Oil prices spike over 4.5% after Iran attacks
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<p class="show-p"><img src="https://imedia-peoplesdaily.pdnews.cn/20200108/3f326b8a00ea420587fd4605e98d6572.jpg" title="" alt="timg.jpg"/><br/></p><p><span style="color: rgb(127, 127, 127);">(File photo: caixin.com)</span></p><p>Oil prices spiked Wednesday morning, rising over 4.5 percent at one point after Iran fired a barrage of ballistic missiles against two airbases in Iraq used by US and coalition forces.<br/></p><p>The benchmark WTI jumped as much as 4.53 percent to $65.54 a barrel before settling down slightly after Iran unleashed its first response to the US assassination of military commander Qasem Soleimani.</p>