Brent futures rose 0.6 percent, after rising 6.4 percent in the previous seven sessions. Saudi Arabia is likely to back prolonging the curbs into the second half of 2017 in an effort to boost prices, according to a person familiar with the kingdom’s internal discussions. Several other countries, including Kuwait, have also expressed public support for an extension. Industry data was said to show U.S. crude supplies fell last week and OPEC’s monthly report said international inventories dropped in February. Brent for June settlement was 32 cents higher at $56.55 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange as of 12:06 p.m. local time. Prices increased 25 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $56.23 on Tuesday. The global benchmark crude traded at a premium of $2.51 to June WTI. click Read More below for more of the story
Some of the most creative retailers in marketing were recognized by Experian Marketing Services in its inaugural #SuiteLife Awards.
Among the recipients of the #SuiteLife Awards, a play on Experian’s suite of marketing solutions, were American Eagle Outfitters, Neiman Marcus, Bass Pro Shops, Finish Line and Foot Locker. The awards were presented at Experian’s recently held marketing summit attended by more than 1,000 people in Las Vegas.
“The #SuiteLife Awards is a celebration of exceptional brand experiences that add value to the everyday lives of consumers; these are the brands that are making our digital experiences easier and more meaningful,” said Ashley Johnston, senior vice president of global marketing for Experian Marketing Services. “Data and technology are equipping marketers with the tools they need to create and sustain those customer-first experiences, and we couldn’t be happier to be the partner of choice for these remarkable brands.”