Would Oil Price Make Rosneft Sale Worthwhile for Putin?
Oil gained for a second day above $48 a barrel as the dollar retreated, boosting the appeal of commodities priced in the U.S. currency. Futures rose as much as 1.3 percent in New York after climbing 3.8 percent Friday. The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index fell for a fourth day after closing at the lowest since June 9. Russian President Vladimir Putin is considering selling part of oil producer Rosneft OJSC to China and India as he struggles to meet spending commitments before a possible re-election bid in less than two years. Bloomberg's Tracy Alloway reports and Gam Chief Economist Larry Hatheway discusses with Bloomberg's Anna Edwards in London and Manus Cranny in Dubai on "Countdown."
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