Oil Drops From One-Week High in New York on Europe Debt Concern

Oil fell from the highest level in almost a week as concern that European debt-crisis talks will falter and threaten the economic recovery outweighed concern tension in the Middle East will disrupt crude supplies. New York futures slid as much as 1.2 % after Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Francois Hollande clashed over the weekend on a timetable for starting joint oversight of the Europe’s banking sector.

***Bulls Keep Buying Crude as Futures Prices Slide: Energy Markets

Hedge funds increased bullish oil bets for a fifth straight week, ignoring falling prices, on speculation that the Federal Reserve’s latest round of economic stimulus will boost hiring and bolster demand. Money managers added to net-long positions, or wagers on rising prices, by 5.6 % in the seven days ended Sept.

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