Oil rebounds on strong economic data


    SINGAPORE- Oil prices rose on Tuesday as investors looked for bargains following the previous day’s plunge of more than 4 percent on rising output from OPEC+ while strong economic data from the United States and China brightened recovery prospects.

    Brent crude futures rose 38 cents, or 0.61 percent, to $62.53 a barrel, after falling 4.2 percent on Monday.

    US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose 34 cents, or 0.58 percent, to $58.99 barrel, after sliding 4.6 percent on Monday.

    Market sentiment was buoyed by a survey from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) on Monday showing activity in the US services industry reached its highest level on record in March. The data came after a jobs report on Friday beat forecasts with 916,000 added to the US economy last month.

    The US data “underscored growth momentum in the world’s largest economy, brightening the energy demand outlook,” said DailyFX strategist Margaret Yang.