On Friday, the prices on (OIL) edged lesser but withstood almost a five-month high as a relief of coronavirus lockdowns assists a slow recovery in fuel demand while main crude producers aim to limit supply. 

Brent crude futures were low by 0.1%, at $44.63 a barrel by 0850 GMT, heading towards a 0.4% weekly decline. 

US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were low by 0.8%, at $42.49 but on track for a weekly increase of about 1.1%. 

The eurozone’s economic recovery from its immeasurable downfall on record has halted this month as the pent-up demand unleashed by the relief of lockdowns in July has diminished, a survey indicated on Friday.