Thursday Outlook: Omicron worries leave markets on edge, oil prices rise

Concerns grow over economic growth spurred by the new Omicron coronavirus variant

  
A 3D printed oil pump jack is seen in front of displayed stock graph in this illustration picture, April 14, 2020.

A 3D printed oil pump jack is seen in front of displayed stock graph in this illustration picture, April 14, 2020.

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Asian shares tick up but Omicron worries leave markets on edge
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan advanced 0.2% 

Oil rises as investors focus on OPEC+ decision amid growing Omicron fears
Brent crude futures rose 85 cents, or 1.2%, to $69.72

Gold edges lower as dollar uptick dims appeal
Spot gold fell 0.1% to $1,780.36 per ounce

Aussie, rand flounder as Omicron spooks investors
Against Japan's currency, the U.S. dollar edged 0.11% higher to 112.875 yen


 

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