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Oil reverses recent decline

On Tuesday black gold rates gained 1 percent as investors wagering on declining rates repurchased contracts to secure revenues after decays in the course of the last three sessions because of growing Sino-U.S. exchange pressures.

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Brent rates dove over 8 percent in the three sessions from their close on July 31, with U.S. President promising to force new duties on Chinese goods, and China prohibiting U.S. agricultural cargoes.

The U.S. also reacted to a decrease in the Chinese yuan on Monday by marking the nation a money manipulator.

Brent lost over 3 percent on Monday as investors stressed the current exchange issues between the world's two greatest oil purchasers would slacken request, supporting Tuesday's bear closing.

Brent crude futures had gained 58 cents, or 1 percent, to $60.39 a barrel by 0635 GMT on Tuesday after plunging to their minimum since Jan. 14 at $59.07.

WTI crude futures added 59 cents, or 1.1 percent, to $55.28 per barrel.

The U.S. blamed Beijing for manipulating the yuan after China let it tumble to its minimum in over 10 years.

The People's Bank of China's stronger-than-anticipated yuan fixing on Tuesday, yet, helped drag the money away from the ongoing declines.

The API is awaited to present its weekly stockpiles figures at 4:30 p.m. EDT (2030 GMT) on Tuesday, with government data to follow on Wednesday.


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