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Oil Price War Ends With Historic OPEC+ Deal to Slash Output

  • OPEC+ alliance agrees to cut production by 9.7m barrels a day
  • Brent reverses gains as analysts say curbs are insufficient
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Oil Price War Ends as OPEC+ Agrees to Historic Output Cut
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The world’s top oil producers pulled off a historic deal to cut global petroleum output by nearly a 10th, putting an end to a devastating price war but not going far enough offset the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

A week-long marathon of bilateral calls and ministerial video conferences joined the OPEC+ alliance and the Group of 20 nations in an unprecedented agreement. Together they have helped to lift oil prices from almost 20-year lows, but the focus of the market now shifts to whether they can dent a supply glut that keeps growing as the virus shuts down the global economy.