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Oil Falls Below $80, Lowest Since September
By Margot Habiby - Aug 9, 2011 10:08 PM GMT+0100
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Crude oil tumbled to the lowest level since September after the Federal Reserve said risks to the economic outlook have increased and didn’t announce new stimulus measures. Photographer: Plamen Petkov/Bloomberg
Crude oil tumbled to the lowest level since September after the Federal Reserve said risks to the economy have increased and didn’t announce asset purchases. Prices rebounded in electronic trading after the settlement.
Oil fell 2.5 percent as Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and his colleagues pledged to keep the benchmark interest rate at a record low through mid-2013 and said they are “prepared to employ” more tools “as appropriate.” Economists including Kenneth Rogoff, a Harvard University economics professor and former Fed researcher, had said the Fed was likely to start a third round of quantitative easing.
“They didn’t do something that would have a tangible and immediate impact,” said Jason Schenker, president of Prestige Economics LLC in Austin, Texas. “Without QE3 to sort of give a sentiment and capital boost to the markets, the negative economic news is going to be a bigger drag that could weigh on crude.”