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Oil prices squeezed by economy concerns, but OPEC output cuts provide support

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By Henning GloysteinSINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil markets were cautious early on Friday, held back by concerns over a global economic slowdown but supported by supply cuts led by producer club OPEC and U.S. sanctions against Venezuela.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $52.61 per barrel at 0046 GMT, down 3 cents from their last settlement. WTI dropped by around 2.5 percent the previous session.International Brent crude oil futures had yet to trade.Weighing on financial markets, including crude oil futures, were concerns that trade disputes between the United States and China ...

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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 06:24 IST