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On Friday, oil prices climbed on the back of record online spending by U.S. consumers. Brent rose by 0.2% and was traded at $68.05 a barrel. WTI went up by 0.2%, to $61.81 a barrel. Online holiday purchases of US consumers have reached a record high and “showing few signs of tightening their purse strings, which is positive for oil also”, says Chief Asia market strategist at AxiTrader.