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IEA forecasts lower oil demand as China-U.S. trade clash persists

Global oil demand will develop at a slower tempo than anticipated this yr and subsequent amid financial dangers stemming from trade tensions and better oil costs, the International Energy Agency stated Friday.

In its intently watched per thirty days oil-market document, the Paris-based group decreased its oil-demand expansion forecasts for 2018 and 2019 through 110,000 barrels an afternoon to at least one.three million barrels an afternoon and 1.four million barrels an afternoon, respectively.

The IEA stated upper oil costs

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 have dented shopper urge for food, in particular in rising markets, whilst the trade dispute between China and the U.S. threatens world financial expansion with knock on results for oil demand.

The demand revisions come as oil costs surged to four-year highs in early October, with Brent crude—the worldwide benchmark

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—briefly breaching the $85-a-barrel threshold. Prices were reinforced through declining Iranian manufacturing and exports forward of the enactment of U.S. sanctions at the nation’s oil business subsequent month.

An expanded version of this report appears on WSJ.com

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