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Crude oil prices were down on Friday as the coronavirus outbreak continues to put pressure on demand while the rise of U.S. crude oil stocks added to the market’s oversupply.

International benchmark Brent crude was trading at $58.16 per barrel at 0952 GMT for a 1.94% loss after closing Thursday at $59.31 a barrel.

American benchmark West Texas Intermediate was trading at $52.97 a barrel at the same time for a 1.5% decline after ending the previous session at $53.78 per barrel.

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