| GEO Business|
| Oil down in Asian trade|
| Updated at: 0905 PST, Thursday, August 27, 2009|
SINGAPORE: Oil prices continued to fall in Asian trade Thursday with investor sentiment under pressure from an unexpected jump in US crude stocks, analysts said.
New York's main futures contract, light sweet crude for October delivery, slipped 20 cents to 71.23 dollars a barrel. Brent North Sea crude for delivery in October eased 39 cents to 71.26 dollars.