sessions as the Iraqi violence triggered a safety bid for that U. S. unit. Higher Oughout. S. bond yields also underpinned the move. European stocks shut slightly lower but shares upon Wall Street rose after Intel Corp (INTC. O) raised its full-year revenue outlook, citing stronger-than-expected with regard to personal computers used by companies. Intel additional the most gains to the three main indices on Wall Street, and its stocks rose 6. 8 percent in $29. 87. MSCI's all-country globe equity index. MIWD00000PUS rose zero. 03 percent, lifted by Stock market and Canada's Bay Street. GSPTSE. The FTSEurofirst 300. FTEU3 catalog of top European shares shut down 0. 2 percent in 1, 389. 83, moving even further out of this week's 6-1/2-year high. The Dow Jones industrial average. DJI closed up forty one. 55 points, or 0. 25 %, to 16, 775. 74. The particular S&P 500. SPX gained 6. 05 points, or 0. 31 %, to 1, 936. 16 and the Nasdaq. IXIC added 13. 02 factors, or 0. 3 %, in order to 4, 310. 653. For the particular week, the Dow fell zero. 9 percent, the S&P dropped 0. 7 pct and the Nasdaq slipped 0. 25 percent. "The marketplace isn't cheap, but it isn't insane expensive and the sectors that are looking much better are cyclical in nature, inch said Michael Mullaney, chief expense officer at Fiduciary Trust Company in Boston. "Tech has been doing nicely from a price return standpoint, which should continue. " Brent LCOc1 settled 39 cents higher in $113. 41 per barrel, away a peak of $114. 69, its highest since September. U. S. crude CLc1 rose 37 cents to settle at $106. 91, off a higher of $107. sixty-eight hit earlier, also a nine-month maximum. The U. S. dollar catalog. DXY, which measures the buck against a basket of 6 major currencies, rose 0. '07 percent to 80. 634. The particular euro slid 0. 10 percent contrary to the dollar to $1. 3538, as the dollar rose 0. 29 % against the yen to 101. 99. Sterling surged after the Bank associated with England hinted at an interest rate increase this year. Despite the decline within riskier assets, benchmark U. H. bond prices fell, pushing produces higher. U. S. 10-year information fell 5/32 in price to produce 2 . 6060 percent. (Additional confirming by Anirban Nag, Julia Payne and Christopher Johnson; Editing simply by Nick Zieminski and Dan Grebler)

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Increasing violence in Iraq drove commodity future trading prices to nine-month highs upon Friday while damping the hunger for risk, even as...