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Brent oil ends down on growth concern; Middle East supports

NEW YORK, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Brent crude futures slipped onMonday on concerns that slower economic growth in China and thedebt crisis in Europe will curb demand for petroleum, while thepotential for Middle East turmoil to disrupt supplies limitedlosses.

Brent November crude fell 20 cents, or 0.18 percent,to settle at $111.82 a barrel, having moved from $110.54 to$112.24.

Trading was choppy during the session and prices continuedto seesaw either side of unchanged in post-settlement activity.

(Reporting by Robert Gibbons; Editing by Dale Hudson)

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Keywords: ENERGY CRUDE/FUTURES