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ABN AMRO analysts are expecting an average Brent oil price of USD 70/bbl in 2019 and suggest that from current levels, both upside and downside risks are emerging.

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“Downside risks contain Trump’s comments towards OPEC to rise production and cap the oil price. Upside risks are due to a possible final trade agreement between US and China as well as the insufficient level of investments in future exploration of – mainly – heavy sour oil.”

“We remain positive on gold prices. First of all, our expectations of a weaker US dollar will lift price. Also, a less hawkish central banks and a more constructive outlook on the Chinese yuan will be supportive. And finally, the positive technical picture is also positive for price.”