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IEA says worst may be over for oil price

PARIS: The oil price may have finally bottomed out after an unprecedented drop over the past 18 months, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Friday, noting oil's "remarkable recovery" over recent weeks.

Oil prices up as divided OPEC meets

SINGAPORE: Oil prices rose in Asia Friday as traders hedged their bets ahead of a meeting of the OPEC cartel whose members are divided on whether to slash production in an oversupplied global market.