US oil was trading at over $80 a barrel
In Europe, the Stocks Europe 600 deviated after a flat line in morning trade as gains in the materials and energy sectors were muted by losses in the communications services and real estate sectors.
The UK’s FTSE 100 rose 0.2%. Other stock indexes in Europe were mixed as France’s CAC 40 was broadly flat, while the UK’s FTSE 250 was down 0.2% and Germany’s DAX 0.2%.
The Swiss franc and British pound were up 0.1% against the US dollar and the euro was mostly flat against the dollar, with 1 euro trading at $1.16.
Among commodities, Brent crude rose 1.7% to $83.75 a barrel. Gold fell 0.2% to $1,754.70 per troy ounce.
The yield on the German 10-year bond rose to minus 0.126% and the yield on the UK 10-year gilt rose to 1.203%. Yields move in the opposite direction from prices.
Stocks in Asia were mixed as Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 1.9% and Japan’s Nikkei 225 index rose 1.6%, while China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite was flat after adding 0.6% during the session.
—An artificial-intelligence device was used in the making of this article.