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OPEC OIL OPEC crude basket rises to $59.48

 A Logo outside the headquarters of the Opec building in Vienna, Austria, Dec. 10, 2016. EPA-EFE FILE/LISI NIESNER

A Logo outside the headquarters of the Opec building in Vienna, Austria, Dec. 10, 2016. EPA-EFE FILE/LISI NIESNER

Vienna, Jan 11 (efe-epa).- The basket of crude oil used as a benchmark indicator by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries increased to $59.48, the OPEC Secretariat said on Friday.

OPEC said the price of its basket went up by $1.24 on Thursday, compared with the closing price at the previous session.

The March delivery of Brent crude opened at $61.55 per barrel at the start of Friday's trading on the futures market, a 0.35 percent decrease since the previous session's close.

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