Oil prices up with Ukraine crisis in focus

SINGAPORE: Oil prices rose in Asia Wednesday, underpinned by concerns about the Ukraine crisis as fierce armed confrontation between government forces and pro-Moscow separatists continued unabated leaving dozens dead.

US benchmark, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for delivery in July, rose seven cents to $104.18 in late-morning trade. Brent North Sea crude for July gained 29 cents to $110.31 per barrel.

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