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LONDON: Oil prices rose on Thursday, extending strong gains made in previous sessions on expectations of tighter supplies until the end of the year as economies recover from the coronavirus crisis.Brent crude rose 77 cents, or 1.1per cent, to US$73 a barrel at 1100 GMT, after rising 4.2per cent in the previous session. U.S. West
LONDON: Stocks returned to near record highs in Europe on Thursday as investors bet on the European Central Bank keeping its stimulus taps full open as long as COVID remains a threat to growth.A revived appetite for riskier assets came as worries that the Delta variant of COVID-19 would seriously crimp economic recovery, eased. The