Crude futures held on to strong gains in early Asian trading on Thursday, after the U.S. Federal Reserve kept rates unchanged and a weekly government report on oil stockpiles showed an inventory build that was within expectations. U.S. and global oil benchmarks were little changed, having jumped on Wednesday after the government report on inventory build reversed earlier bearish market expectations. U.S. crude futures CLc1 were down 7 cents at $45.87 a barrel at 0100 GMT. They rose more than 6 percent on Wednesday, snapping three days of losses. Brent crude LCOc1 was down 15 cents at $48.90 a barrel, after rising nearly 5 percent in the previous session. U.S. crude stocks rose last week, while gasoline and distillate inventories fell more than expected, data from the Energy Information […]