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Crude oil prices fall as coronavirus death toll climbs, US inventories grow

WHO's Emergency Committee is set for another meeting later on Thursday to reconsider whether the rapid spread of the virus should now be called a global emergency.

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Reuters  |  Tokyo 

Oil prices fell on Thursday as the death toll from the new virus in China climbed to 170 and more airlines cancelled flights to the country's major cities, while rising US crude inventories added to the negative tone. Brent was down 35 cents, or 0.6 per cent, at $59.46 a barrel by 7:55 am, having risen 0.5 per cent on Wednesday.

US crude was down 30 cents, or 0.6 per cent, at $53.03 a barrel, after dropping 0.3 per cent in the previous session. Still, oil prices have steadied in recent days after a rout that pushed them to three-month lows and the market is trying to assess the ...

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First Published: Thu, January 30 2020. 09:09 IST
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