OIL PRICE: NEAR $71
REUTERS -Oil prices edged up on Friday, lifted by ongoing supply cuts led by producer club OPEC and by U.S. sanctions on petroleum exporters Iran and Venezuela.
Despite strong price increases this year, there are concerns that an economic slowdown could soon dent fuel consumption.
International Brent crude oil futures were at $71.03 per barrel at 0653 GMT, up 20 cents, or 0.2 percent, from their last close.
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