Oil prices slump as investors fear Fed rate hikes will hurt demand

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Oil prices slump as investors fear Fed rate hikes will hurt demand

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NEW YORK: Oil prices dropped by nearly US$2 a barrel on Thursday after another round of remarks from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell fanned worries U.S.interest rate hikes wouldslow economic growth.

Powell said the Fed's focus on curbing inflation was "unconditional" and the labor market was unsustainably strong, comments that stoked fears of more rate hikes.

Brent crude LCOc1 futures settled at $110.05 a barrel, falling$1.69, or 1.5%.U.S.

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Published On: 2022-06-24, 05:23:00

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