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___ Oil prices are up now, but surge might be short-term The price of oil has risen by about one-third since the summer, but many experts think the surge won't last.

Market fits highlight central bankers' difficult task

Sharp moves in bond and foreign exchange markets have underlined the challenge that Europe's top central bankers face as they prepare investors for the day when they will start to phase out policies that have supported the economy through financial crises and political uncertainty.