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Minyak naik terkait aksi short-covering meskipun meningkatnya kekhawatiran virus corona
Wednesday, 26 February 2020 10:15 WIB | ENERGY |Minyak WTI

Harga minyak mentah naik tipis pada hari Rabu karena investor mengambil posisi covered short pasca penurunan tiga sesi, walaupun semakin adanya kekhawatiran bahwa penyebaran virus corona yang cepat akan menyebabkan pandemi global.

Minyak mentah Brent naik 42 sen, atau 0,8%, menjadi $ 55,37 per barel pada 0154 GMT, sementara minyak mentah West Texas Intermediate AS naik 43 sen, atau 0,9%, menjadi $ 50,33 per barel. Namun, kedua tolok ukur turun hampir 7% sejak penutupan Kamis lalu.

Kekhawatiran pandemi meningkat setelah virus corona menyebar ke lebih banyak negara, sementara jumlah kematian virus di Iran naik menjadi 16, yang tertinggi di luar China, dan infeksi memburuk di Korea Selatan dan Italia.

Di Amerika Serikat, Pusat Pengendalian dan Pencegahan Penyakit mengatakan warga Amerika harus bersiap untuk kemungkinan penyebaran virus di masyarakat.(yds)

Sumber: Reuters

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