Oil, Gold retain gains.


LONDON -- Both oil and gold held on to their recent gains. Brent crude LCOc1, the global benchmark, extended gains into a fourth session, hitting $68.09 per barrel, the highest since midSeptember. U.S. West Texas Intermediate CLc1 crude gained 14 cents to $61.82 a barrel. Brent has rallied about 25% in 2019, supported by supply cuts by OPEC and allies including Russia. Gold prices XAU= were a bit shy of a twomonth high at $1,509.29 an ounce. They have been on the rise recently as a hedge against dollar weakness and increased equity market volatility in...

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