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US oil contract WTI falls below $80 on recession fears

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The main US oil contract tumbled below $80 a barrel on Friday — the lowest point since January — over fears of a global recession and a rising greenback.

Around 1305 GMT, WTI was down 4.19 percent to $79.99 per barrel. The international benchmark, Brent North Sea crude, shed 3.59 percent to $87.21.


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