New York's main contract, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for delivery in September, was down seven cents to USD 105.90 a barrel in mid-morning Asian trade and Brent North Sea crude for September shed 25 cents to USD 107.97.
"We are seeing a bit of profit-taking in crude prices after the solid gains made over the positive Chinese data last week," Desmond Chua, market analyst at CMC Markets in Singapore, said.
WTI crude had jumped USD 1.15 in New York trade on Friday after China announced that its industrial growth accelerated in July to a five-month high of 9.7 percent year-on-year. Brent rose 75 cents in London trade.
Other figures, including steady expansion in retail sales and fixed asset investment, pointed to a more stable outlook for China's economy -- seen as a key driver of global growth -- after months of mounting pessimism.


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