SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Brent crude futures rose more than 2 percent toward $63 a barrel on Monday as Asian markets firmed into a holiday-shortened week and consensus spread that prices would likely remain above $60 for the rest of the year.
Oil rose for a second day, extending the biggest rally since October 2012 after Saudi Arabia said it was confident that crude will rebound as world economic growth boosts demand.
Farmers from the southern parts of New York are lamenting over the decision to ban fracking which affects apple growers like David Johnson.
January's Asian Cup is edging nearer by the day. Physiologically however, it feels a whole lot closer after Monday morning's announcement of the roster of 23 that will represent South Korea in Australia.
Chinese stocks rallied, sending benchmark indexes higher in Shanghai and Hong Kong, as investors piled into the largest companies amid a surge in trading and volatility.