Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- Crude oil declines extended into the second day as expectations of a slower than expected economic recovery saw forecasts of demand for energy slump.  

Crude for August delivery fell as low as USD 68.66 a barrel for a loss of 0.7 percent, according to reports.   

Gains in the Dollar saw appeal for gold fall, pushing the metal as low as USD 935.20 an ounce for a loss of 0.5 percent.

BBN/SS/SI/AD-29June09-1:56 pm (BST)