Oil prices gained on Friday in Asia but are set for huge weekly losses. Concerns of slowing demand increased following the release of weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data.
U.S. Crude Oil WTI Futures traded 0.5% higher to $52.73 by 12:55 AM ET (04:55 GMT). International Brent Oil Futures also rose 0.5% to $57.99
For the week, Brent futures were down 6.7%, marking its largest weekly loss since December, while WTI was down 6%, its biggest decline since July.
The Institute of Supply Management said this week that its non-manufacturing index fell to its lowest level since August 2016.
That came on the heels of the ISM’s purchasing managers index for manufacturing, which posted the lowest reading since 2009.
Source : Investing.com