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Oil prices holding gains as demand outlook brightens

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil prices were lower on Friday but largely held gains that had prices flirting with multi-month highs, as the cleanup after hurricanes in the United States gathered pace and the outlook for demand took on a firmer tone. In other markets, typically safe haven assets like the yen and gold were higher, after North Korea fired off yet another missile in breach of United Nations sanctions, amid high regional tensions over its nuclear weapons programme.U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude was down 15 cents, or 0.3 percent, at $49.74 a barrel at 0012 GMT. It briefly broke above ...

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First Published: Fri, September 15 2017. 06:27 IST
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