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On the first day of trading after the drone strike on a major Saudi oil processing plant, stocks of Brazil’s state-owned oil company Petrobras shot up 4.39 percent on Monday. A spike in Brent oil prices (the biggest intraday increase in history) raised expectations that Petrobras would decide to...