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Oil to approach $100 per barrel by second half of 2023, RBC Capital Markets forecasts

Oil prices could approach $100 per barrel in the second half of the year, according to RBC Capital Markets’ Michael Tran.                         

“The bottom line here is that China is going to be buying a lot of crude over the course of the next several months,” he said.

Brent crude futures last traded flat at $86.85 a barrel, while the U.S. West Texas Intermediate futures inched up 0.09% to $79.75 a barrel.

Investors and OPEC+ will also be waiting to see if EU’s embargo on Russian oil products, which kicks in this Sunday, will lead to any major disruptions. The oil cartel is not expected to make any real changes to their quotas or production guidance in an upcoming meeting, Tran forecasts.

—Lee Ying Shan

Adani Enterprises tick up while group affiliates continue plunge

Shares of Adani Enterprises rose 10% after seeing sharp-losses in the previous sessions as its Chief Financial Officer voiced confidence in its follow-on public offering that is slated to close on Jan. 31.

The stock is is still down more than 20% in the first month of the year.

CNBC Pro: Goldman Sachs names tech stocks with a ‘strong runway’ for growth — giving one upside of nearly 70%

One corner of tech might be seeing “limited appetite” from the market, according to Goldman Sachs. But the investment bank is optimistic.

It names stocks with near-term opportunity, as well as “offensive picks” it says can beat their peers as the economy recovers.

CNBC Pro subscribers can read more here.

— Weizhen Tan

European markets: Here are the opening calls

European markets are heading for a lower open Monday as investors focus on the next U.S. Federal Reserve meeting, which begins Tuesday. The two-day meeting will conclude with an announcement of the central bank’s latest interest rate decision.

The U.K.’s FTSE 100 index is expected to open 13 points lower at 7,745, Germany’s DAX 22 points lower at 15,122, France’s CAC down 9 points at 7,083 and Italy’s FTSE MIB down 17 points at 26,339, according to data from IG.

Earnings come from Ryanair and Philips. Spain releases preliminary inflation data for January.

— Holly Ellyatt

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