Seoul — Oil prices were lifted on Thursday by an unexpected drop in US crude stocks, but gains were capped both by a bleak outlook for the world’s largest economy as the coronavirus pandemic crushes fuel demand and concern over a potential second wave of cases.

Brent crude futures were up US6c, or 0.2%, at $29.25 a barrel at 4.01am GMT. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were up US18c, or 0.7%, to $25.47 a barrel...

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