World shares mixed amid worries about Middle East

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February 21, 2011 12:17

 
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BANGKOK  — World stock markets were mixed Monday, with investor on edge as political unrest in the Arab world spread to OPEC member Libya while oil stocks helped some benchmarks advance.

Crude prices jumped above $88 a barrel amid investor concern that the violent protests rocking Libya could disrupt its oil supplies. In currencies, the dollar weakened against the yen and the euro.

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