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Crude oil held slightly weaker in Asia on Thursday as regional investors digested the implications of a build in U.S. stockpiles and the scope for demand globally.

In its Weekly Petroleum Status report, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said U.S. crude inventories last week rose by 2.4 million barrels, halting an eight week streak of weekly draws. U.S. crude stockpiles are now at 465.4 million barrels, near its highest level at this time of year in at least 80 years. Analysts had expected a draw of 2 million barrels.

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