[size=36]Despite its rise, oil is heading for the largest weekly loss[/size]
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Brent crude futures rose 47 cents to $71.76 a barrel at 0640 GMT, while US West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 45 cents to $69.54 a barrel, but both contracts fell 6% this week, the most since March.
Japan is preparing to expand emergency restrictions to more prefectures while China, the world's second-largest oil consumer, has imposed restrictions in some cities and canceled flights, threatening fuel demand.
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However, fears of escalating tensions between Israel and Iran limited the price drop. Ended 29/A43