Global stock markets fell on Thursday, while oil rose after tension in the Middle East between Russia and the United States.
US crude and benchmark crude hit their highest level since 2014, as geopolitical concerns covered the impact of an unexpected surge in US crude inventories.
Brent crude futures rose by a record $ 72.18, or 1.67%, at 06:43 GMT, while US crude futures rose 0.34% to $ 67.05.
Wall Street lost, with the Dow Jones industrial average ending Wednesday down 0.9% to 24189.45 points, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index shed 0.55% to close at 2642.19 points.
European stocks also fell, with Britain’s FTSE declining 0.1%, Germany’s DAX 0.8% and France’s CAC 0.6%.
In Russia, the Moscow Stock Exchange index ended mixed. The MICEX index rose 0.85% to close at 2192.5 points, as opposed to the dollar-based RTS, which fell 0.67% to 1083.53 points.
This came after US President Donald Trump through his Twitter account warning Russia to strike a missile to Syria, calling on Moscow to prepare for it.


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