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Oil drops as weak Chinese factory data heightens demand concerns

Oil drops as weak Chinese factory data heightens demand concerns

LONDON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Oil prices dropped on Monday as weak manufacturing data from China and Japan weighed on the demand outlook while investors braced for this week’s meeting of officials from OPEC and other top crude producers on supply adjustments. Brent crude futures were down $1.42, or 1.4%, at $102.55 a barrel by …

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China's economy brakes sharply in Q2, global risks darken outlook

China’s economy brakes sharply in Q2, global risks darken outlook

China’s Q2 GDP shrinks from Q1, Y/Y growth slows sharply Widespread COVID lockdowns hammer industrial activity, demand June shows bounce in activity, but global risks darken outlook Fresh COVID flare-ups, Ukraine War, global rate hikes heap pressure Analysts expect full year GDP growth to lag govt target of 5.5% BEIJING, July 15 (Reuters) – China’s …

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