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OPEC leaders tentatively agree to production increase

OPEC logo in Vienna
OPEC logo is seen at the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries building. Photo: Omar Marques/Sopa Images via Getty Images

OPEC leaders have tentatively agreed to increase oil production by 600,000 barrels per day, reports Bloomberg. The compromise between OPEC leaders comes at the last minute after Iran threatened to veto any production hike and is a "much needed show of unity."

The big picture: Oil prices rose 2% as the deal neared because it matched analyst expectations and "would help ease tightness in the oil market but would not create a glut," Reuters reports.