Agence France-PresseFebruary 3, 2014 14:18
Oil prices slid on Monday as data showing weak manufacturing activity in China fuelled concerns over energy demand in the world's second largest economy, analysts said.
New York's main contract, West Texas Intermediate for delivery in March, dropped 95 cents to $96.54 a barrel.
Brent North Sea crude for March shed 79 cents to stand at $105.61 a barrel in late London deals.
"Commodity prices are currently under pressure due to weaker-than-expected data on Chinese manufacturing activity," Desmond Chua, analyst at traders CMC Markets, told AFP.