UPDATE 4-Brent rises near $107 on Egypt emergency in 2 provinces
* Egypt announces state of emergency in two provinces
* Shipping through Suez unaffected, ports operational
* Libya's main export terminal halted, adding to outages
* ECB, BOE signal no rush to withdraw stimulus
* Coming up: U.S. non-farm payrolls June at 1230 GMT
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LONDON, July 5 (Reuters) - Brent crude rose towards $107 a barrel on Friday after Egypt's army announced a state of emergency in the provinces of Suez and South Sinai, pushing the price to its biggest weekly gain since last June.
The announcement was made after Islamist gunmen attacked an airport in the Sinai town of El Arish, state newspaper Al-Ahram reported.
But so far ports and shipping through the Suez Canal have been unaffected, local shipping agents said on Friday.
The army took control of the country on Wednesday after protesters filled the streets of major Egyptian cities asking for the resignation of Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Mursi.
Brent crude for August delivery rose to $1.01 to $106.55 by 1123 GMT after hitting a high of $107.34 a barrel following the Egyptian army's announcement.
Front-month prices have risen by 4.7 percent so far this week, the largest weekly gain since June last year
U.S. crude futures rose 47 cents to $101.71 a barrel after hitting a high of $102.19 a barrel.
The Egyptian uncertainty adds to existing supply worries. Almost all physical crude grades consumed by Europe are now short including Russian, Iraqi, Libyan and African grades. North Sea supplies, which underpin Brent, are expected to be extremely low in the coming months when main grade Forties output will be reduced due to maintenance in August.
Libyan ports and various fields have been plagued by worker protests, and its largest export terminal was shut late on Thursday. Port guards locked the gate over salary complaints, preventing workers from continuing operations.
U.S. jobs data could further bolster confidence in demand prospects for the world's largest oil consumer.
Jobs growth in the United States probably slowed slightly in June, buoying the outlook for fuel demand, according to a Reuters survey.
But such numbers could also support the Federal Reserve's case to start slowing its bond purchases later this year, which would sap liquidity and drag on commodity prices.
Brent's premium to the U.S. benchmark <CL-LCO1=R> fell to its lowest since December 2010 on Wednesday.
In its weekly energy note, Goldman Sachs said the tightening spread was "a reflection of an anticipation of inventory draws in the Midcontinent on the back of increased pipeline and refinery operations."
Clear signals of loose monetary policy ahead from central banks in Britain and Europe on Thursday may lure investors back to riskier assets such as oil, the note said.
Elsewhere, seaborne oil exports from OPEC, excluding Angola and Ecuador, will rise by 540,000 barrels per day (bpd) in the four weeks to July 20, an analyst who estimates future shipments said.
(Additional reporting by Florence Tan in Singapore; editing by James Jukwey)