Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Crude oil futures reached a one-year high on expectations that fuel demand will increase amid improved prospects for an economic recovery in the US.

Crude oil climbed to a high of USD 75.94 a barrel, the highest intraday price since October 2008, to finally settle at USD 75.89 per barrel.

Gold prices forged a record high of USD 1,068.63 an ounce in London yesterday as the USD dropped against the EUR, according to reports.

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