Crude oil futures fell on Friday with losses this month standing at around 9 percent, hurt by disappointing Chinese economic data and worries over a supply glut. A firmer U.S. dollar also weighed on oil, making greenback-denominated contracts more expensive for holders of other currencies, although trading was quiet after Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Brent crude had dropped 29 cents to $45.17 per barrel by 0720 GMT, after settling down 71 cents at $45.46 in the previous session. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures, the U.S. crude benchmark, fell 71 cents, or 1.65 percent, to $42.33 per barrel. They are up 4.8 percent so far this week, but have plunged 9.1 percent since the beginning of the month. Profits earned by Chinese industrial companies fell 4.6 percent in […]