Brent crude ends lower on euro zone economy, demand concerns

Reuters Middle East

NEW YORK, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Brent crude futures fell on

Thursday as a lowered growth forecast for the euro zone

reinforced fears about demand for petroleum and strengthened the

dollar, while uncertainty about budget talks in the United

States continued to stoke investor caution.

Brent January crude fell $1.78, or 1.64 percent, to

settle at $107.03 a barrel, having traded from $106.63 to

$109.16.

(Reporting by Robert Gibbons; Editing by Bob Burgdorfer)

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