West Texas Intermediate crude fell for the sixth time in seven days as Japan’s economy slowed in the second quarter and the dollar strengthened.
Prices fell as much as 0.8 percent as Japan’s gross domestic product rose an annualized 2.6 percent, down from 3.8 percent the prior quarter, the Cabinet Office said. The dollar gained versus the majority of its 10 most-traded peers, reducing crude’s investment appeal. Bijan Namdar Zanganeh pledged to raise Iran’s output if he becomes the country’s oil minister.
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