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By Peter Nurse

Investing.com – Oil prices rose on Tuesday, recovering from yearly lows on optimism that civil unrest in China will lead to an easing of the country’s strict mobility restrictions and potentially boost economic activity at the world’s largest crude oil importer.

As of 09:10 ET (14:10 GMT), futures were trading up 1.5% to $78.43 a barrel, while the contract was up 1.9% to $85.45.

China on Monday reported the first drop in the number of daily…



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