Markets in Tokyo and Shanghai strike fresh multi-year highs amid thin-Asian trade.
Ukraine, battling separatists and bondholders, has also been hit by the oil rout and international sanctions on Russia.
US government data revealed that supplies fell last week, owing to a temporary fall in Alaskan output.
Gold and the greenback to react to a raft of US data through the holiday-shortened week, including revised US GDP data.
Guardian journalist received email from Bank's head of press, Jeremy Harrison.
US 'well-positioned' for continued growth despite a first-quarter slowdown.
In 2014, the figure was £115m, with rising A&E admissions blamed for 2015's costs.
The FTSE 100 closed the day up 18.25 points (+0.26%) at 7,031.72.
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Chancellor George Osborne urges Whitehall departments to make more cuts in effort to wipe off deficit in 2018-19.
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